Visa Required:
Visa Application Fee:
Single Journey Visa: 46, payable in local currency.
Multi Journey Visa: 78, payable in local currency.
Transit Visa: 19, payable in local currency.
Free for and family members of EEA citizens.
Documents Required:
Application Form
Completed, signed and dated application form with 1 recent passport size photo.
Valid for at least 6 months after the applicant's intended date of departure from Ireland.
Full details of the reason for the visit.
Financial Means
Proof of sufficient funds during the stay.
Status Proof
If employed or a student: An original up to date signed letter from the applicant's place of employment or study on headed paper with full contact details - giving details of employment or course and confirming that the applicant will be returning there following their visit to Ireland. The letter should be dated within the 4 week period immediately prior to the date of application.
If Self Employed: then documentary evidence of the applicant's business/company in the form of:
An original, signed and dated letter on headed paper from their solicitor/accountant/tax consultant and/or
Recent correspondence relating to their self employment from the Inland Revenue and/or
The original letter of incorporation and/or
Up to date banks statements (from the past three months) for their business bank account and/or
Most recent utility bills for their business premises.
Letter of Invitation
Required only if the applicant has been invited by a private person or visiting friends and family.
An original up to date, signed letter of invitation from the host in Ireland, including the address at which the applicant will be staying, confirming that accommodation will be provided for the duration of their stay. The letter should be dated within the 4 week period immediately prior to the date of application.
A copy of the host's passport. If the host is a non EEA national then a copy of their current Irish permit (GNIB card and Immigration stamps).
Details of how the applicant is known or related to the host and, if required, supporting evidence of this.
General Visa Information
Ireland is not part of the Schengen agreement and a separate visa is required.
Embassy of Ireland does not issue Multiple Journey visas unless the applicant has held 2 previous Irish visas and has observed the conditions of these visas (e.g. they did not overstay or work illegally).
The embassy advises all visa applicants not to purchase or book travel tickets until their visa application has been approved, issued and received.
Ireland Embassy Information:
Delhi, India
Ireland Embassy
230 Jor Bagh, New Delhi 110003
Phone: +91-11-2462-6733/741/743 | Fax: +91-11-2469-7053
Web Site:
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Washington D.C., USA
Ireland Embassy
2234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: (202) 462-3939 | Fax: (202) 232-5993
Web Site:
Office Hours: Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09.0013.00 and 14.00-16:00
New York, USA
Ireland Embassy
Ireland House, 345 Park Avenue - 17th Floor, NY 10154-0037
Phone: +1-212 319-2555 | Fax: +1-212-980-9475
Web Site:
Office Hours: Public opening hours Monday  Friday from 10.00 to 15.00
Boston, USA
Ireland Embassy
Chase Building, 535 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116
Phone: +1-617-267-9330 | Fax: +1-617-267-6375
Web Site:
Office Hours: 10am to 3pm. Telephones answered between 9am and 5pm.
Chicago, USA
Ireland Embassy
400 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611
Phone: +1-312-337-1868 | Fax: +1-312-337-1954
San Francisco, USA
Ireland Embassy
100 Pine St., Suite 3350, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: +1-415 392-4214 | Fax: +1-415-392-0885
Web Site:
Office Hours: Public opening hours: monday to Friday 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 15:30
London, UK
Ireland Embassy
Montpelier House, 106 Brompton Road, London, SW3 1JJ                   
Visa Enquiries: 0906 6610197 (1.50/minute) Opening hours for this line are 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.
Visa Office Opening Hours: To lodge applications: Mon - Fri 9:30-12:00, To Collect Visas: Mon - Fri 2:30-4:00
Dubai, UAE
Ireland Embassy
4th Floor Monarch Hotel Office Tower, No 1 Sheikh Zayed Road (Opp. Trade Centre), Dubai
Phone: +966 1 488 2300 | Fax: +966 1 488 0927
Web Site:
Office Hours: office hours: 8:30 a.m 15:30 p.m Saturday to Wednesday
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