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About Ireland

Five-sixths of Britain’s westernmost major island is occupied by the island nation of Ireland, Irish Éire. Geographic isolation and the beauty of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline have contributed to the country’s unique cultural legacy, which has ties to the Gaelic language. Ireland’s Atlantic coastline faces a 3,200-kilometer-wide expanse of water.

Ireland’s folklore includes tales of little leprechauns with hidden pots of gold, as well as those of the patron saint, Patrick, with his mythical ridding the island of snakes and his reputed usage of the three-leaved clover as a symbol for the Christian Trinity. Fields of luscious, greenery characterize Ireland’s landscapes. The Emerald Isle is, in fact, its moniker. However, there are extensive swaths of rocky terrain.

Why Ireland famous

  • All around Ireland, there are 345 castles. The history of Ireland is dominated by small lords striving for regional power.
  • Dublin Castle, located in the city’s heart, is a must-see attraction. Many significant occurrences in Ireland’s stormy history have taken place within the walls of this towering building.
  • The Shamrock, a three-leafed juvenile clover, has been one of Ireland’s symbols since the eighteenth century.
  • Guinness is one of the world’s most popular brands, and it all began in Dublin in 1759. The Arthur Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland, is the birthplace of this dark Irish dry stout, which is currently sold in more than 120 countries and produced in another 50.
  • Coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream are all combined in a cup of Irish coffee, which is served hot. The cream should be used to savor the coffee.

Procedure to apply for Visa

To visit Ireland for less than 90 days, you will need a short stay ‘C’ (tourist) visa from a visa-required country.

Documents required

  • Fill out the application form.
  • Your original, valid passport with at least two blank visa pages, must be valid for at least six months after the date of your departure from Ireland.
  • 2 recent photos (within the last 6 months) that meet the specifications.
  • Residence Permission
  • Proof of payment is required for postal applications. Cash must be used to pay for applications submitted at embassies or honorary consulates. There are no credit or debit card options available at this time.
  • Purpose of Travel
  • Any previous applications for an Irish visa, including those that were rejected.
  • Your reference in Ireland will need to send you a signed letter of invitation that includes their current address.
  • Accommodation
  • Your employer or school should send you a signed letter on company letterhead with all of your current contact information.
  • If self-employed A letter on company letterhead, signed and dated, from your lawyer, accountant, or tax advisor.
  • Any amount of money can be applied to an application, and there is no minimum or maximum amount.
  • Inquiries from minors under the age of eighteen (birth certificate)
  • For more information check here.
  • To check which nationalities require visas click here.

How to apply?

Visas can only be issued if you are a legal resident of a country where you have a valid passport. Prepare your application at least three months before your departure date.

  • Create a visa application online
  • Pay the visa application fee
  • Send your passport & other documents for processing.

Travel to Ireland using a UK visa

An eligible UK (short-stay) visitor visa and citizenship from an approved country may allow you to visit Ireland without needing to apply for a separate Irish visa for your trip there.

Types of Visa in Ireland

When using AVATS, choose from the following options for short-term visits to Ireland:

Visa Types
Tab titleWork VisaStudy Visa

For stays of less than 90 days in Ireland, either as a tourist or as a student, select the following options in AVATS.

Visa type: Short Stay (C)

Reason for travel: Visit Tourist

Journey type: ‘Single’ or ‘Multiple’


  • € 60: Single entry – Short stay ‘C’ visa
  • € 100: Multiple entry – Short stay ‘C’ visa.

For some applications, additional fees may be required. Consular fees, for instance. Fees for visa processing are included in the visa fee. There are no refunds if you cancel your application or if we reject your application.

Before you arrive in Ireland, you will need to apply for either a short-stay or long-stay visa, depending on the length of your work assignment.

  • Short stay employment visa if less than 90 days
  • long-stay employment visa if more than 90 days.

Depending on the length of your study in Ireland, you will either need a short-stay visa or a long-stay visa. After arriving in Ireland, if you plan to stay for more than 90 days, you will also need to register.

Further details of the Visa can be checked here.

What is the processing time?

Visa category Median processing time
Business 10
Employment 10
Join family 15
Study 15
Visit 15
Other 15
Total 15
Appeals (approx.) 25

How to contact?

Postal Address: Visas Division, Immigration Service Delivery, 6 – 7 Hanover Street, Dublin 2 D02 W320


Entry visa applications:
Re-entry Visas Queries:
Note: Do not send an email to for IRP Card or appointment queries.

Best Place to visit Ireland

1. Galway: Galway offers the best of both worlds for travelers. City slickers can revel in Galway’s relatively light but palpable bustle, while outdoor lovers can venture outside the city to see many natural attractions, including the Salthill Promenade and Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic route that runs right through Galway.

2. Dublin: It is a must-see if you only have a limited amount of time in Ireland. Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most popular attractions, is just a short drive from Dublin, the country’s political, cultural, and musical center.

Ireland Visa


3. Killarney: Killarney is the place to go if you want to experience Ireland’s countryside in its purest form. Evergreen hills and valleys surround the town, making it easy to immerse yourself in nature.


4. Cork: In terms of population, Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city, following Dublin. There are over 200,000 people in this southern Irish city, where the Blarney Stone is located.


5.  Aran Islands: The Aran Islands are a great place to get a taste of what Ireland was like in the past. The Aran Islands, which can be reached by ferry or plane from Rossaveal and Doolin on Ireland’s west coast, have a rich history and a wide variety of undeveloped landscapes.

Aran Islands

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  • Mohamed


    What is the correct bank account and IBAN for Ireland Embassy in the UAE please.

    I want to pay Irish tourist Visa fees from Algeria.

  • Bilbul Howlader

    dear sir/madam

    hi I am Bulbul Howlader. I am a Bangladeshi, I am resident in Bangladesh. But now I am in Bahamas as a traveler. Now I want to go Ireland for visit my sister-in-laws family.Can I apply for Irish short stay family visit visa from Bahamas. As traveler I was visit Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Ireland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India.

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