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Do I need a visa for Ireland?

In order to be eligible to apply for the Irish Short Stay Business or Tourist visa you need to:
  • be in your country of origin or county or current residence. If you are resident in a country other than your country of origin, you will need to provide evidence of your permission to reside in that country, which is valid for at least 3 months after your intended departure from Ireland.
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay.


If you are a citizen of a country that is on the list below, you do NOT require an entry visa for Ireland. Citizens of countries which are not on the list must apply for a visa before they travel to Ireland.

Andorra Brazil El Salvador Hong Kong (Sar)* Luxembourg Nicaragua San Marino Switzerland
Antigua And Barbuda Brunei Estonia Hungary Macau (Sar) Norway Seychelles Taiwan
Argentina Bulgaria Fiji Iceland Malawi Panama Singapore Tonga
Australia Canada Finland Israel Malaysia Paraguay Slovak Republic Trinidad & Tobago
Austria Chile France Italy Maldives Poland Slovenia Tuvalu
Bahamas Costa Rica Germany Japan Malta Portugal Solomon Islands United Kingdom
Barbados Croatia Greece Kiribati Mexico Romania South Africa United States Of America
Belgium Cyprus Grenada Latvia Monaco Saint Kitts & Nevis South Korea Uruguay
Belize Czech Republic Guatemala Lesotho Nauru Saint Lucia Spain Vanuatu
Bolivia Denmark Guyana Liechtenstein Netherlands Saint Vincent & The Grenadines Swaziland Vatican City
Botswana Dominica Honduras Lithuania New Zealand Samoa Sweden Venezuela

* HONG KONG SAR – A person in possession of a Hong Kong certificate of identity requires an entry visa for the State. Persons who are holders of a British Hong Kong Passport who have a right of abode in Great Britain do not require entry visas. Persons who are holders of a British Hong Kong Passport who have a right of abode in Hong Kong only do not require entry visas but they are subject to full foreign national controls in respect of registration, permission to remain, work permits etc.


Visas are not required by persons who are holders of Convention travel documents issued by the following countries:

Belgium Iceland Netherlands Slovakia
Czech Republic Italy Norway Spain
Denmark Liechtenstein Poland Sweden
Finland Luxembourg Portugal Switzerland
Germany Malta Romania  


Afghanistan Ethiopia Moldova
Albania Ghana Nigeria
Cuba Iran Somalia
Democratic Republic
Of The Congo
Iraq Sri Lanka
Eritrea Lebanon Zimbabwe