Student Visa Ireland

Do I need a visa to come to Ireland to study?

If are from a country that is on the list of visa-required countries and you wish to come to Ireland to study, then you will require a visa.

Non-European Economic Area students studying in Ireland must resister with the Garda National Immigration Bureau GNIB.

If you are a Degree Programme Student, for example, the immigration permission is valid up to 12 months and thereafter renewable up to 7 years.

Student Visa Ireland

Documents & Fees

The documents required for the application and application fees are listed on the Irish Immigration Services website at

You will need evidence of your enrollment on the course with your letter of acceptance, proof of medical insurance, finances, passport plus photographs, proof of course fees payment, proof of academic ability etc.

You can apply on the AVATs portal at

All state-issued documents such as a birth certificate must be attested/apostilled by the Ministry for Foreign affairs in the home country.


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