Tourist Visa

Depending on the country you are a citizen of, you may need a visa to travel to Ireland.

If you are a citizen of the EEA (European Economic Area) or the UK or the Swiss confederation you do not need a tourist visa.

Tourist Visa

You have a right then to enter Ireland and reside for up to 3 months. The only formality is showing immigration control your passport.

A person not from either of the above may need a visa.

A non EEA national or UK national needs permission to enter the state by reporting to immigration on entry to Ireland.  

Online Visa Checker

You can check if you need a visa by availing of this online nationality checker.


Here is the online application form.

You must have a valid passport.

Also, you must be able to show you can support yourself for your stay, which could be with a bank statement.

Detail of any family members in Ireland or the EU must be given.

Hotel booking confirmation will be required.

Documentary evidence confirming your home country return will be required.

90 Days

Short term tourist visas are only granted for 3 months.

Application Fee

The application free for a single journey visa is €60.

Visa fee exemption countries :

Cote d’IvoireNorth Macedonia
JamaicaSri Lanka

If you wish to contact an immigration solicitor with queries about employment permits you can contact us on 052 61 21999 or 01 546 1121.


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Due care has been taken in the publication of this article and we do not accept legal liability as a result of reliance on any material covered in the above article.

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