Appeal a Visa Decision

If you make a Visa application to the Irish Immigration Service and your application has been refused, can you Appeal ?

This post will give you preliminary information on the Appeals process.

If you have any questions, we will be happy to help.

Appeal a Visa Decision

Refusal Letter

You should in these circumstances receive a ‘Refusal Letter’. This will set out why the visa application has been refused.

Immigration Lawyer

If you have questions about visas, you can speak with an immigration lawyer on (01) 546 1121 or  (052) 612 1999.


Your appeal must be received within 2 months of the date of the refusal.

There is no fee for this. The time is short and if you are appeal, it is best practice to make the decision and appeal.

You must set out the reasons why you feel the decision should not stand. All information helpful to your appeal should be dealt with comprehensively.

You might need to include your passport, but view the refusal letter to see if this is a requirement.


The appeal is based on the documents plus application you provide and the detail therein.

It is very important Original documents are provided.

Documents not in English must be translated into English and the translations certified.  

Official headed paper on accompanying letters, such as, from a university, schools, workplace etc. must be provided to the Appeals office.

If they don’t receive original documents, it is detrimental to your application.

Your letter of appeal should include your full name, postal address, personal email address, visa application transfer number.

Appeals Officer

An appeals officer from the Visa Appeals Office, Immigration Service Delivery, 6-7 Hanover Street, Dublin 2 will consider your appeal and review all of the original and appeals documentation.

Only 1 appeal is allowed.

Contact Details

Visas Division
Immigration Service Delivery 
6 – 7 Hanover Street
Dublin 2
D02 W320


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.


Please be advised that the above-mentioned material is intended as an overview and as a broad out-line of the topic discussed. It should not be considered as complete and comprehensive legal advice, nor act as an appropriate substitute.

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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