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Tourist, Business
and Transit visas


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Irish Tourist, Business and Transit visas

 
Nationals from countries not part of the EU or which does not have an agreement with Ireland for visa free stay, need to obtain visa in advance. Visa First can organise Tourist, Business and Transit visas depending your needs.

People who need to obtain visa to travel to Ireland for tourist or business purposes should provide the following documents:


Tourist visas

All documents listed must be original unless stated otherwise.
All documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation

  • Original passport, valid for at least 6 months after departure date from Ireland
  • Evidence of applicant’s permission to remain in the UK (stamp or sticker in passport or on other approved official document provided by the UK authorities or a UK Identity Card), valid for at least 3 months after the date of departure from Ireland
  • Online summary sheet, signed and dated by the applicant (we send you OUR sample application form and then WE type the application in the Embassy’s Online system; then the typed version is sent to applicant to date and sign and send back to us with the rest of the required documents)
  • 1 recent passport size photo
  • Full details of the reason for the visit (holiday, visiting family/friends etc):
  • If Employed - An original up to date signed letter from applicant’s place of employment on headed paper with full contact details – giving details of his employment and confirming that he will be returning there following the visit to Ireland.
  • If Studying - An original up to date signed letter from applicant’s place of study on headed paper with full contact details – giving details of his course and confirming that he will be returning there following the visit to Ireland.
  • If Self Employed - You must provide documentary evidence of your business/company in the form of:
    • An original, signed and dated letter on headed paper from your solicitor/accountant/tax consultant and/or
    • Recent correspondence relating to your self employment from the Inland Revenue and/or
    • The original letter of incorporation and/or
    • Up to date banks statements (from the past three months) for your business bank account and/or
    • Most recent utility bills for your business premises
      NOTE: The letters should be dated within the 4 week period immediately prior to your date of application.
  • An original up to date, signed letter of invitation from applicant’s reference in Ireland, including the address at which he will be staying, confirming that accommodation will be provided for the duration of your stay.
  • A copy of applicant’s reference’s passport – and if a non EEA national a copy of their current Irish permit (GNIB card and Immigration stamps)
  • A copy of applicant’s reference’s passport – and if a non EEA national a copy of their current Irish permit (GNIB card and Immigration stamps)
  • If staying in hotel, guesthouse or B&B accommodation - Confirmation of the reservation, including details of the accommodation (address), applicant’s name and the exact dates of stay
  • Evidence of Funds:
    • 10.1. Evidence of how the applicant intends to finance your trip and support himself for the duration of his visit in the form of up to date bank statements for the 3 month period immediately prior to his visit. Bank Statements should include the most recent transactions for the account up to the date of the application and:
      • must be original
      • must show your current address and
      • must show a credit balance of at least £250. Lump sum lodgments made shortly before your application will not be considered
        NOTE: ATM receipts are not accepted.
  • In the event that the applicant is being supported by a spouse, partner or member of your family, they should provide:
    • evidence of funds in the form of bank statements as outlined in 10.1.
    • an original, signed and dated letter stating that they are undertaking to support you during your trip to Ireland
    • evidence of their relationship to you
  • Details of any previous applications applicant has made for an Irish visa including those refused. (If applicable)
  • If the applicant has been refused a visa for any other country details of this should be submitted. (If applicable)
  • Pre-paid, self addressed, special delivery envelope



Business visas

All documents listed must be original unless stated otherwise.
All documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation.

  • Original passport, valid for at least 6 months after departure date from Ireland
  • Evidence of applicant’s permission to remain in the UK (stamp or sticker in passport or on other approved official document provided by the UK authorities or a UK Identity Card), valid for at least 3 months after the date of departure from Ireland
  • Online summary sheet, signed and dated by the applicant (we send you OUR sample application form and then WE type the application in the Embassy’s Online system; then the typed version is sent to applicant to date and sign and send back to us with the rest of the required documents)
  • 1 recent passport size photo
  • Full details of the reason for the trip(s) (meeting, training etc)
  • An original up to date signed letter on official headed paper from applicant’s employer confirming that he is undertaking this business trip on the company’s behalf, the purpose of the trip, dates of the trip and outlining who is responsible for the costs of the trip (travel, accommodation, expenses etc)
    NOTE: The letter should be dated within the 4 week period immediately prior to your date of application.
  • An original up to date, signed letter on official headed paper from the Irish company confirming the business trip, dates, reason for the trip, full contact details and details of who will meet the costs of the trip.
    NOTE: The letter should be dated within the 4 week period immediately prior to your date of application.
    If number of trips are required/envisaged, this must be clearly stated in the letter.
  • If you are responsible for the costs of the trip, evidence of how you intend to finance your trip and support yourself for the duration of your visit in the form of up to date bank statements for the 3 month period prior to your trip. Bank Statements should include the most recent transactions for the account up to the date of your application and:
    • must be original
    • must show your current address and
    • must show a credit balance of at least £250. Lump sum lodgments made shortly before your application will not be considered.
  • NOTE: ATM receipts are not accepted
  • Details of any previous applications you have made for an Irish visa including those refused. (If applicable)
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country details of this should be submitted. (If applicable)
  • Pre-paid, self addressed, special delivery envelope.


Transit visas

  • Original passport, valid for at least 6 months after departure date from Ireland
  • Evidence of applicant’s permission to remain in the UK (stamp or sticker in passport or on other approved official document provided by the UK authorities or a UK Identity Card), valid for at least 3 months after the date of departure from Ireland
  • Evidence of applicant’s permission to remain in the UK (stamp or sticker in passport or on other approved official document provided by the UK authorities or a UK Identity Card), valid for at least 3 months after the date of departure from Ireland
  • NOTE: Clearly state that application is for a Transit Visa
  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application
  • Travel itinerary and airline bookings/tickets showing departure dates & destinations
    • Travel itinerary and airline bookings/tickets showing departure dates & destinations
    • giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State
  • If visiting another State prior to travelling to Ireland, the relevant visa for that State must be obtained and in applicant’s passport before applying for an Irish visa
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this must be given. Submit the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
  • Pre-paid, self addressed, special delivery envelope