A comprehensive list of the different visa types that are available, and the documentation required in respect of each, is available on the INIS website.
The Department of Justice and Equality, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or any Irish Embassy or Consulate may ask for further documentation at any stage.
For ease of reference, separate links for some of the most common visa types are set out below.
TRAVELLING TO IRELAND AS A TOURIST
If you are a Visa-required national and you would like to visit Ireland for a short period (less than 3 months) you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Visit/Holiday Visa applications here.
For further information on tourism in Ireland please visit the website of Tourism Ireland.
TRAVELLING TO IRELAND ON BUSINESS
If you are a Visa-required national and coming to Ireland for a business meeting you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Business Visa applications here
If you are a Visa-required national and coming to Ireland for a conference you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Conference Visa applications here
Starting a Business in Ireland
If you are a Non-EEA national and you wish to set up a business in Ireland, you will require Business Permission from the Department of Justice and Equality. For more information please click here
STUDYING IN IRELAND
If you require an entry visa for Ireland and would like to study here, you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Study Visa appplications here.
WORKING IN IRELAND
If you are a national of a country which is not a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and you wish to work in Ireland, you will require authorisation to do so.
For most types of employment, a non-EEA national requires an Employment Permit. For full information on work permits please visit the website of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
A visa-required national who has been issued with an Employment Permit can apply for an Employment visa through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate. You will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Employment Visa applications here.
For further information on finding work in Ireland, please visit the FÁS website
Ireland offers young people from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea the chance to work casually to enable them to spend an extended holiday in Ireland. For further information on the Working Holiday schemes, please see the Working Holidays in Ireland page.