Visa in Ireland

Ireland has many aspects that make it an attractive country to move to with its beautiful scenery and incredible culture. Being part of the European Union makes Ireland easier for citizens of the UK to migrate there. But what factors should be considered when looking at visas in Ireland?

Visa in Ireland

No visa in Ireland needed

Ireland is UK’s neighbour, they both are members of the European Union and this makes your move to Ireland a lot easier. Member countries can live, work and study without needing a visa. Even without needing a visa it  is still necessary to obtain permission to enter the State. This is done by reporting to an Immigration Officer at the port of entry. Visas may not be required for certain countries if there stay in the country is less than 90 days, but short stay visas are available for those countries that aren’t included.

When is a visa needed in Ireland

If staying in Ireland longer than 90 days and not a EU member a long stay visa is a requirement. A single entry visa costs €60 and will be valid for one entry to the State up to a maximum of 90 days from the date of issue. Multi journey visa costs €100 and will be valid for multiple entries to the State up to a maximum of 5 years from the date of issue. Other types of visas also include:

  • Business visas
  • Transit
  • Student visas

Business visas are necessary if doing business in Ireland and not a member of the EU. Transit visas are for entry to the country but individuals cannot leave the airport. Finally student visas are for students studying in Ireland.

Migrating to Ireland is a pretty easy process, especially for UK individuals due to being a part of the EU. Obtaining a visa is still a simple process if not from the EU and wanting to live, study or work in Ireland.