Travelling from the EU & European Economic Area

If you’re an EU citizen, you don’t need a visa to visit Dublin. This also applies to citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme

This programme was introduced in 2011 and covers 17 different countries. It means that if you are from one of these countries and have a short-term visa to visit the UK and Northern Ireland, you don’t need a separate Irish visa to visit us in Dublin. The scheme runs up to October 2016 but may be extended so keep an eye out. Find out more.

So do I need a visa?

The best way to find out if you need a visa to travel to Ireland is to check the details and requirements with your nearest Irish embassy, consulate or other Irish diplomatic representative before you leave home. An Irish visa is a certificate put on your passport. It means you are permitted to land in the country as long as all other conditions are fulfilled. You will have to go through immigration control and once you clear immigration, you’re ready to soak up everything Ireland’s capital city has waiting for you. Check if you need a visa to travel to Ireland.