How to Apply

Step 1:

Please go to the link Visa Types at top of page to choose the right visa category for you, and read carefully all sections including Documents Required and Processing Time before proceeding with your visa application.

Step 2:

Please complete the Online Application Form in full, ensure it is signed, print a copy and bring with you when attending for your visa appointment.

Step 3:

All applicants must make a separate visa application. Applications must be submitted to VFS in person, this can be done by the applicant or someone else on their behalf. Postal applications are not accepted.

To submit an application you need to attend an Irish Visa Application Centre. Please schedule an appointment

Please ensure that you print your Appointment Letter and bring it with you when attending the Visa Application Centre.

You should submit your visa application no more than 90 days prior to your date of travel. Please go to the Contact Us page for details of where to apply.

Please make sure to bring the originals and copies of all documents.

Step 4:

When arriving at the visa application centre, you should check in at reception. You will then be issued a token and directed to the waiting area. You will next be called to our submission counter where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized and your photograph and passport checked for validity.

Finally, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charge paid as an acknowledgement of the transaction.

Applicants requiring special physical assistance are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre so that appropriate support can be offered. Please note that only applicants and carers/assistants will be permitted to enter the Visa Application Centre.

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