Whether you need a visa to enter Ireland depends on what country you’re from.
S.I. No 473 of 2014 groups countries into five different categories (schedules).

Schedule 1 – Countries that do not need a visa
Schedule 2 – Diplomatic Passport waiver programme
Schedule 3 – Visa waiver programme
Schedule 4 – British Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS)
Schedule 5 – Transit Visas

To view the complete overview of countries, please click here.

Please ensure you have completed the correct application form and supplied all the required documentation. A full list of the different application forms and the necessary documents can be found on the INIS Website

The processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa type and the Office to which the application is lodged. Visa applications are considered in as speedy a manner as possible but timeframes for decision can be dependent on a number of factors including, the number of applications received and the resources available to process them at any one time.

While the vast majority of applications are dealt with within a much shorter timeframe it is recommended that applicants allow as much time as possible when applying for a visa. Just in case further enquiries have to be made, we advise you to apply for your visa 8 weeks before the date you plan to travel.

Will an Irish Visa allow me to travel to Northern Ireland? 
No. – If you wish to travel to Northern Ireland you will require a UK Visa. Further information can be found here

If you have any questions, we would recommend you to go to the following webpage: