Visa Requirements

Visa Application Requirements vary according to visa type, length of stay and citizenship of the applicant.

Please find details about visa application process below.

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Irish%20Visa%20Information

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Short%20Stay%20Business,%20Conference%20or%20Performance

 8 weeks to process a visa application and early application is recommended.

If you are a Visa-required national and coming to Ireland for a conference you should present the following with your Visa Application.

  • Letter from the conference host detailing the nature and duration of your proposed stay in Ireland.
  • Confirmation of where you will be staying during your proposed stay.
  • Confirmation of who will be responsible for your expenses during your stay. If it is yourself or your company, evidence may be requested​
  • Passport
  • Please include 2 photocopies of the passport bio page.
  • If you have held a previous passport, you must submit your previous passport with your application.
  • Signed summary of your on-line application form. Please refer to our Application Forms Page for details.
  • 2 passport sized color photo taken in the past six months that meets our specifications
  • A signed letter of application outlining of the nature and duration of your visit to Ireland and including contact details.
  • An original letter of invitation from the conference hosts in Ireland which states the applicant’s name, date of birth and passport number. This letter should detail the nature, duration and programme of the conference and state who will bear responsibility for the applicant’s accommodation and maintenance costs while in Ireland. The letter should also include a contact name and details for the reference in Ireland
  • An original letter from the applicant’s company, which states the applicant’s name, date of birth and passport number and also his or her position in the company. This letter should detail the nature and duration of the visit and also state who will bear responsibility of costs during the applicant’s time in Ireland.
  • If you are personally responsible for the costs of this trip, submit evidence of your personal finances – a detailed statement of your bank account covering a six-month period immediately prior to your visa application is required. You must also explain why you are undertaking this trip at your own expense.

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