Visa Requirements

Over the past ten years, the Republic of Ireland has grown in popularity as a destination for immigrants because of its reasonably robust economy and simple immigration policy that makes it simpler for talented foreigners to find employment there. Ireland is a member of the European Union, hence citizens of other EU countries do not need to have a visa in order to enter.

Ireland's immigration policy seeks to facilitate the easy obtaining of visas for immigrants who possess the knowledge and abilities that the Irish economy requires. The fact that Northern Ireland is distinct from the Republic of Ireland and is under the United Kingdom must be acknowledged.

Types of Visas

C Study Visa: Before submitting an application for a short-stay "C" visa, make sure you are familiar with the policies that will determine whether your application will be taken into consideration.

All applicants must demonstrate sufficiently close familial, social, or economic ties to a place of residency in a nation other than Ireland to persuade the visa officer that the stay in Ireland would be brief and within the parameters of the authorization granted by the authorities, as well as the length and terms of that permission.

Since the visa officer may consider any supporting documentation provided with the application, there is no specific collection of documents that can ensure visa approval. If you provide inaccurate or misleading information, you could face a 5-year visa suspension.

You must demonstrate:

  • That you'll leave Ireland before the expiration of your visa or other authorization to stay.
  • That you are of good character, that you have been truthful in your application and have not omitted anything crucial, and that you have the resources to take care of yourself.
  • That you are not avoiding legal access into the UK or the rest of the EU by utilising an Irish visa.

Multi-Entry Visa: A multi-entry visa allows you to visit Ireland on several occasions throughout the dates indicated on your visa, but only for brief visits. You cannot obtain residency in the state by circumventing immigration laws. This means that after spending 90 days in Ireland, it is not possible to request to stay in the country for an additional 90 days.

You must specify in your application for a multi-entry visa that you are requesting this type of visa and pay the appropriate visa fee. The Visa Officer determines whether to award the multiple entry visas. Visas with multiple entries are typically granted to applicants with acceptable travel records.

In situations where there is no prior history of travel to Ireland, a multi-entry visa may be granted if:

  • You need to visit Ireland frequently for quick business trips.
  • You need to go somewhere else for business while in Ireland, then come back for more meetings.
  • You are passing through Ireland on your way to and from another country.
  • You'll need a British visa if you want to travel to Northern Ireland. A multi-entry Irish visa as well as a UK visa are required if you want to travel back and forth between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

D Study Visa: You can apply for a D visa for a single entry if you want to visit Ireland for a period of time longer than three months, undertake a course of study there, work there, or move there permanently to live with relatives who already reside there.

The following documents are needed to apply for a D study visa:

  • a current passport or other acceptable form of identification
  • Acceptance letter from a reputable Irish institution
  • passport-size images in colour
  • An English language competence exam result, such as the IELTS score
  • proof of payment of fees
  • Evidence of money ($7,000) to cover your living expenses for the course of the programme Evidence that makes up for any gaps in your academic record
  • details of medical insurance
  • A declaration of your intent to depart Ireland once your visa expires.

When to apply

Up to three months prior to your intended departure for Ireland, you may apply for a student visa. Before you may apply for an Irish visa, you must have the necessary visa for the state you will be visiting before arriving in Ireland in your passport. The official website of the Irish Government offers access to a student visa. The day the application fee is paid is the date of your application. It is prohibited for foreign students to bring their family to Ireland to study. International students' spouses and kids may each submit a separate application to live in Ireland.

List of universities

S.No. Universities Country
1 Athlone Institute of Technology Leinster, Ireland
2 Dublin City University Leinster, Ireland
3 CCT College Dublin Leinster, Ireland
4 Dublin Business School Leinster, Ireland
5 Dun Laoghaire Institute Leinster, Ireland
6 Dundalk Institute of Technology Leinster, Ireland
7 Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Connacht, Ireland
8 Griffith College Leinster, Ireland
9 IBAt College Leinster, Ireland
10 Institute of Technology Carlow Leinster, Ireland
11 Institute of Technology Sligo Connacht, Ireland
12 Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown Leinster, Ireland
13 Institute of Technology, Tralee Munster, Ireland
14 Limerick Institute of Technology Leinster, Ireland
15 Maynooth University Leinster, Ireland
16 National College of Art and Design Leinster, Ireland
17 National College of Ireland Leinster, Ireland
18 National University of Ireland Connacht, Ireland
19 Shannon College of Hotel Management Connacht, Ireland
20 Trinity College, Dublin Leinster, Ireland
21 University College Cork Munster, Ireland
22 University of Limerick Leinster, Ireland
23 Waterford Institute of Technology Munster, Ireland
24 Letterkenny Institute of Technology Ulster, Ireland
25 University College Dublin Leinster, Ireland