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Living in Europe, Working in EuropeEntry conditions/visasIreland

Entry Conditions


Everyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are not required for most European and Eastern European countries. A complete list of countries whose passport holders do not require an entry visa is available from here.

Irish Visa Applications

  • Apply  for a short stay Conference/event visa  if you plan to visit Ireland  to attend e.g.: conference/workshop/work interview 
  • Apply for a Visa for scientific researchers  only if you have a Hosting Agreement issued by a university or  any other accredited employer in Ireland. 
  • Apply for Atypical Working Scheme if you  have a paid internships where the position is an integral component (i.e. required for graduation) of studies in an accredited institution in Ireland.

Citizens of other countries should check with the local Irish representation. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service provide an online visa application facilitaty online visa applications.

Complete information on various  visa types can be found here