Ireland Visa

You have to submit the originals of all the documents unless it is stated otherwise. Therefore, you have to include a return address for your submitted documents.

Ireland Visa

Ireland Visa Application Form

When you apply for an Ireland visa, you have to fill in an online application form via AVATS, the Irish Online Application facility. Upon completion, you have to print the application, sign it, and date it.

A valid passport

If this is not your first passport, you must include any other previous or existing passports in your application.


You have to include two passport-sized pictures of yourself, taken in the last 6 months.

Proof You Have Paid the Ireland Visa Fee

When you submit the Ireland visa application, you must pay an Ireland visa processing fee. You have to include proof of payment if you are applying by post. If you are applying directly at an Irish Embassy or Consulate, you will pay in cash, therefore no proof of payment is required.

Letter About Your Purpose of Travel

You have to write a detailed letter explaining the reason for which you are traveling to Ireland. If you have any family and friends there, mention them in the letter as well, regardless of whether you are staying with them or not.

Proof of Accommodation in Ireland

Depending on where you are staying for the duration of your trip, you have to include proof you have made a reservation. It must include your name, the dates on which you are staying, and the address of the venue.

Proof You Will Return to Your Country

The Irish authorities need to have proof that you will return to your country after your trip to Ireland ends. This could include a letter from your employer/school (as stated above), or marriage certificate, birth certificates of your children, proof of property, a home rental contract, etc.

Self-addressed envelope

If you are applying by mail, you have to include a pre-paid and self-addressed Special A delivery envelope which the Irish visa officers will use to return your passport and original documents back to you.

Guidelines of Irish Visa Documents

All of the documents you submit have to be in English. If they are not, they must be translated by an official translator and notarized. For any documents that have been translated, you must include both the original and the translation.

Any letters you include have to be dated no earlier than 4 weeks from the date you submit your application. The officers in charge of processing your application may require additional documents, depending on the case.

You must gather all of these documents and place them in a large, strong envelope before you submit them for processing.

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