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Visa's (embassies and consulates) for Ireland

  Passport Required? Visa Required? Return Ticket Required?
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
New Zealand Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
EU Countries Yes No No

If you are from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, U.K., or the U.S.A. you do not require a visa for Ireland.

As visa requirements can change we recommend you check the nearest Irish Embassy near you for the latest and up-to-date information on visas.



Embassies and Consulates


Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Ireland


U.K. Embassy

29 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: (1) 205 3700
Fax: (1) 205 3890


Canadian Embassy

65 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Tel: (1) 417 4100
Fax: (1) 417 4101


U.S.A. Embassy

42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: (1) 668 8777
Fax: (1) 668 9946


Australian Embassy

6th floor, Fitzwilton
Wilton Terrace, Dublin
Tel: +353 1 676 - 1517
Fax: +353 1 662 - 3566




Irish Embassies and Consulates abroad


Embassy of the Republic of Ireland

17 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HR, UK
Tel: (020) 7235 2171
Fax: (020) 7235 2851

Passport and Visa office: Montpelier House, 106 Brompton Road, London SW3 1JJ, UK
Tel: (020) 7225 7700
Fax: (020) 7225 7777


Embassy of the Republic of Ireland

130 Albert Street, Suite 1105, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tel: (613) 233 6281
Fax: (613) 233 5835


Embassy of the Republic of Ireland

2234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 462 3939
Fax: (202) 232 5993

There are four Irish Consulates in the USA and they are in Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.





If you get a job offer in Ireland in construction, nursing, or computing, you will be able to get a visa fixed up quickly through the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Dublin. There phone number is 6313308 and are located at Davitt House 65a, Adelaide Road in Dublin 2.

The Department orders the Irish Embassies to process applications, but you will need to get the following together: the original letter of the job offer (showing your skills category, start date, salary, passport number, and your employer's registered company number), a passport sized photo, application fee, and any certificates that show your qualifications.

Your working visa will be processed in about 15 days, and will be valid for two years, but it can be renewed after this time. You are allowed to change employers as long as you stay to the rules of your visa. When your visa runs out you can contact the Department of Foreign Affairs on their web site at:

If your parents or grandparents were born in Ireland, get their birth records and contact an Irish Embassy in your country. If you can proof your heritage and you meet the requirements you may apply for an Irish passport.

If you are from the U.S.A. and a student over 18 you can qualify for a six month visa for Ireland. You can obtain the information from the Council on International Educational Exchange.

If you are a resident of a Commonwealth you should be able to get a work visa without being a profession or skilled. Check with an Irish Embassy in your country for an application form and regulations.



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