Visa Requirements for Irish Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Ireland

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Freedom of Travel

Irish passport holders can travel to 31 destinations without a visa. Identify cards or passports may be required.

Visa Not Required

78 destinations allow visa-free entry to Irish citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 23 destinations for passport holders of Ireland.

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisitors can apply to extend their stay when in the country.
  • Visa On Arrival1 month
  • Visa On Arrival45 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysA visa on arrival is only available at Qeshm, Kish, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Tehran.
    Extension of stay is possible.
    Women will be refused entry if not wearing Islamic head cover, scarf, long sleeves or stockings.
    All foreigners must report to the Iranian police within 8 days of arrival.
    Visa on arrival excludes all reporters, journalists, photographers and cameramen, who must obtain a visa prior to entering Iran.
    A visa on arrival for business travellers is available if holding a letter of invitation from a government agency which is issued at least 2 days prior to arrival.
  • Visa On Arrival6 monthsA free visa on arrival may be obtained only when travel is organised through an authorised tour operator in Jordan. The tour group must not consist of less than 5 people and there must be a minimum 2 night stay in Jordan. A return ticket must be presented to avail of this visa option.
    All other passengers who are not travelling as part of a tour group may obtain a visa on arrival, subject to a fee. The visa on arrival has a maximum validity of 6 months.
    Visa fees may be waived for those in possession of a Jordan Pass depending on the length of their visit to the kingdom.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthFree visa on arrival can be granted whenever a telephone number and address in Lebanon is provided.
    Visa can be extended for an additional two months.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa may be obtained on arrival only at Ulaanbaatar Airport.
    The consular department of the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia advises for visa to be applied for prior to arrival.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysNot available at all entry points.
    Extension of stay is possible.
  • Visa On Arrival90 daysExtension of stay is possible of up to 150 days.
    Business travellers can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 5 years, subject to a fee and a license issued by the Ministry of Industry.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysExtension is possible for a fee.
  • Visa On Arrival3 monthsIrish citizens can extend their stay for three months, up to a maximum of 12 months.
    Visitor's permit is issued free of charge, subject to documentation being provided at the entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival
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    Visa On Arrival3 months3 months within a year period
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Berbera, Borama, Burao, Erigavo and Hargeisa airports.
    30 days, available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival45 daysVisa also available online. E-visa holders can enter through all border points.
  • Visa On Arrival90 daysIrish and UK citizens, unlike other EU citizens, must pay a $30 visa fee on arrival.
  • Visa On Arrival7 daysExtension of stay possible for an additional 90 days, subject to a fee.
  • Visa On Arrival31 daysExtension of stay for a further 5 months is possible.
  • Visa On Arrival1 month
  • Visa On ArrivalIrish Citizens are not required to apply for an eVisa and are granted a fee-free visa on arrival.
    An East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda can also be used for entry.
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    Visa On Arrival30 daysExtension of stay is possible for a further 30 days with a fee.

eVisa

Irish passport allows entry to 13 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 daysVisitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested such pre-visa from the consulates of Angola abroad, are then issued with a visa on arrival at the country's border check points.
    For a maximum total stay of 90 days within a one year period.
    Besides having printed confirmation that a visa will be issued upon arrival, passengers must: have a return/onward ticket, and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
  • eVisa90 dayseVisitor, if granted, allows 90 day stay per visit for 12 months.
    eVisitor is issued free of charge.
  • eVisa30 days
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    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
  • eVisa31 days
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa60 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
  • eVisa28 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    eVisa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
  • eVisa90 daysInternational Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be obtained alongside Electronic Travel Authority.
  • eVisa30 daysA visa waiver is in place for travellers who are arriving directly from the Emirate of Dubai who have a visa or an entrance stamp from Dubai, whereby the visa must be valid for 21 days at least upon arrival in Oman.
    A visa waiver is in place for travellers who are arriving directly from Qatar, whereby the visa must state as being valid for Oman and must be valid for at least one month on arrival.
  • eVisaOnline Visa eligible.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
  • eVisa
  • eVisa30 daysA single entry eVisa is available.
    Fee payable.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 19 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Ireland.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsVisa on arrival is single entry, subject to a fee.
    Multiple entry visa available on arrival for 1 month stay.
    Irish citizens can also apply for eVisas as an alternative.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa is also obtainable online.
    Visitors are not permitted to make day-trips to Cambodia (except in certain circumstances).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysElectronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
    Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysA residence permit must be obtained for those wishing to stay beyond 90 days.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysExtension of stay possible for an additional 150 days for Irish citizens.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysESTA required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    ESTA is valid for two years when issued.
    Holders of non-biometric passports must obtain a visa for the United States as they are ineligible to apply for an ESTA.
    Leaving the United States and re-entering from Canada or Mexico will not reset the original 90 day maximum stay. You can only reset the timer by leaving North America.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsFor those travelling to Zimbabwe for business, a visa on arrival can also be issued for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

28 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Ireland. This requirement may be waived off if Irish citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
    Visitors are required to book with a registered tour operator in Bhutan.
  • Visa RequiredPassengers holding an entry authorisation letter from the authorities may obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 1 month.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
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    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredVisitors holding an 'entry authorisation' letter can pick up a visa on arrival.
  • Visa Required24-hour visit without a visa when in transit through China (unless arriving in Fuzhou Changle International Airport, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, Mudanjiang Hailang Airport, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and Yanji Chaoyangchuan Airport).
    72-hour visit without a visa when in transit through Changsha, Guilin and Harbin.
    144-hours visit without a visa when in transit through Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jieyang, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qinhuangdao, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen and Xi'an.
    Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan do count as third countries under the 24, 72 and 144-hours visa-free transit (TWOV) policies.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required30 days
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    Visa Required
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    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredVisa on arrival is available at Sulaimaniyah and Erbil airports and stays are limited to 15 days, with an extension of stay possible.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival, subject to conditions.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
    Passengers arriving in Libya must hold a non-objection form issued by the Libyan Immigration Authorities.
    All travellers arriving in Libya for tourism must convert $1000 USD in freely convertible currency, or debit the amount from a credit card upon arrival in the country.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredVisa requirement waived for holders of an Entry Permit letter.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredVisa waiver available for passengers arriving by cruise only who are staying in Russia for a maximum of 72 hours.
    As of July 1, 2019, visitors to the Kaliningrad exclave may avail of an e-Visa (free) for trips of up to 8 days. Onward travel to other regions of Russia is not permitted.
    Starting from October 1, 2019, Irish nationals may be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through air, naval, automobile, and pedestrian checkpoints located in the territory of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required

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