Applicants are required to select one of two categories of visas, a C visa or a D visa. C visas are to be selected for short stays of up to 90 days. D visas. D visas are to be selected for stays exceeding 90 days.
The applicant is also required to declare the purpose of their travel. The declared purpose determines the visa type.
The main visa types in each category are:
|Visit Visa||For a visit of up to 90 days to visit family/friends or for tourism.|
|EU Visa||To accompany or join a family member who is an EU/EEA citizen residing in the State pursuant to Directive 2004/38/EC|
|Employment (Atypical Working Scheme) Visa||To take up employment in the State pursuant to the Atypical Working Scheme issued to the Visa Applicant by the INIS. The Atypical Working Scheme permits employment of up to 90 days|
|Business Visa||To attend business meetings/sign contracts or work for up to 14 consecutive days in a 90 day period.|
|Conference/Event Visa||To attend a conference/event.|
|Performance/Tournament Visa||To stage a cultural performance/participate in a sporting tournament.|
|Exam Visa||To sit an exam.|
|Medical Treatment||To undergo a medical procedure in a private hospital.|
|Marriage/Civil Partnership Visa||To marry/enter into a civil partnership in Ireland.|
|Internship Visa||To complete an internship (unpaid work experience connected to a course of studies)|
|Training Visa||To attend a course of training of up to 90 days.|
|Join Ship Visa||To join a ship departing from Ireland, as a seafarer.|
|Employment Visa||To take up employment pursuant to an Employment Permit issued to the Visa Applicant by the Department of Jobs Business and Innovation.|
|Employment (Scientific Researcher) Visa||To carry out scientific research under a hosting agreement.|
|Study Visa||To pursue a course of studies.|
|Join Family Visa||To join a family member who is an Irish citizen or a Non-EEA national legally residing in the State.|
|Van Der Elst Visa||To take up employment pursuant to a Van Der Elst Permission issued to the Visa Applicant by the INIS. The Van Der Elst Permission covers scenarios where a company in one EU state wishes to send its employee to work in another EU state for up to 12 months to complete work on a contact for services that it is party to.|
|Minister of Religion Visa||To work with an eligible religious ministry or faith community for up to three years.|
|Volunteer Visa||To carry out voluntary work with an eligible organisation for up to two years pursuant to a Preclearance Approval Letter issued by INIS.|
We will be happy to assist you in your application for visa – please contact us for further information.