Ireland Visas

Updated: 27th September 2023

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure from Ireland with at least two blank pages and your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years.

Republic of Ireland visa requirements

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and South Africa passport holders do not require a visa to visit the Republic of Ireland, for a stay of less than 90 days in any 180-day period.

For passport holders of other nationalities not included here, please check the Project Visa website for more information.

Northern Ireland visa requirements

As it is part of the United Kingdom, British passport holders do not need a visa to enter Northern Ireland. Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada passport holders do not require a visa to visit Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), for a stay of less than 6 months. Other nationalities can check if they need a visa to enter the United Kingdom here.

South African passport holders will need a visa to enter Northern Ireland. You can apply for a Standard Visitor Visa on the UK Government website.

See also

For further information to help plan your trip to Ireland, see the following:

Ireland tours - browse our trip offering to Ireland
Best Time to Visit - climate and seasons in Ireland
Best Places to Visit - the top sites to visit in Ireland
Top Travel Tips - useful information on money, health, food and shopping
Dublin Vs Belfast - compare the Irish capitals!

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