Taking a trip to Ireland can be a daunting task especially for someone who has never been there before. Some places you definitely should visit include: BrunaBoinne, The Burren, The Hi of Tara, Dublin City, Glendalough, Lakes of Killarney and Ring of Kerry, The Giant’s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Sligo and Area and The Buratty Castle and Folk Park.
What do I need to know before I apply?
There are different types of Irish visas which are classified under: Short Stay; Long Stay and Transit Visas Biometric data:
The Irish Government has started collecting biometric data from certain visa applicants. Applicants aged 6 years and over residing in Nigeria must provide fingerprints.
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What are the Ireland Visa requirements?
• Passport which is valid for 6 months after the date you propose to leave Ireland.
• For long-term applications such as employment, study, or joining your spouse, your passport should be valid for at least 12 months. If you are permitted to remain in Ireland for more than 3 months you must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. The charge for registration is €150 each time. You will not be registered beyond the date of expiry of your passport. It is therefore in your own interest to have a passport which is valid for at least 12 months.
• If your passport is relatively new, it may assist your application if you provide your previous passport showing any previous visas for any other country, and your previous travel history if any.
• Proof of financial stability for the duration of stay in Ireland
• A detailed bank statement, showing sufficient funds, and covering the immediate 6 month period prior to submitting a visa application should be submitted. Bulk sum deposits made in the run up to an application being made are not taken into consideration when assessing a person’s ability to support themselves.
• For all categories of visa applications it will be necessary to include details of any other family members presently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
• Details of any previous visa applications for Ireland made by you must be given
• If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this, preferably the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country, should be submitted. Concealment of any other visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
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When can I apply for an Ireland visa?
Visa applications are processed in the fastest possible time following their arrival in the Visa Section in Dublin. However, to avoid delays in the issue of your visa, it is strongly advised that all applications are made at least eight weeks prior to expected departure date, and that all supporting documentation is included with your application.
How can I Apply now?
Fill in your details in the form provided, then you"ll need to submit your passport that is valid for at least six months and has at least two blank pages, a recent passport sized photo, and details of your itinerary. You can also request assistance and we’ll help you with filling out the form by clicking here
What are the contact details of the Ireland Embassy?
Ireland Embassy, Nigeria
Plot 415 Negro Crescent
Ireland Consulate , Nigeria
R.C. Irving & Co. Ltd., 3-5, Sinari Daranijo Street
PO Box 71272
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