Visa requirements


Attention: The following information was compiled in October 2012 through various online sources, however in all cases you should double check this information with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (, your nearest Republic of Ireland Embassy or Consulate in order to verify whether you qualify for a visa exemption based on your nationality and type of passport. A list of all Irish Embassies is located here

Ireland has a number of visa free travel agreements which will allow most of our participants to travel without needing to apply for a visa. They are as follows:

Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong (Special Admin. Region), Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau (Special Admin. Region), Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, United Kingdom & Colonies, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City and Venezuela

For those who need to apply for a visa, you can get information on the process at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration service.

We have made contact with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service to streamline this application process.