Ireland Visa Application Fees

List of visa application fees for Ireland

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When travelling to Ireland, certain nationals from non-EU/EEA countries need to apply for a visa. If you need a visa for Ireland, you also have to pay an Ireland visa fee.

However, certain categories are exempt from Ireland visa fees.

Ireland Visa Fees

The processing fees for Ireland visas are as follows:

Type of visaIreland visa fees
Single-entry visa€60
Multiple-entry visa€100
Transit visa€25

 

Ireland visas are simply a pre-entry requirement, which means they allow the holder to travel to Ireland but it does not guarantee they will be allowed to enter. The immigration officers at Ireland Border Control make that decision. There is also no difference on visa requirements depending on short stay or long stay visas – you either need a visa for Ireland or you don’t. This is why the Ireland visa fees are the same for short stays and long stays and only change depending on the number of entries.

How to pay Ireland visa fees?

If you have to submit your Ireland visa application at an Ireland Embassy or Consulate or a Visa Office, when you complete your online Ireland visa application via AVATS, the summary of the application form will inform you how to pay the visa fee.

If you have to submit your application at the Visa Office Dublin, you must pay through bank draft and direct the payment to the Department of Justice and Equality. The payment must be done in euro.

Exemptions from Ireland visa fees

You do not have to pay a fee for an Ireland visa if you are from one of the following countries:

  • Bosnia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ecuador
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • North Macedonia
  • Peru
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Additionally, you are also exempt from Ireland visa fees if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • You are a family member of an Irish citizen (spouse, child, widow/er).
  • You are a family member of an EU/EEA /Swiss citizen which benefits from Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive).
  • If you are from a country included on the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme.
  • You have a diplomatic, service or official passport and you are traveling to Ireland for official purposes.
  • You are a Programme Refugee.

Ireland Employment Permit fees

Every foreign national who is not from the EU/EEA or Switzerland has to obtain an Irish employment permit to be allowed to work in Ireland. The fees for Ireland work permits are as follows:

 

Type of Ireland Employment PermitApplication feeRenewal fee
General Employment PermitIf the permit is up to six months: €500If the renewal is for up to six months: €750
If the permit is for 2 years:             €1,000If the renewal is for three years: €1,500
Critical Skills Employment Permit€1,000Non applicable
Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment PermitFree of chargeFree of charge
Intra-Company Transfer Employment PermitIf the permit is up to six months: €500If the renewal is for up to six months: €500
If the permit is for 2 years:             €1,000If the renewal is for two years: €1,000
If the renewal is for three years: €1,500
Reactivation Employment PermitIf the permit is up to six months: €500If the renewal is for up to six months: €750
If the permit is for 2 years:             €1,000If the renewal is for three years: €1,500
Sport and Cultural Employment PermitIf the permit is up to six months: €500If the renewal is for up to six months: €750
If the permit is for 2 years:             €1,000If the renewal is for three years: €1,500
Contract for Services Employment PermitIf the permit is up to six months: €500If the renewal is for up to six months: €750
If the permit is for 2 years:             €1,000If the renewal is for three years: €1,500
Exchange Agreement Employment PermitFree of chargeNon applicable
Internship Employment PermitIf the permit is up to six months: €500Non applicable
If the permit is for 2 years:             €1,000Non applicable

 

Exemptions from Ireland Employment Permit fees

You are exempt from paying a fee for an Ireland Employment Permit in the following cases:

  • If your employer or connected person has charitable status by the Revenue Commissioners. You must include an official letter from the Revenue Commissioners which confirms this.
  • If you are the spouse/civil partner of an EU/EEA citizen. You must show the following documents to prove this:
    • Colored photocopies of the pages of your spouse/civil partner’s passport, which shows their name, picture, signature, and the passport’s expiry date.
    • A copy of your marriage certificate.

Ireland registration fee

Every non-EU/EEA national who wants to stay in Ireland for longer than 90 days has to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau and get an Irish Residence Permit (IRP). Depending on what type of permission you receive, you also have to renew your registration every two or three years.

The Ireland registration fee is €300 per person every time you register – first time registrations and renewals.

You can pay by one of the following two methods:

  • Bank Giro – this method of payment is accepted at every registration office.
  • Credit or debit card – only the Burgh Quay registration office in Dublin and certain others accept this payment method.

Exemptions from Ireland registration fees

You are exempt from paying a registration fee in Ireland in the following cases:

  • You are a minor (under 18).
  • You are the spouse, civil partner, or widow/er of an Irish citizen.
  • You are the spouse/dependent of an EU national and you have a residence permit
  • You are a Programme Refugee.
  • You have received Refugee Status under Section 47(1) of the International Protection Act 2015.
  • You have received Subsidiary Protection under Section 47(4) of the International Protection Act 2015.
  • You have received Permission to Remain in Ireland under Section 49(4)(a) of the International Protection Act 2015.
  • You are joining a family member who is a recognized refugee in Ireland.

Ireland Citizenship application fees

When you apply to become a naturalised Irish citizen, you have to pay a processing fee as well as a certification fee.

 

Ireland Citizenship application processing fee€175
Ireland Citizenship Certification feeFor adults: €950
For minors: €200
For the widow/widower of an Irish citizen: €200
For a recognised refugee or stateless person: Free of charge

 

You must pay by bank drafts drawn on an Irish bank and direct them to the Secretary General, Department of Justice and Equality.

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