Can Schengen Visa Enter Ireland?

No.Ireland is not in the Schengen area. Schengen Visa only allows you to enter Schengen member countries. You need another type of visa to enter Ireland.

How to apply for an Irish visa?

If you need to go to Ireland or transit through Ireland to another destination there are different visa types you need to apply depending on your purpose of visit.

Types of Irish Visa

  • Short stay visas
  • Long stay visas
  • Re-entry visas
  • Transit visas
  • Multiple entry visas

Short stay visas

A short stay ‘C’ visa is for 90 days or less.
  • Tourist visa
  • Business visa
  • Family or friends visa
  • Conference or event visa
  • Employment (Atypical Working Scheme) visa
  • Exam visa
  • Internship visa
  • Join ship visa
  • Marriage visa
  • Medical treatment visa
  • Performance or tournament visa
  • Training visa

Long stay visas

A long stay ‘D’ visa is for more than 90 days.
  • Study visa
  • Join a family member visa
  • Employment visa
  • Employment (researcher) visa
  • Employment (Van der Elst) visa
  • Minister of religion visa
  • Volunteer visa

Re-entry visas

Apply for a visa to leave Ireland for a short period (eg for a holiday) if you live here & have a valid Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB card.

Transit visas

Travel through an Irish airport on your way to another destination. Check if you need a transit visa.

Multiple entry & single entry visas

Multiple entry visas are approved in limited circumstances and only if justified by an application.
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