Step 1: Gather & Send All Documents
All applications for an Ireland visa must be sent online. After submitting the form online, you will receive instructions on moving forward. These instructions will be different for each country.
Filling out the online form to apply
You have to use AVATS, the Irish Online Application facility, on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service to apply for an Ireland visa (INIS). You'll get a transaction number that lets you get your application back at any time in the next 30 days.
At the beginning of the application, you'll need to give information about the following:
What kind of visa do you want to get:
Why do people go places?
How long you've lived in the country you are in now?
Submitting visa form with other documents
After you print the online application, you must send it, your passport, a few other documents, and an Irish visa fee.
On the summary of your application, you will find information about where to send your documents and passport. Depending on where you live, you can go to an Irish embassy, consulate, or visa application center in your country.
Giving out biometrics
You may also have to give your fingerprints, a picture of yourself, and other biometric information. If you do, you must do it at the same place you submit your application.
The time it takes to get an Ireland visa is about eight weeks. Depending on the situation, it could take longer or even less time, so apply a long time before you plan to travel.
If you get an Irish visa and then go to Ireland, you must go through border control before getting inside. Immigration officers are the ones who decide whether you can stay and for how long. When you go through border control, you have to show the immigration officer your valid passport, your visa, and copies of all the documents you sent in for your Ireland visa application.