Yes - A visa is required for travel to Ireland

Friday, August 14, 2020

A valid passport and long stay visa are required for missionary travel to Ireland.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 12 months beyond stay in Ireland, with at least one blank passport page available for Irish visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Ireland visas.


Ireland Visa Application Form:

One online Irish visa application form. Long Stay Visa Upon completing the online application process, follow the instructions on the summary application form that is created by the online system. The summary form will contain information on where to submit the supporting documentation. The summary form must be printed, signed and dated must be submitted with the supporting documentation.Some applicant’s may be required to provide your Biometric Information as part of the application process.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background. The applicant’s name and visa application reference number must be printed clearly on the back.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Other Forms:

  • The applicant’s current Curriculum Vitae (with references).
  • A letter of intent written by the applicant, outlining the applicant’s purpose of travel to Ireland, the length of intended stay in Ireland, name of places to be visited, contact information in Ireland, and accommodation information. Include details of any family members who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU Member State. Also that the applicant will observe the conditions of the visa, will not become a burden on the State, and will leave the State on the expiry of the visa.
  • Originals of any qualifications obtained and/or letter from school/college/university (where applicable).


Business Letter

Letter from church or sponsoring organization in the US, on letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s status/position held in the organization, clearly stating the purpose of visit to Ireland. The letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Ireland.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Ireland.


Medical Requirements:

Proof of valid health/accidental insurance with full international coverage showing minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros (approximately $50,000 US) and coverage for emergency medical expenses and repatriation for medical reasons or death.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Ireland Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Processing Time:

Chicago:The Consulate of Ireland in Chicago is experiencing processing delays due to high seasonal volume. Some delays may occur with the submission and pick up of visa applications. Processing time is currently 60 days. Please take this into account when submitting your visa application.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Ireland

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Irish Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Chicago :

Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin

Travisa - Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in San Francisco :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and The Marianas

Travisa - San Francisco
555 Montgomery Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

District of Colombia, Maryland and Virginia

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266