European Union citizens do not require a passport or visa to enter Ireland, but most carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with photograph (usually either a passport or National Identity Card.) Visitors are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before travelling.
Visitors from other countries do require a passport, and it is wise to check with your travel operator whether your originating country requires a visa. Ensure to discuss with your travel agent and review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland website (www.dfa.ie) for full information.
If you require a visa, you may request a letter of booking confirmation from the IOL 2017 team. No letter will be issued prior to full registration being completed. If you are not staying in IOL 2017 accommodation at DCU, it is advisable that you have booked and paid for accommodation for the duration of your stay and request a confirmation of this through your hotel. This should be included with your visa application.
Note that VISA applications can take 6+ weeks for Ireland – ensure that you have left ample time.
Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
- Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
- Details of any previous Irish visa applications
- Contact details for your host in Ireland