Monday, 8 January 2018

Ireland/Irish Visa Application In Nigeria: All You Need To Know


Ireland Irish also known as the Republic of Ireland is a sovereign country in Europe with its capital city called Dublin
,the country shares its only land border with Northern Ireland that is part of the United Kingdom. 
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As a Nigerian there are a list of countries you can visit without a visa,but Ireland is not one of those countries,you will need to obtain a visa from the Irish Embassy in Nigeria. 

Ireland/Irish Visa Application In Nigeria

Q: Location of Ireland/Irish Embassy In Nigeria?

  • Embassy of Ireland
  • 11 Negro Crescent
  • Maitama
  • Abuja
  • Visa queries: 09 462 0612 (10-12 Mon-Thurs)
  • All other matters: 09 462 0611
  • Irish Honorary Consulate Lagos
  • 22A Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi Lagos.
  • Telephone Number: (+234) (0) 844 5444

Q: What type of Irish visa do I need? 

First of all,you have to be specific and know the type of visa that you will need. 


There are basically three types of Irish visas which is the short stay visa,the long stay and the transit visa,under this three categories of Irish visas are sub visa types that might be applicable to you,check it out below: 

SHORT STAY VISA
  • Visit Visa
  • Business or Conference Visa

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  • Study, Research or Exam Visa
  • Employment or Training
  • Medical Treatment

LONG STAY VISA
  • Study, Research or Exam
  • Employment
  • Join Family
  • Medical Treatment

TRANSIT VISA
  • Transit Visa

Related: How To Apply And Get Issued A Schengen Visa In Nigeria

Q: Ireland Visa Fee In Nigeria?

Currently an Irish visa fee costs N25,400(€60) Single-Journey & Multiple-Journey costs N42,300 ( €100).

This Visa Application and Processing Fees is non-refundable.

Apart from the Visa proocessing fees you are alsoo expected to make a VAC service charge of N18,630 (Inclusive of VAT) and bank charges of N400 (Inclusive of VAT).

This should be promptly paid before the submission of your visa application.
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Also note that visa fee and the service charge needs to be paid at bank teller counter in the application centres located at  Lagos and Abuja.

All payment should be in Naira.

Q: How do I apply for an Irish Visa from Nigeria,what are the quick steps?

You can apply for an Irish visa from the Abuja embassy office or the Irish consulate in Lagos
  • Complete the online visa application form and additional questionnaire form,take the print out and submit to any Irish branch office that you are applying from.
  • CLICK HERE to access the Online application form.
  • Make sure that you fill the questionnaire completely.
  • Visit the Visa Application Centre.
  • Pay your visa application fee, services fee and bank fee at the bank teller counter at the designated Visa Application Centres.
  • Submit your application form with supporting documents and photocopies of the documents,then have your fingerprints taken. Only Children less than 6 years old will be exempted from finger printing.

Basic Requirements For Ireland/ Irish Visa (short stay visa application)
  • Complete, signed and printed on line visa application Form plus one set of photocopy of online printed form.
  • Original Passport valid for 6 months and one set of photocopies of all the pages of passport(s).
  • One set of original documents and one set of the photocopies of the original documents as per the relevant checklist.
  • Two recent photograph.
  • A3 size Prepaid courier service return envelope (Only the UPS prepaid courier envelope available at the Visa Application Centre which costs N 4500 - will be accepted with the applications, to ensure safe delivery of the passports and documents)
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Basic Requirements For Ireland/ Irish Visa (long stay visa application)
  • Complete, signed and printed on line visa application Form and two sets of photocopies of online printed form.
  • Original Passport valid for 12 months.
  • Two set of photocopies of all the pages of passport(s).
  • 1 set of Original and two sets of Photocopies of documents. 
  • Two recent photographs.
  • A3 size Prepaid courier service return envelope (Only the UPS prepaid courier envelope available at the Visa Application Centre which costs N 4500 - will be accepted with the applications, to ensure safe delivery of the passports and documents)

Also apart from these basic general documents,Nigerians applying for other visa types should make sure they have all the documents needed to avoid the rejection of the visa application. 

For more information CLICK HERE to visit the official Irish website. 

After your visa application,don't forget to track the status of your visa online.







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