|All visitors to Ireland must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Ireland, except countries that are part of EU and countries that have special agreements with the state.
The Visa to Ireland that some participants may require might take a significant amount of time to be processed by the Irish Embassy in the country of participant's residency. We highly advise all participants from all the countries that require a Visa, to inform themselves about this process.
An invitation letter will be issued upon final payment confirmation. A person from our team will contact you in regards to this process.
We strongly advise that you start the Visa process as soon as you received the Invitation Letter from our part.
The registration fee must be paid prior to visa assistance.
Short stay conference/event visa
A short stay conference/event visa allows you to travel to Ireland for up to 90 days to attend a conference, symposium or other event, subject to conditions described below. All short stay visas are also called 'C' visas.
1. About this visa
A short stay 'C' conference/event visa allows you to travel to Ireland for up to 90 days to attend a conference, symposium or other event, eg for business or academic reasons.
This visa does not allow you to:
Work in any way (paid or unpaid)
Rely on Irish public services, eg public hospitals.
2. Who needs to apply
You need a visa to come to Ireland if you travel using a passport issued by a country that is visa required or using a travel document issued by certain countries. Each traveller must apply for a separate visa.
A conference/event visa application for a young person (aged under 18) should be made by their parent or legal guardian. Extra conditions for young people also apply.
You should not purchase travel tickets before you receive a decision on your visa application.
How to apply
You must apply for a visa from your home country or a country where you are a legal resident. Prepare your application 3 months before you travel.
Your application has 3 parts:
Create a visa application online
Pay the visa application fee
Send your passport & other documents for processing
Note: In some cases, you may also need to provide biometric information
You will be given information about where to send your documents after you create your visa application.
If your application is successful, an Irish visa will be placed into your passport/travel document and returned to you. In general, you can expect a decision about 8 weeks after we receive your documents.
3. Special visa programmes
Travel to Ireland using a UK visa
You may be able to visit Ireland, for less than 90 days, without an Irish visa if you can answer “yes” to each of these questions:
Do you have an eligible UK short stay visa?
Does your visit to Ireland end before your permission to stay in UK ends (this is granted by an UK immigration official when you pass through UK immigration)?
Travel between Ireland & UK for certain Chinese & Indian nationals
You may be able to visit Ireland and the United Kingdom using a single Irish or UK visa if you travel using a Chinese or Indian passport.
For more information about the Visa process please clieck here.