Visa Applications in Algeria
· YOU ‘MUST’
INCLUDE A RECEIPT WITH YOUR APPLICATION PROVING YOU HAVE PAID THE
APPROPRIATE VISA FEE TO OUR VISA BANK ACCOUNT. IF YOU DON’T INCLUDE
A RECEIPT WE CANNOT PROCESS YOUR VISA APPLICATION.
· DO NOT SUBMIT
YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT WITH YOUR APPLICATION
The Irish Visa Office in Abu Dhabi is based at the
Embassy of Ireland, Abu Dhabi, UAE. We can only accept visa
applications which have been made on line. If you have any
queries relating to the visa application process you can call the
Visa Office directly. Otherwise please proceed as per the
instructions below to launch an on-line application.
To launch an on-line application please click here
Applicants are reminded that completing the on-line application
form is only the first step in the visa application process. An
application can only be processed when the on-line form is
completed AND the required backing documentation, passport
photograph and appropriate fee are received by the relevant
office as indicated by the on-line system.
It is no longer possible to apply using a downloaded/paper
Information Note To Assist Applicants
An information note has been prepared to assist applicants. This is
available in English, and also in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.
Important: Apply for your visa well in advance and allow at
least 4 weeks for your application to be processed. You
should also make allowance for the time it takes to send the
application by courier to Abu Dhabi.
You must also ensure that ‘all’ the required supporting
documentation accompanies your visa application otherwise your visa
application cannot be processed or will be delayed. It is
your responsibility to ensure you have sent our Visa Office all the
necessary documents in order for a decision to be made. You will
find the list of supporting documentation required for the main
types of visas here.
Submitting your Application to the Visa Office in Abu
Please DO NOT post your original passport/s to the visa
office. You should submit instead clear copies of
all pages of your passport. Applicants from
Algeria should send their supporting documents only to the
Irish Visa Office in Abu Dhabi.
Irish Visa Office,
Embassy of Ireland,
1 and 2 Khalifa Al Suwaidi Development
19th Street (off 32nd Street)
P.O. Box 61581
United Arab Emirates
SUBMITTING YOUR DOCUMENTS TO THE VISA OFFICE
It is your responsibility to ensure you have sent our Visa Office
all the necessary documents in order for a decision to be made. In
advance of beginning your visa application, please consult the
homepage of Irish Naturalisation
& Immigration Service for full information regarding the
documentation required to accompany your visa application.
Elsewhere on this site you will find information leaflets for the
most commonly sought visas in the region which may be of assistance
to you. You will find the list of supporting documentation required
for the main types of visas here.
Submitting your Application on Time
You must submit your application by courier ‘immediately’ after you
have printed down the AVATS online summary sheet. After 30 days it
is possible that the application will be deleted from the visa
system unless it has been received by the Abu Dhabi Visa Office. It
is also important that you have paid the visa
Submitting Copies of your Passport
DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT. You must submit good quality
photocopies of your passport instead. You must submit copies of ALL
pages of your passport. These must be of good quality and clearly
legible. If the visa officer cannot clearly see the details on your
passport you may be required to submit new copies at your own
cost. If you have previous passports you must submit these
Original Documents: If you wish to have original documents
returned you should state this in your application and also provide
photocopies of the originals. It will be your responsibility to
arrange for the original documents to be returned to you by courier
service after a decision has been made on your papers in Abu Dhabi.
Alternatively you should present your application to the nearest
Honorary Consulate in Tunis or Malta who may verify the documents
and return them to you immediately.
There is a fee for the visa and the method of payment will be by
bank transfer and evidence of transfer of the payment will be
required to be provided with your papers to be sent by courier
or alternative secure mail to the Irish Visa Office at the
Embassy of Ireland Abu Dhabi. DO NOT SEND YOUR PASSPORT TO THE VISA
OFFICE IN ABU DHABI.
Only when you have checked the requirements for the visa you are
seeking and have all of the necessary papers should you send the
application for assessment. Your application will be assessed as
quickly as possible. A decision on your application will take up to
4 weeks. NOTE: Do not send your visa fee payment or your
passport to the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi.
Collection of Visas
Please provide your telephone number in order to notify you
when a decision on the visa application has been made. If you are
granted a visa you will contacted by the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi,
UAE in order to make arrangements for the provision of the visa to
you. It is possible to collect visas in Tunis, Casablanca or
Valetta, Malta if specifically requested. The relevant
addresses of the Honorary Consulates in those cities are listed on
this website under the country index. You should keep your passport
with you until you are in a position to present it to the nearest
Embassy or Honorary Consulate if you have been granted a visa.
Please note that it is in your interests to have the relevant
transit visas or visit visas if you are collecting your Irish visa
in another country. It is your responsibility to clearly state what
country/city you wish to collect the visa if one is issued.
In the event that you are refused a visa this notification of
refusal will be sent to you via email by the Visa Office in Abu
Dhabi, UAE. You should provide a business email address where
possible or your private email address with your application.
It will not be possible to enter into any communication with
you regarding the refusal of the visa via email. It will only be
used to communicate the decision to refuse the visa to you. Details
regarding appeal procedures further down this page.
If my application has been turned down, how do I appeal the
If you are refused a visa you may appeal this decision in writing
only to the Visa Appeals Officer at:
Visa Appeals Officer
Embassy of Ireland
1 and 2 Khalifa Al Suwaidi Development
19th (off 32nd Street)
P.O. Box 61581
United Arab Emirates
Any further information or additional documentation which you wish
to have taken into account should be sent for the attention of the
Visa Appeals Officer. Provision of such additional documentation
will be considered but does not guarantee approval of the
application. The visa reference number must be quoted on all future
correspondence along with your name and nationality.
How do I lodge an appeal?
Appeals must be in written form and posted to the Visa Appeals
Officer at the above address. Faxed or emailed appeals will not be
considered. No appeal will be allowed if you are found to have
given false or misleading information in any part of your
Is there a time limit?
Yes, you should submit your appeal within 2 months of the refusal
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for an appeal against refusal of a visa.
What happens when I make my appeal?
On receipt of the appeal the Appeals Officer will review the
application again, taking account of any further comments you have
made in the grounds of appeal and of any supporting documentation.
On examination and review the original decision may be reversed. If
the Appeals Officer does not alter the decision, you will be
notified in writing.
How long will my appeal take?
4-6 weeks from receipt of appeal.
You should submit your appeal by courier or in person ‘directly’
to the Abu Dhabi Visa office and ‘not’ to the Consulate
or Embassy in your country. If you do submit your appeal to a
consulate or Embassy you may be asked to pay the full courier costs
and/or any administrative charges associated with sending the
appeal. The Embassy or Consulate will not be responsible for the
cost or delivery of your appeal papers to the Abu Dhabi Visa
Office. Neither will they offer you any assistance with regard what
documents or information you should send with an appeal to Abu
Dhabi. You should follow the procedures on this website on how to
submit your appeal to the Abu Dhabi Visa Office.
Payment of the Visa Fee to the Abu Dhabi
You must lodge the relevant fees to the visa bank account
below. We do not accept cheques, postal orders, or bank
drafts at the Visa Office. If we do not receive the fee through the
visa bank account your claim will not be processed. The office is
not in a position to return drafts, cheques or postal orders to
applicants who have sent these to the Visa Office. Sending cash by
post to the visa office is not advisable and we cannot accept
foreign currency in this manner
The bank account details are as follows:
Name of holder: Embassy of Ireland, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Account number: 6202417770
Bank: National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Main Branch, Khalifa
Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
IBAN No: AE220350000006202417770
The fee for processing your visa application will
be AED 300 (UAE
Dirham) for a single entry visa. In circumstances
where a multiple entry visa may be granted the fee will be
AED 500 (UAE Dirham). A transit visa will be
AED 125. You should refer to www.inis.gov.ie for information as to
when a multiple entry visa may be granted. You can pay the fee
in your local currency at the relevant exchange rates. The
details can be found on the site at the section dealing with visa
fees. This section of the site also provides details as to when a
fee may not be required. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE FULL FEE IS
TRANSFERRED AND ALL RELATED CHARGES FOR TRANSFER OF THE VISA FEE
ARE COVERED BY YOUR REMITTING BANK. WHERE THE FULL FEE IS NOT
RECEIVED IN OUR BANK YOUR APPLICATION “WILL NOT” BE PROCESSED.
The visa fees mentioned above must be paid in full – depending on
the visa being sought. These fees are required to undertake an
examination of the application. Any commission charges payable to
your bank or the receiving bank in Abu Dhabi cannot be deducted
from the visa fee. If there are charges from the sending
and receiving bank you must provide sufficient funds to
cover these costs. You should check these costs with your bank
and cover the cost of the sending and receiving bank. It will not
be possible to examine applications where the correct fee has not
been provided. Deductions cannot be made from the visa fee
amount for commission charges of the banks.
IMPORTANT: When submitting your application as mentioned
earlier you must enclose a confirmation of payment. When
making the payment to the bank you should also indicate your name
or your AVATS reference number on the lodgement slip. This is to
ensure we are easily able to track your application to the fees
lodged to the NBAD bank account.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT A RECEIPT OF PAYMENT WILL BE
DELAYED UNTIL THE VISA OFFICE HAS EVIDENCE OF YOUR VISA FEE
PAID TO THE NBAD BANK A/C.