On Arrival in Ireland
All non-EU citizens, whether visa-required or not, will be subject
to ordinary immigration controls at the port of entry.
If you are entering the State on a short stay visit ('C' category
visa) you may be required to show proof of a return air ticket by
Irish immigration and also by the airline you are travelling
with. It is in your interest to ensure you have a return flight
ticket if you are on a short visit.
The length of stay permitted (including for those bearing a visa)
is decided by an Immigration Officer at the port of entry, will
reflect the purpose of the journey for which any visa was granted
and will be noted on your passport.
Those bearing a visa should note that the validity period shown on
the visa indicates only the dates between which the visa must be
presented to an Immigration Officer at a port of entry - the
validity period dates noted on the visa are NOT the dates
between which you are permitted to remain in Ireland.
All non EU nationals who wish to stay longer than 3 months in
Ireland must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau
and apply for permission to remain in Ireland. For further
information on registration and residence in Ireland please click
Visa-required nationals who wish to stay longer than 90 days should
apply for a 'D' type visa in advance of travel. In general,
permission to enter on the basis of a 'C' type visa will not give
rise to permission to remain beyond a 90 day period.
A visa applicant who submitted false or misleading information in
support of his/her application may become liable for prosecution
and/or subject to deportation.
You are not permitted under Irish law to involve yourself in any
other activity or to remain in the State for any purpose other than
that for which the visa or permission to remain was specifically
A person wishing to undertake any activity in Ireland other than
that for which his/her visa was granted must leave the State and
apply for a new visa. The applicant may not return to Ireland while
awaiting a decision on his/her new application
A person who remains in the State longer than the permitted period
may become liable for prosecution and/or subject to deportation.