3 ways Irish people can get visas to go abroad

Want to get out and see the world and need a travel permit? Have a read below of the three best ways that Irish people can get visas to go abroad.

3 ways Irish people can get visas to go abroad

While we love to unearth the wonders of our own country, we also long to explore the rest of the world and thus when summer comes around we flock in our droves to seaside resorts, bustling cities and picturesque standalone islands.

However, many places will require you to obtain documentation in order to enter their country, and these are better known as ‘visas’ or ‘travel permits’, and thus are essential to your trip but thankfully can be easily accessed.

Here are three ways that Irish people can get visas to go abroad.

1. Apply to the country’s Embassy or Consulate in Ireland – most common way Irish people can get visas to go abroad

The American Embassy. Contacting the relevant Embassy or Consultant is one of the best ways for Irish people to get visas to go abroad.
The American Embassy in Dublin. Credit: William Murphy / Flickr

According to the Irish Government’s Department for Foreign Affairs, obtaining a travel permit from the country’s Embassy or Consulate in Ireland is the most common way that Irish people are able to obtain visas in order to travel abroad.

Thankfully, there are numerous nations who have a base across the Emerald Isle, and the Irish Government advises that you call the relevant Embassy or Consulate to find out if they can issue a visa before you depart.

Note, however, that not all countries require visas for Irish people. For example, you can travel without a visa to all countries bound by European Union (EU) treaties, while you can visit Canada and Japan for up to 6 months without a visa.

However, you will need a visa for Burundi, Chad, China, Congo, Ghana, Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Russia, Syria and Yemen. Ensure to consult the Irish ‘Diplomatic List’ in order to ascertain which of these countries have an Embassy or Consulate in Ireland.

2. Point of entry at your travel destination – pick it up as your head in

Some country's will issue you with a visas to their country at their point of arrival.

The next way that Irish people can get visas to go abroad is to acquire such a travel permit at the point of entry to your chosen travel destination. In order to establish whether you need a visa, check with your travel agency if you have one or contact the nearest Consulate or Embassy of the country you are visiting.

There are not many countries that will require Irish citizens to obtain a visa at the point of entry to their country, but make sure to do your research before you go to find out which ones do.

Amongst the list of countries that will grant Irish citizens a visa when they arrive are; Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Comoros, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Also, make sure to check the prices for such visas so you can prepare in advance how much you will need. Uganda, for example, offers a free visa on arrival, while it will cost around 75 euros to obtain the requisite permit into Iran.

1. E-visa – for a helping hand through your application

An alternative way that Irish people can get visas to go abroad is by visiting the very accessible and clearly-structured E-visa website, who are a large full-service visa agency working out of London.

E-visa is there to simplify what can be a difficult and complicated procedure to navigate. For instance, the Indian visa application procedure is notorious among travellers for its lack of clarity and often confusing language. Amongst E-visa’s repertoire are their simple application forms, which provide applicants with explanations for each step of the process.

Furthermore, the company will perform urgent applications outside of normal working hours, offer all the popular and safe payment methods, will proactively contact the traveller regarding any issues and will fully refund the traveller if their application is denied.

The company also offer to pick up your passport from your home if your visa needs to be physically applied to the passport of the traveller and will return it after only a few days following the process of the application.

As such, the work of E-visa has been successful and it has been highly praised by their customers, who have given the services an average of a 9.6 rating, and makes clear that this is a great way Irish people can get visas to go abroad.

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To apply, simply visit the website, choose your destination, open the application form which must be completed and accompanied with any required documentation. Visa specialists will then review the application for any mistakes and will then notify you if your application has been successful.

You can apply for visas to the following locations on e-visa; USA, Canada, India, Australia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Egypt, Myanmar, Cambodia, New Zealand and Turkey.

That concludes the three ways that Irish people can get visas to go abroad. With the easy part of choosing your destination over, make sure to establish the most effective way to obtain a visa and ensure an issue-free entry to your chosen destination.

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