Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||no||no||no|
ID cards/identity cards
i.a. Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can enter for stays of up to 3 months with a valid ID/ID card (but the passport valid for the stay is recommended): EU countries and Switzerland.
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay if a visa is required. If there is no visa requirement, the passport must be valid during the stay.
Generally required, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 3 months: EU countries and Switzerland.
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Germany, Austria The fees shown apply to Turkish citizens holding a residence permit for Germany or Austria: Tourist and business visa: €60 (single entry); €100 (multiple entries). Transit visa: €25. In addition, there are 5 € postage fees for postal applications. Visa-requiring spouses and family members of EEA citizens receive their visa free of charge. Switzerland The fees shown apply to Turkish citizens holding a residence permit for Switzerland: Tourist and business visa: 70 CHF (single entry); 117 CHF (multiple entries). Transit visa: 30 CHF. There is also a postage fee of CHF 7 if the application is submitted by post.
Visa types and costs
Visit, business, transit visa and other categories. More information from the consular representations (see contact addresses).
Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who travel on within 24 hours, have valid documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. In person or by post at the responsible consular representation (see contact addresses). The application itself can only be filled out online.
(a) 1 online application form. (b) 2 recent color passport photographs. (c) Copy of all pages of passport valid for at least 6 months beyond stay. (d) Fee (by personal check or wire transfer). (e) Possibly a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland, which is still valid for at least 3 months after the stay. (f) Copy of rental agreement or proof of ownership or registration confirmation (not for business trips). (g) Employment certificate/unemployment certificate/study certificate/student certificate (no student ID) and for students proof of health insurance. (h) Proof of sufficient funds (bank statement from the last six months. Attention: one-off, high amounts paid in shortly before the visa application are not taken into account) (i) Proof of income (proof of the last three wage or salary slips; if self-employed, last tax assessment or similar). (j) Letters of invitation from friends/family. Tourist stay: (a) – (i) and (j) hotel reservation. Business visa: (a) – (i) and (k) Letter of invitation from the Irish company and detailed letter of secondment from the German company with confirmation of the assumption of costs. Stamped registered mail return envelope when applying by post.
2-3 weeks but in some cases up to 8 weeks as most applications are processed in Dublin.
Documents required upon entry
All travelers (with the exception of EU citizens and Swiss citizens, among others) must be able to show return or onward travel tickets, valid international health insurance and sufficient funds.
Extension of stay
EU citizens and Swiss nationals wishing to stay longer than three months in Ireland must either have an income or have sufficient financial means if they are unemployed or studying and have valid health insurance. They must also apply for an immigration permit and, once granted, be registered with it. Information on applying for an extension of stay and registration is available from the Department of Justice and Equality. Individuals coming from outside the EU or Switzerland who wish to extend their stay in Ireland must have a valid visa and apply for, and be registered with, an immigration permit once granted. Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card proof of registration.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable child passport for children under the age of 12 or their own passport or ID card. Austrians: Own passport or identity card. Swiss: Identity card or own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Minors traveling alone or accompanied by a parent or third party, or a legal guardian with a different surname than the minor, should have written authorization from the parent/guardian not traveling with them. The parental authority / family relationship should be supported by documents (birth certificate, Marriage certificate, proof of adoption) can be proven. However, some airlines will not carry unaccompanied minors under the age of 14, even if they have permission. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible. when this permission is obtained. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible. when this permission is obtained. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
Permission from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is required for birds from all countries. For parrots, a permit from the health department is also required. Dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and non-rabies-free third countries require an EU pet passport (pet pass) or a national pet passport, which can only be issued by authorized veterinarians, and must have an implanted microchip on their neck as an identifier. The pet passport must show that the animal has had a valid rabies vaccination and, if necessary, a valid booster vaccination against rabies. The import is limited to 5 animals. Pets under 4 months of age are exempt from the compulsory vaccination against rabies. The transporting airline or ferry company must notify the Department of Agriculture of the arrival of the animals at least 24 hours in advance. The following additional regulations apply to dogs, cats and ferrets as well as to birds and small animals from non-rabies-free third countries: A health certificate is required for each animal. For entry into the EU area, a test for the presence of vaccinal antibodies must be carried out on pets 3 months before entry. A document proving an import permit from the Department of Agriculture is also required. The animals may only be flown in via Cork, Shannon or Dublin airports. A 6-month quarantine is mandatory. During this period, the animal is vaccinated twice against rabies.