Do I need visa for Ireland if I have UK residence permit?

Can I go to Ireland with UK residence permit?

People with UK visas or residence permits

If you are a citizen of a country whose nationals need a visa to enter Ireland and you have a valid UK visa or residence permit, you may be required to have a visa to enter Ireland before you arrive in Ireland.

Can you travel to Ireland with a residence permit?

An immigration officer can refuse permission for you to enter Ireland, even if you have a visa or residence permission in Ireland. Ireland is not part of the Schengen Area. This means that you must have a national passport or national identity card to enter Ireland from the EEA.

Which countries accept UK residence permit?


  • Anguilla (British Territory)
  • Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Aruba.
  • Bahamas.
  • Bermuda (British Territory)
  • Bonaire (Dutch Territory)
  • British Virgin Islands (British Territory)
  • Cayman Islands (British Territory)

Do I need visa for Dublin if I have UK visa?

Reciprocally, UK visa holders can enter Ireland without having to get an Irish visa. The British-Irish Visa Scheme is a follow up of the Irish Visa Waiver Programme (see below), which allows certain UK visa holders to enter Ireland without a separate Irish visa.

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Can UK ILR holder travel to Ireland?

Citizens of the United Kingdom do not require a visa to travel to Ireland as they have Indefinite Leave To Remain. This means that you can travel freely into and out of the country.

Can UK BRP holder travel to Ireland?

Yes, as long as both the UK visa and leave to enter and remain are still valid and current and the person travelling has passed through UK immigration at least once on foot of them, the UK visa may be used for travel to Ireland.

Is UK visa valid for Ireland?

The British-Irish Visa Scheme allows for mutual recognition of short-stay visas between the UK and Ireland. This means that a British short stay visa will be valid for travel onward to Ireland, and an Irish short-stay visa will be valid for travel onward to the UK.

Who need visa to Ireland?

If you are travelling to Ireland and you are not a citizen of the UK or a country in the European Economic Area (the EU plus Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein), you may need to apply for a visa. An Irish visa is a certificate placed on your passport or travel document that allows you to travel to Ireland.

Who can visit Ireland without visa?

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland, you do not require a visit or holiday visa to travel to Ireland. You have the right to enter and reside in Ireland for a period of up to 3 months simply by presenting a valid passport or national identity card; no other formality is required.

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Can I travel to Ireland with UK Tier 2 visa?

Note: A Schengen visa or UK visa is not valid for travel to Ireland. For exceptions to this, please see Schedules 2 and 3 below. If you’re a citizen of a non-EEA country, whether you need a visa or not, you will be subject to immigration control when you enter Ireland.

Can I travel to Ireland with UK Tier 4 visa?

Chinese and Indian nationals holding a UK Standard Visitor visa can travel to the Republic of Ireland under the British-Irish Visa SchemeLink opens in a new window. Tier 4 student visa holders are not eligible under this scheme and will need to apply for a travel visa for the Republic of Ireland before travelling.

Do UK residents need a visa for Europe?

Although the UK is now outside the EU, British citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Area and stay short-term. Although there are no visa requirements for UK citizens, travellers will need to apply for ETIAS from the end of 2022.

How long stay in Ireland with UK visa?

UK visas eligible under the scheme

All standard visitor categories where the maximum period for a single visit is six months (except ‘visitor in transit’ and ‘visitor for marriage or civil partnership’).

Is Republic of Ireland part of UK?

Ireland was split into two separate jurisdictions in 1921: Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland. Southern Ireland became the Irish Free State and left the United Kingdom in 1922, left the Commonwealth of Nations in 1949 and is now known as the Republic of Ireland or simply Ireland.

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