Guide for Requirements to lodge application forms, filling and process in 2021 Ireland



Ireland welcome total 101 countries visa free or visa on arrival and about million tourist visit every year.

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Welcome To Our AVATS Online Application Facility.

This Online Visa/Preclearance Application Facility is available worldwide and must be used by all applicants for an Irish Visa/Preclearance. The technology guides you through the Visa/Preclearance application process, step by step.

Please check the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service at www.inis.gov.ie to see if you require a Visa/Preclearance to Ireland.

If you require a Visa/Preclearance please click on the link below to begin your application.

Online Visa/Preclearance Application - Before You Apply
All questions within this online application are in English and must be answered in English.

Help tips will be available in certain fields which will explain what information is being sought. You must select the correct application type, and answer all questions truthfully or your application may be refused.

You will need to print a summary of your application form as a part of this process. You will therefore need the ability to print from the computer on which you complete your application.

We recommend you have the following information to hand:

  1. Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
  2. Details of any previous Irish Visa/Preclearance applications and details of any previous visa refusals from any country
  3. Details of any previous criminal convictions or pending charges
  4. Contact details for your host in Ireland or your sponsor
  5. Itinerary

During the application process you can save your application, exit the online form and return later to complete it (within 30 days).

If you experience technical difficulties in using this facility, we would welcome your feedback by email to avatsqueries@justice.ie.

Following submission of your online application you will be required to submit a signed summary of your application form (as created by the online facility) original passport, passport-sized colour photographs which meet our requirements, the relevant fee, and all supporting documents. The summary application form created by the online facility will tell you how to submit your documentation and pay the relevant fee.

Visa Applications

A comprehensive guide to completing a visa application can be accessed www.inis.gov.ie. The guide is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Turkish, Hindi and Urdu on www.inis.gov.ie.

The instructions will differ depending on which country you are applying from.

In some countries, the summary form will direct you to the website of the Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office to which your online application has been sent. You should check that website for details of how to submit your application, along with your passport, photographs, relevant fee and all other supporting documents. Details of the fees payable and accepted methods of payments will also be found on that website.

In other countries, the summary form will direct you to an online payment and appointment booking portal through which you will be able to pay the relevant fee online and book an appointment at a visa application centre (VAC) for the purpose of completing the application process including submitting your documents.

Preclearance Applications

You will be instructed to send your application form and supporting documents to the local mission or Visa Application Centre. The full address will be printed on the online summary application form once you have completed the application process.

You must read the relevant Preclearance webpage on the INIS website (www.inis.gov.ie), before submitting your application. Details of fees payable and accepted methods of payment can also be found on the INIS website.

You are advised to read all other information on Visas/Preclearance contained on our website www.inis.gov.ie and to read our Terms and Conditions and information on Freedom of Information.

Data Protection Aand Privacy

The Department of Justice and Equality (DJE) will treat all information and personal data that you provide as confidential, in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Information provided to the DJE will only be shared with other approved organisations in accordance with appropriate legislation.

The full text of the Privacy Notice for this Form ‘ONLINE VISA/PRECLEARANCE APPLICATION’ can be found at www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/PrivacyPolicy.aspx.

The full text of DJE’s Data Protection Policy can be found at www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Data_Protection.

Applicants should read all the links above before they continue with the Visa/Preclearance application process.

I acknowledge that I have read and understood the information provided, in the link to “Privacy Notice” above, for the purposes of ensuring fair and transparent processing of my personal data (or the personal data of the person under 18 years of age on whose behalf I submit the data).

What type of Visa/Preclearance are you applying for? *

    Short Stay    (Visa is issued for a stay of 90 days or less for the purpose of tourism, visit to family/friends, business, conference, transit, and some visas which come under the category of "Other".)

     Long Stay   (Visa will issue for a stay of more than 90 days. This will not be issued for any of the above reasons, but may be given for the purpose of employment, study, or joining spouse/partner/parent, and certain other categories.)

For Preclearance applications, please select option Long Stay.

Journey Type: *       Single      Multiple

    Single   (Journey Visa will allow you to seek entry to Ireland on one occasion only.)

    Multiple   (Journey Visa will allow you to seek entry to Ireland on multiple occasions within the dates shown shown on your visa.)

If you are applying for a long stay (D) visa/preclearance, you must select Journey type ‘multiple’.

Further details on who can apply for a Multiple Journey Visa please click on this link

What is the reason for travel? *
Purpose of Travel:

If you have chosen "Other" please briefly outline your reason for travel here.

Passport Type: *

    Aliens Passport

    Diplomatic passports

    Government Official Passport

    Internationally recognised travel document

    National passports

    Travel documents (1951 Convention)

Passport/Travel Document Number: *

    Passport number (and letters, if applicable) must not exceed 15 characters.

    Only numbers and letters should be entered.

    Do NOT enter any punctuation.

Proposed dates you wish to enter and leave Ireland: *

Surname: *
Forename: *
Other Name:


Note: Failure to give the correct date of birth may result in the application being invalid.


Date Of Birth: *
Gender: *
Country Of Birth: *
Country Of Nationality: *
Current Location: *
Current Address:

Note:A Post Office Box Address is not acceptable as a residential address.
Failure to give a residential address will result in the application being invalid.

Address Line 1: *
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4:
Contact Phone: *
Contact Email: *

Your application is held online for a period of 30 days. During this period, it can be retrieved back any time using the transaction number provided below:

Your unique transaction number is - 45986832


Length of residence in present country:
*          

No Of Years:           No Of Months: 


Do you have permission to return to that country after your stay in Ireland? *        

Yes        No


Have you applied for an Irish Visa/Preclearance before? *        

Yes        No


Have you ever been issued with an Irish Visa/Preclearance before? *        

Yes        No


Please provide the location, transaction number and year of issue
        
Location of Irish Embassy/Office, you previously applied to, the application number of the visa/preclearance issued, and the year of issue.


Have you ever been refused an Irish Visa/Preclearance? *        

Yes        No


If you have been refused before, please provide location of application, year and reference number.

         Location of Irish Embassy you previously applied to and the reference number that issued to you (if known). Provide the Visa/Preclearance reference number and year of refusal.


Have you ever been in Ireland before? *

      If you have ever entered Ireland at any time in the past, whether legally or illegally, you must answer "Yes" to this question.

If yes
 
Purpose of trip to Ireland: *
 
Department of Justice Reference number:
 GNIB Reference number:
 PPS Number:(if any)


Do you have family members living in Ireland? *        

      Have you ever arrived at a port of entry to Ireland and been refused permission to enter the State by an Immigration Officer, whether or not you were in possession of a visa ?

If yes

      This includes extended family members such as aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws, etc.

  Surname/Family Name(as in Passport): *
 Forenames: *
 Date Of Birth: *
 Relationship to you: *

 
Department of Justice Reference number of family member

Have you ever been refused permission to enter Ireland before? *
Have you ever been notified of a deportation order to leave Ireland? *
Have you ever been refused a visa to another country? *
Have you ever been refused entry to, deported from, overstayed permission in, or were otherwise required to leave any country? *
If yes to any of the above please give details
Have you any criminal convictions in any country? *

Passport/Travel Document Number:
Type of Travel Document:
Issuing Authority/Type: *
Date of Issue: *

Date of Expiry: *
Is this your first Passport? *        

Yes    No

If No, please provide details regarding your previous passports

1. Passport/Travel Document Number:
Issuing Authority:
Date of Issue:
Date of Expiry:

2. Passport/Travel Document Number:
Issuing Authority:
Date of Issue
Date of Expiry:

Are you currently employed in your country of residence *        

Yes         No

If yes

If yes, please supply the following details:

Current Employer: *
Duration Of Employment:
Position Held: *
What is your work address?

Address Line 1: *

Address Line 2:

Address Line 3:

Employer's Phone
Employer's Email:

Are you currently a student in your country of residence *        

Yes         No

If yes

Name of school or college: *
Address Line 1: *

Address Line 2:

Address Line 3:
School/College Phone:
School/College Email:

Will you be travelling with any other person

e.g. business colleague, family member, group? *        

Yes         No

If yes

Person 1(or Group Leader)

Name: * 

Relationship: * 

Person 2

Name:

Relationship:  

Person 3

Name:

Relationship:  

Person 4

Name:

Relationship:  

Contact details for Contact / Host in Ireland.

If you are applying for a short stay tourist visa, please give accommodation name and address.

If you are applying for any other short stay visa, you must fill out the contact details of your reference in Ireland in this section.

If you are applying for a Long Stay Visa/Preclearance, you must fill out the contact details of your reference in Ireland in this section.

Address Line 1: *

Address Line 2:

Address Line 3:

Contact Phone: *

Is the contact/host in Ireland personally known to you (e.g: family / Friends) *  

Yes  No

Surname/Family Name (as in passport): *

Forename (as in passport): *

Country of Nationality: *
Occupation: *
Relationship To Applicant: *
Department of Justice Reference number (for non-EEA nationals):
Date of Birth:

Email:

Personal Status: *

Spouses/Partners details

Is your spouse/partner travelling with you?

If married

        Surname / Family Name(as in passport): *

        Forenames(as in passport): *

        Other Name(s)(Maiden or name at birth):

        Date of Birth: *

        If your spouse is travelling with you is it on your passport or his/her own passport? *

        Passport Number: *

        Gender: *

        In what country does your spouse/partner currently live? *

Children Details


How many dependant children do you have?
Please provide the details of any dependant children.

If you have more than 6 dependent children you must include the same details as above for each additional child on a separate sheet

and submit with your supporting documentation.

Did you receive any assistance in completing this form from an agent/agency? *        

Yes    No

If yes

Name of Agent: *

Name of Agency: *

Address Line 1:*

Address Line 2:

Contact Phone:

DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

You must now read the declaration below and tick the box to confirm this.

An application for a person under the age of 18 should be completed by the parent or legal guardian.

DECLARATION

I hereby apply for a visa/preclearance to travel to Ireland. The information I have given is complete and is true to the best of my knowledge. I also declare that the photograph submitted with this form is a true likeness of me, the applicant. I confirm that if, before the application is decided, there is a material change in my circumstances or new information relevant to this application becomes available, I will inform the Embassy/ Consulate/Visa Office handling my application.

I understand that I may be required to provide my biometric information (fingerprints and facial image) before my application will be processed and that any such information, together with my biographical information, will be collected by the United Kingdom Home Office or another authorised agent on behalf of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service of the Department of Justice and Equality.

I understand that I may be recorded by electronic means (CCTV) when I attend at a centre for the purpose of providing my biometrics and biographical details or lodging my documents and that any such recordings may be retained for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of the visa/preclearance application process.

I understand that additional information may be required before my application can be processed. I understand that failure to provide such data, if requested to do so by the Embassy/Consulate/ Visa Office, may result in the refusal of my application.

I understand that any false or misleading information, or false supporting documentation, may result in the refusal of my application and that this may result in me being prevented from making further Irish visa/preclearance applications for a period of up to five years. An appeal, against the decision to refuse to grant the visa/preclearance sought, may not be permitted.

I also understand that if I have incorrectly claimed to be exempt from the requirements to provide biometrics my application may be refused and I may be prevented from making further Irish visa/preclearance applications for a period of up to five years. An appeal, against the decision to refuse to grant the visa/preclearance sought, may not be permitted.

I understand that the outcome of this visa/preclearance application may be made available to the United Kingdom Home Office for the purpose of preserving the integrity of the Common Travel Area.

I understand that the application form and supporting documentation or copies thereof, may be conveyed to the Irish deciding authority as considered appropriate by the receiving office, including commercial courier (in a sealed package) or other postal or electronic means.

By ticking the box I hereby agree to all the above.