Due to COVID-19 the processing of visa applications ceased in March 2020. From July 2020 the processing of ‘D’ Long Stay visas (Employment, Study, Join Family) resumed.
FAQs: What you need to know…
Do I need a visa to visit Ireland?
New Zealand passport holders do not require Entry Visas to visit Ireland on holiday. They may holiday in Ireland for up to three months and employment is prohibited. Evidence of onwards travel from Ireland within a three-month period is required.
For other countries, more information is available here on whether you need an entry visa.
If you wish to travel to Ireland on a passport of a “visa required” country you should obtain an entry visa before attempting to travel to Ireland.
How can I apply for a visa to visit Ireland?
Application details must be entered online via the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Australia. Click here for more information and to apply on line
You must submit your completed, signed application form, supporting documents and the fee to the Consulate General of Ireland in Auckland.
How much does an Irish visa cost?
The application fee for most applicants is NZ$145.
Some applicants are not required to pay a fee. This includes visa-required spouses and certain family members of EEA citizens (including Irish nationals) provided that proof of the relationship is submitted with the application.
In addition, applicants from some countries are not required to pay a fee. This changes from time to time but, when you make your application online, the system will notify you if you qualify for this exemption, based on the nationality details you provide.
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VISAS FOR OTHER COUNTRIES
Can you help Irish citizens with information about visas for a country other than Ireland?
We cannot speak on behalf of the immigration authorities of another country. For queries relating to New Zealand immigration, please consult Immigration New Zealand. For visas for third countries, please contact their diplomatic or consular post closest to you. You may be able to find it here Foreign Representatives to New Zealand