Ireland in Ukraine

VISA INFORMATION

 

If you are travelling to Ireland you may need a visa. A visa is a paper document affixed to a page of the holder's passport. It permits a person to travel to Ireland during the validity period stated on the visa. It does not guarantee entry to the State. An Immigration Officer at the port of entry has the authority to grant or deny admission, and to decide the duration of a person's stay in the State.

 

Whether or not you need an Irish visa depends on what country you are from. Even if you are a national of a visa required country you may not require an Irish visa in some circumstances, as outlined on the linked websites below.

 

Detailed information on each visa category, the visa fee required and a checklist detailing what documents are required in support of your visa application may be found on the website of the EMBASSY OF IRELAND, MOSCOW. Further information is also available from the website of the IRISH NATURALISATION AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE (INIS).  

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

In order to submit your visa application you need to:

 

1. Complete the online VISA APPLICATION FORM. The application form should be printed out and signed once complete.

2. Gather your passport photograph, visa fee and supporting documentation for the visa type you are applying for. Visa fees are currently set at 1980 UAH (60 EURO) for single antry visa and 3300 UAH (100 EURO) for a multiple entry visa.

3. Lodge your visa application at the Consulate of Ireland, Kyiv, 32B, Khreshchatyk Str. The Visa Office is open Monday to Thursday betwen 10.00 and 13.00. Please note that your visa application will be processed by the Irish Visa Office in Moscow. Your original passport will be retained by the Consulate in Kyiv during the processing of your visa application.

 

SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS AND OTHER MATERIAL IN SUPPORT OF YOUR APPLICATION 

 

If you held a passport prior to holding your current valid passport or are currently travelling on a replacement passport, you must submit a photocopy of your previous passport. You are obliged to submit photocopies of all pages of previous passports, not just those with visas. You must clearly explain why you replaced your old passport and include any relevant police reports with your application. A decision on a visa application will not be issued until all relevant passports are seen by the Visa Office. 

For C-type visas: the passport expiry date has to be no less then 6 months from the date of your return to Ukraine.

For D-type visas: the passport expiry date has to be no less then 12 months from the date of your entry to Ireland

Original documentation: the originals of all documents must be submitted along with an English translation. Documents which have not been translated from Ukrainian/Russian to English will not be considered.

Photocopies of documentation: Please supply a photocopy of all documents that you would like to be returned to you. If you do not supply a photocopy, the original document will be retained by the Consulate.

 

 

Interview

  • Visa applicants are not generally required to attend for interview.



Children under sixteen years of age

  • Since 27 November 2008 children under 16 years of age accompanying a parent/legal guardian are also required to apply for a separate visa to enter Ireland. Therefore a visa application needs to be completed for each individual, even if the child is named on his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s passport. Two photographs of the child must also be submitted and a visa processing fee is payable for each applicant.

 


GENERAL ADVICE

 

To ensure the speedy processing of your application, please note the following:

  • All the required documents must be submitted with your visa application
  • Visa applications can be submitted no earlier than 3 months prior to your intended departure date
  • It is important to read carefully and take note of all relevant information on this website and on the visa application form before submitting your application
  • Do not use clips and files, do not clamp the documents by the stepler.
  • All the doccuments should be submitted if the original documents are shown (or their notary copies).
  • All the documents issued in Ukrainian/Russian languages should be translated into the English language, and should be confirmed by the stamp of translation agency
  • Travel tickets should not be purchased until a decision has been made and passport has been collected
  • Applicants may expect verification checks to be undertaken in respect of the information and documents submitted.
  • The onus is on applicants  to supply independently-verifiable information in order to establish that visa applications are genuine.

 

Information on processing times, visa decisions and appealing a visa refusal may be found on the website of the EMBASSY OF IRELAND, MOSCOW.

 

Important Notice:

Due to the anticipated high demand for visas during the months from May to August inclusive, applicants are advised that the following approximate visa processing times will apply from the date of submission of your application to our office:

During these 4 months, applicants and those inviting are requested not to contact (by telephone or e-mail) the Visa Office in Moscow unless it is absolutely necessary.

For further and more detailed information please visit www.inis.gov.ie

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