Visa Services

Some of the destinations we feature require visitors to obtain a tourist visa prior to departure. For your convenience we have listed these destinations below along with advice on how to obtain a visa.

If you would like some assistance in securing a visa, Travel Department’s preferred partner is ‘Visa First’, a specialist agency based in Dublin. For a fee, Visa First can take care of the paperwork, embassy visits and any other requirements so you can get on with planning your holiday! Please note that this service does not apply to British passport holders who wish to travel to China or Russia.

Their contact details are below:

Office address: 3rd Floor, 9 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

Email address: info@visafirst.com

Tel: 0207 659 9180

www.visafirst.com

Australia Visa

All visitors to Australia require a Tourist Visa. It is each individual’s own responsibility to secure a Tourist Visa. Travel Department requires that all tour participants secure a tourist visa prior to departure for Australia.  More...

Canada Visa

All passengers travelling to Canada are required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program. This is called ETA - Electronic Travel Authorisation.   More...

China Visa

All visitors to China require a Tourist Visa. It is each passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate Tourist Visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct.   More...

Cuba Visa

All visitors to Cuba require a Tourist Visa. You have two options in relation to securing a visa. It is each individual’s own responsibility to secure a Tourist Visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct. More...

Egypt Visa

All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter Egypt. It is each individual passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate Tourist Visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct.  More...

India Visa

All visitors to India require a Tourist Visa. You have two options in relation to securing a visa. It is each individual’s own responsibility to secure a Tourist Visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct. More...

Sri Lanka Visa

All visitors to Sri Lanka require a Tourist Visa. It is each passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate Tourist Visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct.   More...

Russia Visa

In order to obtain a Russian visa an online visa application must be completed. We offer three options available in order to complete this form: More...

Turkey Visa

A new facility, supplied by Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, now means that you can pre-purchase your entry visa before travelling. Irish citizens travelling to Turkey (and indeed citizens of most other countries) are required to purchase a visa for entry to Turkey ($20 per person).  More...

US Visa Waiver Program

All passengers travelling to the United States are required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program. This is called ESTA - the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation.  More...

Vietnam Visa

Most visitors to Vietnam require a Tourist Visa. It is each passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate Tourist Visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct. More...

Oman Visa

Most visitors to Oman require a Tourist Visa. It is each passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate Tourist Visa and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct. More...