Visa

Some of our exciting destinations we travel to will require visitors to obtain a tourist visa prior to departure. If you would like some assistance in securing a visa, Travel Department's preferred partner is ‘Visa First’, 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! Requirements continually change and we strongly advise that you check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office if travelling from the UK before you travel for the most up to date information. 

Visa First Contact Details:​

Email address: [email protected]

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

Tel: 0207 659 9180

Australia & New Zealand

Obtaining an Australian Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To Australia

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All visitors to Australia require a Tourist Visa and it is each individual’s own responsibility to secure one. The Australian ‘eVisitor’ visa replaces visa labels or stamps and removes the need for application forms. It is an electronically stored authorisation for travel to Australia, meaning you don't need paper documentation or a stamp in your passport. An eVisitor Visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 3 months on each arrival within 12 months from the date the visa was granted. The visa is issued and linked to your passport number. If your passport is lost, stolen or replaced before you travel to Australia, you will be required to re-apply for an eVisitor visa. Your passport must be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Australia

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All visitors to Australia require a Tourist Visa and it is each individual’s own responsibility to secure one. The Australian ‘eVisitor’ visa replaces visa labels or stamps and removes the need for application forms. It is an electronically stored authority for travel to Australia, meaning you don't need paper documentation or a stamp in your passport. An eVisitor Visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 3 months on each arrival within 12 months from the date the visa was granted. The visa is issued and linked to your passport number. If your passport is lost, stolen or replaced before you travel to Australia, you will be required to re-apply for an eVisitor visa. Your passport must be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel. 

Obtaining a New Zealand Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To New Zealand

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From the 1st October 2019, all passengers travelling to New Zealand are required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program. This is called ETA - Electronic Travel Authorisation. The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of participating countries to travel to New Zealand for tourism, business or transit purposes for 6 months from the day they enter New Zealand without obtaining a New Zealand visa. Passengers may apply for authorization via ETA at any time prior travelling to New Zealand but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection. Your passport must be valid for 3 months from your return date of travel.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To New Zealand

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From the 1st October 2019, all passengers travelling to New Zealand are required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program. This is called ETA - Electronic Travel Authorisation. The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of participating countries to travel to New Zealand for tourism, business or transit purposes for 6 months from the day they enter New Zealand without obtaining a New Zealand visa. Passengers may apply for authorization via ETA at any time prior travelling to New Zealand but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection. Your passport must be valid for 3 months from your return date of travel.

Canada, Cuba & USA

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Obtaining a Canadian Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To Canada

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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. The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of participating countries to travel to Canada for tourism, business or transit purposes for 6 months from the day they enter Canada without obtaining a Canadian visa. Passengers may apply for authorization via ETA at any time prior travelling to Canada but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. A fee of $7 Canadian dollars applies. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection. Full details for how to obtain an ROI tourist visa to Canada can be found here. For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the Canadian Embassy.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Canada

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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. The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of participating countries to travel to Canada for tourism, business or transit purposes for 6 months from the day they enter Canada without obtaining a Canadian visa. Passengers may apply for authorization via ETA at any time prior travelling to Canada but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. A fee of $7 Canadian dollars applies. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection. Full details for how to obtain an ROI tourist visa to Canada can be found here. For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the Canadian Embassy.

Obtaining a Cuba Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To Cuba

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All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter Cuba (Tourist Card). It is each individual passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate tourist card and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct. The information provided in this section of our website relates to EU citizens. Other nationalities should contact Cuban Embassy for further advice. Your Tourist Card is valid for 30 days from the date of entry to Cuba. You may only enter Cuba once during this period. Please note that if you are travelling to Cuba via Canada, you will also require Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) from the Government of Canada. 

Please note that receiving a Cuban entry stamp on your passport may lead to difficulties in receiving an ESTA (e-visa) for entering the USA.

 

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Cuba

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All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter Cuba (Tourist Card). It is each individual passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate tourist card and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct. Full details for how to obtain a UK tourist visa to Cuba can be found here.

Obtaining a USA Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To USA

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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. The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism, business or transiting the U.S. for 90 days or less without obtaining a U.S. visa. Passengers may apply for authorization via ESTA at any time prior to travel to the United States but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. A fee of $14 applies. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection. As of 01st April 2016, all passengers travelling to the USA must have a valid electronic passport. Full details for how to obtain a ROI tourist visa to the USA can be found here. For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the USA Embassy.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To USA

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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. The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism, business or transiting the U.S. for 90 days or less without obtaining a U.S. visa. Passengers may apply for authorization via ESTA at any time prior to travel to the United States but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. A fee of $14 applies. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection. As of 01st April 2016, all passengers travelling to the USA must have a valid electronic passport. Full details for how to obtain a UK tourist visa to the USA can be found here. For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the USA Embassy.

Cambodia, China & Vietnam

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Obtaining a Cambodian Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To Cambodia

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All visitors to Cambodia require an E- visa or a visa on arrival. 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.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Cambodia

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All visitors to Cambodia require an E- visa or a visa on arrival. 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.

Obtaining a China Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To China

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Visitors travelling to China holding an Irish passport, travelling between March 14th 2024 and November 30th 2024 for tourism purposes with the duration not exceeding 15 days, are eligible for visa-free entry. 

If you are travelling outside of these dates you will 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.  Chinese visas are valid for three months from the date of issue. 

When you travel to China, your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and must be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel.

Northern Ireland Residents - Tourist Visa To China

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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.  When you apply for your visa, your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and must be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel. Chinese visas are valid for three months from the date of issue.

 

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To China

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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.  When you apply for your visa, your passport must have at least 2 blank pages and must be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel. Chinese visas are valid for three months from the date of issue. 

 

Obtaining a Vietnam Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To Vietnam

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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.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Vietnam

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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.

India & Sri Lanka

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Obtaining an India Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To India

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All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter India. 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. 

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To India

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All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter India. 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. 

Obtaining a Sri Lankan Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Sri Lanka Tourist Visa

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All visitors to Sri Lanka require a Tourist Visa. It is each individual’s own responsibility to secure a Tourist Visa.  The Sri Lankan Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) System for Tourist Visas is an official authorization for a short visit to Sri Lanka. Foreign nationals, who intend to visit Sri Lanka for a short stay of up to six months, must obtain an ETA prior to their arrival. The ETA is issued through an on-line system.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Sri Lanka

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All visitors to Sri Lanka require a Tourist Visa. It is each individual’s own responsibility to secure a Tourist Visa.  The Sri Lankan Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) System for Tourist Visas is an official authorization for a short visit to Sri Lanka. Foreign nationals, who intend to visit Sri Lanka for a short stay of up to six months, must obtain an ETA prior to their arrival. The ETA is issued through an on-line system.

Egypt & Turkey

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Obtaining an Egypt Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To Egypt

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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. The information provided relates to British and Irish passport holders. All other applicants should contact the Egyptian Embassy.Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel. The Egypt E-visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days for single entry. You must enter and exit Egypt within the range of dates stated on your visa. Amendments to the visa can be made only when the visa is still valid. (a fee applies). Fees and charges once received are non-refundable. The Embassy reserves the right of refusal for any visa application. Full details for how to obtain an ROI tourist visa to Egypt can be found here. Please note the e-Visa can be obtained from 3 months prior to arrival date. For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the Egyptian Embassy.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Egypt

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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. The information provided relates to British and Irish passport holders. All other applicants should contact the Egyptian Embassy. Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for 6 months from your return date of travel. The Egypt E-visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days for single entry. You must enter and exit Egypt within the range of dates stated on your visa. Amendments to the visa can be made only when the visa is still valid. (a fee applies). Fees and charges once received are non-refundable. The Embassy reserves the right of refusal for any visa application. Full details for how to obtain an UK tourist visa to Egypt can be found here. Please note the e-Visa can be obtained from 3 months prior to arrival date. For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the Egyptian Embassy.

Obtaining a Turkey Tourist Visa

Republic of Ireland Tourist Visa To Turkey

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From the 02nd of March 2020, ROI passport holders no longer require a visa to enter Turkey.

For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the Turkish Embassy.

United Kingdom Tourist Visa To Turkey

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From the 02nd of March 2020, UK passport holders no longer require a visa to enter Turkey. 

For information concerning other nationalities, please contact the Turkish Embassy.

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