The granting of an Irish visa is, in effect, only a form of
pre-entry clearance. It does not grant permission to enter
Ireland and Immigration Officers have the authority to grant or
deny admission. Visa holders are subject to normal
immigration control at the point of entry and should always carry
with them the originals or copies of the documents submitted with
their visa applications for possible inspection by Immigration
Furthermore, a visa does not grant permission to remain in Ireland.
The date of validity shown on the visa indicates only the
date before which it must be presented to an Immigration Officer.
The length of stay is decided by an Immigration Officer at
the port of entry.
A visa holder who remains in Ireland longer than the permitted
period and/or who submits false or misleading information in
support of his/her application may become liable for prosecution
and/or subject to deportation.
The granting of a visa is not a mere formality. As a result,
the Consulate will not be held responsible for any cancelled or
unused travel tickets in the event of a visa application not being
processed by an applicant's intended date of travel or where an
application has been rejected by the Department of Justice,
Equality and Law Reform. As a result, a proposed itinerary from a
travel agent may be submitted listing the applicant’s name as the
passenger if the applicant does not wish to purchase or book travel
tickets until their visa application has been approved, issued and