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Key Points

  • Business visas will be processed again for certain long term work permit categories. This includes those who have been granted an employment permit by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment.
  • Applications for family reunification visas will be processed under the new conditions, such as long stay D-visa applicants. This also includes third country national family members exercising free movement under the EU directive.


Visa processing at all Ireland consulates abroad had been suspended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 but have since been resumed for certain business visa categories and family reunification circumstances.

What Are the Changes?

The Ireland immigration offices halted all visa immigration processing for a few weeks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but we are now seeing various types of visa processing resumed.

Looking Ahead

Envoy will provide updates to this story as it develops. Please note that all travelers entering Ireland require a negative COVID-19 test taken no earlier than 72 hours of entering the country.

Source: Irish Department of Justice

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