- Irish consulates are now processing ALL long-stay visas, including D visas
- Pre-clearance scheme applications are also now being processed, which includes non-EEA national family members of UK Nationals
Visa processing was suspended at all Irish consulates and embassies in the beginning of May due to COVID-19. The government has lifted the suspension and is now accepting certain consular applications including long stay and pre-clearance visas. Short-term visa applications are still not being processed.
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.
Source: Irish Department of Justice