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Key Points

  • 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

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