Visa, passport and embassy information

You'll need to check Ireland's visa and passport requirements before you begin your visit

Of course we’ll say céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousands welcomes in Gaelic) when you arrive in Ireland. But just after that, we’ll probably ask you for your passport. There are different requirements for different nationalities so here’s what you need to know when visiting Ireland from South Africa.

Passports

To enter the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, you need a valid passport. Always check what form of ID is required with your individual airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling. 

Visas

People who have a valid South Africa passport do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Ireland. South African passport holders do require a visa for visiting Northern Ireland. 

Embassies & High Commissions

Republic of Ireland

Embassy of Ireland

2nd Floor 

Parkdev Building 

Brooklyn Bridge Office Park

570 Fehrsen Street

Brooklyn 0181

Pretoria 

Tel: +27 12 452 1000  

Northern Ireland

British High Commission Pretoria 

255 Hill Street Arcadia 

Pretoria 0028 

Tel (visa enquiries): +861 837 221