Ireland information: visa, passport and embassies

Belfast airport

Ireland’s passport and visa requirements vary for different nationalities so check with your local Irish embassy or consulate before you travel.

Belfast Airport
Belfast Airport

Passports

You need a valid passport to enter the Republic or Northern Ireland.

Air and sea carriers require some form of photo identification (usually either a passport or driving licence), so ALWAYS check what form of ID is required with your individual airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling.

While e-passports are commonly used now, you don't need one to enter Ireland.

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