Visa, passport and embassy information

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

Visa Passport

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


You will need a valid passport to enter the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ALWAYS check what form of ID is required with your individual airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling. 

Visas for the Republic of Ireland

A person in possession of a Hong Kong SAR or British National Overseas (BNO) passport does not require an entry visa. A person in possession of a Hong Kong Document/Certificate of Identity requires an entry visa. 

For further information and guidelines, please visit:

  •  If you do not hold a Hong Kong SAR or British National Overseas (BNO) passport, please click here  to see if you require an entry visa to visit the Republic of Ireland. 

Visas for Northern Ireland

If you hold a BN (O) or Hong Kong SAR passport and intend to stay in the UK for 6 months or less as a visitor you do not normally need to apply for a visa before travelling. But some categories of visitors do require visas. 

For further information and guidelines, please visit:

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