All about long stay D visa Ireland

All about long-stay D visa – Ireland

If one wishes to travel to Ireland for more than three months, to pursue any course or to settle down in Ireland with family who is already residing in Ireland, then you can apply for a long-stay ‘D’ visa for a single entry. If you are staying longer than 90 days you will also have to register after arriving in Ireland.

How can you apply for long-stay D visa?

  • First, complete the online application process for long-stay D visa The online system will then create a summary application form
  • Follow the instructions on the summary application form. The summary form will contain information on how to submit your supporting documentation
  • You must print, sign and date the summary form and submit it with your supporting documents.

Visa Fees

The fees for visas are:

  • Single entry: €60
  • Multi entry: €100
  • Transit: €25

The visa fee is an administration fee that covers the cost of processing your application. This fee cannot be refunded if your application is refused or withdrawn.

Processing time for long-stay D visa

Visa Processing for long-stay D visa can differ between countries and visa offices, embassy or embassies. They can also vary during high volume periods during the year. Generally, you can expect a decision within eight weeks from the day on which you lodge your application.

Documents required

  • Application Summary document (Provide your signed and dated summary application form and the appropriate fee (where applicable). These must go with the supporting documents set out below. If you do not submit the required documentation we may refuse your application. This will be on the basis of insufficient documentation)
  • Application letter
  • Two colour passport sized photographs not more than 6 months old
  • Your current passport and a full copy of all previous passports
  • Evidence that you have enrolled on a privately funded course ( Note: Where the course fees are less than €6,000, you must pay fees in full to the college before applying for your for your long-stay D visa. Where the course fees are more than €6,000, you must pay at least this amount before applying for your visa. Evidence of this should be visible in your Letter of Acceptance. )
  • Evidence accounting for any gaps in your educational history
  • Reciept or any other proof of fee payment to college
  • Evidence that you have the academic ability to follow your chosen course
  • Certificate of your level of English (or Irish)
  • Finances
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Previous Visa Refusals

If you are under 18 then you have to carry some extra documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Consent of parent/legal guardian
  • Accommodation and vetting certificate

Note: No entitlement on the part of other family members to travel with or join the student in the State. You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to Ireland. If you need to apply for a long-stay D visa visa, you should do this as soon as possible after accepting a place for your studies

Non-EEA students can refer to NEW IMMIGRATION REGIME FOR (irishimmigration.ie) guidelines for degree programmes.

What to do once you arrive in Ireland?

Once you arrive in Ireland you must show your passport, permit, visa and all other necessary documentation to the immigration officer at the airport or other gate of entry.The officer- incharge will place a ‘landing stamp’ on your passport to give you temporary immigration permission to stay in Ireland. This stamp recognises how long you can stay.

If you arrive with a long stay ‘D’ visa and wish to stay longer than 3 months, you need to visit the registration office in Dublin or at a local Garda station outside of Dublin, before your landing stamp lapses. Visiting the registration office and completing the necessary formalitities will help you to extend your stay in Ireland.

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