VISA APPLICATION FORM
All visa applications are now made on-line using the AVATS on-line
facility. Applicants are reminded that completing the on-line
application form is only the first step in the visa application
process. An application can only be processed when
the on-line form is completed AND the required backing
documentation, passport photograph and appropriate fee
are received by the Embassy.
Please click here for further information on making
an online application.
The Embassy has appointed Visa Facilitation Services Ltd (VFS) to
accept applications at their offices within Turkey on its
behalf. Please visit this
site for information about the location of VFS IRELAND offices
and their contact details. VFS staff do not take any part in, nor
can they influence the visa decision making process. In addition,
VFS manages a helpline to support the Embassy.
Telephone: 0212 373 5802
New visa scheme for Turkish Students
The Embassy of Ireland in Turkey has introduced a new scheme for
Turkish students who wish to attend short English language courses
in Ireland. There are two schemes; one for Turkish third level/university students and
one for Turkish junior students (aged 12-18). Under
these programmes, provided all the requirements are met, the
Embassy will endeavour to process the visas in three working
days following receipt of the application. Further information
on these visa schemes is available in the documents below.
The granting of an Irish visa is, in effect, only a form of
pre-entry clearance. It does not grant permission to enter Ireland
and Immigration Officers have the authority to grant or deny
admission. Visa holders are subject to normal immigration control
at the point of entry and should always carry with them the
originals or copies of the documents submitted with their visa
applications for possible inspection by Immigration Officers.
Furthermore, a visa does not grant permission to remain in Ireland.
The date of validity shown on the visa indicates only the date
before which it must be presented to an Immigration Officer. The
length of stay is decided by an Immigration Officer at the port of
A visa holder who remains in Ireland longer than the permitted
period and/or who submits false or misleading information in
support of his/her application may become liable for prosecution
and/or subject to deportation.
The granting of a visa is not a mere formality. As a result, the
Embassy will not be held responsible for any cancelled or unused
travel tickets in the event of a visa application not being
processed by an applicant's intended date of travel or where an
application has been rejected by the Department of Justice,
Equality and Law Reform. As a result, we advise all visa applicants
NOT to purchase or book travel tickets until their visa application
has been approved, issued and received.