Late last month, the Irish government’s Department of Justice announced that it would be extending its five-year multi-entry visa to foreign nationals from visa-required countries. This was a smart and strategic move on the part of the government, considering the damage the pandemic has done to Ireland’s travel industry.

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, made a statement, saying “The availability of 5-year multi-entry short stay visas to eligible applicants from all visa required countries is a very positive measure. It will enable people who visit Ireland regularly, for business or family reasons in particular, to make one application, which when granted, will then cover travel over a five year period.”

“This will make travelling to Ireland a more convenient and attractive option at a time when travel worldwide is resuming and our tourism industry, in particular, is reopening following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Only Chinese Nationals previously qualified for the five-year multiple-entry visa.

Ireland 5-year Multi-Entry Requirements

Formerly, foreign nationals would also need to show that they had travelled through Ireland compliantly. This is no longer the case – persons with no travel history may now apply for this visa for the following reasons:

1: You travel regularly to Ireland on short visits for business meetings.

2: When you are in Ireland on business, you need to travel to another country and return to Ireland for further meetings or onward travel.

3: You are travelling to and from another country, via Ireland.

4: You are a digital nomad and travel throughout the EU and UK and transition through Ireland for short periods.

5: You have friends and family in Ireland and would like to visit for short periods.

At IBN Immigration Solutions, we can help you secure visas for Ireland for work, investment, leisure travel, spousal and dependants and more.

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