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Consulate of Ireland

Phuket, Thailand


Tel: 00 66 76 381 052

Fax: 00 66 76 381 052

Visa Services                                                                            Thai


Ireland introduces Short-Stay Visa Waiver Programme for citizens of Thailand

The Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter T.D. has announced that from 18 November 2013, citizens of Thailand will be able to avail of the Irish short stay visa waiver programme. This will allow visitors or business people from Thailand who have lawfully entered the UK (including Northern Ireland) on a valid UK visa, to travel to Ireland without the requirement to obtain an Irish visa, and without any additional paperwork or fees.

The Irish short-stay visa waiver programme for citizens of certain designated nationalities was introduced in 2011. With the addition of Thailand to the programme in November 2013, the programme now covers 18 countries. The programme allows visitors who hold UK short stay visas and who have travelled to the UK, to travel on to Ireland without the need to apply for a separate Irish visa.

Further information on the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme is available HERE


Please complete the visa application form online at www.inis.gov.ie and print out the application form summary page with the applicants signature signed.

Please submit your Visa form fully complete with the following supporting documentation.

1. Printed online Summary Sheet (Signed and Dated)

2. Applicant’s original passport (current and previous)

3. 2 recent passport size photographs (White background)

4. Financial details bank statements (latest 6 months)

5. Pay slips, Employment letter or contract

6. Full flight schedule/itinerary

7. Hotel booking/Accommodation

8. Travel/Medical insurance

9. Visa fee – single visa 3,100 Baht (visa fee 2,700 Baht and communication fee 400 Baht. Multiple visa 4,900 Baht (visa fee 4,500 Baht communication fee 400 Baht) spouse of Irish will pay only 400 Baht for communication fee

10. Proof of residence in Thailand (ID card/house registration)

11. Proof of relationship (photographs, email, money transfer receipt, birth certificate of children/copy of their passport etc.)

12. Letters of undertaking from both applicant and sponsor/host in Ireland

13. If planning to stay with friends - original letter of invitation from them. Copy of their passport (Details page), GNIB card (Non-EEA/Irish National), Immigration stamp, Proof of their residence in Ireland

14. From sponsor – Copy of passport, Letter of undertaking, P60, Bank statement, work permit (Non – EEA/Irish National)

15. If Married – Marriage certificate  

16. Details of travel/tour plan in Ireland (if a tourist)

17. For business – Original letter of invitation from sponsor (company) in Ireland. Original letter from applicant’s employer in Thailand

18. For Official visit – Embassy requires original letter from the ministry

19. For meeting/Conference – details of meeting/conference in Ireland

20. For Student – Letter from College/university from Thailand and Ireland