Visa Information

Visa Information


If you are from the EEA, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland then you do

not need a visa to come to Ireland. For the rest of the world, there are two lists for the

purposes of student visas – those who need to obtain a visa before travelling to Ireland

and those who will validate their visa once in Ireland. To check your visa status go to


The process for non EU members is:

  • If you are coming from a non-EU country you should apply to your nearest Irish
  • Embassy in order to obtain a student visa.
  • We will send you a letter of confirmation for your chosen course which you may
  • submit to the Irish Embassy along with your other documentation.
  • Letters of confirmation are issued on receipt of your initial payment.
  • DELS will provide help and support to students on any issues pertaining to immigration. Our head coordinator will be on hand to assist students with any issues they may have.
  • In the event of your visa into Ireland being refused all fees will be refunded less14 days before arrival.
  • a €150 handling charge. This is subject to the school being notified a minimum of