Ireland Emergency Travel Provisions for Travelers from Dominica, Honduras and Vanuatu  

Ireland’s Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) has announced that it will try to accommodate emergency travel for travelers from Dominica, Honduras, and Vanuatu who had made plans to travel to Ireland before the new visa requirement came into force on March 7, 2024, and who plan to arrive in Ireland before April 7, 2024 in the following circumstances:

  • A critical medical case involving a family member being seriously ill or undergoing medical treatment. Evidence from the relevant medical institution must be provided;
  • Visiting for a significant family event – a birth, wedding, or funeral. Suitable evidence must be provided;
  • Taking up a place obtained in a third-level institution on an undergraduate or post graduate degree course. Evidence must be provided from the relevant institution;
  • Taking up employment and holding an Employment Permit for Ireland. Evidence of the permit issued by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment must be provided;
  • Travelling for business. Confirmation of the arrangements for the visit from the business in question must be provided.

Travellers who may qualify should email with the subject line “VISA IMPOSITION – EMERGENCY TRAVEL REQUIRED”.

All other customers are asked to complete the online visa application form at the following website:

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