Ireland Suspends Re-Entry Visa Requirements for Minors Under 16

The Ireland Department of Justice has suspended re-entry visa requirements for children under 16 with immediate effect and until further notice.

Children under 16 who are currently residing in Ireland and who wish to re-enter Ireland must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian who holds an in-date permission to reside in Ireland. The adult accompanying the child must also provide appropriate documentation to prove they are the legal parent or guardian of the child in question.

Suitable documents to prove the relationship between the parent or guardian and the child are:

  • A birth or adoption certificate, or guardianship papers showing the relationship with the child;
  • A marriage/divorce certificate if the child’s parent has a different surname;
  • A death certificate in the case of a deceased parent.

Any child who is not currently residing in Ireland and wishes to enter Ireland can apply for an entry visa at their nearest VO or mission.

Please note that current applications for re-entry visas for children under 16 will be returned along with passports to customers in the coming days.

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