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Visa/Immigration Requirement


Student Visa Information:
The most up to date visa information is available at
If you are a Non-EU national, you should apply for a visa to the Visa Application Section of the Embassy of Ireland or Consulate in your home country. It is your responsibility to organise a study visa prior to arrival in Ireland. If you are offered a place at the Institute of Technology, Tralee, you must pay tuition fees in full to the Institute in order to apply for a study visa. The Institute will issue a letter confirming payment of fees in full. The original letter is required to apply for a student visa.

Contact information for Irish Embassies and Consulates abroad is available from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland.

Department of Foreign Affairs,
80 St. Stephen's Green,
Dublin 2,
Tel. + 353 1 4780822
Fax: + 353 1 4781484
You will need the following information when applying for a visa to your local Irish Embassy or Consulate :

  • Valid Passport (passport number, date of issue, date of expiry)
  • Date, place and mode of arrival in Ireland
  • Letter from IT Tralee indicating that you have been offered a place in IT Tralee
  • Letter from IT Tralee indicating that the fees have been paid in full
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover living and other expenses for the proposed stay
  • Recent passport photographs
  • Visa application fee (non-refundable)

Visa applications may take a few months to process so please apply early.

Department of Foreign Affairs
The Visa Office
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2,
Tel: + 353 1 6167700 (Open from 10.30am to 12.30pm )
Tel: + 353 1 6331000 (open from 09.30 - 12.00)
Tel: + 353 1 4780822 (open from 14.30pm to 16.00pm Monday-Friday) general number
Fax: + 353 1 4751201
Information on visa applications for students is available from the Department of Justice in Ireland.

Department of Justice,
72-76 St. Stephen's Green,
Dublin 2,
Tel: + 353 1 6789466 (Lines open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10.30am-12.30)
Fax. + 353 6615461
Address: Embassy of Ireland Visa Section
Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building 2-11-1
14 Liangmahe Na Lu
Tel: + 86 10 6532 6945
Fax: +86 10 6532 6956
Address: 230 Jor Bagh
New Delhi 110003

Useful Links:

Irish Consulates & Embassies

International Education Board Ireland

ICOS Irish Council for Overseas Students


Registration with the Immigration Authorities when you are in Ireland:

After arriving in Ireland, all students from outside the EU or the EEA must register at the local Garda (police) Station in Tralee.

You will need to take along:

  • A valid passport
  • An entry visa (where applicable)
  • IT Tralee student card
  • Evidence of financial support (e.g. current bank statement indicating your name / a letter of guarantee from a parent or guardian indicating the availability of sufficient funds to cover you during your period of stay in Ireland / letter from your sponsor, confirming financial status)
  • A letter from The International Office, stating that you are a registered student at IT Tralee.
  • Immigration Card Fee €300.00

Cost of Immigration Card:

  • There will be a €300.00 charge for all Immigration Cards issued by the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Payment will be by bank giro, issued at the Garda (police) Station only, or by credit card.
  • If you pay by bank giro you will have to make two visits to the Immigration Office. On your first visit you will submit all your documents and collect your bank giro form.
  • You will be advised of the duration of processing times, approximately one week. Take the bank giro form to your bank, make payment and retain your receipt. Return to the Immigration Office, with the bank giro receipt, when the appropriate processing time has elapsed. Provided that your documentation is in order you should be able to collect your Immigration Card.
  • Those making credit card payments will have their Immigration Cards processed immediately, if all the documentation is in order.
  • Please remember that you are a guest in Ireland and the issuing of your Immigration/Residency/Green Card is at the discretion of the Irish government.
  • Please ensure that you treat Immigration Officers with the respect that they as individuals and their Office deserve

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