skip to main content

Visa/Immigration Requirement


Student Visa Information:

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 if you are required to do so.

Nationals of certain Countries do not need to apply for a study visa in advance of arrival - for a list of Non-Visa Required Nationalities, visit here.

If you are offered a place at the MTU, you must pay tuition fees in full to the University in order to apply for a study visa. MTU will issue a letter confirming payment of fees in full. The original letter is required to apply for a student visa.

All Non EEA students must secure medical insurance prior to arrival, as it is an immigration requirement.

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 MTU indicating that you have been offered a place in MTU
  • Letter from MTU 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 within 90 days of arrival to apply for their IRP (Irish Residence Permit)

You will need to take along:

  • A valid passport
  • MTU 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 MTU.
  • 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.
  • 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

Students under 18

All applicants must normally have reached 17 years of age by the 15th of January of the year following entry to MTU.

When you are under 18 years old and your parents/guardian do not live in Ireland, immigration needs proof of consent from both your parents/legal guardians.

This consent must be a notarised document. It must provide full details of the person in whose care you will be in during your stay in Ireland.

It must confirm: your parents/legal guardians agreement to your coming to Ireland for study purposes; and that you have a legal guardian during your stay in Ireland.

You must provide: Copies of the biometric page of your parents/guardians passports, or national identity cards showing the bearer's signature.

Contact Our Office


International Office


International Office
MTU Kerry North Campus
Co. Kerry

Contact by:

WhatsApp: +353 873449532

Visit Munster Technological University –Cork City campus (Cork Institute Of Technology)