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Thailand added to Irish Short-Stay Visa Waiver Programme

Date Published: 15-11-2013

Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, announced that from 18 November 2013, citizens of Thailand can avail of the Irish Short-Stay Visa Waiver Programme.

The Visa Waiver Programme allows visitors who hold UK short-stay visas and who have travelled through the UK to travel on to Ireland for up to 90 days without the need to apply for a separate Irish visa.  

List of countries to which the Visa Waiver Programme will now apply:

Nationals from Eastern Europe

  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

Middle East

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Other Asian Countries

  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Peoples’ Republic of China
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan

For more information:

See Press release by Department of Justice and Equality on short-stay visa waiver.

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