The Irish government announced that Nov. 26 is its deadline for accepting re-entry visa applications in 2021.

Key Points:

  • Re-entry visa applications received after Nov. 26 will not be processed until January 2022.
  • Individuals who do not hold an Irish residence permit and are under the age of 18 must have a re-entry visa to leave Ireland for up to 90 days and then return.
  • More information regarding re-entry visas and instructions on how to apply can be found here.

Additional Information: In case of an emergency, such as a family illness, individuals can email the re-entry visa office and request urgent processing. Individuals must provide proof of the emergency when making a request by emailing

BAL Analysis: Individuals should submit re-entry visa applications as soon as possible to avoid possible delays in obtaining a visa. Re-entry visa applications will not be processed after Nov. 26. BAL will continue to monitor visa-related deadlines and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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