The Irish government has suspended the issuance of re-entry visas for children under the age of 16.

Key Points:

  • As of June 15, foreign nationals under the age of 16 can now travel with a parent or legal guardian who legally lives in Ireland without having a re-entry visa.
  • Accompanying adults must provide sufficient documentation, such as a birth or adoption certificate, to prove that they are the legal parent or guardian of the child when entering or exiting Ireland.
  • Re-entry visas applications for children under the age of 16 that were pending as of June 15 will be canceled and applicable documents will be returned to the applicant.

Additional Information: More information regarding traveling to and from Ireland with children is available here.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals will no longer need to apply for re-entry visas for children under the age of 16. Such individuals must now carry evidence of their relationship with their child to enter and exit Ireland.

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