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Canadian citizens, in general, are allowed to enter Ireland and stay up to 90 days without a visa. This applies for purposes of tourism, business and studies, except for employment purposes and the Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP).
Canadian travelers entering Ireland must present a passport that is valid for at least the duration of their stay. However, some airlines may not allow a passenger to board if they are dissatisfied with the passport’s validity. As a general rule, it is always best to verify passport validity requirements with the carrier well before any planned international travel.
Additionally, Canadians may be asked to present proof of adequate funds to cover their expenses for the duration of stay in Ireland as well as a return or onward ticket.
It is mandatory for individuals who intend to study in Ireland to register with immigration officials within 7 days of their arrival. Generally, a student will be asked to provide letters of registration and acceptance from their college or university stating the nature and duration of the course; proof that the tuition has been paid; evidence of full medical insurance; adequate finances to cover the cost of their entire intended stay in Ireland and proof of residence in the country.
Canadians who want to work in Ireland must first secure a Green Card before arriving in the country. The work permit should be applied for by the prospective employer and must be completely processed before leaving Canada.
For further information on immigration requirements, Canadian travelers may contact:
Embassy of Ireland
130 Albert Street
Telephone: (613) 233-6281
Fax: (613) 233-5835
3803 – 8A St. SW
Telephone: (403) 243-2970
Fax: (403) 287-1023
13 Glen Meadow Crescent
Telephone: (780) 458-0810
Fax: (780) 458-6483
1590 Doctor Penfield Avenue
Telephone: (514) 848-8711
Fax: (514) 848-4514
34 Harvey Road
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Telephone: (709) 738-6280
210 – 827 Beatty Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Telephone: (604) 683-8440
Fax: (604) 685-8308