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Ireland visa requirements for Indian citizens

Do Indian citizens need a visa for Ireland?

Indian citizens must obtain a visa before entry into Ireland. Reach Ireland embassy or consulate for the instructions how to apply the visa.

Updated: 02/09/2024.

Entry requirements

visa required

Purpose of travel

Tourism

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Passport validity for travel to Ireland

Passport must be valid on leaving destination.

Is it safe to travel to Ireland?

Ireland has a current risk level of 2.5 (out of 5). We advise to use some caution when travelling Ireland. The safety index is based on travel advisories from independent 4 sources.

Safety index is provided by www.travel-advisory.info: 02/07/2024.

Ireland customs rules

Duty-free allowance

When travelling within EU

There are no limits on the amount of alcohol and tobacco a traveller can bring in within the EU. The goods must be for personal use or as a gift and they must have had duty and tax paid in the EU country where they were acquired. Customs officials may require proof of intent if more than all the following is imported.

Tobacco limit

  • Restricted to travellers 17 years and over;
  • 800 cigarettes;
  • 400 cigarillos (max 3g each);
  • 200 cigars;
  • 1kg smoking tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 17 years and over;
  • 10 litres of spirits over 22%;
  • 20 litres of alcoholic beverages, other than either wine or beer, less than 22% volume;
  • 90 litres of wine (with a maximum 60 litres of sparkling wine);
  • 110 litres of beer.

When travelling from outside the EU

If entering the EU from outside, passengers may bring with them duty-free goods for personal use within the limits set out below. The same applies if coming from the Canary Islands, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar or other territories where EU rules on VAT do not apply.

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 17 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250g of smoking tobacco; or
  • or a proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).

Alcohol (restricted to travellers 17 years and over)

Restricted to travellers 17 years and over. One of the following:

  • 1 litre exceeding 22% alcohol volume;
  • or 2 litres up to 22% alcohol volume.

In addition, both of the following:

  • 4 litres of still wine;
  • and 16 litres of beer.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
  • Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods free from duty

  • Medicines for personal use.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €215 for travellers under 15 years of age.

It is important to be aware that the above monetary allowances do not apply to any individual item of value exceeding the relevant limits. If an item is worth more than the relevant limit of €430 or €215, import charges must be paid on the full value.

Find more information on the customs regulations of Ireland page.

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