I am a Pakistani national in a bit of confusion as I want to get my Irish visa for traveling to Dublin on 15 November 2015. (I already have a 5 Year Valid UK Visa on my current Passport)
The Irish Embassy website stated my passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from my travel dates in order to issue the visa. My passport expire is in 25 March 2016. Which means I need to renew my Passport in order to be issued the visa for my dates of 15 November 2015.
The problem is that the Pakistani embassy do not renew the Passport in advance of 6 months. Which means I can only apply for a new passport at Pakistan embassy on or after 27 September 2015. The process takes 4 weeks (in urgent case). After which I can apply for the Irish visa. The Irish consulate state they will process the Visa in 4 weeks time.
This adds to a total of 8 weeks for the issuing of new Passport and issuing of Irish Visa. The problem is my travel dates (15 November 2015) will pass by during this 8 week process.
Any suggestions on what way I should go about this?
P.S. First time on this website and first question. Hoping to contribute back also.