I have Permanent Residence in UK and would need to travel to Dublin for Business. Do I have to get visa? or can I travel without it? It would only be for 1 day.

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    You don't mention your citizenship, which I think is relevant. See travel.stackexchange.com/questions/59387/… (not sure if ti is a duplicate yet though)
    – CMaster
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 11:28
  • @CMaster I have a Sri Lankan Passport. I checked the link you had attached and concluded i do need visa. inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/fees - When i looked on this page for the application process it states that Sri Lankan citizens does not need to pay an application fee. Does this mean I only have to fill in the online application? Do i not have to send my passport or something? Thank you!
    – Rene scott
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 11:57
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    Yes you need a visa. I had it confirmed from the Irish embassy when I wanted to travel to Ireland.
    – DumbCoder
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 17:04
  • @DumbCoder Great! Thanks so much. Where did you find the online application?
    – Rene scott
    Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 11:29
  • I have a Indian passport and UK residents permit can i go irland without visa
    – Suresh
    Commented Jun 2, 2018 at 10:55

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As others have said, and you have found out yourself, you do need a visa as a Sri Lankan passport holder, irrespective of what permanent residence permits you hold.

You can do this by visiting this link, reading it, then clicking the 'Apply for a visa' button at the bottom of the page. If you would like to do any further reading in addition to the previous link, you could also have a look at this one.

Hope that helps. Good luck with your application.

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