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I have been living in Germany for almost 3 years now and would like to visit Dublin in October. I am a student and have the resident permit for Germany. I have read a post that since my intention of travel is not a school excursion I might have to apply for a short term visiting visa for Ireland.

What are the procedures to apply for a travel visa? Is it possible to apply online or are there provisions to get an on arrival visa in Dublin? I have Ryanair flying to Dublin from my city and I would really like to go to Ireland.

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    You have to apply online but will also have to go (or send documents?) to the embassy: dfa.ie/irish-embassy/germany/our-services/visas/…
    – Relaxed
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 8:21
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    Ireland doesn't do on-arrival visas. They want to actually pre-screen whom they let in, not just levy a tourism tax disguised as a visa fee. Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 10:12
  • I'm not sure whether it makes a difference but it might be helpful to know your nationality.
    – mts
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 10:14
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    Hi @mts I am Indian. Of course I need to apply for a visa now thanks to Henning s shared link. It looks too complicated providing itinerary when I am the go with the flow guy.
    – Shan-Desai
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 10:18
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    How did you ever get residence in Germany, then? That's far more complicated! Commented Oct 15, 2016 at 15:14

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What are the procedures to apply for a travel visa?

You would need to apply for a regular tourist visa at the nearest Irish consulate. You can find a detailed guide on how to apply for a visa at the Irish INIS website.

Is it possible to apply online or are there provisions to get an on arrival visa in Dublin?

Citizens of certain countries may visit Ireland visa-free, however there's no such thing as an "on arrival" visa for other nationals, including Indians with a German residence permit.

You may apply for a visa online (see my link above), however you would still need to visit the consulate to submit your documents and undergo an interview.

I have Ryanair flying to Dublin from my city and I would really like to go to Ireland.

While you may not visit Ireland visa-free, having a German residence permit is a great way of showing you are unlikely to overstay your visa and therefore your chances of getting a visa are very high.

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