Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (46)

Richard Boyd Barrett


46. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the process for two Cambodian citizens to apply for a holiday visa that will allow them to visit their daughter and grandchildren, who are Irish citizens; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14667/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

A visa application from a Cambodian national who is currently resident in Cambodia should be made online and supporting documentation forwarded to the Embassy of Ireland in Hanoi, Vietnam for consideration. In circumstances where the applicant is visiting a family member in Ireland, the person concerned should apply for a "Visit family/friend" visa. Prospective applicants for these types of visas are advised to make their application no less than eight weeks before their intended travel to Ireland.

The INIS website ( contains comprehensive guidelines to assist the applicant with the application process. It should, however, be noted that the information contained on the website is intended to provide guidance only and does not limit the discretion of the Visa Officer in dealing with individual applications. The onus rests at all times with the applicant to satisfy the Visa Officer that any visa sought should be granted.