Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (680)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

680. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a US resident can visit Ireland as a tourist for two separate periods of three months in a calendar year as long as there is a gap of 90 days between the two visits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32009/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I can confirm, as set out in the Immigration Act 2004, that a citizen of the U.S.A, being non-visa required to travel to Ireland, may be given up to 90 days visitor permission by an Immigration Officer at the port of entry.

There is no requirement for a U.S visitor to remain outside the State for 90 days before returning to the State, however there can be no more than 180 days stay on the basis of visitor’s permission in any 365 day period.

An Immigration Officer may seek further evidence/documentation in relation to any second or subsequent visit as he/she must be satisfied with the reason for the stay.