On the 25th of February I announced the immediate lifting of visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland. This will streamline and support the swift exit of both the Ukrainian family members of Irish citizens, and the family members of people from Ukraine who are resident in Ireland. It will apply as an emergency measure to all Ukrainians travelling to Ireland. The Statutory Instrument removing the visa requirement for Ukraine nationals as an emergency measure takes immediate effect.
People who are considering leaving Ukraine and travelling to Ireland may, for the coming period do, so without a visa if they judge it safe to travel. Those who travel to Ireland without a visa during this period will initially be given a standard 90 day entry permission while appropriate support and protection measures are put in place.
The Immigration Service website will continue to be updated with all relevant information in relation to our response to the evolving situation in the Ukraine. These notices can be viewed at: