What is British Irish visa scheme?
The British Irish Visa Scheme will build on Ireland’s Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme, introduced in July, 2011, which has proved to be a significant success. That Programme allows nationals of 18 countries to travel from the UK to Ireland using their UK visa.
Can you go to Ireland with UK student visa?
If you hold a valid UK visa, you do not need to obtain another visa if you wish to travel to Northern Ireland because Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. Tier 4 student visa holders are not eligible under this scheme and will need to apply for a travel visa for the Republic of Ireland before travelling.
What does BIVS mean?
If you have a United Kingdom (BIVS) stamp on your passport, then it means that you can travel to both UK and Ireland with a single visa. BIVS stands for the British Irish Visa Scheme and is applicable for Indians and few more nationalities.
How much is UK visa from Ireland?
Standard Visitor visa – for UK, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey
|Visa types||Visa application fee (EUR)|
|Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)||117|
|Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years)||445|
|Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years)||807|
|Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years)||1012|
Do UK residents need visa for Ireland?
Visas and residency UK citizens do not need a visa or residency permit to live, work or study in Ireland. Under the Common Travel Area ( CTA ), UK and Irish citizens can live and work freely in each other’s countries and travel freely between them. Both the UK and Irish governments are committed to protecting the CTA .
Do I need Ireland visa if I have UK visa?
You can visit Ireland without applying for an Irish visa, if you have an eligible UK (short stay) visitor visa. You can travel an unlimited number of times between each country with either visa, for as long as it is valid.
Can I enter Dublin with UK visa?
Citizens of India and China, who have a short stay UK visa can travel to Ireland under the British Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) without a separate Irish visa. You can also use your Irish visa to travel to the UK.
How do you use BIVS?
How to apply for the BIVS Visa? There is no specific BIVS visa application. You have to apply for the short-stay visa of the country in which you are travelling to first. Then, you can use your BIVS-endorsed visa to travel to the other country.
Do I need a visa to travel from Ireland to UK?
You can visit the UK (including Northern Ireland) without applying for a UK visa, if you have an Irish Visit (Tourist) Visa. You can travel an unlimited number of times between each country with either visa, for as long as it is valid.
How does the British-Irish visa scheme work?
The British-Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) is a “memorandum of understanding” and reciprocal agreement between the UK and Ireland to promote tourism in both countries. The scheme allows applicants of a certain nationality to freely travel through the Common Travel Area (CTA) excluding the Isle of Man and Channel Islands under one, singular visa.
Can a visitor with an Irish visa travel to the UK?
Under the British-Irish visa scheme, some Irish short stay visas will allow onward travel to the UK and some UK visitor visas will allow onward travel to Ireland.
How old do you have to be to use British-Irish visa?
You can only utilize the British-Irish Visa Scheme if you hold a short stay visa for either country. Minors (under 18) can travel via the Scheme only if they are accompanied by an adult who is eligible. Your visa must have the coding “BIVS” for you to be allowed to use the Scheme.
Do you need a BIVS visa to travel to Ireland?
There is no specific BIVS visa application. You have to apply for the short-stay visa of the country in which you are travelling to first. Then, you can use your BIVS-endorsed visa to travel to the other country. So, if you will travel to Ireland first and then the UK, you will need to apply for an Irish visa, and vice-versa.