Citizens of Ukraine do not need a visa to travel to Ireland. You also do not need proof that you have a COVID-19 vaccine, and you do not need to take a COVID-19 test before you arrive.
If you do not have a current passport, you can use another form of identification to travel to Ireland (for example, national ID card, expired passport or birth certificate). The Irish Government has asked airlines to accept these documents.
If you are travelling with family members who are not Ukrainian citizens, they may need a visa to come to Ireland.
You can read frequently asked questions from the Irish immigration authority, called Immigration Service Delivery (ISD), for visa and immigration information.
The Irish Refugee Council also has information on coming to Ireland in Ukrainian.
When you arrive in Ireland, you should go to the reception hub. Currently there are reception hubs at Dublin Airport and Rosslare Port. Ukraine Support Centres have also opened in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. More information on Support Centres here.
You will give your details and you will get a letter confirming that you have residence in Ireland under the Temporary Protection Directive from the reception hub in Dublin Airport. Staff can also help you to get somewhere to stay if you need it and help you to access financial support (money).
The EU, including Ireland, is using the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that you can work and access services and benefits without making an application for international protection (refugee status). This applies to:
It also applies to people who had a permanent Ukrainian residence permit who lived in Ukraine before 24 February 2022, and who cannot safely return to their countries.
You will get permission to live in Ireland for one year under the Temporary Protection Directive. Your permission may be extended after that. You will get a letter confirming that you have residence in Ireland under the Directive from the immigration officer in Dublin Airport.
If you did not get a permission letter at the airport, you can get it at the Ukraine Support Centre. For more information on Support Centres, see below.
You can get information and help at a Ukraine Support Centre. The centres are currently available in Cork, Limerick and Dublin.
At a centre, you can get information about social welfare, immigration and housing. If you did not receive your temporary permission letter when you entered Ireland, you can get this letter at the Ukraine Support Centre in Dublin.
Representatives from organisations that give information and advice, including the Citizens Information Service, are available. Information is available in Ukrainian.
Information on opening hours is available on gov.ie.
All citizens from outside the EU/EEA who are 16 or over must register and get an Irish Residence Permit. Instructions on how to do this will be available soon. The Irish immigration authorities have frequently asked questions for Ukrainians in Ireland.
Find information for Ukrainian citizens, Irish people in Ukraine and information for businesses affected by the sanctions of the European Union here.
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The mission of the Citizens Information Service is to provide a range of information, advice and advocacy services which are free, confidential, independent, impartial and available to all.
You can get Citizens Information in over 260 locations across Ireland including in Newbridge and Maynooth. You can log on to www.citizensinformation.ie, Call Newbridge 0818 088300 or Maynooth 0818 07 8100 or attend any of our drop in sessions.
Please see the Citizen’s Information website for more information