Routes Europe 2017

The route development forum for Europe

Belfast, Northern Ireland
23 - 25 April 2017

Visa Information

Visa Information

The visa application process is now open for Routes Europe 2017.

Citizens of the EEA member states (the 27 countries of the European Union, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and other countries including Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand do not require a visa to gain entry to Northern Ireland.

The short stay Visa Waiver Programme allows nationals of some Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian countries who already obtain a short-term UK visa. For any queries please contact your local UK embassy.

Citizens of the following countries can travel to Northern Ireland without a visa:

Andorra

Guatemala

Romania

Antigua & Barbuda

Guyana

Saint Kitts & Nevis

Argentina

Honduras

Saint Lucia

Australia

Hong Kong (Special admin Region)

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Austria

Hungary

Samoa

Bahamas

Iceland

San Marino

Barbados

Israel

Seychelles

Belgium

Italy

Singapore

Belize

Japan

Slovak Republic

Bolivia

Kiribati

Slovenia

Botswana

Latvia

Solomon Islands

Brazil

Lesotho

South Korea

Brunei

Liechtenstein

Spain

Bulgaria

Lithuania

Swaziland

Canada

Luxembourg

Sweden

Chile

Macau (Special admin region)

Switzerland

Costa Rica

Malaysia

Taiwan

Croatia

Maldives

Tonga

Cyprus

Malta

Trinidad & Tobago

Czech Republic

Mexico

Tuvalu

Denmark

Monaco

UK

Dominica

Nauru

USA

El Salvador

Netherlands

Uruguay

Estonia

New Zealand

Vanuatu

Fiji

Nicaragua

Vatican City

Finland

Norway

 

France

Panama

 

Germany

Paraguay

 

Greece

Poland

 

Grenada

Portugal

 

For all other countries you will need to obtain a UK visa from your local UK embassy. Visa processing can take up to 15 days. In the individual cases visa processing can be extended up to 30 days. Express visas can be processed within 24 hours. Postal applications may take up to 2 weeks (no express service available).

Useful Links

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/coming_to_live_in_ireland/visa_requirements_for_entering_ireland.html

http://www.ireland.com/en-us/about-ireland/travel-information/visa-passport-and-embassy-information-in-ireland/

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/do-you-need-permission-work-northern-ireland

Visa Invitation Letter

In addition to the visa application form, relevant fees and photos may be required; embassies may also require a letter of invitation from the inviting company. Should you require such document from our host Invest Northern Ireland and Visit Belfast please complete the electronic request form in full ensuring accuracy throughout.

Most embassies and consulates accept a scanned copy of the invitation letter and therefore Invest Northern Ireland & Visit Belfast will issue the letters to applicants via email as an attachment. If your embassy or consulate does not accept an electronic copy, please select an alternative format in the ‘Format Options’ section of the request form.

ELECTRONIC VISA INVITATION LETTER REQUEST FORM

Please note – invitation letters will only be issued to individuals registered to attend the event.

Should you have any questions relating to visas or the visa invitation letter procedure please contact us on visas@routesonline.com