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Travelling with your Irish spouse

If you are travelling with your Irish spouse/civil partner and hold a GNIB card/Irish residency permit card with Stamp 4 you require a visa to visit the Schengen states.

Documentation requirements

When applying for a visa to travel with your Irish spouse/civil partner you must submit all of the following documents:

  • A printed and signed ApplyVisa cover letter (you print the cover letter when you complete your visa application online).
  • Passport/travel document, which must exceed your stay in the Schengen-area by at least 3 months. The passport/travel document must have been issued within the last 10 years and must have at least two blank pages. You must also bring a colour photocopy of the entire passport.
  • GNIB/IRP card plus residence stamp in passport must exceed your stay in the Schengen area by at least 3 months. No exceptions will be made. Bring a colour photocopy of IRP card.
  • Your spouse's/civil partner's passport/travel document. You must bring a colour photocopy of these.
  • Your original marriage certificate/civil partnership certificate. If the certificate is not in English, you must also bring an English translation. 
  • Proof that you are travelling with your Irish spouse/civil partner.

If you are travelling with your Irish spouse/civil partner there is no fee for your visa application.

To proceed, please go to the ApplyVisa system here and complete the application.

If you are travelling without your spouse/civil partner a visa is required.

To proceed, please go to the category of visa that you wish to apply for.