Passports and VISA Requirements What documents are required for entering Ireland from the United States?

Ireland Passport & Visa Requirements


  • Passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in Ireland
  • Tourist VISA not required
  • Stay 3-months without restriction
  • Currency is restricted to €10,000 in or out of Ireland

Ireland Travel Document Requirements

Traveling to Ireland is not only a short flight but there is very little documentation required, just a valid US Passport! No Visa or other documents are needed for entering Ireland however your There is no minimum passport validity requirement for U.S. citizens entering Ireland. We recommend you have a passport that is valid for the duration of your stay, evidence of sufficient funds to support your stay in Ireland, and a return airline ticket.

An increased number of U.S. citizens have been refused entry to Ireland or granted a limited stay because they failed to sufficiently demonstrate their travel intent to Irish immigration officials at the port of entry. You may be asked to provide evidence of sufficient funds to support your stay in Ireland regardless of your purpose of travel. For any travel other than tourism, please ensure you obtain the appropriate documentation prior to travel.

With a valid United States Passport, you are allowed to stay in Ireland for up to three (3) months without restriction.

Enchanting Ireland suggests you verify all requirements well in advance of your departure.

Dual Irish / US Citizenship

There are requirements for dual citizens and you should make sure you understand the rules therefore we point you to Travelers with Dual Nationality before you travel.

Ireland Car Rental Documenation Requirements

Many clients rent a car with our self-drive Ireland tour therefore a valid US driver's license is required at check-in, one for each driver added to the car rental. The person who is renting the car must have a valid US driver's license as well so if you are arranging the trip and not going to be a driver, we need to ensure the rental is put in the name of the primary driver.

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