N.U.in Semester Visa
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain an appropriate visa, if necessary. Please check with the Irish embassy/consulate for your country of residence for the most updated visa requirements and processes.
If applicable, certain documents needed for the student’s visa process will be provided by Northeastern or the host partner institution. Additional information regarding the visa process and any documents provided is posted below. Please note that such information is intended as informational guidance only and does not constitute legal advice. N.U.in employees are unable to provide advice to students or families concerning visa requirements and/or application processes.
As a rule, all foreigners require visas for stays of more than three months (90 days) in Ireland. Exemptions apply to EU/EEA citizens, UK citizens and Swiss nationals. In addition, citizens of certain countries, including the United States of America and Canada, may enter Ireland without a visa and register with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) after arrival to extend their stay beyond 90 days.
Please use the “Check if you need an Irish visa” tool to determine if you are eligible to register with INIS for your Irish Residence Permit (IRP) after arriving in Ireland. Citizens of visa-required countries who require visas in advance must apply online for a long stay Study Visa (also called a Type D visa) before arriving in Ireland; some students may also be required to provide their biometric information at a local Irish visa application centre (VAC) or Consulate as part of the visa application process.
N.U.in Ireland: UCD Visa Guide 2019 (For students who require a long-term stay visa for entry)
N.U.in Ireland: UCD Irish Residence Permit (IRP) Guide 2019 (For U.S. citizens and other students who are eligible to obtain a residence permit after entering Ireland)
(2020 visa guides will be posted when available)
If the student cannot obtain a valid visa in time for the program start date, please refer to the N.U.in Withdrawal Policy and contact the N.U.in office to discuss next steps.
International students seeking information regarding their F-1 Visa process for studying in the United States for Spring semester should refer to the Northeastern Office of Global Services.