S.I. No. 363/2005 - Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2005


STATUTORY INSTRUMENT

S.I. No. 363 of 2005

Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2005

Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2005

I, Michael McDowell TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 17 of the Immigration Act 2004 , hereby order as follows:

1.—     (1)  This Order may be cited as the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2005.

(2)  This Order comes into operation on 1 August 2005.

2.         In this Order—

“Convention travel document” means a travel document issued in accordance with Article 28 of the Geneva Convention (travel documents);

“the Geneva Convention” has the meaning assigned to it by the Refugee Act, 1996 (No. 17 of 1996)

“Irish visa” and “Irish transit visa” have the meanings assigned to them by the Immigration Act 2003 (No. 26 of 2003).

3.         (1)  It is hereby declared that the following classes of non nationals are specified as classes the members of which are not required to be in possession of a valid Irish visa when landing in the State:

(a)  nationals of a state specified in Schedule 1 to this Order

and

(b)  non-nationals who are the holders of a Convention travel document issued by Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.

(2)  It is hereby declared that a national of a state specified in Schedule 2 to this Order is required to be in possession of a valid Irish transit visa when landing in the State.

4.         The Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2004 (S.I. No. of 56 of 2004) is hereby revoked.

SCHEDULE 1

Andorra

Guatemala

Panama

Antigua & Barbuda

Guyana

Paraguay

Argentina

Honduras

Poland

Australia

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)

Portugal

Austria

Hungary

Saint Kitts & Nevis

The Bahamas

Iceland

Saint Lucia

Barbados

Israel

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Belgium

Italy

Samoa

Belize

Japan

San Marino

Bolivia

Kiribati

Seychelles

Botswana

Latvia

Singapore

Brazil

Lesotho

Slovak Republic

Brunei

Liechtenstein

Slovenia

Canada

Lithuania

Solomon Islands

Chile

Luxembourg

South Africa

Costa Rica

Macau (Special

South Korea

Croatia

Administrative Region)

Spain

Cyprus

Malawi

Swaziland

Czech Republic

Malaysia

Sweden

Denmark

Maldives

Switzerland

Dominica

Malta

Tonga

El Salvador

Mauritius

Trinidad & Tobago

Estonia

Mexico

Tuvalu

Fiji

Monaco

United Kingdom & Colonies

Finland

Nauru

United States of America

France

Netherlands

Uruguay

Germany

New Zealand

Vanuatu

Greece

Nicaragua

Vatican City

Grenada

Norway

Venezuela

SCHEDULE 2

Afghanistan

Iraq

Albania

Lebanon

Bulgaria

Moldova

Cuba

Nigeria

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Romania

Eritrea

Serbia & Montenegro

Ethiopia

Somalia

Ghana

Sri Lanka

Iran

Zimbabwe

 

Given under my Official Seal,

this 11th day of July 2005.

L.S.

 

 

Michael McDowell TD,

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

This Order specifies the classes of non nationals who are required to be in possession of a valid Irish transit visa when landing in the State and the classes of non nationals exempt from Irish visa requirements.