S.I. No. 364/2022 - Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2022

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 22nd July, 2022.

The Minister for Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 17 of the Immigration Act 2004 (No. 1 of 2004) (as adapted by the Justice and Equality (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2020 ( S.I. No. 452 of 2020 )), hereby orders as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2022.

(2) This Order comes into operation at 12 noon on 19 July 2022.

2. The Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2014 ( S.I. No. 473 of 2014 ) is amended -

(a) in Article 2, by the deletion of the definitions of “Convention travel document” and “Geneva Convention”, and

(b) in Article 3(b), by the deletion of subparagraph (i).


GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Justice,

18 July, 2022.


A person authorised under section 15 of the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 to authenticate the seal of the Minister for Justice..


(This is not part of the Statutory Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This Order amends the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2014. The Order removes the exemption from the requirement to be in possession of a valid Irish visa when landing in the State that applied to holders of travel documents issued by EU/EEA States under the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, where the intended purpose of travel to the State was solely for a visit of up to a maximum period of 3 months.