S.I. No. 533/2022 - Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2022

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 28th October, 2022.

I, HELEN MCENTEE, Minister for Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred on me 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 order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2022.

2. This Order comes into operation on 26 October 2022.

3. The Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2014 ( S.I. No. 473 of 2014 ) is amended in Schedule 3, by the deletion of “Belarus” and “Russian Federation”.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

25 October 2022.


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 effect of this Order is to remove Belarus and Russian Federation from the list of countries included in the Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme (SSVWP).