Letter of Invitation / Visa Requirements

Letter of Invitation

Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation can request one through the Congress website. The Letter of Invitation does not financially obligate the Congress organisers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Congress are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

*By requesting the invitation letter to the event, I agree that my personal data (surname, first name, title, address, passport number, date of birth, nationality) may be processed for the purposes of preparing the invitation letter and enabling my participation. The data will be deleted immediately after the purpose has been achieved (participation in the event). You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future via e-mail (wlic2022@kit-group.org). For further details on data processing and the rights to which you are entitled, please refer to the data protection information.

Visa Requirements

If you are travelling to Dublin for the World Library and Information Congress you may need to apply for a Short Stay Conference/Event or ‘C’ Visa.

Information about obtaining a Short Stay Conference/Event Visa can be found on the Department of Justice website here: https://www.irishimmigration.ie/


The Republic of Ireland’s passport and visa requirements vary for different nationalities so check with your local Irish embassy or consulate before you travel. EU citizens need a valid passport or national identity card to enter the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Always check what form of ID is required by your individual airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling. Although the Republic of Ireland is a member of the EU, it is not in the Schengen Area so Schengen visas do not apply.



It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his / her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. It is recommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months in advance of the congress.

If your visa is not granted in time for you to attend the conference and you have paid the registration fee in full, the registration fee minus a handling fee of EUR 50.00 will be refunded not later than 14 days after the congress. You will receive this refund if the visa was applied for in time, and proof of this, together with an official notice from the embassy confirming that a visa could not be granted, is forwarded to K.I.T. Group (Conference Organiser).

Anyone coming to the Republic of Ireland on a visa and wishing to visit Northern Ireland, England, Scotland or Wales, will need a multiple entry Irish visa and a UK visa as well.

Your passport must be valid up to the return date of your trip to the Republic of Ireland.


You are not sure whether you need a visa?

Check here https://www.irishimmigration.ie/


Visas when travelling to the Republic of Ireland and the UK

The Republic of Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom. However, you may be able to visit the Republic of Ireland for less than 90 days without an Irish visa if you have an eligible United Kingdom Short Stay visa. In order to avail of this, you must have landed and gained lawful entry to the United Kingdom on foot of your current United Kingdom visa, prior to undertaking the journey to the Republic of Ireland.

This programme is not reciprocal and does not permit a person who is a visa required national under the United Kingdom immigration rules to enter the United Kingdom on foot of an Irish visa. If you wish to enter England, Scotland, Wales and/or Northern Ireland, you must be in possession of a valid United Kingdom visa.

Please read the information in the link below carefully before determining whether you require an Irish visa.



Obtaining a visa for WLIC 2022 – Conference/Event visas

If you wish to travel to the Republic of Ireland to attend the World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, you should apply for your visa at least 3 months in advance in order to allow sufficient time for the consideration of visa applications and the issuing of decisions.

Visa applications can be made using the link below.



Arriving in the Republic of Ireland

When you arrive in the Republic of Ireland, holders of Irish visas will be required to pass through an immigration check carried out by the Border Management Unit (BMU) who will check the reason for travel, grant or refuse entry to the State and specify the duration of stay permitted, which will be evidenced by a stamp in the traveller’s passport.

Please ensure you have your invitation letter, proof of accommodation and other supporting documents to hand to show to the immigration officer on arrival in the Republic of Ireland.

Please check The Irish Immigration Service website for all official information on Visa requirements