** Important **

Passports – Visitors are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before travelling. In general, a valid passport is recommended ID for all visitors traveling to Ireland.
Visas – Visitors from other countries do require a passport, and it is wise to check with your travel operator whether your originating country requires a visa.

Please discuss this with your travel agent
and review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland website for full information.
If you require a visa, you may request a letter of booking confirmation from the conference desk once payment is completed in full for registration
No letter will be issued prior to full registration being completed. 
It is advisable that you book and pay for accommodation for the duration of your stay and request confirmation of this from your hotel or conference desk where booked centrally. This confirmation should also be included with your visa application.

Note that visa applications can take 7+ weeks for Ireland – please ensure that you apply in time to attend the conference.
You can apply for a visa using the online AVATS process. Click here to open the online application facility.

Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
      1. Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
      2. Details of any previous Irish visa applications
      3. Contact details for your host in Ireland
      4. Itinerary

Following submission of your online visa application using AVATS, please note that you will also be required to submit a signed summary of your application form, original passport, passport-sized colour photograph, the relevant fee and all supporting documents, to the relevant Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office per your application procedures. Further information is available here.

Please note that the above content is provided as an information tool only – the time scales are indicative and subject to governmental policies which may change without notice. We also cannot advise with regard to your individual visa application.
If you require a visa to travel into Ireland, you are advised to register for the conference and complete your visa application as soon as possible.
The conference office at Keynote PCO, the conference committee, executive board or any members involved in EVO DEVO 2018 take no responsibility for your visa application. All costs for any visa application are the responsibility of the passport holder.