N.U.in Semester Visa

It is the student’s responsibility to obtain an appropriate visa, if necessary. Please check with the Irish embassy/consulate for your country of residence for the most updated visa requirements and processes.

If applicable, certain documents needed for the student’s visa process will be provided by Northeastern or the host partner institution. Additional information regarding the visa process and any documents provided is posted below. Please note that such information is intended as informational guidance only and does not constitute legal advice. N.U.in employees are unable to provide advice to students or families concerning visa requirements and/or application processes.

As a rule, all foreigners require visas for stays of more than three months (90 days) in Ireland. Exemptions apply to EU/EEA citizens, UK citizens and Swiss nationals. In addition, citizens of certain countries, including the United States of America and Canada, may enter Ireland without a visa and register with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) after arrival to extend their stay beyond 90 days. U.S. Citizens enrolled in the N.U.in Ireland program will receive more information about registering with INIS upon arrival in Dublin.

Please use the “Check if you need an Irish visa” tool to determine if you are eligible to register with INIS for your Irish Residence Permit (IRP) after arriving in Ireland. Citizens of visa-required countries who require visas in advance must apply online for a long stay Study Visa (also called a Type D visa) before arriving in Ireland; some students may also be required to provide their biometric information at a local Irish visa application centre (VAC) or Consulate as part of the visa application process.

If the student cannot obtain a valid visa in time for the program start date, please refer to the N.U.in Withdrawal Policy and contact the N.U.in office to discuss next steps.

International students seeking information regarding their F-1 Visa process for studying in the United States for Spring semester should refer to the Northeastern Office of Global Services.


All N.U.in students will need a passport. Those who do not already have a passport should apply for one as soon as possible. U.S. citizens can find more information at the U.S. Department of State passport website. Passports must be valid for at least one year beyond the student’s scheduled program end date. International students should refer to their country’s passport-granting authority for more information.

Group Flight Travelers

More Group Flight information, including reservation forms and itineraries will be available through the student Application Status Check

The N.U.in Program offers a Group Flight option for students to travel with their peers to and from their N.U.in location at the beginning and end of the program.

On arrival in their N.U.in location, students on the Group Flight will be picked up at the airport by buses and transported to the student residence. At the end of the program, students on the Group Flight will be shuttled from their student residence to their N.U.in location’s airport.

Baggage Allowance
Please review the guidelines on the airline website for more specific details on the baggage allowance of the Group Flight airline. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm the luggage policies of their airline(s).

Travel Information Form
To ensure the safety of all participants, ALL students must provide N.U.in with the details of their itinerary, whether they are flying on the Group Flight or independently.

Independent Travelers

If a student does not take the Group Flight option, they are responsible for their travel arrangements to and from their N.U.in location at the beginning and end of the program.

Group Flight Credit
Students who do not take any segment of the Group Flight will receive a flight credit. This credit will be posted to the student’s fall bill, and will be equal to the cost of one Group Flight airline ticket. If a student flies any segment of the Group Flight, they will not receive a credit. N.U.in students traveling separately must arrange their own transportation to their student residence and arrive on-site on the program start date (early check in will not be available).

Travel Information Form
To ensure the safety of all participants, ALL students must provide N.U.in with the details of their itinerary, whether they are flying on the Group Flight or independently.