The island of Ireland is one of the largest islands in Europe and is surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. With an Ireland visa, you can enter the country and enjoy everything it has to offer. Ireland is known for its stunning beauty, its culture, as well as the entrepreneurship culture, making it a top travel destination.
The application for the Ireland visa for Indians is done online, however the process is offline. The application submission must be done at one of the Ireland Visa Application Centres (VAC) across India. Before starting the application, ensure that you are eligible to apply for the particular category you are applying for. After this, you can proceed to make the application as follows -
Based on the main purpose of the visit and the duration of permitted stay, the Irish permits can be classified into the following -
Since most applications from India are for the short term category, through this article, we will be focusing on the C visas.
As per the Ireland visa application requirements, the following are the general list of documents you would have to submit. However, note that based on the exact type of the permit, there will be additional supporting documents necessary.
The time taken to process the Irish permit depends on the type of the permit, the number of entries, the volume of applications at the embassy, as well as on your previous travel history. It can take up to 8 weeks from the date of document submission to get your tourist visa. As a result, you are advised to apply for it well in advance.
The total fees for the Ireland visa for Indian citizens depends on the exact type of the permit, the duration of stay, as well as the foreign exchange rates. Additionally, there may be biometric charges as well as any other service charges. As a result, it is suggested that you check the exact amount before starting your application.
|Single entry Normal||Transit||1 month||3 months||3400.0|
|Multiple entry Normal||Business||1 month||3 months||8500.0|
|Single entry Normal||Business||1 month||3 months||5800.0|
|Single entry Normal||Tourist||1 month||3 months||5800.0|
|Single entry Normal||Sports||1 month||3 months||5800.0|
|Multiple entry Normal||Tourist||1 month||3 months||8500.0|
The applications for the Irish permit has to be made online via the portal. The application is then submitted at a VAC that is located in the major cities across India. Despite the fact that you have made the application at the VAC, the application is processed by the Ireland Embassy in New Delhi. The VAC has no influence on the decision making of the visa.
It is not possible to extend the Irish short term permits. However, the long term categories may be extended. Although, the long term permits generally have a stay back period allowed. Despite these, in certain extreme circumstances, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service may grant you an extension.
As per the Ireland visa requirements for Indian citizens, there is no medical test mandatory for the short term permits. The long term applications may require you to possess a certificate to show good health. In either case, it is suggested that you get a medical check-up done before travelling to Ireland.
There is no fixed amount that is required to apply for the permit. As per the embassy regulations, you must be able to prove that you have enough funds to cover the entire duration of stay. Moreover, you are also required to have a steady bank account. In case there is a sudden change of funds, you will be asked to provide a letter explaining those.
Since the Irish permit can take up to 8 weeks to be delivered to you after submission at a VAC, it is suggested that you apply well in advance. However, you are not allowed to make an application for more than 3 months prior to your intended travel date.
Yes, the proof of funds must be such that they should cover your entire expenses in the country. This should include food, accommodation, travel, etc. However, note that these funds must be liquid, i.e they must be easily accessible when you require them. You will also have to provide proof that these can be withdrawn and used whenever required.
Yes, you will be able to visit the UK with an Irish visa, provided that it is a short-term C visa, and that you enter the Ireland first, and then travel to the UK. This is thanks to the BIVS Scheme according to which the UK and Ireland short term entry permits can be used to enter each other.
Yes, to a certain extent. A Schengen permit is considered highly among the world. As a result, having previously held a Schengen, the consular officer processing your application is likely to approve it, provided that your stay in the Schengen has been according to the rules. This can also have the processing done faster.