Conference Visa
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Conference Visas are granted to applicants on production of an  invitation to an International conference /seminar/workshop being organized in India by a Ministry or Department of the Government of India; public sector undertaking; central educational institution; public funded universities; organizations owned and controlled by the Government of India/State Government/Union Territory/United Nations or its specialized agencies. The organisers of the conference etc are required to obtain prior clearances from nodal/line Ministry concerned of the Central/
State governments, the Central Ministries of Home and External Affairs. These approvals are to be conveyed to the Embassy and to the applicants who should include them with their applications.

NB: For visa to be processed, passport should be valid for at least 180 days or more. The passport must have at least two blank pages and should not be mutilated /damaged /tampered in any manner.

  1. Filling up of Online Application Form

  • Application to be filled online using the website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/.

  • Complete form carefully to ensure entries such as passport no, name, date of birth etc. are correct.

  • Take a printout of completed form.

Fee

  • Please click for visa fee structure here.

  • Fee is payable by two separate crossed postal order/bank drafts in Euro, drawn in favour of Embassy of India, Dublin as per visa fee structure.

  • Visa fee once deposited shall not be refunded.

2. Submission of Application and Documents to Embassy

Submit the following documents either at Embassy or send by post to Embassy of India, 6 Leeson Park, Dublin 6, Ireland.

  • The above printed application form.

  • Two separate postal order/bank drafts as above.

  • One passport size photograph with white background.

  • A copy of the signed Letter of Invitation for the Conference from organizers in India.

  • A copy of the letter from the Institution represented in Ireland.

  • Clearance letters from the Indian Ministries as indicated above.

  • Proof of residence in Ireland e.g. utility bill or bank statement (for non-Irish passport holders).

NB: (a)Before applying to the Embassy, please ensure all the above documents and appropriate fee have been attached with the application.

(b)To receive the passport by post, applicants are required to provide a self-addressed registered envelope (tamper proof envelope only) for Embassy to return documents after processing.

(c)Acceptance of visa application does not automatically guarantee grant of a visa. The visa application may be accepted, modified and refused by the Embassy in its full right. Decision of the Embassy of India, Dublin in the matter shall be final.

Document submission time: Monday to Friday between 9.30 a.m. and 12.00 noon (Except holidays)

Processing time:

  • Each visa application is processed individually by the Embassy. As a result processing times may vary between applications.

  • Irish passport holders: If application is complete in all aspects it usually takes 2 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy, if urgent, on same day.

  • Non-Irish passport holders: 5 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy.

3. Collection procedure:

Visa can be collected either personally by the applicant or by third party on presentation of authorisation letter signed by the applicant and with receipt.

Documents collection time: Monday to Friday between 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Except holidays).

For any further query please write or call:

Email ID: visa.dublin@mea.gov.in.

Tel No. +353-01-4966787 1400 hrs to 1600 hrs(Except holidays)*

*For holidays information please click:

http://www.indianembassydublin.gov.in/eoi.php?id=holidays.



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