About Us Ayush Visa

A new visa regime i.e. AYUSH Visa (AY) has been introduced for foreigners visiting India for treatment under Ayush System/Indian Systems of Medicine viz. Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

The treatment can be taken through any hospital/Wellness centre accredited and registered with any Government authority(ies) concerned or accredited hospitals providing Ayush services. Similarly, Ayush Visa can be obtained for medical attendant accompanying the patient.

NB: Please ensure that all entries in the online, as well as printed application form, are correct.

NB: a) 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.

b) Registration with Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) is required within 14 days of arrival in India if the stay is more than 180 days.

  1. Filling up of Online Application Form

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

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

  • Take a printout of completed form.


2. Submission of Application and Documents to Embassy

Submit the following documents either at Embassy or send by post to Embassy of India, 69 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin-4, Ireland.

  • The above printed application form.

  • Fee as described above.

  • One passport size photograph with white background.

  • Passport of the applicant.

  • Supporting medical documents from an accredited Ayush Institution where the visitor would be treated and prescription/medical history document necessitating the treatment, duly stamped by concerned accredited hospital of the foreigner’s country of origin or country of domicile.

  • Recommendation letter from a Doctor/Hospital in Ireland.

  • Recent Bank statement with sufficient balance to cover the cost of stay in India, including expenses for medical treatment.

  • In respect of minor child: copy of Birth certificate of child, copy of passports of both parents. Visa application for minor child to be signed by both parents.

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

  • Copy of Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card (for Non-Irish passport holders, where applicable). 

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 that appear to be similar.

  • Irish passport holders: If application is complete in all aspects it usually takes 3 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy, unless required urgently in critical cases.

  • 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 Email at: cons[dot]dublin[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in.

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