About Us Employment Visa


Employment visa is granted to a foreigner to take up an employment in India. Annual salary should not be less than USD 25000 per year. The employment will have to be subject to Income Tax as stipulated by the IT Act of India as applicable. Employment visa will be accepted at this Embassy only from citizens of Ireland. Applicants of other nationalities will have to apply for their visa from Indian Embassies in their country of origin.

The requirement of minimum annual salary of US$ 25000 or equivalent does not apply to the following:

  1. Foreign specialist chefs/ethnic cooks.

  2. Language teachers (other than English language) or translators.

  3. Staff working for a Foreign Embassy/High Commission in India.

  4. Foreign nationals who wish to come to India for honorary work (without salary) with NGOs registered in India are granted employment visa for one year duration. However, foreign national can draw a monthly remuneration not exceeding Rs.10000/- for honorary work.

Duration of Employment visa is generally up to one year only. Further extension up to 5 years from the date of issue of visa on year to year basis can be obtained from MHA/ FRRO in the concerned state in India as the case may be. In case of change in employer, a fresh employment visa will have to be applied for and obtained from the Indian Mission in their country of origin of the applicant.

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

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.

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.
  • Proof of employment in the form of detailed employment contract giving detailed terms and conditions of the employment by the company/organization/NGOs etc. in India, which should be signed by both the employer and the applicant.

  • Letter of offer of employment from the Indian company.

  • Copy of registration certificate of the Indian company/NGOs.

  • Documentary proof of educational qualifications and professional expertise.

  • Non-Irish passport holders may kindly submit proof of two year residence in Ireland e.g. i) current utility bill or bank statement and ii) Bill with name and address of applicant printed on it, dated two years back.
  • 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 (take longer time) between applications.

  • Irish passport holders: If application is complete in all aspects it usually takes 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.dublin@mea.gov.in.

*For holidays information please click: