About Us Entry Visa


An entry visa is given for specific purposes to foreign nationals for any purpose not covered specifically under any of the other visa categories and to foreign nationals of Indian origin, his/her spouse and dependent children visiting India.

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

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

  • Complete form carefully to ensure entries like (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 in person or send by post to Embassy of India, 69 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin-4, Co Dublin, Ireland.

  • The above printed application form.

  • Fee as described in above link.

  • One passport size photograph with white background .

  • passport of the applicant.
  • For Foreign Nationals of Indian Origin and their spouse and children:

  • Foreign nationals of Indian Origin should attach copy of Renunciation Certificate/ Copy of previously cancelled Indian Passport. If not cancelled, please apply for surrender of Indian passport. More info here.

  • In respect of spouse: Copy of- Marriage certificate, OCI card and Indian Passport of Husband/Wife.

  • In respect of children: Copy of- Birth certificate, OCI card / Indian passports of both parents. 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).

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 3 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy.

  • 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.dublin@mea.gov.in.

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