Intern visa may be granted to a foreigner intending to pursue internship in Indian companies/Educational Institutions/NGOs. The Intern Visa will be granted at any time during the course of study or immediately after completion of graduation/ post graduation but the gap between the completion of graduation/ post graduation and the commencement of the internship should not be more than two year.

In case the internship is in a Company, the foreign national being sponsored for internship should draw a minimum remuneration of Rs. 3.60 lakhs per annum. There will be no minimum salary limit in the case of internship in Educational institution and NGOs.

Students sponsored by AIESEC for project based work in companies/industries are eligible for business visa and those going for community/social services will be granted intern visa.

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 in above link.

  • One passport size photograph with white background.

  • Passport of the applicant.
  • Invitation letter from the organisation/agency based in India sponsoring the foreign national for the internship programme and clearly indicating the period of internship along with payments to be made.

  • A letter from the concerned institute in Ireland.

  • For students, going for community and social services, letter from their institutions and letter of financial guarantee either from parents or Bank.

  • Proof of registration of the organisation in India.

  • 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 time may vary between applications that appear to be similar.

  • Irish passport holders: If application is complete in all aspects it usually takes 5 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy.

  • Non-Irish passport holders: Minimum 10 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy.

  • Internship with NGO will take longer (Please apply for the visa well in advance, as the procedure can take time).

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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