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Journalist/Film visa

Journalist visas are given to professional journalists and photographers for a maximum period of three months with single entry. Journalists, editors/writers/crew of television networks and radio stations travelling to India on work or vacation are required to apply for visas along with a copy of their Media Accreditation Card and/or a document from their organization describing clearly the nature of their work and whether they are travelling on work. If Journalists are going as a tourist, they will be granted as "J" tourism Visa.

Film Visa will be issued for the purpose of shooting of a feature film, reality TV Show and commercial TV serials.

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.

  1. Filling up of Online Application Form

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

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

  • c. Take a printout of completed form.

  • d. For documentary film visa:

  • g. Complete list of locations with dates of shooting.

  • h. Crew list.

  • i. Equipment list


  • 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, 69 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin-4, Ireland.

  • The above printed application forms.

  • Two separate postal order/bank drafts as above.

  • One passport size photograph with white background.

  • Passport of the applicant.
  • Letter from the employer/TV or other Media House stating the purpose of travel.

  • Letter from Indian entity with whom the foreign media will collaborate or use assistance of for the filming.

  • 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 time may vary (take longer time) between applications that appear to be similar.

  • Irish passport holders: If application is complete in all aspects it usually takes 10 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy.

  • Non-Irish passport holders: 13 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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