About Us Student Visa

Student visas are granted to bona fide students to pursue regular studies at recognized institutions in India and to persons going for studying Yoga, Vedic Culture, Indian systems of dance/music etc at recognised and designated Cultural Institutions. The visa is valid for the period of study as approved by the educational/recognized institutions in India

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: 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


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.
  • Letter of admission from a recognised Indian educational institution clearly stating the name of the course, its duration and fees charged, including board and lodging.

  • Document showing financial support for the tuition fee and stay in India- Bank statement.

  • No objection letter from Parents of applicant to study abroad for applicants below 18 years.

  • 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 5 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy.

  • Non-Irish passport holders: 7 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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