About Us Tourist Visa

 

Tourist Visa is granted to a Foreigner who does not have a residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives, attending a short term yoga programme. No other activity/purpose is permissible on a Tourist Visa. Continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 90 days for nationals of all countries except that of USA, UK, Canada and Japan, for whom continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.

Maximum stay in India on a paper Tourist Visa or an e-Tourist Visa or both in one calendar year is restricted to 180 days.

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

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

  • Complete the form carefully to ensure entries such as passport number, name, date of birth etc. are correct.

  • Take a printout of completed form.

Fee

  • Visa fee once deposited shall not be refunded.

Payment Method:

For Applications submitted in person at the counter of Embassy:

Fee can now be accepted via any major Debit Card( Visa, Master Card, Maestro, JCB, Union Pay etc.) at POS Terminal at the Embassy counter.

or

For Applications submitted through post:

Fee can now be paid via bank transfer to the Embassy's Account as per the details mentioned below. Applicants are requested to check the website and confirm the exact fees to be paid before making the payment. In case of any doubt, applicants may first contact Consular Section to confirm the exact amount of fees before paying the fees through bank transfer. Fee including the consular fee and ICWF component is to be transfered in a single transaction. For Eg., Fee for Tourist Visa for Irish Passport holders will be Euro 87 which should be transfered online in a single transaction.

Applicant is requested to also submit the proof of fee payment along with the application. The application will be processed only after receipt of the fee in the Embassy’s bank account. While making Bank Transfer, the applicant will mention his/her name, email/mobile no and Passport No., Name of Consular Service requested and File No. of Application form, if available (if remarks column in their bank allow).

Embassy’s Account Details:

Account Name: Embassy of India

Account Number: 25036420

National Sort Code: 931292

IBAN: IE22 AIBK 9312 9225 0364 20

Currency : Euro

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, Ireland.

 

  • The above printed application form.

  • Fee via any of the payment methods mentioned above.

  • One passport size photograph with white background.

  • Passport of the applicant.
  • In respect of Minors: Copy of Birth certificate of the minor and copy of passports of both parents. Application for minor child to be signed by parents.

  • 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.

  • Irish passport holders: If application is complete in all aspects it usually takes 2 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy. If application is sent via post, it will take additional 8-10 working days.

  • Non-Irish passport holders: 5 working days from the date of submission in the Embassy.If application is sent via post, it will take additional 8-10 working days.

  • Nationals of Pakistan, Persons of Pakistani origin and other Prior Reference Categories will require longer processing 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[dot]dublin[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in.

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