A large number of Indians travel to Ireland for the purpose of tourism, study and employment. An individual who is not a citizen of the UK or any country in the European Economic Area including Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) needs to apply for a visa. The Irish Government issues different visas to foreigners. The type of Ireland visa for Indians visiting the country will depend on the purpose of their visit.
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Ireland visa types
The type of an Ireland visa from India depends on the purpose of your visit, duration of stay, and the number of entrances. Here are the types of Ireland visa based on the duration of stay:
Short-stay visa (C visa)
You can apply for a short-stay C visa to travel to Ireland for a period not exceeding 3 months. You need to apply for a specific visa based on the purpose of your trip. Following are the types of Irish short-stay visas:
Tourist visa for Ireland from India
You can apply for an Irish tourist visa if you are planning to visit Ireland for tourism purposes or for short-term English Language courses.
Business Visa for Ireland
You can get an Irish business visa to travel to Ireland to conduct business, attend a meeting or for other business related purposes. A business visa to Ireland is valid for 90 days for any business purposes, including business meetings, contract negotiations and work for a maximum of 14 days. However, you can’t use Irish public services while on a business visa.
Work visa for Ireland from India
Foreign nationals who have clearance to take up employment for a short period in Ireland can apply for an employment visa or work visa for Ireland.
Stage performance or tournament visa
The Irish Government issues this type of visa for artists who have to stage performance and athletes to participate in a sporting event in Ireland.
You need to apply for a training visa from India to participate in a short-term training course in Ireland.
Short-term internship visa
Issued to foreigners who wish to visit Ireland for employment as a paid intern for a period not exceeding 3 months.
Medical treatment visa
You can get an Irish medical treatment visa from India to visit Ireland for medical treatment.
Join a ship visa
You can get an Ireland visa from India to board a ship in Ireland within 24 hours of entering the country.
If you have received an acknowledgment from the Irish Registrar of Civil Marriages to get married in Ireland, you can get a short-stay visa.
To sit an exam in Ireland, you can apply for an Ireland visa for Indian students or exam visa.
Long-Stay Visas (D Visa)
Foreign nationals who have to stay in Ireland for a duration that is longer than three months need to apply for an Ireland long-stay visa.
Ireland visa for Indian students
Indian students who wish to pursue their studies in an institution/ college in Ireland can apply for an Irish visa.
Ireland work visa
To visit Ireland for employment purposes, you need to get an Ireland work visa from India and obtain immigration permission to work in Ireland.
Get an Irish Family visa to join a family member living in Ireland.
Irish Researcher visa is issued to foreigners who will conduct scientific research in Ireland.
Long-term Internship visa
Applicants who get a paid internship in Ireland for a period longer than three months need to apply for an Irish long-term internship visa.
Minister of Religion visa
To travel to Ireland to conduct ceremonies or other similar religious reasons, you need to apply for an Irish Minister of Religion visa.
Irish Transit Visa
You need an Irish Transit visa if you have to change the airplane or vessel of transport at an Irish airport or seaport, provided you don’t pass through border control.
Visa application process
You can apply for an Ireland visa from India online on the official website of the Irish Government.
- Visit the official website of the Irish Government to apply for a visa online.
- Read the guidelines and tick the box at the bottom of the page.
- You will be redirected to the AVATS online application form.
- Fill the form online with complete information.
- Once the details are submitted, you need to pay the Ireland visa application fee based on the visa you have applied for.
- Schedule an appointment at the nearest Ireland visa application center.
Ireland visa fees for Indian
Following are the Ireland visa fees for Indians:
|Visa type||Ireland visa fee|
|Current single entry visa fee||Rs. 5,300|
|Current multiple entry visa fee||Rs. 9,000|
|Current transit visa fee||Rs. 2,225|
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