Of course we’ll greet you with a big céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousands welcomes in Gaelic) when you arrive in Ireland. After that, we’ll ask you for your passport. There are different requirements for different nationalities when visiting Ireland, so here’s what you need to know when travelling to Ireland from India.
You will need a valid passport to enter the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ALWAYS check what form of ID is required with your individual airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling.
Indian national visitors to Republic of Ireland require an Irish visa. Indian national visitors to Northern Ireland require a UK visa.
Republic of Ireland Visa Procedures
Going to Ireland has never been easier. An online visa application facility for Ireland is available to Indian visitors. You can apply online in the visa section of www.visas.inis.gov.ie. Applicants must then submit their passports and documentation to the Irish consulate in either Mumbai or Bangalore or to the VFS offices in any other city. Visas usually take about seven working days to process. For further information and guidelines, please visit:
Visas For Northern Ireland
Indian visitors to Northern Ireland require a UK visa. Applicants must submit their passports and documentation to any VFS office in India to apply for their UK visa. For further information and guidelines, please visit:
Irish Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme
The Short-Stay Visa Waiver Scheme allows Indian visitors who have valid UK visit visas to also visit the Republic of Ireland, without the need for an Irish visa.
For further information and guidelines, click here.
Embassies, Consulates & VFS offices
Republic of Ireland
Embassy of Ireland,
C17, Malcha Marg,
New Delhi 110 021
Tel: +91 (0)11 4940 3200
Fax: +91 (0)11 4059 1898
Honorary Consulate of Ireland - Bangalore
C/o Biocon India Limited,
20th K M Housr Road, Electronics City PO,
Bangalore 560 100
Tel: +91 80 2808 2006
Fax: +91 80 2852 1660
Honorary Consulate of Ireland - Mumbai
Kamanwalla Chambers, 2nd Floor,
Sir P M Road, Fort,
Mumbai 400 001
Tel: +91 22 6635 5635
Fax: +91 22 6639 1945
VFS Offices are located in the following cities.
- North Mumbai
- South Mumbai