Visa, passport and embassy information

You'll need to check Ireland's visa and passport requirements before you begin your visit

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.

The British Irish Visa Scheme

The new British Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) allows a short stay applicant from India to travel to and around both the UK and Ireland with only one visa. Whether this visa is a UK visa or an Irish visa is dependent on the country you visit first. For more information visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) website (

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 the INIS website. Applicants must then submit their passports and documentation to the VFS Visa Application Centres in 13 cities across India.  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 

Northern Ireland

VFS Offices are located in the following cities. 

- Ahmedabad

- Bangalore

- Chandigarh

- Chennai

- Cochin

- Delhi

- Hyderabad

- Jalandhar

- Kolkata

- North Mumbai

- Pune

- South Mumbai

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