DUE TO THE IRISH EMBASSY RELOCATION IN DELHI THERE MAY BE
DELAYS IN THE ISSUING OF VISAS FOR IRELAND BETWEEN MONDAY 3RD
DECEMBER AND MONDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2012.
WE STRONGLY ADVISE APPLICANTS NOT TO PAY FOR AIRLINE OR OTHER
TRAVEL TICKETS WITHOUT HAVING BEEN ISSUED WITH A VISA.
PRODUCTION OF A CONFIRMED TRAVEL BOOKING IS NOT REQUIRED FOR AN
IRISH VISA APPLICATION.
IMMIGRATION AGENTS CANNOT INFLUENCE THE DECISION TO GRANT
OR REFUSE A VISA FOR IRELAND.
THERE ARE NO FEES PAYABLE TO "EXPEDITE" OR "FAST TRACK" AN IRISH
VISA APPLICATION . IF SUCH FEES ARE REQUESTED PLEASE CONTACT THE
VISA OFFICE DIRECTLY.
PLEASE NOTE – APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE IRISH
EMBASSY IN NEW DELHI UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN APPOINTMENT FROM A
YOU CAN REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BY EMAILING US AT: NEWDELHIVISAOFFICE@DFA.IE
APPOINTMENTS ARE USUALLY ONLY GIVEN FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF
YOU HAVE A DEMONSTRATED URGENT NEED TO TRAVEL TO IRELAND DUE TO
UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES – NOTE: LEAVING YOUR VISA APPLICATION TO
THE LAST MINUTE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT HOLDERS
SPOUSE/PARTNER/CHILD OF IRISH CITIZEN
The Irish Visa Office in New Delhi is based at the Irish
Embassy New Delhi. This office processes visa applications from any
person resident in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Visa applications can be submitted through the Irish Honorary
Consulates in Mumbai, Bangalore and Colombo. Please check
here for details
The Irish Visa Office New Delhi has appointed Visa Facilitation
Services Ltd (VFS) to accept applications at their offices within
India on its behalf. Please visit this site for information about
the location of VFS IRELAND offices and their contact details. VFS
staff do not take any part in, nor can they influence the visa
decision making process.
Please note that staff at the Irish Visa Office, New Delhi do not
meet visitors/applicants except by prior appointment.
Please see here for information on how to make an
appointment with a visa officer.
Due to security arrangements at the Irish Embassy, New Delhi it
will not be possible to grant you entry unless you have a prior
In addition, VFS manages a helpline to support the Irish Visa
Office, New Delhi.
Telephone: 0120 6613788
Urgent queries pertaining to applications under consideration at
the Irish Visa Office will be notified to the appropriate visa
officer by VFS staff for a direct response.
Please note that E-mail is our preferred mode of