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Ireland Tourist Visa for Indian citizens: Everything you need to know
iVisa
10 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

With its captivating landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and thriving economy, Ireland has become an enticing destination for travelers worldwide, including Indian citizens. With a streamlined visa application process, Ireland welcomes Indian visitors with open arms!

This article will delve into the details of the Ireland Visa application process tailored explicitly for Indian citizens.

On our online platform or through our user-friendly iVisa app, you’ll get complete guidance, tips, a simplified application form, and more, to successfully get your Irish Visa!

Ireland Cork City

What is the Ireland Tourist Visa for Indian citizens?

The Ireland Visa, known as the short stay 'C' visit (tourist) visa, is an official document designed for travelers wishing to explore Ireland.

When applying for the Ireland Tourist Visa online, it is essential for Indian citizens to state the purpose of their visit clearly. The following travel purposes are allowed for this visa:

  • Tourism

  • Visiting family or friends

  • Getting married

  • Getting medical treatment

  • Doing short-term educational courses

Whether planning a leisurely holiday, reuniting with a family member, or another activity, clearly articulating your intentions in the visa application is crucial. This ensures visa authorities can assess your eligibility and process your application accurately.

For more info about an employment visa or residence permit, check the Irish government website.

Do Indian citizens need a Tourist Visa for Ireland?

As mentioned, yes, Indian passport holders need a visa to visit Ireland. A parent or legal guardian must apply for the tourist visa on behalf of their children (younger than 18 years).

Submit your application as a family through our platform by clicking ‘Add another person’ during the online process. We will review and submit each application carefully, and each person will receive a separate decision.

Types of Ireland Visas available for Indian citizens

The Ireland Tourist Visa portal offers two types:

  • Single-entry visa: This visa can be easily applied for on our website or through our app. It must be used within 90 days after issuance and allows a stay of up to 90 days Per Entry. You can only visit Ireland once with this visa.

  • Multiple-entry visa: We currently do not offer this option. This visa is for travelers wishing to visit Ireland more than once within the validity period.

Note that if you want to visit Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland, you must get a UK Visa. For example, suppose you want to travel back to Ireland to catch a flight back to India; you’ll need a multiple-entry visa, which can be obtained through the Irish government website.

Ireland Tourist Visa requirements

To apply for the Ireland Tourist Visa, Indian citizens are required to gather the following documents:

  • Valid passport Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date from Ireland. Additionally, it should have two blank pages available for visa stamps.

  • Two color passport photos: If you don't have suitable photos, use our convenient digital photo service.

  • Proof of sufficient funds: Present bank statements demonstrating your income and savings. Also, include a letter explaining any significant amounts of money entering or leaving your account.

  • Application letter: Draft a detailed cover letter that clearly states the purpose of your visit to Ireland. Whether it is for a holiday, visiting family and/or friends, or any other reason, provide comprehensive information that can be supported by documentation.

  • Proof of ties to your home country: Provide supporting evidence demonstrating your strong connections and links to your home country. This can include recent payslips from the past three months, a letter from your employer, documentation from your college or university, proof of property ownership or rental agreement in your name, or details regarding family members residing in your country.

  • Proof of accommodation: Include reservation confirmations or provide proof of address from your host while in Ireland.

  • Residents of India must provide biometric info each time they apply for an Ireland Visit Visa.

  • In some cases, the Irish visa office may request proof that you have travel/medical insurance to make a decision. Please note that travel health insurance is required to enter Ireland, regardless of whether it’s asked for during the application process.

  • If you apply for the Ireland Tourist Visa in a different country of your citizenship, you must present proof of legal residency status there.

  • If you have a previous refusal for an Ireland Tourist Visa or another visa or have been deported from any country, you must give the details and documentation.

Additional required documents depending on the purpose of your visit

According to the travel purpose, the following documents are also requested:

Visiting family/friends:

  • Invitation letter from the host, including why they are inviting you to Ireland, the dates they plan to meet you, and an explanation of how they know you.

Studying:

  • Study plan, including the start and end dates and a registration confirmation letter.

  • Invitation letter from the educational institution.

Marriage purposes:

  • Acknowledgement from the Registrar confirming the date of receipt of notification of intention to marry or enter into a civil partnership and the Marriage Registration Form (MRF).

  • Proof of your relationship history.

  • Divorce or dissolution of civil partnership certificate from previous relationships.

Medical reasons:

  • Letter from your referring hospital.

  • Letter from a private hospital in Ireland.

  • Letter stating your travel itinerary from India to Ireland.

All documents must be submitted in English (or be accompanied by a notarized translation).

When applying with us, you’ll get complete guidance from an iVisa Expert and tips for an error-free application!

Financial requirements for Indian citizens

There is no fixed amount of funds required for an Ireland visa application. However, it is essential to prove that you have the financial means to cover your flights, daily expenses, and planned activities according to the purpose of your trip. It is also recommended to have travel/medical insurance.

If you are self-funding your visit, include an up-to-date bank statement and supporting documents. Here are the key details that should be shown on the bank statement:

  • The bank statement should be an original document issued on official bank paper. If you provide a printed internet statement, it must be certified by your bank.

  • Your name and address should be clearly mentioned on the statement.

  • The statement should display your bank account number and specify the type of account, such as a checking/current account or a savings and deposit account.

  • It should present a comprehensive overview of incoming and outgoing transactions in your account over the past six months.

  • If you submit a bank statement from a savings and deposit account, you must include an original letter from your bank on their official letterhead. This letter should confirm your ability to withdraw funds from that account.

Suppose you have a friend or family member in Ireland who will financially contribute to your trip. In that case, estimate the amount they will be spending. Specify what expenses they will cover, such as the cost of plane tickets.

  • Your friend or family member must demonstrate their financial capability by providing bank statements, payslips, and a letter from their employer. These requirements also apply to other friends or family members supporting your visit.

By adhering to these guidelines and providing the necessary financial documentation, you can strengthen your visa application and showcase your ability to cover the expenses associated with your trip to Ireland.

Additional documents for minors/children traveling to Ireland

To travel from India to Ireland with a minor or child, also provide the following:

  • The minor’s birth certificate.

  • Copy of both parents’ passports.

  • If one of the minor's parents has deceased, present the official Death Certificate.

  • If one of the minor's parents has sole custody, present the original court order granting custody to the appointed parent.

  • If the minor travels with one of the parents or legal guardians, present a copy of the other parent/legal guardian’s passport or ID and consent letter.

If the minor is traveling with someone other than their parent or legal guardian, or traveling alone, provide the following documents:

  • Consent letter signed by both parents or legal guardians for each minor.

  • Copy of both parents' passports or IDs.

Step-by-step guide to applying for the Ireland Tourist Visa in India

Applying for the Ireland Tourist Visa is easy via our website or our user-friendly iVisa app. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out your basic information, travel itinerary, and passport details.

  • Step 2: Pay our visa application fee online with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step 3: Fill out the required info on our simplified application form, visit the embassy or application center in India with the required documents, and pay the government visa fees. We’ll make the appointment on your behalf!

Then, simply wait for the embassy's response, receive your visa, and get ready to travel!

Benefits of applying for the Ireland Visa with us!

The following benefits are included in our processing fees:

  • 100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa Experts will review all information and ensure it’s 100% compliant with government requirements.

  • Unlimited access to our iVisa Experts: Our iVisa Experts will guide you through the application process and answer any questions.

  • Simplified form: iVisa applications can be confusing and tedious. At iVisa, we’ll only include relevant questions, making the application hassle-free.

  • Fill out at your own pace: Save your progress, make changes, and come back to it later whenever you need a break.

  • Step-by-step guide: Apply with us and receive an exclusive manual with all the tips to answer difficult sections and get your visa without problems.

Ireland Giant Causeway

Ireland Tourist Visa costs and processing time for Indian citizens

The costs and processing of the Irish Visa application are divided into two parts:

1. Processing by iVisa: Our processing service fee of USD $240.99 includes numerous benefits, such as a simplified application form, complete guidance from our team of experts, and a careful review of your application.

2. Government processing: After we’ve submitted your application, the government processing time is around eight weeks, depending on your case. The visa fee for a single-entry visa is US$65, which can be paid via bank draft.

Tips for a successful Irish Tourist Visa application in India

The tips below increase your chances of a successful Ireland Tourist Visa application from India.

1. Plan ahead: Start your visa application process at least two months in advance to allow sufficient time for gathering documents, completing forms, and any additional requirements.

2. Understand the requirements: Familiarize yourself with the specific requirements for an Ireland Tourist Visa. Make sure you have all the necessary documents and meet the eligibility criteria.

3. Complete the application accurately: Fill out the visa application form with accurate and up-to-date information. Double-check for any errors or omissions before submitting.

4. Financial preparation: Show proof of sufficient funds to cover your travel expenses in Ireland. If someone else is sponsoring your trip, include their supporting financial documents.

5. Document authenticity: Ensure that all supporting documents, such as bank statements, employment letters, and accommodation proofs, are original and issued by the appropriate authorities. Certified copies or official letterheads may be required.

6. Strong ties to your home country: Show strong ties to your home country to assure the visa authorities that you have reasons to return after your visit.

Common reasons for Ireland Tourist Visa refusals in India

Familiarize yourself with the common reasons for visa refusals:

  • The inability to demonstrate adequate financial resources to cover travel expenses in Ireland.

  • If you fail to provide convincing evidence of your ties, it may raise concerns about your intentions to return to India after your visit, resulting in a visa refusal.

  • Missing or improperly filled forms, incomplete itineraries, lack of supporting documents, or failure to meet specific requirements.

  • If you have a history of immigration or visa violations, such as overstaying in a country, it can negatively impact your visa application.

What to expect after submitting the Ireland Tourist Visa application in India

Once you have submitted your Ireland Tourist Visa application in India, there are several key things to expect in the subsequent stages of the visa process:

  • Request for additional documents: The visa authorities may sometimes request other documents or information to support your application. If this happens, promptly provide the requested documents within the specified timeframe.

  • Biometric appointment: Citizens of India must attend a biometric appointment at a designated visa application center. Your fingerprints and photo will be taken during this appointment as part of the biometric data collection process.

  • Visa decision: Once your application is processed, you will be notified via email whether your visa application has been approved, rejected or if additional steps are required.

  • Passport collection: If your visa application is approved, you can collect your passport from the designated location. Follow the instructions to retrieve your passport, ensuring you have the necessary documentation (such as the collection receipt) for identification purposes.

Have more questions about the Ireland Tourist Visa?

Contact our customer service team via online chat or email at [email protected]. They are available anytime to guide you through the process and answer any questions!

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