Introduction by H. E. Feilim McLaughlin, Ambassador of Ireland to India
Cead Mile Fáilte – a hundred thousand welcomes!
I would like to welcome you to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi.
The Embassy is accredited to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka as well as India.
Ireland has also Honorary Consuls in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Colombo. The Irish Trade Board - Enterprise Ireland is represented within the Embassy and the IDA, which is responsible for the promotion of inward investment, has an office in Mumbai.
The website is designed to give you information about Ireland and about the services that the Embassy provides. It can answer many of your queries, particularly in relation to visa procedures. I hope that it will lead you to discover more about Ireland.
The British-Irish Visa Scheme went live in India on 10 February 2015.
The scheme will allow applicants in India to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single short term visit visa.
Ireland and the UK will share Visa Application Centres across India. All applicants applying for an Irish or British visa will need to use the shared Visa Application Centres from 10 February 2015.
Find out more here: British Irish Visa Scheme
If you have a general visa (180 days duration) for the United Kingdom, you may not need to apply for a separate Irish visa. More details can be found here