Additional Services (Optional)

We offer a number of additional services in India. The additional services mentioned here are optional. They are not necessary for you to complete your application and do not influence the outcome of your application. To use them, you will need to pay an extra fee in addition to the visa application fee and the service charge.

You can select and pay the additional fee for these services, once you have completed the online visa application process and made your appointment to visit the visa application centre.

To pay the relevant visa application fee, service charge and any additional services please click here

Premium service lounge

The VFS Global premium service lounge facilities are available at the visa application centres in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune,Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi. The Premium Lounge includes:

  • Separate lounge with personalised service by dedicated staff
  • Refreshments
  • Faster submission of applications
  • Courier return of passport
  • SMS alert on the status of your application
  • Photocopying service for your documents

Please Note

This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants using the premium service will have a faster turnaround time or be successful in their visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the Irish immigration rules.

What does it cost?

The Premium Service Lounge facilities cost Rs. 2625 (inclusive of taxes). This charge is in addition to the visa application fee.

Optional services

Courier Passport delivery at your home / office address Rs.500 (Delhi & NCR) / Rs. 500 (other cities in India)

No courier charges for applicants applying from Goa
All visa application centres
Photo booth Photo booth facility inside the visa application centre photo specification Rs. 210/4 copies Visa application centres only at Delhi,Kolkata,Mumbai North,Mumbai South,Ahemedabad,,Pune,Bangalore,Chennai,Cochin,Hyderabad
Photo copy Photo copier facility Rs 5/ copy All visa application centres except for Goa
SMS An automated message to the applicant's mobile phone at various stages of the visa application process Rs 135 All visa application centres
Walk-in without an appointment Walk-in for submission without an appointment INR 2625 All visa application centres except for Goa
Digital Assist Assistance with filling out the Visa Application Form INR 450 All visa application centres except for Goa
Group Appointment Booking A large group can apply at the same visa application centre at the same time and day INR 550 per applicant All visa application centres
Online Payment Assistance Enables customers to pay for the visa by cash, by using VFS Global’ credit card to make the visa fee payment INR 1035 per transaction Jalandhar, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad except for Goa

Walk - in without an appointment

Customers who need to travel urgently or who can’t book an appointment for their preferred date or time, can pay extra to get a walk in appointment. This service is also available for those who turn up late for their appointments.

If you have already applied online and booked an appointment then you must cancel any existing appointments before using this service.

Digital Assist

This service provides customers with assistance in filling out the visa application form. Staff will read out the questions on the form, and will record the answers verbatim on behalf of the customer. Applicants need to answer all the questions on the form in order to apply. Staff will not be able to answer questions on an applicant’s behalf or fill in questions based on assumptions.

Group Appointment Booking

Customers travelling in a group can use this service to ensure the whole group can apply at the same visa application centre at a particular time and day. This optional service is extended to all groups including tour operators, large families, conferences etc. There is no restriction on the minimum size of the group.

For making a group appointment please email your request to


  • The above services are optional
  • The fees stipulated include service tax @ 14% S.B. Cess @ 0.50% & K.K cess @0.50%,SGST@9% and CGST@9%
  • Applicants are requested to collect appropriate receipts for using these services
  • The courier services shall be confined to areas covered by the courier company. Please check with the submission officer.
  • If you have the DND (Do not Disturb) service activated on your mobile number, you may not receive the messages updating your application status.