Processing times

Processing times depend on the category of visa application. They also depend on the volume of applications which varies throughout the year. The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service and the Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi cannot guarantee the outcome or the length of time an application takes to process; neither can it guarantee the return of passport and documents within a certain timeframe. This is due to the fact that visa applications are assessed individually and individual circumstances can mean processing times may vary and result in longer decision times.

For more information on processing times please visit Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi

These processing times reflect the detailed assessment that is required to be carried out in relation to visa applications. They in no way constitute a legal obligation or convey any indication that an application not decided within the timeframe will, in default of a decision, be resolved in your favour.

All applicants applying at VFS Ireland Visa Application Centre in Cochin are hereby advised that your application will reach the Embassy on the 3rd working day after submission at VFS. E.g. if you submit your application at Cochin on Monday, it will be submitted to the Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi on Thursday. We request you to plan your travel accordingly.

All applicants applying at VFS Ireland Visa Application Centres in Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad are hereby advised that your application will reach the Embassy on the 2nd working day after submission at VFS Global. E.g. if you submit your application at any of these centres on Monday, the same will be submitted to the Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi on Wednesday. We request you to plan your travel accordingly.

Application submitted at VFS Delhi will be submitted to the Embassy of Ireland the next working day.

You are advised not to purchase travel tickets before you know the outcome of your visa application.

VFS Global does not have any control over the processing times.