Visa Fees At a Glance

Visa fees

The fees for Irish visas are:

Single entry INR 4100
Multi entry INR 6800
Transit Visa INR 1700
VFS Service charges for other nationals 1655
VFS service charges for Nepalese nationals NPR 4000

The visa fee is an administration fee. It is not refundable if your application is either withdrawn or refused. You may be exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee. Read more about who is exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee on this page.

Service charge

If you are attending at a visa application centre for the purpose of providing your biometric information and/or submitting the documents relating to your online visa application you are required to pay a service charge. This fee is separate to the visa fee.

The service charge is: INR 1655 (Inclusive of sales tax)

Beneficiary of Directive 2004/38/EC (the ‘Free Movement Directive’)

If you are a beneficiary of Directive 2004/38/EC (the ‘Free Movement Directive’) i.e. a ‘qualifying family member’ of an EU/EEA /Swiss Citizen you are required to attend a visa application centre for the purpose of providing your biometric information. You will be required to pay the service charge at a reduced rate.

The reduced rate service charge is: INR 1241

Please note, following completion of the biometric process, you have the option of submitting your supporting documents to the relevant Irish consular facility yourself or availing of the service offered by the visa application centre.

Read more about the ‘Free Movement Directive’ and family members of EU/EEA /Swiss Citizen on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.

Visa fee exemptions

Check here to see if you come within one of the categories of visa applicants who are exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee.

Nationalities exempt from visa fees

Bosnia Morocco
Cote d’Ivoire Peru
Ecuador Republic of Macedonia
Indonesia Serbia
Jamaica Sri Lanka
Kosovo Tunisia
Kyrgyzstan Uganda
Montenegro Zambia

Family members of Irish Citizens who are exempt from visa fees

  • Spouse
  • Separated spouse (subject to judicial separation)
  • Widow/widower (subject to death certificate)
  • Child (under 18 years)
  • Adopted child (subject to adoption papers)

Family member of EEA citizen who is exempt from visa fees

  • Spouse registered as a student or in employment (subject to submission of marriage certificate, passport of EEA citizen and, if applicable, details of educational institution)

Beneficiaries of Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive) i.e. “qualifying family members” of EU/EEA /Swiss Citizens are exempt from visa fees

  • Spouse
  • Child (under 21 years)
  • Child (under 21 years) of the spouse
  • Adopted child (subject to adoption papers)
  • Dependent parent
  • Dependent parent of the spouse
  • Other dependent family members in the direct ascending line ( e.g. grandparent) or descending line (e.g. grandchild)
  • Other dependent family members of the spouse in the direct ascending (e.g. grandparent) or descending line (e.g. grandchild)

Other persons who are exempt from visa fees

  • Holders of diplomatic, service, official passports
  • Programme Refugees (within the meaning of the Refugee Act, 1996)

Please note: All references to 'spouse' also apply to a civil partner i.e. a person who has contracted a registered partnership, or is a party to a class of legal relationship specified in an order under section 5 of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 as entitled to be recognised as a civil partnership.