VFS Checklist for Ireland Visa

Traditional Visa process is full of document requirements, application forms, submission, tracking, collection and more, which is very time consuming and full of hustles. The VFS process is an updated version of a traditional method which reduces this unnecessary effort & convenient to students.

So, let's consider some important steps to ensure before applying for Ireland.

New Delhi Visa Office, Embassy of Ireland

How to apply for a Student Visa in Ireland - India

Step 1 Apply online Week 12
Step 2 Collect all your documentation and ensure you make copies of
all original documents
Week 11
Step 3 Make an appointment with VFS Week 10
Step 4 Submit application, all documents, and provide biometrics to VFS Week 8
Step 5 Your application will be processed in the New Delhi Visa Office Week 8 - 4
Step 6 When the New Delhi Visa Office has made a decision, VFS will
forward on the decision to you
Week 6 - 4
Step 7 If you were granted a visa, you can book your flights and make
all your travel arrangements
Week 4
Step 8 If you were refused a visa, you can appeal the decision by
addressing all the reasons for the refusal in your cover letter
Week 4-3

Remember not to pay for any flights or any other travel tickets until you have been issued with a visa

1. Applications are made online and full details are available at the following link
https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/india/visas/applying-for-irish-visa/ or log onto
www.inis.gov.ie
2. You must complete the Supplementary Form which is available at
https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/india/visas/visa-requirements/ or log on to
www.inis.gov.ie Incomplete Supplementary Forms will result in the application
being refused.
3. Gather up all your documentation and make copies of all original documentation
as listed on our website https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/india/visas/visarequirements/ or log onto www.inis.gov.ie .
If the original documents need to be returned to you, you must clearly provide a
list of the documents which must be returned to you.
Any fraudulent documentation submitted will result in the application being
refused. Any required documentation missing with the application will result in
the application being refused
4. Once you have all your documentation, you can make your appointment with
VFS and submit your application, passport, and documentation and provide your
biometrics. Check both our website and VFS to ensure that you have all the
documents to submit for your appointment. Full details are at this link
https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/india/visas/applying-for-irish-visa/ or log
onto www.inis.gov.ie
5. Once the New Delhi Visa Office receives you application, it will be processed in
date order. Remember the New Delhi Visa Office will not request any further
documentation from you. If there are missing documents, this could result in a
refusal.

Study Visa Checklist

1. Have you printed off the Avats summary sheet and signed and
dated it?
2. Have you completed the supplementary form fully and properly
and signed and date it?
3. Have you submitted documentation on your parent’s income,
employment details and finances even if they are not your
sponsors?
4. If applicable did you disclose details of any adverse/negative
immigration history such as previous visa refusals, deportation
from another country or leave curtailment? If you have not
disclosed this information your application will be refused and
you will not be able to apply for an Irish visa for 5 years.
5. Have you submitted you letter of offer from the
college/university (original or scanned PDF)?
6. Have you submitted documentation on how you have paid the
fees and the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)?
7. Have you submitted your current and all previous passports? If
you are unable to submit your previous passports have provided
an explanation?
8. Have you submitted a Police Clearance Certificate?
9. Have you submitted the original certificate with the results of
your English language test?
10. Have you submitted all the documentation which was requested?
Check www.inis.gov.ie or https://www.dfa.ie/irishembassy/india/ (include original educational certificate)
11. Have you submitted all the documentation which was requested
on the Supplementary Form?

The onus is on the applicant to fully complete the Supplementary Form and submit all their documentation to VFS to ensure that the application can be processed without delay. If all the documentation has not been submitted and the Supplementary Form has not been completed fully this will result in your application being refused. Remember not to pay for any flights or any other travel tickets until you have been issued with a visa.

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