When India gained independence in 1947, they formed a relationship with Ireland that has existed ever since. India opened their embassy in Ireland back in 1951, and Ireland opened one in India thirteen years later. Since the end of 2012, the Irish Embassy can be found in c-17 Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Before that it had be situated in Jor Bagh and Lodi Road.
What Do We Do?
We provide a wide range of important services to Irish citizens. For example, if you are Irish and you are thinking of moving to India to live, we will always be more than happy to speak to you and inform you about the documents that you will need to do so. For instance, you will need a visa, and it is very important that you do not let it expire. The Indian government are very strict about their visa regulations and those who are found to be breaking them will be fined and could even see themselves deported or locked away.
We are also happy to help Indians who are thinking of packing up and starting a new life in Ireland. Once again, we will give you all the information that you need so that you can go and live in Ireland legally. You will need a visa and we will be able to sort that out for you if you meet all the other criteria to move to Ireland.
Furthermore, if you are already living in India and need to renew your passport, we can do that for you. You will be able to track your passport application as well, so you will always know what stage of the process we are at.
We will also be happy to provide travel advice for Irish citizens that are thinking about visiting countries that are close by such as Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. If it is not safe at that moment in time, we will advise against traveling to these countries unless you really have to.
We Deal with Citizenship Also
If you think that you might have grounds for Irish citizenship, then we will be happy to check that out for you. You are eligible become an Irish citizen if you have a grandparent who was born in Ireland or if you have a parent that was an Irish citizen (although not born in Ireland) when you were born.
If you are married to an Irish citizen, then you can apply to become an Irish citizen after you have been married for more than three years. You will also need to have lived in Ireland for at least three years.