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India and Goa Visa: Your Questions Answered!
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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

Thousands of customers choose Visa First to organise their working holiday visas every year because:

  • We make getting the visa you need fast and hassle-free.
  • We provide a free initial assessment on the process.
  • We developed the unique online visa status engine which allows you to check the status of your visa 24/7. Check your status now.
  • We're visa experts and have organised over 130,000 visas for people like you.
  • We have a price and service promise to you to ensure a low cost effective service.
  • We offer a step-by-step consultation as we do the visa.
  • We provide an end-to-end service from assessment, through gathering and processing the documents till visa grant.
  • We have local offices supporting the visa process.



For Indian Visa processing (including all embassy fees) we charge.

Tourist visas:
Tourist Visa 6-Month (Express service - 3 working days): €260
Tourist Visa 6-Month (Express service - 5 working days): €135
Tourist Visa 6-Month (Standard service - 10 working days): €105

Business visas:
Business Visa 6-Month (Standard service - 10 working days): €295
Business Visa 6-Month (Express service - 3 working days): €445
Business Visa 12-Month (Standard service - 10 working days): €305
Business Visa 12-Month (Express service - 3 working days): €445
Business Visa 24-Month (Standard service - 10 working days): €395

If you hold a passport from another country not listed here please contact the Visa First Help Desk to confirm the visa fee that will apply for you.

*Please note, Embassy fee is set by the Embassies themselves and Visa First has no control over it. Usually, the Embassy fee varies according to embassy, applicant’s nationality, type and duration of visa. The prices given here consist of Visa First handling fee and embassy fee. They are for one person, inclusive of VAT and are an estimate only. Please note that, additional fees may apply. These are dependant on the way you want to receive your passport, exchange rate changes, changes in the Embassy fees etc. In the event that in your case an additional fee is due we will contact you to organize the payment in the most convenient way for you.

You will need to provide:

  • Your original passport, valid for at least 12 months;
  • The India Visa processing fee;
  • Two recent color 50mmx50mm sized photographs;
  • The India and Goa Visa application forms completed and signed;
  • Copy of your travel itinerary/flight details;
  • Stamped, self-addressed, special delivery envelope.

Pls note:
  1. Additional documents and special application forms may be required for Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan nationals.
  2. Additional documents may be required for children under 18 years of age.
  3. If you are applying from inside Ireland, UK or Australia, and you are not a citizen of this country, you may be required to prove your residency status in the country you are currently residing.
  4. If you are applying for a Business Visa, you will be required to provide supporting documentation.

If you fall in any of the cases listed above, please contact Visa First Help Desk on +353 1 878 3329.

Tourist visas for India and Goa are generally valid for up to 6 months. Business visas are normally granted for 6 or 12 months.

Standard visa processing takes 10 working days. The express visa processing means your visa for India or Goa can be organised in just 5 working days (available only for Irish passport holders).

At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.

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