The British Irish Visa Scheme came into force in India on 10 February 2015. The information related to this was revealed by Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh while answering the unstarred questions in Rajya Sabha on 12 March 2015.
The scheme allows Indian nationals to travel to the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland on a single-visit visa from either country, on the same trip.
Applicant can apply at one of the existing Visa Application Centres in India of Ireland & the UK.
This scheme allows the holder of short-stay visa issued by the country of first arrival to travel freely between Ireland and the UK including Northern Ireland, for the duration of that visa.
Where: In India
What: Came into force
When: 10 February 2015