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Here - https://www.dfa.ie/media/embassyindia/ourservices/bivsinformationnoteforpubrev3.pdf, it states that

  • Visit (family/friend)
  • Visit (tourist)
  • Conference/Event
  • Business

category visas are eligible for BIVS scheme. Since I am going for an interview, my category will be other, as stated here - http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visa-short-work. If my interviews finish early, I wish to visit Belfast. So, can I request BIVS endorsed visa for my case?

  • For clarity, what type of visa did you apply for? It’s not normally possible to switch visa type during the application process – Traveller Jan 24 at 11:14
  • @Traveller I am applying for Short Stay (C) visa. I am not asking for a switch. BIVS is an endorsement on Short Stay visas. – Me again Jan 24 at 11:29
  • BIVS is not something you can request. Your application will automatically be considered for it and you will automatically receive it if you are eligible. – Michael Hampton Jan 24 at 16:01

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