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The Consulate General of Ireland in Cardiff does not process passport, citizenship, or visa applications but we will direct you to the relevant services. Further details on these services are provided below 

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Travel & health advice

Passengers arriving into Ireland, including those whose journey originated in Great Britain, are required to have a negative / not detected result from a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours before their arrival in Ireland. Further information on this requirement is available at

Passengers whose journey originated in Great Britain are requested to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Ireland. A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result does not exempt passengers from this request. For information on self-isolation requirements, please visit the HSE website

A UK Government list of private providers of tests is available here. COVID-19 testing for the purposes of international travel is not available on the NHS. Free NHS testing is only available if an individual is already displaying symptoms. See the NHS website for further information

In addition, passengers whose journey originated in Great Britain, whether they have symptoms or not, are asked to arrange a COVID-19 test in Ireland as soon as possible after 5 days post-arrival. This test will be free of charge if arranged through a GP

Please check the Irish College of General Practitioner’s website for a list of GPs, or, check the HSE website for your local GP out of hours service

A limited number of passenger categories will be exempt from the requirement to get a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test, including passengers transiting through the State who remain airside and certain transport and other key workers

Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. This is an online form. Paper versions of the form are also available if required.

If you have a query concerning travel from Great Britain to Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affair's Travel advice line can be reached on +353 (0)1 613 1700

If you are an Irish citizen and have a genuine humanitarian emergency requiring urgent travel, please contact the Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain for advice and consular assistance 

Public health advice for Wales can be found on the Welsh Government’s website



The UK’s Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. Information on Brexit for Irish citizens resident in Great Britain is available from the Embassy of Ireland’s website here



The fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport is to apply online 

For up to date information on current passport processing arrangements and for contact information, please visit the Passport Service’s website

Up to date information on Foreign Birth Registrations can be found on the dedicated Foreign Births Registration webpage  



For information on visas, please visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service's website


Emergency Contact:

If you are an Irish citizen and you have a genuine emergency out of hours, please contact the Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain in London on +44 (0)207 235 2171. Leave a message for the Duty Officer and you will be contacted as soon as possible

UK's decision to leave the EU

UK's decision to leave the EU

Making sure that Irish businesses and individuals are preparing for the consequences of Brexit is an important Government priority.

Find out more about the Government’s approach to Brexit on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Brexit website

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'Passport Online' is for passport applications in

  • Ireland,
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Great Britain,
  • the European Union,
  • the European Economic Area,
  • Switzerland.

Fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport. Once you have your photo, it only takes about ten minutes!

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Contact Consulate General of Ireland, Cardiff

Address & Opening Hours

Consulate General of Ireland

Consulate General of Ireland
Regus House, 
Falcon Drive, 
Cardiff Bay, CF10 4RU 

Tel: +44 2922 678 709

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