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The Consulate General of Ireland will be operating on an appointment only basis until further notice. 
If you wish to make an appointment, please call 0131 226 7711 or email


Travel Advice
Irish citizens who are in Great Britain, or who intend to travel to Great Britain in the near future should visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Travel Advice page.

We encourage citizens to download the Department of Foreign Affairs’ TravelWise App which provides regularly updated global travel advice.

There is a dedicated Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade phone line for Irish citizens who are abroad or who intend to travel abroad in the near future and have concerns about Coronavirus at +353 (0)1 613 1733.

Health Information 
Scottish public health advice can be found at
A free helpline has been set up for those who do not have symptoms but are looking for general health advice: 0800 028 2816.


The Passport Service has resumed the processing of online applications. Passport Online is open to all applicants, including children, renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport who are resident in Ireland, UK, EU, EEA and Switzerland. This is the fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport.

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, the Passport Service is currently only processing online applications. The Passport Express Service operated by post offices in Glasgow has been temporarily suspended until further notice. 

To apply via Passport Online click here


For information on visas please visit 

Or email and put London Visa Office in the subject bar. 


Citizenship and Foreign Birth Registration 
Information available at

Emergency consular assistance will continue to be provided. Please call 0131 226 7711
If you are calling outside of office hours, you will be prompted to leave a message. After the tone, record your message stating your name, a brief description of the situation and a contact number. The Duty Officer will call you back.

We look forward to returning to normal services as soon as we can.

 Consulate General of Ireland

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Ireland-Scotland Review

Ireland-Scotland Review

Learn about the first ever joint bilateral review between Ireland and Scotland, focused on shared policy areas. You can also take our questionnaire to contribute your views and experience to our work.

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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

'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!

Find out more information



TravelWise is an award-winning smartphone app designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.

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Contact Consulate General of Ireland, Edinburgh

Address & Opening Hours

Consulate General of Ireland

16 Randolph Crescent
Edinburgh, EH3 7TT
Tel.: 0131 226 7711

Opening Hours

Closure Dates

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