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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

The Irish Government advises citizens travelling between Britain and Ireland to exercise a high degree of caution. If you must travel to Ireland please note the travel requirements as detailed here which include completing the online Passenger Locator Form and restricting your movements for 14 days.

Citizens are also advised to follow the public health measures in place in Scotland. Further information on the new public health restrictions announced by the Scottish Government in relation to travel are available here.  

Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice for Great Britain for more information or visit our twitter page @IrlScotland

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 is open for applications but we have paused processing as Ireland is at Level 5 of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19. There will be an update in early December.   

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. These will be the first applications processed when we resume processing passports.

To apply via Passport Online click here

Emergency applications

The Passport Service is continuing to process emergency cases.  If you need a passport for travel in an emergency (death or serious illness of a family member or for emergency medical treatment of the applicant), please contact us through our WebChat service.

Passport Express

The processing of Passport Express applications, including Northern Ireland Passport Express and Great Britain Passport Express, will pause until Dublin returns to Level 3 on the National Framework for Living with COVID-19. 


For information on visas please visit 

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


Citizenship and Foreign Birth Registration 

The processing of Foreign Birth Registrations will now pause until Dublin returns to Level 3 on the National Framework for Living with COVID-19.

Applications that have been sent to the FBR team have been securely held and will now be processed in strict date order. At present, due to the complex nature of the Foreign Birth Registration it takes between 12 to 18 months to process a completed Foreign Birth Registration application.

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

 Please note our Twitter and Facebook accounts are both @IrlScotland

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

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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