Latest Information on Embassy Services & Travel Advice
Updated: 14 August 2020
While the Embassy is open, our public service window remains restricted, in line with public health guidelines. If you have a query which is not addressed below, or elsewhere on this website, we ask that you mail us through our Contact Us form. If you require emergency assistance, you can call us at +1 202 462 3939. The mailbox and answering machine are both monitored regularly and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.
Travel to Ireland
Travel from the United States to Ireland is not currently restricted. However, in light of the pandemic, the Government of Ireland continues to advise against all non-essential travel, including travel for tourism purposes.
If you must travel to Ireland for essential reasons, you will be required to restrict your movements for 14 days. This applies to Irish citizens and residents, as well as visiting citizens of the United States and other jurisdictions.
To ensure that this is being observed, all passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form at their port of entry.
Travel to the USA
We continue to advise against all non-essential travel to the USA in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. In the event you do travel, detailed advice is available here.
Should you wish to renew your passport, you should do so through our online renewal system.
First time applicants are still required to submit paper-based applications. While the Embassy is accepting first-time passport applications within our consular area, processing times have been delayed by the pandemic. Passport forms can be requested by contacting the Embassy here. Completed applications should be mailed or dropped in person to the Embassy at the address below.
Full details on passport application requirements are set out on our website’s passport page.
The Embassy has resumed processing visas for those seeking to move to Ireland for long stay (in excess of 90 days).
Visas for short term stays (under 90 days) are only being processed on an exceptional basis. Those requiring a short term visa to visit Ireland at this time should mail us through our Contact Us form.
Full details on visa application requirements are set out on our website’s visa page.
Working Holiday Authorisations
Applications for Working Holiday Authorisations for US national graduates are not currently being processed.
Foreign Birth Registration / Irish Citizenship
Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) applications are not currently being processed. If you have already sent an application for FBR, your application is safe, and will be processed once this service resumes in Ireland. Details on the FBR process are available here.
Other consular services are not available except in cases of genuine emergency. Again if you have a need for consular assistance which you feel is an emergency, we would ask that you contact us as per the above.