Latest information on Embassy Services, Visas & Travel Advice
The Embassy is currently open to the pubic by appointment only. If you have a query that is not addressed on this website, we ask that you mail us through our Contact Us form.
Travel advice: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Irish government advises against all travel to and from countries in South Americ including Chile, Ecuador & Peru. Detailed travel advice is available here.
Travel to Ireland: As part of a wide range of travel measures announced on the 26 January, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, visa-free travel to Ireland for nationals of all South American countries, including Chile, will be suspended from midnight on the 27 January. This will remain in place until at least the 5th of April.
Visas: As part of the combined efforts to tackle COVID-19 and to ensure customer safety, the Department of Justice has taken the decision to temporarily cease accepting new visa/ preclearance applications. This is effective from close of business 29th January 2021.
Increasing travel restrictions and the measures introduced as part of the Irish Government’s efforts to interrupt the transmission of COVID-19 means that travel may not be possible and even if possible is not advisable unless absolutely essential. It is currently against the law for any person (regardless of nationality or passport) to travel within Ireland for non-essential purposes and people can be fined for doing so. Enforcement of this has been strongly increased over the last few days.
While it will still be possible to apply for an Irish visa/preclearance online in the normal manner, these temporary measures mean that applicants will not be able to complete their application process and we apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. Please note that any application made online will remain valid until such time as restrictions are lifted.
We intend to resume accepting applications as soon as safety concerns abate.
Certain priority/emergency cases will continue to be processed. For further information please see the website of Immigration Service Delivery.
For priority/emergency visa applications, please contact us directly so that we can guide you through the application process and advise you how to submit your documentation.
Working Holiday Agreement: Applications for Working Holiday Agreement programme are currently closed. For further FAQs and information on the WHA click here.