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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Situation - Notice

Travel Advice

The current Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice is available here.  Please also follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Embassy Services

The Embassy is open Monday – Friday during the hours of 09:30 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:00.

Consular services are by appointment only. Please phone the Embassy on +36 1 301 4960 or email us to arrange an appointment.

Passport Services

All passport to applications should be made online using the Passport Online service.

Visa Services

As part of a wide range of travel measures announced on 26 January 2021, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, visa-free travel to Ireland for nationals of South Africa and certain countries in South America was temporarily suspended. The temporary visa requirement imposed on nationals of South Africa and certain countries in South America has been lifted, with effect from 15 June.

In addition, at that time, the Department of Justice temporarily ceased accepting new visa/ preclearance applications globally, with the exception of certain priority and emergency cases.

As of 1 June, we are now accepting all long stay visa and preclearance applications.

Please note, however, that for successful applications, unless your application meets the priority/emergency criteria, a visa or preclearance approval letter will not issue until such time as public health restrictions have been lifted. For further information on the priority and emergency criteria, please see the website of Immigration Service Delivery.

We would draw your attention to the fact that COVID-19 restrictions are severely affecting visa processing times. Priority and emergency applications may take a number of weeks to be processed. Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted directly. In order to ensure that resources can be used to best effect, we ask that you do not contact the Embassy to seek updates on your application.

It remains the position that we are not accepting short stay visa applications, unless the application meets the priority/ emergency criteria. The suspension of short stay applications will continue to be reviewed in consultation with the relevant authorities in the coming weeks.

The Government Advisory against all non-essential international travel remains in operation. Travel restrictions are in place to protect public health and to mitigate the risk of new variants of COVID-19 entering the country. Details of these measures are available on the travel section of the www.gov.ie website. The strong advice is that everyone, regardless of their nationality or visa/preclearance status, or where they started from, who cannot provide proof of essential travel, should not travel to Ireland.

Please note, all passengers arriving in Ireland must:

  • complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
  • provide evidence that you have a negative or ‘not detected’ result from a COVID-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test carried out no more than 72 hours before you arrive into Ireland, or have evidence that you are exempt from this legal requirement

    If you are travelling from or via a designated state then you must also pre-book and pre-pay for a place in a designated facility for mandatory hotel quarantine.

    Further information is available on the travel section of the www.gov.ie website.

Stay safe. Thank you for your understanding.

Passport Online

Passport Online

Irish passports can be renewed from anywhere in the world using Passport Online. Irish citizens can apply for first time passports and renewals online if they are resident in:

  • Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United States

Apply Online

Contact Embassy of Ireland, Hungary

Address & Opening Hours

Embassy of Ireland
Bank Center,
Granite Tower, Floor VII,
Szabadsag ter 7,
Budapest 1054

Opening Hours

Closure Dates

Contact Us

Tel: +36-1-301-4960
Fax: +36-1-302-9599

 

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