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The Embassy

Who works in the Embassy, where we are and when you can visit the Embassy

Brian McElduff
Deputy Head of Mission
Peter McIvor
Second Secretary: 
Amy Colgan
Immigration and Visa Section:
Joseph Keating
Terence MacDonald
Peter Frisby


Directions to the Embassy

The Embassy is located at C 17 Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, 110021 New Delhi.

The Embassy is located near Malcha Marg Market. If you approach from Kautilya Marg passing the Carmel Convent school and Malcha Marg market on your left, the Embassy is in the first crescent on your left after the Market.

Public transport: The closest metro stop is Race Course. It is a ten minute autorickshaw journey to the Embassy.

Directions including a google map are also available.

Embassy Opening Hours

The Embassy is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 until 17:00. It closes from 1:30 to 14:30 for lunch.

Embassy Closure Dates

The Embassy is closed for the following dates in 2017:

Day following New Year's Day 02 January
Republic Day 26 January
Maha Shivaratri 24 February
Holi 13 March
St. Patrick's Day 17 March
Good Friday 14 April
Easter Monday 17 April
June Bank Holiday 05 June
Idu'l Fitr 26 June
August Bank Holiday 07 August
Independence Day 15 August
Gandhi Jayanti 02 October
Diwali 19 October
Last Monday in October 30 October
Christmas Day 25 December
St. Stephens Day 26 December


How to contact us

The Visa Office phone helpline will cease to operate on 1 April 2016. VFS will continue to operate a visa phone helpline on behalf of the Visa Office. Click on VFS for further information. The Visa Office will continue to respond to emails sent through this website.

The majority of queries can be answered by reading the information pages on this website. If you have a question that isn't answered on the website, you can email the Visa Office by clicking on, contact the Visa Office. 98% of email queries sent between Monday and Friday are replied to within 24 hours. The majority, if emailed during the working day, will be replied to within the working day.

We do not reply to status check requests on visa applications unless the visa application processing time has exceeded our visa processing time guidelines - latest visa decisions can be found on the Visa Decision Page.

Note the Visa Office does not operate a public office. Applicants should not come to the Embassy unless an appointment has been arranged.

If you are an Irish citizen in need of emergency assistance outside of opening hours please call 011-49403200 and leave a message. This mailbox is checked regularly.

In the event of needing immediate assistance, please call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 (1) 4082000.