Who works in the Embassy, where we are and when you can visit the Embassy
- Opening Hours and Closure Dates
- How to contact the Visa Office
- Emergency Consular Assistance
StaffAmbassador: Brian McElduff First Secretary:Peter McIvor Second Secretary: Amy Colgan Immigration and Visa Section:Michael StensonCiaran PotterStephen WalshWilliam Barrett
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.
Opening Hours and Closure Dates
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|
|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|
|Last Monday in October||30 October|
|Christmas Day||25 December|
|St. Stephens Day||26 December|
How to contact the Visa Office
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.
Emergency Consular Assistance
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.