***Coronavirus situation - Notices***
Coronavirus - Dedicated phone line
Irish citizens who are in Italy, or who intend to travel to Italy in the near future, and have concerns about the Coronavirus, can ring the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade dedicated phone line on +353 (0)1 613 1733. Health related information is available here: www.hpsc.ie/news and here: www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/home.
Attendance at the Embassy’s public office is currently by appointment only. If you need to attend the Embassy’s public office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to make an appointment. We will continue to respond to emails and calls. Please click here for more information on how to contact us.
The current travel advice for Italy is available at the following link: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/italy/
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.