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COVID-19 Notification

In the current circumstances, the Embassy of Ireland is operating on a restricted basis and is closed to public visitors until further notice. If you require consular assistance please complete our contact form here or contact the Embassy by phone at + 371 6703 9370.

 

COVID 19 Update – Visa Service

Visa applications for short and long stay visas have reopened from Monday 13 September 2021. 

Please note until further notice all visa applications must now be submitted by courier. It is no longer possible for visa applications to be submitted in person at the Embassy. Please be aware also that COVID-19 restrictions are severely affecting visa processing times and it may take additional time to process visa requests.

Please note that the Embassy can only process complete applications. The onus is on the applicant to ensure their application is complete, with all required supporting documents as listed under the relevant visa category on the website of Immigration Service Delivery. Any missing documentation may result in longer processing times and/or refusal of the application. The Embassy does not offer an expediting service for visas.

Further information on making an application is available on the website of Immigration Service Delivery and on our Visa Page.  

 

Travel to Ireland

If you are travelling to Ireland from overseas you must fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before departure.

After 00.01am on Sunday 5 December 2021, anyone travelling to Ireland must show a negative test for COVID-19.

  • if you do not have a Digital COVID Certificate based on vaccination or recovery, you have to show a negative ('not detected') RT-PCR test which was carried out no more than 48 hours before you arrive in Ireland
  • if you have proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, you have to show a negative ('not detected') antigen test which was carried out no more than 48 hours before you arrive in Ireland. Alternatively, you can show a negative ('not detected') RT-PCR test which was carried out no more than 72 hours before you arrive

Antigen tests have to be carried out by approved professionals - you can't test yourself.

Please check gov.ie - Government advice on international travel (www.gov.ie) for any updates before you travel.  If you will have been outside of the EU/EEA in the 14 days prior to your travel, you may have to follow different rules so you should consult gov.ie before travelling for the latest advice.

 

Passports

All passport applicants are required to apply or renew online.

 

Emergencies

Emergency consular assistance will continue to be provided and any callers should clearly state their name, phone number and issue.

 

Travel Advice

If planning travel to Latvia, please be aware that the Latvian government has declared a state of emergency beginning on 11 October 2021 and remaining in effect for 3 months. You are advised to inform yourself fully of the current restrictions and follow the guidance of national and local authorities. Full details can be found here.

The latest requirements for travel into Latvia can be viewed here.

For further travel advice please refer to https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/latvia/ 

 

Registration

In addition, you can register your contact details on Citizens’ Registration, which allows us to contact you and provide assistance in the event of an unforeseen crisis or family emergency while you are overseas: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/citizens-registration

 

The Embassy Riga Team

 

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, Latvia

Address & Opening Hours

Embassy of Ireland

Ambasáid na hÉireann
Embassy of Ireland
Īrijas vēstniecība
Alberta Street 13
Riga, LV-1010
Latvia

Tel: +371 6703 9370

Fax number +371 66116110

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