Notice – COVID-19: Revised Embassy Business Arrangements
At this time, in the context of COVID-19 measures, our public counter is open by appointment only.
To make an appointment to call into the Embassy in-person between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Friday (excluding public holidays), please contact us by phone on 00 60 3 2167 8200 or by email in advance, setting out the reason why you are seeking the appointment.
In the case of an out of hours emergency involving an Irish citizen, please contact us by phone on 0060 3 2167 8200 and the Duty Officer will call you back as soon as possible.
Anyone wishing to renew an Irish passport can do so online at: https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/ Please check the current processing arrangements on the weblink.
Visa Information - Covid-19
As part of a wide range of travel measures announced on the 26 January, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, visa-free travel to Ireland for nationals of South Africa and all countries in South America has been suspended from midnight on the 27th January. Nationals of these countries will require to be in possession of an entry visa or transit visa, as appropriate, for travel to Ireland regardless of where they reside or the purpose of their travel to Ireland. See Government press release here
In addition, with effect from 29 January 2021, the Department of Justice has temporarily ceased accepting new visa/ preclearance applications globally.
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.
These measures are designed to support our public health restrictions on movement, including into and out of Ireland.
The strong advice is that everyone, regardless of their nationality, visa/preclearance status, or the origin of travel, who cannot provide proof of an essential purpose to travel to or within Ireland, should not travel to Ireland.
The situation will continue to be reviewed in consultation with the relevant authorities in the coming weeks.
We intend to resume accepting visa applications as soon as safety concerns abate.
In the meantime, only certain emergency cases will be processed. Further information is available on the website of Immigration Service Delivery.
For 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.
For further updates, please follow us on twitter (@IrlEmbMalaysia) and visit the Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice page for Malaysia, which is regularly updated: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/malaysia /
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any queries.