Revised Embassy Working Arrangements
Revised Embassy Working Arrangements & Visa Information – December 2021 Update
Due to the current public health situation in Portugal, the following revised working arrangements will operate at the Embassy until further notice:
- The Embassy’s public office will remain closed and only limited services will be available. For general inquiries, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an Irish citizen in a genuine emergency situation and in need of urgent consular assistance, please email us on email@example.com or call us on 00 351 213 308 200 and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox stating your name, phone number and a brief description of the emergency.
An Embassy Consular Officer will call you back as soon as possible in cases of genuine emergencies. Alternatively, you can call the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on 00353 1 408 2000.
For general non-emergency related enquiries, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
In-person appointments at the Embassy will only be possible in exceptional emergency circumstances and by prior arrangement via the email@example.com email address.
Guidelines for Visitors to the Embassy
When attending for in-person appointments at the Embassy, the following Guidelines will apply:
- The maximum permitted number of visitors to the Embassy’s Public Office at any one time is one person or two in the case of family members.
- All visitors to the Embassy are required to wear facemasks and to avail of hand sanitizer facilities as provided.
- Building Management controls currently require visitors to wait outside the building until their appointment time.
- Verification will be sought from visitors in advance of their appointment that they do not have any symptoms of Covid-19 and have not been a close contact of person(s) confirmed to have contracted Covid-19 before entering the premises.
Emergency appointment requests outside of standard Public Office hours will be considered on a case by case basis.
For our latest advice on travelling to Portugal, please visit our Travel Advice Page
Please check here if you need a visa in order to travel to Ireland. In order to apply for a visa through this Embassy, you need to be the holder of a Portuguese residence permit that is valid at least 3 months after your intended return from Ireland.
Further information on visas is available via the website of the Irish Immigration Service.
If you have submitted a visa application at the Embassy of Ireland in Portugal and you wish to retrieve your application documents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO HIGH VOLUMES OF ENQUIRIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING RECEIVED, THE EMBASSY IS UNABLE TO RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL VISA-RELATED QUESTIONS OR COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL VISA APPLICATIONS BY PHONE.