Revised Embassy Working Arrangements
Revised Embassy Working Arrangements & Visa Information
Due to the current public health situation and National State of Calamity 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 enquiries, 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 call 00 351 213308200 and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox stating your name, phone number and give a brief description of the emergency. A 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 on 00353 1 408 2000.
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.
In these cases, the following Guidelines for Visitors 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.
Please note that the temporary visa restrictions for nationals of South Africa, Brazil and other South American countries that came into effect on 28 January 2021 have been lifted.
From 16 June 2021, passport holders of the following countries can now travel to Ireland without applying for an entry or transit visa in advance of departure:
• South Africa
Further information is available on the website of Immigration Service Delivery.
The Government Advisory against all non-essential international travel remains in operation. If you are travelling from or via a designated state then you must also pre-book and pre-pay for a place in a designated facility for mandatory hotel quarantine. Further information is available on the travel section of the www.gov.ie website.
If you have lodged a visa application at the Embassy of Ireland in Portugal and wish to retrieve your 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.
As part of a wide range of travel measures announced by the Irish Government on 26 January, and in light of ongoing public health considerations, short stay visas are still not being accepted, being that only certain emergency/priority visa applications can be processed at present. For further details, please visit: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visas-updates
For the latest Travel Advice, please visit our Travel Advice Page