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Covid- 19 Notice

We advise all Irish citizens in Russia to register their details with us so that we can contact you or your family in case of emergency.  You can register online at the following link

Our latest travel advice for Russia can be accessed here.

Important travel advice update:

On the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team the Irish Government is currently advising against all non-essential travel overseas. 

Any Irish citizens in Russia who are normally resident in Ireland and who wish to return to Ireland should arrange to do so IMMEDIATELY while this is still possible. Any Irish citizens requiring assistance should contact the embassy.

Those who do return to Ireland will be asked to restrict their movements for 14 days. Advice on how to do this is available on the HSE website

Changes to Embassy Working Arrangements

In order to contribute to containment efforts and to ensure the continuity of essential services, the Embassy is now operating with reduced on-site staffing. Our phone lines remain open at normal times but the Embassy’s public office is operating strictly on an appointment only basis. Individuals with symptoms of Covid 19, who have had contact with a confirmed case or who returned from a high-risk area should not come to the Embassy.

Appointments must be made in advance by phoning us on + 7 495 937 5911 or visiting the Contact Us page on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that these arrangements may be subject to change depending on developments.

Our out of hours duty service also continues as normal and Irish citizens who require urgent assistance can leave a message on our answering machine outside of normal working hours.


We have taken the decision to temporarily cease accepting new visa applications. This is effective from close of business 20th of March 2020. Please see our visa page for further information. 

Postponement of Embassy of Ireland events

Given the current global health situation, we have had to to postpone all events at the Embassy for the time being. We would hope to be in a position to resume events at the earliest possible opportunity.

In the meantime and as the situation evolves, we encourage you to follow the guidelines  and comply with any instructions issued by the Russian authorities here in order to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, and to ensure prompt treatment if the need arises.

The following websites are recommended for keeping up to date with the latest developments:

Rospotrebnadzor’s bulletin on the situation and measures taken to prevent the spread of diseases caused by the new coronavirus:

Dedicated page of the Moscow Mayor’s Office:

Emergency Number: 103

Dedicated Coronavirus Hotline: +7 495 870 45 09

Moscow City Department of Health:

Health Service Executive

Passport Online: Worldwide renewals

Passport Online: Worldwide renewals

Adults and children around the world can renew their Irish passport online. This is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to apply for your passport today. You can apply for a passport book, a card or both! The application takes about ten minutes and you can take your photo with your phone!

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Temporary Visa Assistant

Temporary Visa Assistant

The Embassy is currently recruiting for a Temporary Visa Assistant. See our Job Opportunities page for full details.

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Contact Embassy of Ireland, Russia

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Embassy of Ireland to the Russian Federation

Grokholski Pereulok 5
Moscow 129090

Tel: +7 495 937 5911

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