In the current circumstances, the Embassy of Ireland continues to operate on a restricted basis until further notice.
Please see below for information on services currently available.
In the case of an emergency, please email or phone the Embassy on +46 8 54504040.
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.
Passports and Foreign Birth Registrations:
The Passport Service is continuing to process Passport Online applications and is scaling up operations to clear all applications on hand within 6-8 weeks.
To apply via Passport Online, please click here.
Passport Online is open to all applicants, including children, renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport who are resident in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Europe (including Sweden), Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
Paper passport applications are not currently being accepted.
If you are in Sweden and in need of a passport urgently, please email the Embassy here laying out your situation.
The routine processing of Foreign Birth Registrations is currently paused.
If you have an urgent query, such as you are an expectant parent, please contact the Passport Office through WebChat.
Please see the website of the Passport Service for further information.
Emergency Consular assistance continues to be provided. Please call the Embassy on +46 8 54504040.
When calling, you will be prompted to leave a message. After the tone, record your message stating your name, a brief description of the situation and a contact number. The Duty Officer will call you back.
You can find detailed and up to date information our Travel Advice for Sweden here.
For specific information on COVID-19 in Sweden, call 113 13.
For healthcare advice in Sweden, call 1177
You can find up to date details on travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
You can register your contact details on Citizens’ Registration, which allows us to contact you and ensure that you are aware of, and fully briefed, in the event of an unforeseen crisis while you are overseas.
We look forward to returning to normal services as soon as we can.
The Embassy Stockholm Team