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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates

Embassy Team


Mr. Eamon Hickey

Deputy Head of Mission:

Paul Shannon



Directions to the Embassy

Kirchenfeldstrasse, 68, Bern 3005

To travel to the Embassy by public transport, take the train to Bern and from the main train station, take Tram no. 7 (Direction Ostring) or no. 8 (Direction Saali) to Thunplatz. The stop at Thunplatz is in the middle of a roundabout. The Embassy is located 150m downhill on Kirchenfeldstrasse, on the left hand side of the road. For more information see or

To travel to the Embassy by car, take the motorway to Bern, leave the motorway at the exit for Bern-Ostring. At the traffic lights, choose the directions of "Zentrum", then follow signs for Lausanne, passing through two roundabouts onto Kirchenfeldstrasse. The Embassy is on the left hand side of the road. There is limited parking in the side streets near the Embassy. 

Opening Hours

Embassy Opening Hours

Opening Times

Passport and Consular Services for Irish citizens.

The Embassy is open to the public for general enquiries and those relating to passport and consular services for Irish citizens during the following hours:

Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 12.00

Visa Office

The Visa Office is open during the opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 12.00

Out of hours Emergency Contact Details

Please note that if you require assistance in the case of emergency while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, +41 (0)31 350 03 80, to obtain the number of the Duty Officer.

Closure Dates

Embassy Closure Dates

The Embassy of Ireland in Bern will be closed on the following dates in 2019:

New Year

Tuesday, 01 Jan 2019

St. Berchtold’s Day

Wednesday, 02 Jan 2019

Good Friday

Friday, 19 April 2019

Easter Monday

Monday, 22 April 2019

June Bank Holiday

Monday, 03 June 2019

Whit Monday

Monday, 10 June 2019

Swiss National Day

Thursday, 01 Aug 2019

August Bank Holiday

Monday, 05 Aug 2019

October Bank Holiday

Monday, 28 October 2019

Christmas Day

Wednesday, 25 Dec 2019

St. Stephen’s Day

Thursday, 26 Dec 2019