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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates

Embassy Team


Mr. Eamon Hickey

Deputy Head of Mission:

Ms. Claire Kerschensteiner



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, and leave a message on the inbox which is monitored regularly.

Closure Dates

Embassy Closure Dates

The Embassy of Ireland in Bern will be closed on the following dates in 2021:

New Year’s Day

Friday, 01 January 2021

St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Good Friday

Friday, 2 April 2021

Easter Monday

Monday, 5 April 2021

Ascension Thursday

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Whit Monday

Monday, 24 May 2021

June Bank Holiday

Monday, 7 June 2021

August Bank Holiday

Monday, 2 August 2021

October Bank Holiday

Monday, 25 October 2021

Christmas Day

Saturday, 25 December 2021

St. Stephen’s Day

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Embassy Closed

Monday, 27 December 2021

Embassy Closed

Tuesday, 28 December 2021