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Coronavirus Situation - Notice

Embassy Services

In order to provide a safe environment for our staff and our visitors, and in adherence to public health measures in The Netherlands the Embassy is operating through a combination of remote working and a reduced presence in the Embassy. Our public offices are available by appointment only.  

If you would like to contact the Embassy, you can contact us by emailing thehagueembassy@dfa.ie or by phone at +31 (0)70 363 0993

 

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Visas Services

COVID 19 Update – Visa Service

As part of a wide range of travel measures announced on 26 January 2021, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, visa-free travel to Ireland for nationals of South Africa and all countries in South America was temporarily suspended. Nationals of these countries are currently required 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.

In addition, at that time, the Department of Justice temporarily ceased accepting new visa/ preclearance applications globally, with the exception of certain priority and emergency cases.

As of 1 June, we are now accepting all long stay visa and preclearance applications.

Please note, however, that for successful applications, unless your application meets the priority/emergency criteria, a visa or preclearance approval letter will not issue until such time as public health restrictions have been lifted. For further information on the priority and emergency criteria, please see the website of Immigration Service Delivery.

We would draw your attention to the fact that COVID-19 restrictions are severely affecting visa processing times. Priority and emergency applications may take 6 to 8 weeks to be processed. Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted directly. In order to ensure that resources can be used to best effect, we ask that you do not contact the Embassy to seek updates on your application.

It remains the position that we are not accepting short stay visa applications, unless the application meets the priority/ emergency criteria.

The Government Advisory against all non-essential international travel remains in operation. Travel restrictions are in place to protect public health and to mitigate the risk of new variants of COVID-19 entering the country. Details of these measures are available on the travel section of the www.gov.ie   website. The strong advice is that everyone, regardless of their nationality or visa/preclearance status, or where they started from, who cannot provide proof of essential travel, should not travel to Ireland.

Please note, all passengers arriving in Ireland must:

  • complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form
  • provide evidence that you have a negative or ‘not detected’ result from a COVID-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test carried out no more than 72 hours before you arrive into Ireland, or have evidence that you are exempt from this legal requirement
  • 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.

 

Travel Advice

The current travel advice for the Netherlands is available here. Please also follow us on Twitter

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