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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

 

Passport Services  

To apply for a passport please use the Passport Online service

 

Visas Services

COVID 19 Update – Visa Service

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.

 

Travel Advice

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

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Embassy of Ireland

Scheveningseweg 112
2584 AE The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 (0)70 363 0993

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