Covid-19: Visa Services Update
The Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC accepts visa applications from Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands - Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands, Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (US), Virgin Islands (British).
Update on Visa Services - 5 January 2022
As of 13 September 2021, we are now accepting short stay visa applications. We continue to accept all long stay visa and preclearance applications (as of 1 June).
The move to resume short stay visa processing is in line with the next phase of the Government’s response to the pandemic, Covid-19: Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting.
All remaining Covid-19 restrictions on entry visa and preclearance processing, which were brought in as a necessary interim measure to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, have now been lifted. Please note that visa processing times are still affected and applications may take longer than usual to be processed.
In order to ensure that resources can be used to the best effect, we ask that you do not contact the Embassy to seek updates on your application. Please note that we are unable to provide any information on applications submitted to other Irish missions in the US.
Please note that US citizens do not require a visa for study in Ireland. However, you must register with the immigration authorities on arrival. If your university is delivering your course of study online only for the next semester, you should not travel to Ireland at this time.
As of 1 November, processing of applications under the Working Holiday Authorisation programme has resumed in the US and Canada.
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.
Single-entry visa: $81
Multi-entry visa: $136
Transit visa: $36
Shipping (FedEx Overnight)
*In-person pickup at the Embassy is not available at this time.
Payment is accepted by cashier's check, money order, or bank draft payable to: Department of Foreign Affairs - Ireland. Debit cards, credit cards, personal checks, and cash are not accepted.