15 October, 2019

If you are working or studying in the U.S., plan to travel to Ireland for the Christmas holiday season, and need to renew your visa, you need to schedule your visa appointment now.

If you schedule your visa appointment between December 16 – 20, 2019 and you wish to return to the U.S. before January 3, 2020, you will need to collect your passport at the U.S. Embassy two working days after the day of your scheduled interview/appointment. Passport/visa collection will be at 2:00 p.m. sharp and must be in person. For a small number of visa applications, additional administrative processing may be required. If that applies to you, we will inform you immediately.

Visa appointments must be scheduled through our online appointment website or call center at If, when you schedule your appointment, you find that the first available date does not suit, you may submit an "expedite" request through the appointment website requesting an appointment date that better suits your travel plans. Please select a DPD courier depot for the return of your passport (even if you plan to pick up your visa after visa issuance). Please note: no appointments will be available on December 24.

Although you may qualify to submit your visa application by mail, we strongly advise that you do not choose this option over the Christmas holiday season as there may be insufficient time to process your visa application (normal processing takes 10 working days for mail-in applications) in time to return to the United States.

Expedited Appointment Requests

9 September, 2019

Due to current workload demand, Embassy Dublin will be unable to consider requests for expedited appointments unless the applicant(s) is/are resident in the Republic of Ireland. Evidence of residency might be required before an expedited appointment can be fully considered. Thank you for your understanding.

Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

12 June, 2019

As of June 7, 2019 the Department of State recognizes that previously issued Venezuelan passports and “prorrogas” have been extended by decree of interim Venezuelan President Guaido for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration. Passports rendered valid by this decree will be accepted for visa and other consular services.

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link:


5 April, 2017

Please note that you cannot enter the Embassy property with any electronics. This includes laptops, tablets, memory cards, flash drives, or other peripherals. If you have any of these items in your possession, you will be asked to find a place to store them away from the Embassy or to return on another day. The Embassy has small lockers which can accommodate a cell phone. No other electronics may be placed in these lockers.