Information on ESTA for Polish Citizens

7 November, 2019

Polish citizens will have access to ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) and the U.S. Visa Waiver Program beginning on November 11, 2019.

For additional information on the Visa Waiver Program, please visit


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.

Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports

28 November, 2016

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at


EVUS登记网站为。目前EVUS登记不收费。在实施收费规定之前,旅客可免费进行登记。美国国土安全部海关和边境保护局(CBP)将通过网站 向签证持有人公布最新信息。