U.S. Visa and Travel FAQs for non-U.S. citizens during COVID-19

U.S. Embassy Dublin Consular Affairs Last updated: July 31, 2020 We understand your concern about visas and travel to the United States in light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope that this information will help answer your questions. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to respond to …

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FAQ’s for U.S. Citizens during COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. Citizens Updated: 06 August 2020 If you are a U.S. citizen living or traveling outside of the U.S. and you have not done so, please enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ). The Embassy will then be able to contact you with updated information in case of an emergency. Due to reduced …

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Limited Consular Services

The U.S. Embassy to Ireland in Dublin will limit Consular services as of March 16, 2020, in accordance with the Government of Ireland’s March 12 decree establishing country-wide school and cultural closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Due to reduced staffing, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin is only providing limited …

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Passport Awareness Month: Passport renewal tips!

September is passport awareness month, so we’ve come up with some more tips for renewing your U.S. passport to try to make the process a bit easier for you!  Just like last year , we’ve taken on board the most common errors we see with passport renewal applications here at the U.S. Embassy Dublin, and want to share our …

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Message for U.S. citizens: Passport fee increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Embassy of the United States of America                                                                            Dublin, Ireland January 25, 2017   Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Dublin Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 5, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – November 16th 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – November 16th, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – August 31st 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – August 31st 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that …

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Additional J-1 Summer Work and Travel Visas Available in Ireland

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is delighted to announce that an additional 2,600 J-1 Summer Work and Travel (SWT) slots for 2017 have been allocated by the U.S. Department of State for use in Ireland.  This brings Ireland’s SWT allocation to 7,000, which is …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Register to Vote Overseas

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance …

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Updated Information on U.S. Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs February 6, 2017 Executive Order on Visas An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to …

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Update on Executive Order on Visas

Executive Order on Visas An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, …

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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in …

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New Policy Regarding Eye Glasses in Visa and Passport photos

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2016 Beginning November 1, all individuals must remove their eye glasses for U.S. passport and U.S. visa photos. We are changing our policy to enhance the security of the application process and verify applicants’ identities faster.  We also want to ensure you have fewer …

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Embassy Advises J-1 Students To Book Their Appointment

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 Attention all Students Planning on participating in 2016’s J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program. The U.S. Embassy in Dublin advises that all students who have been issued a Certificate of Eligibility by their program sponsor or Irish service provider book their Embassy …

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Embassy Statement on Executive Order (E.O.) on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security are reviewing the President’s Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States and working to implement it immediately.  The U.S. government’s national security visitor screening and vetting procedures …

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