COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  09/25/2020  Country-Specific Information:  Ireland has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.    To see recent U.S. Embassy Dublin Health please alerts, go  here .    For information on public health measures in place in Ireland, visit their dedicated  webpage .   For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .    Entry and Exit Requirements:  Are U.S. citizens permitted to …

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

U.S. Embassy Dublin Consular Affairs   Last updated: September 24, 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 …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland September 21, 2020

  Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland September 21, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 On September 15, the Government of Ireland announced its five-level plan for  “Living with COVID-19”  over the next six months.  The plan sets out five different levels of restrictions that can be put in place across different counties depending on the levels of COVID-19 in each area. On September 18, the Government …

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

Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. Citizens Updated: 31 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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Travel Advisory:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland August 7, 2020 

Travel Advisory:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland August 7, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 Reconsider travel to Ireland due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Ireland due to COVID-19. Ireland has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 28, 2020 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 28, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage . Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and restrictions …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 22, 2020 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 22, 2020    Location:  Ireland    Event:  COVID-19    The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.    To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .    For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .     Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and restrictions …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 14, 2020 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 14, 2020   Location:  Ireland   Event:  COVID-19   The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.   To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .   For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .    Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 06, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland July 06, 2020   Location:  Ireland   Event:  COVID-19   The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.   To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .   For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .    Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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July 4th Voting Message

July 4th Voting Message  Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 30, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 30, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage . Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 23, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 23, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage . Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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Embassy Statement on the death of Jean Kennedy-Smith, Former Ambassador to Ireland

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2020 U.S. Embassy Dublin is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jean Kennedy Smith, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland from 1993-1998.  Ambassador Kennedy Smith played a pivotal role in the peace process in Northern Ireland and devoted much of …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 16, 2020 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 16, 2020    Location:  Ireland   Event:  COVID-19   The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.   To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .   For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .    Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 8, 2020 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 8, 2020   Location:  Ireland     Event:  COVID-19   The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .   For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .    Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 26, 2020

  Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 26, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage . Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 19, 2020

  Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 19, 2020  Location:  Ireland  Event:  COVID-19  The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here .  For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage .   Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 15, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 15, 2020  Location:  Ireland  Event:  COVID-19  The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here. For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage .  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 07, 2020 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 07, 2020  Location:  Ireland  Event:  COVID-19  The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .  For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .   Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 01, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 01, 2020  Location:  Ireland  Event:  COVID-19  The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .  For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .   Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 23, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 23, 2020  Location:  Ireland  Event:  COVID-19  The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .  For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .    Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Transatlantic flights continue from Dublin, but schedule changes and restrictions …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 16, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 16, 2020     Location:  Ireland     Event:  COVID-19     The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.    To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .    For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .     Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 9, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 9, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage . Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 3, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 3, 2020  Location:  Ireland  Event:  COVID-19  The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .  For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .   On March 14, the  Department of State authorized the departure  from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 2, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 2, 2020  Location:  Ireland  Event:  COVID-19  The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go  here .  For additional current information go to the Irish government’s  COVID-19 webpage .   On March 14, the  Department of State authorized the departure  from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 1, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 1, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage . On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 31, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 31, 2020 Location: Ireland Event: COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage . On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 30, 2020

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 30, 2020 Location: Ireland Event: COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage . On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 27, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 27, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases ofCOVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage . On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 26, 2020

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 26, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. To see recent U.S. Embassy Health alerts, go here . For additional current information go to the Irish government’s COVID-19 webpage . On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the …

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Ireland

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 25, 2020 Location:  Ireland Event:  COVID-19 The Irish Health Service Executive confirmed cases ofCOVID-19 within its borders. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. government personnel and their family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of …

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U.S. Citizens Voting Assistance

Mailing of Absentee Ballots to the United States   A disruption in transatlantic flights due to COVID-19 limits the Embassy’s ability to ensure timely mail service for election materials.  To ensure that your ballot or Federal Post Card Application reaches the United States as soon as possible, you should purchase an international stamp from your local An Post …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstration at Number One Ballsbridge, Dublin Today, March 6, 2020

Demonstration Alert:  Scheduled Demonstration at Number One Ballsbridge, Dublin Today, March 6, 2020 Location: Number One Ballsbridge, Dublin Event:  The Dublin Renter’s Union is expected to demonstrate outside the Number One Ballsbridge building today, March 6.  The demonstration is to highlight available properties during the homeless crisis and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstration at the U.S. Embassy, on February 21, 2020

Demonstration Alert:  Scheduled for today at the U.S. Embassy, February 21, 2020  Location: U.S. Embassy Event:  A protest is scheduled to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy today, February 21, from anywhere between 1-4 pm. This protest is against fracking and the importation of fracked gas to Europe. Actions to Take: ·         Avoid …

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Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus   Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Dublin, on January 31, 2020

Demonstration Alert:  Scheduled Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Dublin, on January 31, 2020 Location: U.S. Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin Event:  Approximately 100 people are expected to demonstrate against the situation in the Middle East this afternoon, January 31, in front of the U.S. Embassy Dublin in Ballsbridge.  The demonstration is planned to begin at 2:30 pm and …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Dublin, on January 10, 2020

Demonstration Alert:  Scheduled Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Dublin, on January 10, 2020 Location: U.S. Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin Event:  Approximately 50 people are expected to demonstrate against the ongoing situation in the Middle East this afternoon, January 10, in front of the U.S. Embassy Dublin in Ballsbridge.  The demonstration is planned to begin at 3:30 pm …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Dublin, on January 9, 2020

Demonstration Alert:  Scheduled Demonstration at U.S. Embassy Dublin, on January 9, 2020 Location: U.S. Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin   Event:  A potentially large demonstration against the ongoing situation in the Middle East is planned for this evening, January 9, in front of the U.S. Embassy Dublin in Ballsbridge.  The demonstration will begin at 7 pm and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin (January 7, 2020)

  Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin (January 7, 2020)  Location: Ireland    Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.  Actions to Take:  …

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Application for Membership of Embassy Young Leaders Council 2020

U.S. Embassy Dublin seeks applicants for its Young Leaders Council 2020.  This Council is a collective of people the U.S. Embassy has identified as emerging leaders within their respective fields.  The purpose of the Council is to enable the Embassy to engage with Irish youth on topics of U.S. and shared interest, as well as …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstration at Parnell Square, on December 5, 2019

Demonstration Alert:  Scheduled Demonstration at Parnell Square, on December 5, 2019 Location: Parnell Square, Dublin   Event:  A large demonstration against homelessness is planned for tomorrow, December 5, 2019, in Dublin city center.  The demonstration will begin at 12 pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, and continue to O’Connell Street, ending at the …

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Overseas Security Advisory Council in Ireland

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)  was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private-sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. OSAC has developed into an enormously successful joint venture, with U.S. companies and organizations receiving the tools they need to cope with security issues in a foreign environment. OSAC is …

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Security Alert: Longitude Festival on July 5-7, 2019

Security Alert:  Longitude Festival on July 5-7, 2019 July 5, 2019 Location: Longitude Music Festival, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland Event:  Reports indicate a potential for violence at the Longitude Festival taking place from July 5-7, 2019, in Marlay Park, Dublin.  Local police are aware of the threat and will conduct comprehensive bag and person searches.  …

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Ambassador Edward F. Crawford Presents His Credentials

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 01, 2019 Edward F. Crawford Begins Term as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Edward F. Crawford presented his credentials earlier this afternoon to President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin, officially assuming the office of United States Ambassador to …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstrations in Dublin this Week

Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Demonstrations in Dublin this Week June 4, 2019 Reports indicate that a number of potentially large demonstrations are planned during the upcoming visit of President Trump to Ireland this week. Three demonstrations are scheduled on Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Location 1:  Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Event 1:  Reports indicate a …

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Demonstration Alert: Scheduled Protest at Parnell Square, on May 18, 2019

U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 16, 2019 Location: Parnell Square, Dublin Event:  Reports indicate a demonstration is scheduled to begin at 1 pm this Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Parnell Square.  The demonstration is being organized by Sinn Fein, The Workers Party, Unite against Racism, and the Travelers’ Movement, among others.  The event is advertised as …

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Demonstration Alert:  Scheduled Protest at Embassy of Israel, Dublin, Ireland, on May 11, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 9, 2019 Location: Embassy of Israel, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, and U.S. Embassy Dublin, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin Event:  Reports indicate a demonstration is planned for 3-5 pm this Saturday, May 11, 2019, outside the Embassy of Israel.  Protesters are expected to walk from the Embassy of …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland on April 28, 2019

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland April 26, 2019 Location: U.S. Embassy Dublin, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4, Ireland Event: Reports indicate a demonstration is planned for 12 pm this Sunday, April 28, 2019, outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, in support of Julian Assange.  The exact duration of the demonstration and number of participants are …

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Demonstration Alert: Two Demonstrations Planned This Weekend in Dublin

Demonstration Alert:  Two Demonstrations Planned this Weekend in Dublin April 18, 2019 Location 1:  The Spire, O’Connell Street and O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 1 Event 1: Reports indicate a large demonstration is planned for 1-5 pm on Friday, April 19, 2019, beginning at the Spire on O’Connell Street and ending at the O’Connell Bridge.  The protest …

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Demonstration Alert: Two Scheduled Protests in Dublin on Saturday, March 30

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 29, 2019 Location 1:  The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 Event 1:  Reports indicate that a demonstration is planned from 1-2 pm this Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Spire on O’Connell Street.  The Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign is organizing the protest in recognition of what it is calling …

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Agreement Expands U.S. Preclearance Operations in Ireland

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2019 On March 12, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Government of Ireland signed an amended agreement allowing for preclearance expansion in Ireland.  The amended agreement allows for continued expansion of preclearance services in Dublin and Shannon, including extended service …

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Demonstration Alert: RTE Studios, Dublin 4 on March 8, 2019 and Dublin City Center on March 9, 2019

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 7, 2019 Location 1: RTE Studios, Nutley Road, Dublin 4 Event 1: Reports indicate that a demonstration is planned for 12:30-2:00 pm Friday, March 8, 2019, outside the RTE Studios on Nutley Road in Dublin 4.  The group intends to encourage the boycott of the winning Irish entry in the Eurovision 2019 …

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Demonstration Alert: O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland on March 2, 2019

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 1, 2019 Location:  O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland   Event:  A protest against violence and hate crimes is planned for 2-6 pm this Saturday, March 2, 2019, on O’Connell Street in Dublin 1.  The exact number of participants is unknown.   Actions to Take: Avoid the areas around O’Connell Street, …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland on February 23, 2019

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland February 21, 2019 Location: U.S. Embassy Dublin, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4, Ireland Event: Reports indicate that a demonstration is planned for 1:00 pm this Saturday, February 23, 2019, outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin.  The exact duration of the demonstration and number of participants are unknown. Actions to Take: …

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Make your Summer Great!

  Forget the cold and rain here in Ireland – start planning your summer in the USA!  Why not spend an unforgettable summer working in an American summer camp? Or go for a J-1 Summer Work Travel visa to work while you explore the States!  Whichever J-1 visa option you go for, whether it’s the …

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Demonstration Alert – Embassy of Israel, Dublin, Ireland on January 26, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland January 24, 2019 Location:  Embassy of Israel, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin and U.S. Embassy Dublin, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin Event: Reports indicate a demonstration is planned for 3:30 pm this Saturday, January 26, 2019, outside the Embassy of Israel.  Protesters are expected to walk from the Embassy of Israel …

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Application for Membership of Embassy Youth Council 2019

The United States Embassy is recruiting applicants across Ireland for the 2019 Young Leaders Council.  The Young Leaders Council is a select group of men and women aged 18-26 the Embassy has identified as leaders within their respective fields.  The council provides members with invaluable networking and professional development opportunities, including engagement with senior U.S. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland December 4, 2018 Location:  Ireland, countrywide Event:  Throughout the holidays, please exercise additional caution in Ireland as criminal activity and common street crime tend to peak during this season, when people carry more cash and other valuable items.  Criminals tend to focus on tourist locations, such as Christmas …

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President Trump Announces Intent to Nominate U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Edward F. Crawford of Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary …

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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: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

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 long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Ireland August 25-26, 2018

The U.S. Embassy Dublin informs U.S. citizens that His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Ireland August 25 – 26, 2018.  More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the outdoor Papal Mass scheduled for Sunday August 26, 2018.  The U.S. Embassy provides the following information for U.S. citizens visiting Ireland during the Pope’s visit and …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland on June 21, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 20, 2018 Location:  Announced gathering point is in front of the U.S. Embassy Dublin, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday, June 21, 2018, beginning at 4 p.m. in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland.  The exact …

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J-1 Photo Contest 2018!

Calling all J-1 students! As you passed through our waiting room on the day of your visa appointment, did you notice the amazing photographs of J-1 students, just like you, enjoying their American adventures?  Do you want your J-1 summer photos to inspire hundreds of future J-1 students too? We want you to share your …

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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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Embassy Operations

The Embassy will be closed on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 due to severe weather conditions impacting the Dublin area. All Consular appointments will be rescheduled in due course. Please check our Twitter and Facebook feeds for latest updates. Embassy Twitter:  https://twitter.com/USEmbassyDublin Embassy Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/usembassydublin/ 

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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on December 9th

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Dublin reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Reports indicate that …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. …

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Youth Council Application for 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Ireland established its Youth Council in December 2013 as part of the Global Youth Initiative supported by the U.S. State Department.  The Council has up to 75 members, aged 18-25 years old.  The new term begins in January 2018 and members serve on the Council for a one year term, with …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Ophelia

The U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland cautions U.S. citizens that tropical storm Ophelia is expected to land on the western coast of Ireland on October 16. The Irish Meterological Service (Met Éireann< https://www.irishtimes.com/topics/topics-7.1213540?article=true&tag_organisation=Met+%C3%89ireann>)has  issued a red weather warning for all of Ireland for October 16 from 6:00 am to 11:59 pm. Met Éireann’s most recent statement …

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Passport Awareness Month: Top 5 Tips for renewing your U.S. Passport!

September is Passport Awareness Month in the United States, so we’d like to share some tips for renewing your U.S. passport!  The U.S. Embassy Dublin processed over six thousand passport applications in 2016, and we expect this number to rise considerably in 2017.  Ten years ago in 2007, over 18 million U.S. passports were issued …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Reece Smyth at U.S. Embassy Dublin Independence Day Celebration 2017

(as prepared) A Thanaiste, A Airi, a Ard vhaara, agus a dhaoune uaishe.  A dhaoine uaisle, tá  fáilte rómhaibh go dti Páirc an Fhionnuisce go dtí ceiliúra Lá na Saoirse!  (Tanaiste, Lord Mayor, Ministers, and Distinguished guests, you are very welcome to Phoenix Park to the U.S. Embassy’s Independence Day Celebration!) Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste …

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Human Rights Report for 2016

Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world more stable …

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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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United States and Ireland sign three year extension to the Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) Program

On Monday, December 5, 2016 Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Her Excellency, Ambassador of Ireland, Anne Anderson signed a three year extension, lengthening the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), for the twelve month Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) Program between the Government of the …

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Multitalented Sara Watkins Inspires Young Musicians

November 2, 2016: Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and fiddler Sara Watkins performed and shared her creative process with moderator Niall Toner, RTE radio broadcaster and bluegrass musician in our Creative Minds series on November 2, 2016.  Sara Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the award winning  group   Nickel Creek . Their fourth album won …

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Secretary Kerry’s travel to Tipperary, Ireland

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Ireland on October 30th to meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charles Flanagan TD and the pair discussed the Northern Ireland peace process, as well as a range of regional and global issues. After the meeting Secretary Kerry said “ I’m deeply appreciative for your …

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IMAX Director Greg MacGillivray Promotes U.S. National Parks

October 17, 2016: This Creative Minds event held October 17, 2016 featured Greg MacGillivray, an Academy Award-nominated documentary maker whose films have grossed over $1 billion at the box office.  His film Everest is the second-highest grossing IMAX film in history.  Fionn Davenport, host of Inside Culture on RTE Radio 1 was the moderator.  MacGillivray …

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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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Jimmy Webb Plays Creative Minds Series

September 26: In this Creative Minds event Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and composer Jimmy Webb performed songs on piano and shared his creative process and career journey in an interview with Irish broadcaster and music journalist John Kelly. During his 30 year musical career, Webb is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, …

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Passport Awareness Month: Plan now. Avoid stressful travel later.

Planning a trip abroad in the coming months?  September marks our annual Passport Awareness Month, and we want to encourage U.S. citizens and dual citizens in Ireland to apply for your passport well in advance of your planned travel! Processing times are greatly reduced during our off-peak months of September, October, and November, so it …

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J-1 Photo Contest – send your entry now!

Did you have an unforgettable J-1 summer this year? Share your J-1 summer with us!  Email us a high resolution digital photo of you and your friends in front of an iconic U.S. city or landmark to  DublinJ@state.gov .   UPDATE!!: The closing date has been extended to midnight on Sunday September 18, 2016! The winning …

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World Head and Neck Cancer Day

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, this Creative Minds event explored advances transforming head and neck cancer care. Facilitated by Professor James Paul O’Neill from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, other keynote speakers included Dr. Luc G. T. Morris from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and Mr. Iain James Nixon, the …

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Independence Day Celebrations 2016

On Friday, July 1, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley hosted U.S. Independence Day celebrations at the American Ambassador’s Residence in the Phoenix Park. Noted Irish tenor Paul Bryom sang the Irish national anthem and African-American jazz artist Carmen Browne performed the U.S. anthem. This year’s ‘Fun at the Fair’ festival theme showcased emerging Irish bands inspired by …

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Embassy Statement Regarding J-1 SWT Issues

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2016 With the changes to the J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) program  taking effect in 2016, the U.S. government has worked actively with applicants, the Irish government, and independent U.S. and Irish implementing institutions to ensure Irish students continue to benefit from the J-1 program.  For the 2016 season, two independent program sponsors that …

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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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“Ireland is the only country guaranteed an annual date at the White House”

The following appeared in the Irish Independent newspaper on March 17, 2016 Ireland is the only country guaranteed an annual date at the White House Kevin O’Malley Seven years ago, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama requested that the water in the White House fountain be dyed green – similar to a Chicago …

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