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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U.S. Preclearance for Passengers at Dublin and Shannon Airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers U.S.-bound travelers preclearance services from Dublin & Shannon Airports in the Republic of Ireland. Through Preclearance, CBP Officers conduct the same immigration, customs, and agriculture inspections of international air travelers typically performed upon arrival in the United States before departure from Ireland. Preclearance leads to faster connections and …

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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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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Europe

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present …

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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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