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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Statement by U.S. Ambassador on the Anniversary of the Berkeley Tragedy

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2016 On the first anniversary of the unimaginable tragedy that unfolded in Berkeley, California on June 16 last year and affected all of Irish society, the people of the United States extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families, friends, and loved ones of ...
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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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Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the United States

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ireland wishes to remind all Irish passport holders who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that as of 01 April 2016, they must have a valid electronic passport.  This rule ...
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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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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security and border ...
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