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

Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. Citizens

 

Updated: 27 October 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.

My passport is expired/visa pages are full and I have immediate travel:

If you require an emergency Consular service please send an email to: ACSDublin@state.gov to request an appointment, make the subject of your email “Appointment Request, NAME,” include in the body of your email your personal details, location, recent travel history, passport issuance and expiry date, the service you require and the circumstances related to your emergency appointment request.  

While we endeavor to continue to provide the highest quality customer service, routine services remain limited.  We appreciate your understanding and will advise you if and when we can accommodate your appointment request.  Due to the volume of enquires ​we receive; we ask that you contact us 21 days in advance of travel.

I need to renew my U.S. passport:

For those who qualify, we continue to accept mail-in passport renewal applications.  U.S. citizens ​seeking to renew their U.S. passport at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin and who are eligible to renew by mail must file their DS-82 passport renewal application by mail; in-person passport appointments are currently only available for emergencies and cases where application processing require​s the applicant appear in person. 

If you do not qualify to renew your passport through the mail and are seeking an appointment to renew your U.S. passport, please send an email to: ACSDublin@state.gov to request an appointment, make the subject of your email “Appointment Request, NAME,” and include in the body of your email your personal details, location, recent travel history, passport issuance and expiry date, and any emergency circumstances related to your request. 

While we endeavor to continue to provide the highest quality customer service, routine services remain limited.  We appreciate your understanding and will advise you if and when we can accommodate your appointment request.  Due to the volume of enquires ​we receive; we ask that you contact us 21 days in advance of travel.  

Please note U.S. passports can be renewed anytime before or after they expire, and a U.S. passport is valid for travel to the U.S. until the day it expires.

Can I apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)?

In accordance with U.S. Department of State guidelines and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our customers and our staff during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, we are currently offering only very limited Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) services.  Should you require an appointment to register your child, please contact us by email at: ACSDublin@state.gov to request an appointment, making the subject of your email “Appointment Request, Child’s NAME,” and include in the body of your email your child’s personal details, place of birth, your current location, recent travel history, transmitting parent(s’) details, and any emergency circumstances related to your request.

While we endeavor to continue to provide the highest quality customer service, routine services remain limited.  We appreciate your understanding and will advise you if and when we can accommodate your appointment request.  Due to the volume of enquires ​we receive; we ask that you contact us 21 days in advance of travel.

My child is a minor / I am applying for my first adult passport; can I renew their passport through the mail?

No, applicants seeking to renew a minor’s passport or to apply for their first adult passport renewal must appear in person. Please see above for instructions on how to request an appointment.

I need to have a document Notarized:

In accordance with Department of State policy and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our customers and our staff during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, we have cancelled all notarial appointments until further notice. Please visit the Notarial page on our website for further information.  

I am in the United States and I want to travel to Ireland:

We encourage U.S. citizens considering travelling to the Republic of Ireland to carefully review the latest travel advisory issued by the U.S. Department of State available here:https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html.  

Further country specific information for Ireland is available at Travel.State.Gov.

If you are a U.S. citizen living in or traveling to Ireland, we encourage you to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The Embassy will then be able to contact you with updated health alert information and in case of an emergency.

U.S. Citizen traveling to Ireland may also wish to review information available through the Irish Immigration (INIS) ​service at: http://www.inis.gov.ie/​

Do I need to Quarantine/Self-Isolate when I arrive in Ireland?

The Irish Government requires passengers arriving from ​certain countries overseas​ – including travelers arriving from the United States – to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers will ​also be required to complete a locator form upon their arrival to Ireland. More information on these requirements can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ and https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html#Restrict-movements-travel