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Immigrant Visas Urgent Notices and Notes
February 3, 2022

Urgent Notice: 

A U.S. Executive Order signed on March 6 affects visa applicants who are nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. If you are a national of one of these countries, please review the information at this link https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/presidential-proclamation-archive/june_26_supreme_court_decision_on_presidential_proclamation9645.html before paying an MRV fee, scheduling an interview appointment, or attending your interview.

If you are resident in the Republic of Ireland and have urgent medical or humanitarian need of travel and you are unable to schedule an appointment that will accommodate travel, you may request an emergency appointment.

Please go to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ie/niv and follow the instructions..  You cannot schedule an emergency appointment by emailing the Embassy directly.


Citizens of a VWP who have received notice that they are no longer eligible to travel VWP

Nonimmigrant visa appointments cannot be scheduled by email.  Due to resource contraints, we will not respond to such inquiries

Nonimmigrant visa appointments are available online or through the call center.  

Online appointment booking systemhttps://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ie/niv

Call center: Callers in the Republic of Ireland should dial (01)903-6255; calls may be placed to this number Monday through Friday 07:00-20:00, excepting Irish Bank Holidays.

Callers from outside the Republic of Ireland should dial (+1)703-543-9335. Calls may be placed to this number Monday through Friday 7:00 to 19:00 US Eastern Time.

Emergency Appointments

Emergency appointments cannot be scheduled by email.  If you have urgent medical or humanitarian need of travel and you cannot schedule an appointment prior to your proposed date of departure, schedule the first available appointment on https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ie/niv and click on the “Request Expedite” link.