Passports

Important Information Regarding ACS Appointments:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and to protect the health of our customers and employees, the U.S. Embassy in Dublin is offering only limited American Citizen Services at this time; we are not currently offering Renunciation services.

We continue to process mail-in renewal passport applications and strongly encourage eligible U.S. citizens to renew their U.S. passport by mail, as we cannot offer routine, in-person appointments to applicants who are eligible to renew by mail. Please note U.S. passports can be renewed any time before or after they expire, and a U.S. passport is valid for travel to the United States until the day it expires. Further details on applying for a U.S. passport are available via the Passport & Citizenship links below.

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.  For full details regarding this possibility, please see our May 25, 2021 Message to U.S. Citizens in Ireland.

If you require an in-person service, please use the link to the right to our online appointment system to schedule an appointment.

Please Note:  The current processing time for U.S. passports isapproximately 3-4 weeks. We advise all applicants requiring a U.S. passport to apply early and with this processing timeframe in mind.

According to Section 215 of the U.S Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185) U.S. citizens must enter and depart the United States on a U.S. passport.  This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding e.g. both Irish and U.S. citizenships MUST enter and leave the United States on a valid U.S. passport; they may NOT enter/leave the United States on an Irish/foreign passport. This applies to children as well as adults.

While we endeavor to continue to provide the highest quality customer service, our capacity to provide services remains limited. We appreciate your understanding.

For further updates, please check this website regularly.

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