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Important Visa Information

Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments and Renewals:

Our office is currently operating normally and processing all classes of U.S. visas, including in-person interviews and renewal applications via courier, for those that qualify.  If a visa application is approved at interview, please allow 10 working days for processing.  If renewing a visa via courier, please allow 15 working days for processing.  In order to renew via courier through the Embassy in Dublin, you must be physically present in the Republic of Ireland.

The timelines above are a guide and not a guarantee as processing, in some cases, may take considerably longer.  Passports are only returned via the Embassy courier service to an address within Ireland. Prospective travelers should take the above into account when making plans, and the Visa Unit strongly advises that applicants not book non-refundable travel outside of Ireland unless/until they have their passport with visa in hand.

Payment Methods & Details

Announcement: The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees.  These fee increases are effective as of June 17, 2023.

  • The application fee for visitor visas for business or tourism (B1/B2), and other non-petition based NIVs such as student and exchange visitor visas, will increase from $160 USD to $185 USD.
  • The application fee for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) will increase from $190 USD to $205 USD.
  • The application fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicant in a specialty occupation (E category) will increase from $205 USD to $315 USD.

Other consular fees will remain the same, including the waiver of the two-year residency required fee for certain exchange visitors. Applicants who have already paid a visa application fee that is currently valid and non-expired, but who have not yet appeared for their visa interview or are waiting for their case to be processed, will not be charged any additional fees once the new fees go into effect.

For additional information please visit: https://www.state.gov/publication-of-final-rule-on-nonimmigrant-visa-fee-increases/.

Please also note the following:

  • Visa application fees are payable strictly via https://ais.usvisa-info.com/
  • SEVIS fees are payable strictly via www.ice.gov/sevis/i901
  • The Reciprocity and Blanket L Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee are payable at the Embassy at the time of your appointment via credit/debit card, An Post money order in euro, or a euro bank draft from a Republic of Ireland bank. As the exchange rate fluctuates, if you wish to pay by postal order or bank draft, contact our Nonimmigrant Visa Unit no more than five (5) working days before your appointment for the correct euro amount. We cannot accept U.S. dollar money orders or bank drafts, nor can we accept cash payments.
  • All receipts for payment of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees issued before October 1, 2022, will expire September 30, 2023. There will be no extensions of fee validity. Applicants must schedule an appointment or submit an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023 to avoid paying a new fee. Please note that the interview itself does not need to take place before September 30, 2023, but an interview appointment needs to be made in the system, even if it is scheduled months into the future. Furthermore, applicants using MRV fees paid before October 1, 2022 to book an appointment are cautioned not to attempt to change their appointment dates on or after October 1, 2023. Doing so will result in forfeiture of both the original appointment slot and the MRV fee receipt. The applicant will be required to pay a new fee and submit a new application package.

Appointments & Locations

  • You must schedule your nonimmigrant visa appointment via https://ais.usvisa-info.com/.  Instructions on expedite requests are available HERE.
  • If you are applying for an A or G visa or are a Government Sponsored J1, please visit HERE.
  • If you are applying for an Immigrant or Fiancé(e) visa, The National Visa Center or our office will contact you directly.
  • If you have questions about the application process, the courier service, are a nonimmigrant applicant with questions about visa fee payment or appointment scheduling, or have general questions about U.S. visas, customer care is available via https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ie/niv/information/contact_us.

Security Information

DO NOT BRING ELECTRONICS TO YOUR U.S. EMBASSY APPOINTMENT. Please note that you cannot enter Embassy property with any electronics. This includes laptops, tablets, memory cards, flash drives, or other peripherals. If you have any of these items in your possession, you will be asked to find a place to store them away from the Embassy or to return on another day. The Embassy has small lockers which can accommodate a cell phone. No other electronics may be placed in these lockers. Additionally, you are not permitted to bring large bags or luggage items into the Embassy.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.