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.
Announcement: The U.S. Department of State has increased certain nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application processing fees. These fee increases are effective as of May 30, 2023.
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:
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.
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 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.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.