Ireland: Consulate Visa Processing Has Been Suspended Until Further Notice

Last Updated on February 23, 2023


Key Points

  • Until further notice, visa processing will not be available at Irish consulates or embassies.   
  • This directly effects all visa-required nationals who are looking to enter Ireland for work and travel purposes.


    Visa processing at all Ireland consulates abroad have been suspended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

What are the Changes?

This change in visa processing availability directly affects those who are looking to enter Ireland from countries that require an entry visa. Employers should take into consideration which employees this could affect for any upcoming business travel plans.  Some emergency exceptions to this include healthcare workers, those who are considered to be in the immediate families of Irish nationals, and urgent business cases.

Looking Ahead

Envoy will provide updates to this story as it develops.

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