What is the change? The Burgh Quay Re-Entry Visa Office in Dublin will be open on a limited basis for emergency appointments next week.

What does the change mean? The office will close Friday, Dec. 22, at 12:30 p.m. and will be open for emergency appointments only from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec, 27, 28 and 29. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.

  • Implementation time frame: Dec. 27-29.
  • Visas/permits affected: Emergency re-entry visas.
  • Who is affected: Foreign residents in urgent need of a re-entry visa ahead of international travel.
  • Next steps: Applicants can book an appointment for an emergency re-entry visa on this website. Applicants who appear at the re-entry visa office without an appointment will not be seen.

Background: Offices in countries around the world will close for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. In Ireland, those in need of re-entry visas for international travel were urged to apply early, but a limited number of emergency appointments will be available next week.