Embassies and Consulates in Ireland

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Ireland, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Ireland.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Ireland does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Ireland, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Ireland

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Irish capital, Dublin hosts 65 embassies.

There are also 33 consulates and four other Representative Offices in Ireland: European Union, Kuwait, Palestine and Taiwan’s Representative Office’s.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Dublin, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Ireland and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Ireland. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Dublin


Canadian Embassy in Ireland
Address: 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2
Tel: (+353) 1 234 4000
E-Mail: dubln@international.gc.ca
Social Media: https://twitter.com/CanadaIreland
Opening hours: 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:30 (Under appointment)

The embassy of Canada in Dublin provides consular services to Canadians visiting and living in Ireland such as registration of child birth abroad, requirements and documents and processes for getting married abroad, notarial services, passport services, etc.


Embassy of China in Ireland
Address: 40 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
E-Mail: pa.chineseembassy.ie@gmail.com (not for visa, passport and legalization affairs)

Consular Section:
Address: 118 Merrion Road, Dublin 4
Tel: (+353) 1 219 6651
E-Mail: dublin@csm.mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ChinaEmbIreland
Opening hours: From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (except public holidays)

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalization processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration.


French Embassy in Ireland
Address: 66 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2
Tel: (+353)1 699 0984
E-Mail: visas.dublin-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/FranceinIreland/ and https://twitter.com/FranceinIreland
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The French General Consulate in Ireland provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.
Note that the consulate does not answer visa enquiries.
Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Dublin, France has other honorary consulates in Cork (consulhonorairecork@gmail.com), Galway (consulhonorairegalwayconnacht@gmail.com) and Limerick (consulhonorairelimerick@france-in-midwest-ireland.org).


Embassy of Germany in Ireland
Address: 31 Trimleston Avenue, Booterstown/ Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 TX94
Tel: (+353) 1 2776 100*
E-Mail: info@dublin.diplo.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/GermanEmbassyDublin
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday:  09:00 - 12:00, 14.00 -16.00 and Friday: 08.30 – 12.00

*Outside the opening hours of the Embassy and in the event of an emergency, ​​tourists in need of assistance can call us on 087 22 11 382.
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ireland provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc. All services can be found HERE.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Dublin, Germany has other honorary consulate in Galway (galway@hk-diplo.de). Please note, that the Honorary Consul cannot accept any other applications for Passports, German ID-Cards or Visa rather than for children under 6 years of age.


Embassy of the Japan in Ireland
Address:Nutley Building, Merrion Centre, Nutley Lane, Dublin 4, D04 RP73
Tel: (+353) 1 202 8300
E-Mail: consular@ir.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday (excluding Embassy Holidays), 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-16:30. Visits to the consular section must be booked in advance. In order to make an appointment call or email the contact above.

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Ireland
Address: 184-186 Orwell Road, Dublin, Ireland
Tel: (+353) 1 492 2048
E-mail: russianembassydublin@mid.ru and dublin.consul@mail.ru
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/rusemb.ireland/?hl=en and https://www.facebook.com/RusEmbIreland/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:45 PM - 6:00 PM

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section under appointment.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Ireland
Address: 29 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: (+353) 1 205 3700
E-Mail: consulate.uk@mfa.gov.lv chancery.dublx@fco.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BritishEmbassyDublin/ and https://twitter.com/BritEmbDublin
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The British Embassy in Ireland provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, etc.
Visa enquiries are no longer processed at the embassy. They are now handled by Teleperformance in Santry, Dublin 9. Phone: +353 (1) 691 7482

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Ireland
Address: 42 Elgin Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 TP03
Tel: (+353) 1 668 8777
E-Mail: dubliniv@state.gov
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/usembassydublin/ and https://twitter.com/usembassydublin?lang=en
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The US representation in Ireland provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Ireland

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.
For countries with no consulates or embassies in Ireland, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often London, in the United Kingdom or for Ireland.

Honorary Consulates in Dublin

Honorary Consulates in Cork

  • Belgium
  • Mexico

Honorary Consulates in Limerick

  • Belgium

Honorary Consulates in Galway

  • Brazil
  • Mexico