Consulate information


2234 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 462-3939 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated. For up to date information, please click this link
  • CONSULAR JURISDICTION. The Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC accepts visa applications from resident in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, UK & (British overseas Citizens), USA and some other countries.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Valid passport
Complete online application
Passport size photos - two (2) photos
White background and should be free of shadows, photo is clear and in color, glasses not allowed. Applicant is directly facing camera w/ a neutral expression, eyes are clearly visible.
Invitation letter (Business visa only)
Letter of employment
Cover letter (Tourist Visa)
Stating the purpose and duration of visit (Tourist Visa)
Recent bank statement
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/cruise itinerary
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Travel health insurance

Forms and Links

Online application form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
8 weeksRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Cashier's Check, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourist/Business81.00SingleUp to 90 days
Tourist/Business136.00MultipleUp to 90 days
Transit36.0024 hours

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: September 13, 2022