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U.S. Embassy Dublin Ireland

Consular Services for U.S. Citizens Outreach in Kerry and Cork

February 20-21, 2014

 

This Consular Message from the U.S. Embassy in Dublin is being issued to inform U.S. citizens that representatives from the Embassy will be providing consular services in Killarney and Cork on the dates listed below.

During the outreach we will be accepting U.S. passport applications, Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications and providing notarial services.  We will also be providing contact information to assist with voting absentee in upcoming U.S. elections. Please refer to the below instructions and required documentation for the service you require.

U.S. citizens wishing to avail of these services please send an email to the correct location as follows, with their name, a contact telephone number, the service required, and the time they would like to attend, to schedule an 

 ** Killarney Library, Rock Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry **

Thursday, February 20th (10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. and 2:00p.m.-5:00p.

To avail of services in Killarney, please e-mail killarneyoutreach@state.

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**Cork Central Library 57-61 Grand Parade, Cork City ** 

Friday, February 21st (10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.)

To avail of services in Cork please e-mail corkoutreach@state.gov

 

Passport Services

Important Notice: According to Section 215 of the U.S Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185) it is illegal for a U.S. citizen to enter or leave the U.S on anything other than a U.S. document. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding e.g. both Irish and U.S. citizenships MUST enter and leave the U.S. on a valid U.S. passport; they may NOT enter/leave the U.S. on an Irish/foreign passport. This applies to children as well as adults.

Do not send forms to the U.S. as they will be rejected

PASSPORT APPLICATION REQUIREMENT CHECKLIST

  • Application forms are all available at: https://pptform.state.gov/, the online wizard will assist you in creating the required form.
  • One 2” x 2” color photograph (photo requirements)- Not a standard size photo
  • Proof of Citizenship (original long form U.S. birth certificate, a current/expired U.S. passport, a naturalization certificate, a certificate of citizenship, or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA))
  • Proof of Identity (government-issued photo identification such as a valid U.S. passport, driver’s license or foreign passport)
  • Self-Addressed stamped envelope (€5.75 Euro , approx 9” x 7” inches in size)Passport Fee, Passport fees must be paid at the time of the application.  For applicable fees please visit our website at http://dublin.usembassy.gov/service/passports-and-citizen-services/changes-to-passport-fees.html (the only acceptable form of payment on the outreach is by bank draft, in U.S. dollars; or a postal order in Euros, made payable to the U.S. Embassy Dublin)


Embassy representatives cannot accept cash or personal checks


           U.S. citizens age 15 and under also require: 

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Appearance by both parent’s if listed on the birth certificate, valid identification must be submitted (in the event one parent is unable to attend they must complete  “Statement of Consent” Form DS-3053 and have it**NOTARIZED** by a Notary Public) or “Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances” Form DS-5525, if applicable.
  • PHOTOCOPIES: Please supply photocopies of birth certificates, parent’s identification for minors, marriage certificates for name changes etc. (photocopying services will be available at locations)

          Frequently Asked Questions:      

          http://travel.state.gov/passport/faq/faq_1741.html 

 

CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD (CRBA)

If your child has a claim to U.S. citizenship, it will be necessary for the U.S. citizen parent to execute an application for a "Consular Report of Birth Abroad" before a consular officer. The child must accompany the parent. For the passport application both parents must consent to the issuance of the travel document.

CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD CHECKLIST

                                      Transmission of Citizenship

Upon review of the transmission requirements, please tick what forms of physical presence you will be submitting(two or more required):

       School Transcripts (College/High School/Middle School etc.)

       Employment Records

       Tax Forms (W-2/1040’s etc.)

       Previous Passports

       Other

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate/divorce certificate if applicable per instructions
  • One 2” x 2” color photograph (photo requirements) – Not a standard size photo
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope -€5.75 Euro (large enough to hold A4 size   certificate)

A bank draft for the amount of $205 U.S. dollars; or, a postal order for the amount of €154 Euros made payable to the ‘U.S. Embassy’ (the only acceptable form of payment during the outreach is bank draft or postal order for the exact amount, made payable to the U.S. Embassy Dublin) Passport fees listed here.

Appearance by both parent’s if listed on the birth certificate, valid identification must be submitted (in the event one parent is unable to attend they must complete  “Statement of Consent” Form DS-3053 and have it**NOTARIZED** by a Notary Public) or “Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances” Form DS-5525, if applicable.

PHOTOCOPIES: Please supply photocopies of birth certificates, parent’s identification for minors, marriage certificates for name changes etc. (photocopying services will be available at locations)

Please see the following link for further information http://dublin.usembassy.gov/service/special-consular-services/birth-registration.html

 

Additional Services

Notary Services

Please send an email to the address (listed above) in the area you wish to avail of the service.  Include your name, location, your contact telephone number and the time that you would like an appointment and the type of document you wish to have notarized. 

What to bring:  

  • All pages relating to the document you wish to have notarized;
  • Your passport or driver’s license;
  • A bank draft in U.S. dollars or a postal order in Euros, made payable to the ‘U.S. Embassy’ for the applicable fee. The fee is $50 U.S Dollars or €38 Euros per notary signature.  These are the only form of payment we are able to accept during the outreach and cannot accept personal checks nor cash.

Please ensure your name on the document appears exactly as it appears on your passport/driver’s license.  For any witness requirements, you must provide your own witnesses.  For certified copies please submit a photocopy, photocopier services will be available at locations.  Further information is available on our website Notary Page.

 

Absentee Voting

All U.S. citizens can now receive their blank absentee ballots electronically. Voting Absentee is a two step process; the first step is to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and return it to your local elections office.  Once satisfied, they in turn will send you a blank ballot, which you will then complete and return it so it arrives before your state’s ballot return deadline date. For more information on the process of voting absentee, please refer to the Federal Voting Absentee Program’s website www.fvap.gov.

 

Tax Assistance

Please be advised the U.S. Embassy in Dublin does not have a tax office.  For tax queries, you may wish to contact the IRS Tax Advice Unit at the U.S. Embassy in London.  Contact details are listed on the following website: http://london.usembassy.gov/irs/index.html.  Alternatively, further information on tax can be obtained on www.irs.gov.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information about this visit, please send an email to ACSDublin@state.gov or any of the outreach email addresses stated. 

 

General Information about ACS

 

Welcome to the American Citizen Services Unit

Most services that require you to come to the Embassy are provided through an online appointment system

Please read the detailed information relating to the service you require prior to scheduling your appointment.  However, if the service you require relates to Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship, please telephone our Passport and Citizenship Unit at (01)668-8777 to schedule an appointment or e-mail acsdublin@state.gov

The American Citizen Services Unit (ACS) of the Consular Section provides a full-range of passport and citizenship services, birth registrations for U.S. citizen children born abroad as well as notary services. ACS also provides information and assistance to American citizens in Ireland.  For more details on the services provided, make your selection from the options on the left-hand menu.

To hear recorded information on the telephone, please call 1-668-8777 during business hours.  To reach someone in an after-hours emergency, please review our emergency contact involving U.S. citizens webpage on this site.

Security at the Embassy

For security reasons, do not bring luggage including large backpacks, laptop computers, or large cameras.  Security guards will hold small tourist cameras and cell phones until your departure, but there is no storage available for other items — please do not bring them to the Embassy.

Registering with the Embassy

If you would like to receive important information issued by the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy in Dublin, please register your stay in Ireland using the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) online registration service. By including your e-mail address at the time of registration, you will receive all Embassy bulletins and warden messages automatically.

As the Department continues to develop information on any potential security threats to U.S. citizens overseas, it shares credible threat information through its consular information program documents, available on the Internet. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-317-472-2328. Travel Warnings and other general information are also available on the U.S. Embassy Dublin website. 

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Scam Notice

  • Scams involving U.S. Citizens have led to the loss of considerable amounts of money, ranging from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read more about International Financial Scams and what you can do if you believe you are a target of a financial scam.