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Visa Information Service

Visas to the U.S.

The U.S. Department of State has contracted CSC to provide all or some of the following Nonimmigrant Visa services for the Republic of Ireland:

Before you make an appointment, please read carefully instructions to establish if you are eligible to Renew your Visa by Mail.  If you are not eligible to apply by mail, you must make an appointment and apply in person at the Embassy. Please note that you must complete the DS-160 online visa application before you apply for your appointment.

There are two options to schedule an appointment for your interview, please follow the instructions on this page:

  • OPTION 1: BY PHONE

    Callers in Ireland:
      Please note that you must have completed the DS-160 online visa application and must have your application number available before you ring for your appointment.  Applicants should dial (01)903-6255, calls can be placed to the above number Monday through Friday 07:00-20:00, except Irish Bank Holidays.  

    (A live operator will schedule your appointment and provide visa information)

    Callers from outside Ireland:
      Please note that you must have completed the DS-160 online visa application and have must your application number available before you ring for your appointment.  Applicants should dial (00-3531)903-6255, calls can be placed to the above number Monday through Friday 07:00-20:00, except Irish Bank Holidays.  

    (A live operator will schedule your appointment and provide visa information)
  • OPTION 2: ONLINE

    To book an appointment online: 
    Please note that you must have completed the DS-160 online visa application and must have your application number available before you book your appointment online.  Applicants should log on to http://usvisa-info.com and follow the online instructions.  Please ensure you select that correct visa classification for your purpose of travel.  Otherwise you will be required to reapply for a new application and pay a new application fee.  All application fees are nonrefundable.


Information and Appointment Scheduling

Please note that the Visa Waiver Program is still in effect for citizens of 36 nations, including Ireland. Please inform yourself well ahead of time whether the conditions of visa-free travel apply to you by calling the Visa Information Service.

All visa applicants must schedule an appointment by calling the above numbers. This measure allows the Consular Section to process visas more quickly and efficiently and it helps applicants avoid long waiting times. To schedule an appointment, please call the Visa Information Service. Please check our appointments page for the current waiting time for an appointment and further information about visa interview appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I still call the Embassy for Visa Information?
A: No -- no visa information is available through the U.S. Embassy's phone numbers. Please use the Visa Information Service for all visa questions.

Q: How will the service benefit me?
A: The service provides access to an operator who will provide extensive information on visa requirements and application procedures for both non-immigrant and immigrant visas. If you need to apply for a non-immigrant visa you must schedule your appointment through this service. Listening carefully to the information provided will help you save time when applying for a visa. The biggest delay most applicants experience is applying for a visa without all the required information and the proper forms completed.

Q: What kind of information is provided by the service?
A: This service provides current and accurate information for Irish citizens and foreign nationals who wish to apply for a visa to enter the United States of America at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin. Callers will be able to receive information on both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S. and all the information an applicant is required to have in order to apply for a visa. Also, all appointments for interviews are scheduled through the Visa Information Service.

Q. How long can I expect to be at the Embassy on the day of my appointment?
A: You should anticipate being at the Embassy for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.