British Ambassador to Ireland
We support the British government’s main aims overseas: helping British nationals, processing visas and legal documents, keeping Britain safe, and making Britain prosperous.
We work on the economic and trade aspects of the bilateral relations between UK and Ireland, advising the British government on Irish policy, and improving Anglo-Irish work in areas such as foreign policy, the EU, science and innovation, energy, sustainable development, climate change, illegal immigration and counter-terrorism.
We support the UK’s foreign policy goals in Ireland and maintain a strong diplomatic relationship between the two countries, as well as protecting British nationals in Ireland. This work is carried out by the staff of the British Embassy in Dublin.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance
British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +353 (1) 205 3700 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit our passport section of this website.
Please note that our Consular section cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
Please note that the Consular section cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications. For all visa enquiries, please contact the UK Border Agency.
Travel advice for Ireland
Travel advice for Ireland Information, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Ireland.
Emergency travel documents
Information about how to get an emergency travel document (ETD) if your UK passport is lost or stolen. Please note that, if you live in Ireland, you need to make an appointment to arrange for an ETD. You can make an appointment online via ClickBook.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, and notes is available at the Consular section of the Embassy in Dublin.
Registering a birth or death
Understanding your legal requirements in Ireland and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
Guides we produce
We also produce guides for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by the Consular section, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
- Living in Ireland - a general set of information and links for British nationals who live in Ireland
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in our Consular section.
What our consular section cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
British Embassy Dublin
29 Merrion Road
Telephone +353 (1) 205 3700
Fax (management) +351 (1) 205 3885