British Embassy Dublin

29 Merrion Road
Ballsbridge

Dublin 4
Ireland

Opening times

The embassy is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, except for embassy holidays. However some sections have different hours, please see below.

Outside office hours (5pm to 9am), weekends & embassy holidays: In severe emergencies only (eg the arrest, death or serious injury of a British national) please ring the embassy switchboard on +353 (1) 205 3700 where you will get more guidance.

Please note: no passport or visa enquiries will be dealt with in any circumstance.

Consular enquiries:

For Emergency Travel Documents, click here to find out what you need to do.

For all other consular services, please email us or phone: +353 (1) 205 3700

HM Passport Office Advice Line:

Phone: +44 300 222 0000

Political & Press Office:

Phone: +353 (1) 205 3791

Visa enquiries:

No longer at the embassy. UK Visas are now handled by Teleperformance in Santry, Dublin 9. Phone: +353 (1) 691 7482

Public Holidays 2018

Monday 1 January New Year’s Day
Monday 19 March St Patrick’s Day
Friday 30 March Good Friday
Monday 2 April Easter Monday
Monday 7 May Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 28 May Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 4 June June Bank Holiday
Monday 6 August August Bank Holiday
Monday 27 August Summer Bank Holiday
Monday 29 October October Bank Holiday
Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December Boxing Day / St Stephen’s Day

How to get to the embassy

We are located beside The Clayton Hotel in Ballsbridge. See a map of the area

  • Bus: 4, 7, 8 (Merrion Road) & 18 (Sandymount Ave). Please go to Dublin Bus for more information

  • Dart: Sandymount Dart Station (5 minutes walk to the Embassy). Please go to Irish Rail for more information

  • Car: parking is not available in the embassy grounds without prior permission, pay and display parking is available nearby

Disabled access

Wheelchair access and assistance is available upon request. Please call our receptionist on +353 1 2053700 prior to arrival.