British Embassy Dublin

29 Merrion Road

Dublin 4

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 information about emergency travel documents, see getting an emergency travel document to find out what you need to do.

For all other consular services, please contact us using our web form 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 2019

1 January New Year’s Day*
18 March St Patrick’s Day*
19 April Good Friday*
22 April Easter Monday*
6 May Early May Bank Holiday*
27 May Spring Bank Holiday
3 June June Bank Holiday*
5 August August Bank Holiday*
26 August Summer Bank Holiday
28 October October Bank Holiday*
25 December Christmas Day*
26 December St Stephen’s Day/Boxing Day*

Public Holidays 2020

1 January New Year’s Day*

*Denotes Irish Bank Holidays

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.