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The Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC accepts queries from Irish citizens resident in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands - Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Haiti, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (US), Virgin Islands (British).

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Emergency contact details

Embassy office hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 1.00pm & 2.00pm to 4.00pm

In the case of emergencies, please call our main number +1 202 462 3939.

If you wish to contact the Embassy outside of office hours, contact the main number +1 202 462 3939. and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox. This mailbox is monitored regularly.

Alternatively, you can call the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland at +353 1 408 2000.

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Citizenship information

All Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) applications are now managed centrally in Dublin. You can become an Irish citizen if one of your grandparents was born in Ireland, or you can become an Irish citizen if one of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, but was not born in Ireland

Please note that you are automatically an Irish citizen if one of your parents was born in Ireland.  You do not need to apply through FBR, the Foreign Birth Registration.  You can apply directly for an Irish passport.

Please also note that Ireland does not offer citizenship on the basis that a person's great-grandparent was born in Ireland nor does DNA testing results.

New applications should be made online at Queries about submitted applications should be directed to the Foreign Birth Registration office in Dublin although please note that, due to the large volume of enquiries that are currently being received, response times are longer than usual.

For general queries about the FBR process, please consult the detailed information at If you cannot find the information you require online, please contact the Foreign Birth Registration office in Dublin. Please note that if you are missing original documents for your application, certified copies can be acquired at

Passport information

Online application is open to Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport and have not changed their name from their previous passport. If you meet these criteria and your most recent Irish Passport is either currently valid or expired within the past 5 years, then you should apply at

The Consulate continues to process paper applications (APS2E forms) in respect of: first time passport applicants; minors; applicants who have changed name from their previous passport; and holders of passports which expired more than 5 years ago.

If you fit these criteria and require an APS2E passport application form or forms, please enter your details below, clarifying the number of forms required. If you have any other query relating to passports, please check our passport information page or complete our contact form above. Please note that for residents of the Cayman Islands, it is currently proving difficult to make contact by telephone with certain carriers in your area.

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Our Passport WebChat is open Monday to Friday, 9.30 - 15.30 ET / 6:30-12:30 PT. Chats may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

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