Please note the Embassy has moved premises. Our new address is
Embassy of Ireland, 2nd Floor, Building A, 238, Florence Ribeiro Avenue (entrance on Muckleneuk Street)
Nieuw Muckleneuk Pretoria South Africa
Please be advised that all queries are managed through email only. Queries should be submitted in writing through the Contact Us facility. All emails will be responded to within 24-48 hours.
In the event of a genuine emergency involving an Irish citizen please send a WhatsApp message or SMS message to +27 64 662 9726 detailing the nature of the emergency and your personal details. A duty officer will respond as soon as possible. Please note that this is a text-based service only and calls to this number will not be answered.
Submission and collection of documents can be done in person between 9am – 12pm Monday to Thursday or arranged by courier no requirement for appointment. The public office is closed on Fridays. All payments must be made by EFT.
From 1 April 2022, all Irish Passport Renewals and First Time applications for adults and children will be moving to Passport Online. Passport Online is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. For more information, queries should be submitted in writing through the Contact Us facility.
Foreign Birth Registrations
The acceptance of Foreign Birth Registration applications has resumed from Monday 15 November 2021. Your birth can be entered on the Foreign Births Register if you are eligible to become an Irish citizen. Find out what you need to do before you begin your online application at https://www.dfa.ie/citizenship/.
Travel to South Africa and COVID-19
Department of Foreign Affairs services and practical supports to all Irish citizens travelling abroad can be found on Travel-dfa.ie.
Travel to Ireland
From 6 March 2022, international travellers to Ireland will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test upon arrival.
There will no longer be any requirement to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form for travel to Ireland. gov.ie - Current rules for travelling to Ireland (www.gov.ie).
Before travelling, you are advised to confirm the requirements for entry to your country of destination with the appropriate nearest Embassy. Citizens intending to undertake essential travel to South Africa and the region should also be aware that all countries continue to adjust their COVID-19 lockdown measures in response to the rate of transmission of the virus, and it cannot be guaranteed that suspensions of international flights may not be re-imposed on short notice. Irish citizens travelling to South Africa and the region should also be aware of the requirements for re-entry to Ireland or to their country of normal residence following their trip.
We advise Irish citizens in South Africa and the region to respect lockdown regulations and follow public health requirements. The latest information on South Africa’s COVID-19 response and the restrictive measures in place is available at www.sacoronavirus.co.za. Also, please see the following link for frequently asked questions: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/2022/01/31/frequently-asked-questions-international-travel/