Emergency Assistance for Irish Citizens in Washington D.C.,
Maryland, Virginia, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the Dominican
The Embassy operates a weekend out-of-hours service for Irish
citizens requiring emergency assistance. If you are in need of
emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at +
1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.
The answering machine is monitored regularly, and the Duty Officer
will contact you as soon as possible. When you leave a message,
remember to state your name, the nature of the problem, where you
are now, and the details of how the Duty Officer can contact you
(e.g. leave your mobile phone number, or the phone number of the
hotel/hostel where you are staying).
Alternatively, you may contact the Duty Officer at the Department
of Foreign Affairs in Dublin at + 353-1-408-2000.
Loss/Theft of Passport
If your passport is lost or stolen, contact the Embassy as soon as
possible. You must also go to the nearest Police Station and make a
report. Keep a copy of your statement to the police as you will
have to submit it with your application for a new passport.