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Consulate Information

How To Find Us

Updated 22 May 2015

Hours of Operation

The U.S. Consulate General, Belfast is open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and American, British and Northern Irish holidays.

Mailing Address

U.S. Consulate General Belfast, Northern Ireland
Danesfort House
223 Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5GR

Phone: [44] (0)28 9038 6100 (not for visa information)
Fax:     [44] (0)28 9068 2219

Visa Information

Please do not call the above number for visa information.  Instead please see our Visa Contact page.

Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa

First refer to How to Apply for a Visa for an overview of the visa application process.  An appointment for a nonimmigrant visa interview may be scheduled online at, or through the call center, 020-3608-6998 in the UK, 170-3543-9334 in the U.S.  The call center is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 am and 9:00 pm until September 26 and from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm after that local time in the United Kingdom and Eastern Standard Time in the U.S. The call center is closed on all UK and U.S. holidays.

Out of Hours Emergency Contact Information

In the case of a genuine emergency involving a U.S. citizen outside of normal business hours, see Emergency Contact Details.


If you are flying into Belfast:
There are two airports - Belfast International (approx. 23 miles from the Consulate General) and Belfast City (approx. 8 miles from the Consulate General). Ulster Bus provide a bus service from each airport to the Europa Buscentre behind the Europa Hotel in central Belfast.

If you are taking a bus from central Belfast:
The 8a bus route serves Stranmillis Road. It departs from outside Brennan's bar opposite the Europa Hotel at frequent intervals throughout the day. Depending on traffic, you can expect the journey time to be anything between 15 and 45 minutes. Take the bus to the Broomhill Park stop on Stranmillis Road. The entrance to Danesfort Park housing estate is on the right just after the Broomhill Park stop.  

If you are approaching from the motorway network around Belfast by car:
Take the King's Hall exit off the M1 onto Stockman's Lane, continue onto Balmoral Avenue.  Turn left at the junction of Balmoral Avenue and Malone Road. As the road widens, enter the right filter lane and take a right turn onto Stranmillis Road.  The Consulate is located in Danesfort Park housing estate which is on the left approximately 0.25 miles from the turnoff. Access is on foot only - there is no parking in Danesfort Park.

If you are approaching from Belfast City Centre by car:
Head south towards Queen's University. Just after the University, you will come to a fork in the road. Take the right fork onto Malone Road. The turn for Stranmillis Road is approximately 1 mile out of town on the left. The Consulate is located in Danesfort Park housing estate which is on the left approximately 0.25 miles from the turnoff.  Access is on foot only - there is no parking in Danesfort Park.

Where to go once you have entered 'Danesfort Park' housing estate:
You will see a security barrier and a large office building which belongs to the Ulster Bank. The Consulate General is located behind and to the left of this office building.  Take the pathway that passes the front entrance of the Ulster Bank building.  This pathway leads directly to the Consulate entrance.

Disabled visitors to the Consulate General with the appropriate parking permits can email to make special parking arrangements.  Please ensure that you email at least 2 working days in advance of your appointment.

Emergency Contact Information

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