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Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ireland

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Luo Linquan
Address: 40 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-2691707, 2601119
Fax: +353-1-2839938
Office Hours: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Email: chinaemb_ie@mfa.gov.cn 
Website: http://ie.chineseembassy.org/eng/ 

 Consular Office
Address: 118 Merrion Road, Dublin 4
Tel: +353-1-2196651
Fax: +353-1-2196647
Office Hour: 09:00 -12:00, Monday - Thursday (except holidays)

 Basic Documents for Application
(1) One legibly, truly, completely filled Application Form
(2) One recent color passport photograph glued on the Application Form
(3) Applicant's original passport with blank pages and at least 6 months remaining validity
(4) Non-Irish Passport Holders who reside or work in Ireland also need to provide Residence and Work Permission
(5) For a child accompanying with the applicant, please offer the photo of the child

 Other Requirements for Tourist (L) 
(1) For sightseeing in Mainland of China, Round Trip Ticket, Confirmation of Hotel Reservation or Travel Itinerary is required. 

(2) For Visiting Tibet, a Tibet Entry Permit from Tibetan Tourist Bureau is required. You' d better contact a Chinese Travel Agency to send an Entry Permit to you before submitting application. 

 About Hong Kong & Macau Visa
Irish Passport Holders are exempt from a visa to visit Hong Kong for up to 90 days, and Macau for up to 90 days.

 Important Notice about Change of Payment 
From April 1st, 2010 Consular Department of the Embassy will only accept bank draft issued by Bank of Ireland or Allied Irish Bank, or post order issued by An Post, payable to the Embassy, the denomination of the currency being euro only. Cash or any form of company cheque are not acceptable. 

 Fees
1. Regular Fee per Person

Types Irish Citizens American Citizens Citizens of Other Countries
Single-Entry EUR 40 EUR 120 EUR 33
Double-Entry EUR 60 EUR 120 EUR 50
Multi-Entry with 6-month Validity EUR 80 EUR 120 EUR 66
Multi-Entry with 12-month Validity EUR 120 EUR 120 EUR 100
Group Visa EUR 32 EUR 100 EUR 27
For Romanian passport holders:
55 Euro for single entry
75 Euro for double entries,
115 Euro for multiple entries.
44 Euro per person for a group visa

For Serbian passport holders:
45 Euro regardless of entries.
36 Euro per person for a group visa.

2. Expedited Service Fee per Person
The regular processing time is 3-5 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees of EUR 23 will be paid. The processing takes 2-3 working days.
Note: The expedited service is not available for U.S passport holders. 

 2014 Holiday Schedule of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Chinese New Year's Day January 31 - 4 Friday - Tuesday
Saint Patrick's Day March 17 Monday
Tomb-Sweeping Festival April 7 Monday
Labor Day May 2 Friday
Irish Public Holiday May 5 Monday
Irish Public Holiday June 2 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 3 Tuesday
Irish Public Holiday August 4 Monday
Mid-Autumn Festival September 8 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Wednesday - Friday
Irish Public Holiday October 27 Monday
Christmas December 25 Friday

 Please contact Embassy of Ireland in PRC if Irishes are in distress there.

 Related Chinese Embassies in Europe: Rome, Italy, Riga, Latvia, Lithuania