China Embasy in Ireland

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Xu Jianguo
Address: 40 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-2690032
Fax: +353-1-2839938
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Ireland

Address: 118 Merrion Road, Dublin 4
Tel: +353-1-2196651 (available between 15:00-16:00 from Tuesday to Thursday)
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. 


Regular Fee in EUR per Person

Types Ireland America Romania Serbia  Other Countries
Single-Entry 40 120 55 45 33
Double-Entry 60 120 75 45 50
Multi-Entry for 6 Months 80 120 115 45 66
Multi-Entry for 12 Months 120 120 115 45 100
Group Visa 32 100 44 36 27

Expedited Service Fee per Person

The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees of EUR 23 will be paid. The processing takes 2 working days.
Note: The expedited service is not available for U.S passport holders. 


2018 Holiday Schedule of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Monday
Chinese New Year February 15 - 19 Thursday - Monday
St. Patrick's Day March 19 Monday
May Bank Holiday May 7 Monday
August Bank Holiday August 6 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Monday - Wednesday
Christmas December 25 Tuesday

 The office will also be closed on Irish Public Holidays.

 Please contact Embassy of Ireland in PRC if Irishes are in distress there.
 China Tour from Dublin Ireland
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- Last modified on Oct. 22, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on China Embasy in Ireland
Asked by Laura from IRELAND | Oct. 22, 2018 08:28Reply
I need a visa but the embassy hours to apply are limited??
Visa section hours are very limited meaning it is very hard for me to apply in person due to work commitments. I have a friend in Dublin, can they apply for me?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wesley from FINLAND | Oct. 22, 2018 19:37

Yes, you can find someone else to do that on your behalf if you cannot go there in person.
Asked by Aisling from IRELAND | Oct. 09, 2018 08:28Reply
Can you please advise what information is required to obtain a Chinese Business Visa from Ireland
Answers (1)
Answered by Day from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Oct. 10, 2018 01:57

You should prepare your passport, the application form, a passport-style photo, and an invitation letter from your business partner.
Asked by Joseph riley from PORTADOWN CO ARMAGH NORTHERN IRELAND | Sep. 22, 2018 11:54Reply
Visa for people from United Kingdom
Will the Chinese embassy in Dublin issue me a holiday visa for a cruise ixwish to take
Answers (1)
Answered by Anessa from BELGIUM | Sep. 25, 2018 02:02

If you go to China for sightseeing purpose, you can try to apply for a tourist L type from the CVASC in your country after preparing all right documents.
Asked by JAne from IRELAND | Aug. 15, 2018 13:23Reply
chinese tourist visa, I am going to china for around 19 days
and looking to apply for the visa but just wondering if we have to have all our accommodation booked to get the visa? We have are flight in and out of china but have not yet booked all accommodation. We have accommodation for our first place of stay.
Answers (1)
Answered by Edith from ICELAND | Aug. 16, 2018 01:20

Personally I think you can provide the accommodation for your first place of stay in the trip. If you are still worried, you can contact the China embassy or consulate general to confirm that.
Asked by Noel from IRELAND | Aug. 15, 2018 09:13Reply
Hi, Multiple Entry Visa
what are the requirements for an Irish national to apply for a 6 month multi-entry visa to Hong Kong? Can this entry permit be extended after the 6 months if needed?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aurora from UK | Aug. 16, 2018 01:18

If you go there for tourism purpose, you need to provide copy of passport, the application form affixed with a passport-style photo, proof of your financial support, transportation and accommodation arrangement, and your travel plan as well as other documents required by the consular officers. It could be extended, I suppose.
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