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. 


2019 Holiday Schedule of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 6 Monday - Wednesday
St. Patrick's Day March 18 Monday
May Bank Holiday May 6 Monday
August Bank Holiday August 5 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Tuesday - Thursday
Christmas December 25 Wednesday

 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 Apr. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embasy in Ireland
Asked by Swee ming Ng from NORTHERN IRELAND | Apr. 04, 2019 16:48Reply
Can i apply a china visa i live in northen ireland
I hold a malaysian passport l am permanent residence in northen ireland.
Answers (1)
Answered by Abrams | Apr. 08, 2019 19:09

Yes, it's possible for you to do that.
Asked by Geraldine from ENGLAND | Feb. 25, 2019 13:58Reply
Visa for people with Irish passport who live in England
I want to visit China as a tourist and I have an Irish passport and live in England (born in London). Can I apply online and make an application in person at the Chinese embassy in London or do I have to go to Dublin?
Answers (1)
Answered by Martin from THAILAND | Feb. 25, 2019 21:54

Hi, it's possible for you to apply visa from the CVASC in London. You can have a try.
Asked by Mary from IRELAND | Feb. 07, 2019 07:03Reply
Where do i get the visa application forms for China
Answers (1)
Answered by Jeanne from FRANCE | Feb. 11, 2019 17:59

You can check the official website of the China embassy to find the application form.
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