China Embasy in Ireland

Ambassador: Mr. He Xiangdong
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
(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

Consular Department of the Embassy only accepts 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 21 will be paid. The processing takes 2 working days.
Note: The expedited service is not available for U.S passport holders. 

 The payment should be made by Post Order or Bank Draft of Bank of Ireland or AIB on collection. 

 Please contact Embassy of Ireland in PRC if Irishes are in distress there.
 China Tour from Dublin Ireland
 Related Chinese Embassies in Europe: Rome, Italy, Riga, Latvia, Lithuania
- Last updated on May. 23, 2023 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on China Embasy in Ireland
Asked by Rosey from IRELAND | May. 20, 2023 17:29Reply
So it costs 120 euro for a 12 month Visa ? The "z" visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amanda | May. 22, 2023 23:14

Yes, you are right, and it costs 120 euro.
Asked by Gail from NORTHERN IRELAND | Apr. 14, 2023 01:15Reply
What methods of acceptance do you have to pay for a visa
I have an appointment on Wed 19th April 2023 for a visa application & want to make sure I am prepared correctly for the appointment. Can I pay for the visa with a debit card or credit card?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 14, 2023 01:39

No, they only accept Post Order or Bank Draft of Bank of Ireland or AIB on collection.
Asked by Mrs How n Mills from REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | Apr. 12, 2023 13:14Reply
Clarification with regards to a Visa if coming from Ireland
I am an Irish National who has a friend who has family living in Ragouw, & she has asked me if I would like to visit her while she is there for 3 months. I would love to take this opportunity to visit China but am unclear with regards to a visa? I would be there staying with the family from 10 - 14 days doing day trips, your advice would be apprciated!
J Mills ( Mrs )
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 14, 2023 01:15

Where is this Ragouw? I suppose it's in China. If so, when applying for China tourist visa, you can submit an invitation letter from your friend, instead of flight and hotel bookings.
Asked by Linda from IRELAND | Mar. 07, 2023 06:13Reply
Who do I make the bank draft out to when paying visa fees to Chinese embassy in Dublin, Ireland?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina | Mar. 09, 2023 17:18

The accepter should be “Chinese Embassy".
Asked by Mark from IRELAND | Mar. 06, 2023 14:48Reply
I had my visa appointment today in Dublin for a China travel visa. I have to return on Wednesday to make payment, can I pay by credit card?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mark | Mar. 07, 2023 19:08

As I know, they only accept Ireland Post Order or Bank Draft of Bank of Ireland and AIB.
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