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
 Related Chinese Embassies in Europe: Rome, Italy, Riga, Latvia, Lithuania
- Last modified on Sep. 02, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embasy in Ireland
Asked by marion joyce from IRELAND | Sep. 22, 2019 06:36Reply
visa to china via Ireland
I live in Ireland but have A UK passport what paperwork do I need whan applying for a visa from Ireland or would it be easier to apply in Uk?
Asked by Andrew from N.IRELAND | Sep. 13, 2019 04:17Reply
Irish passport, is it possible for me to apply for a visa in Dublin
Hello I am a resident in N.ireland with an Irish passport is it possible for me to apply for a visa in Dublin thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Loren from GERMANY | Sep. 15, 2019 23:22

Yes, you can apply in Dublin.
Asked by Janice Maxwell from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 01, 2019 00:39Reply
3 day tourist Visa on a British passport
Travelling to Beijing 4 Oct for 3 days, departing Tianjin 7th on a cruise, do I need a Visa? If so I will be applying in Dublin and I need a bankers draft for payment, how much will the Visa cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Philip from USA | Sep. 02, 2019 00:55

If your itinerary is Ireland - Beijing-Tianjin - A third country except China and Ireland, then you needn't to apply for a visa. If not, you have to apply for a transit visa in advance. It will cost EUR 33.
Asked by Larry Jones from IRELAND | Aug. 14, 2019 02:06Reply
Cost of Visa for China.
How much is a single entry visa for a UK citizen resident and applying in Ireland?


Answers (1)
Answered by Cora from GERMANY | Aug. 14, 2019 20:57

it is about €33.
Asked by Martha Doyle from IRELAND | Aug. 06, 2019 06:08Reply
Holiday visa for China
My family & I are planning a holiday to visit our brother, who is resident in Beijing, next March/April 2020. Does our group need to have all their flights booked before we can apply for Visas, and also could we apply for a Group Visa? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Patrick from IRELAND | Aug. 06, 2019 20:10

Well, as your brother can write you all an invitation letter, you don't have to book all flights before getting visas. Group visa is issued to those joining tour groups organized by travel agencies, so you can't apply for it. But one of you can submit the applications of all of you to the consulate if you live in the same consular area.
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