China Embasy in Ireland

 Visa Application Form of PRC

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 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. 


2020 Holiday Schedule of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Chinese New Year January 24 - 28 Friday - Tuesday
St. Patrick's Day March 16 Monday
May Bank Holiday May 4 Monday
August Bank Holiday August 3 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 5 Thursday - Monday
Christmas December 25 Friday

 The office will also be closed on Irish Public Holidays.

 Please contact Embassy of Ireland in PRC if Irishes are in distress there.
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- Last modified on Oct. 29, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embasy in Ireland
Asked by Trevor Barrett from IRELAND | Oct. 22, 2020 10:20Reply
Hi, l want to meet my partner in February 2021.l am just wondering can I still get a visa for China
Answers (1)
Answered by Ross | Oct. 25, 2020 20:06

Trevor, dear, if you did not marry, you can only apply for a tourist visa, but China does not issue tourist visas now.
Asked by Lewis | Sep. 06, 2020 08:47Reply
Business M visa
Hi is it possible to get a business visa now. If so can I travel to China if I am willing to quarantine and take the covid test.
Thanks in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Vera | Sep. 09, 2020 23:08

Lewis, if you are in urgent cases and your business partner in China can get you a PU or TE invitation letter, then it's possible to get the business visa.
Asked by Yezdi Gazdar from IRELAND | Aug. 26, 2020 07:26Reply
Presently are u issuing visa for seaman travel to china. (Irish citizen)
I am an Irish citizen, by profession seaman.
Can u confirm in COVID-19 times can i get a visa to join ship in Taijin.
Understand flights are also restricted.
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma | Aug. 30, 2020 20:13

Yes, you can.
Asked by Lihua from IRELAND | Jul. 14, 2020 22:00Reply
Visiting China
When can USA citizen visit business visa China
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily from USA | Jul. 16, 2020 00:55

It's not known yet.
Asked by Jo Foley from IRELAND | Jun. 19, 2020 06:00Reply
I have a residence visa , when can I re enter China please?
My family and I live in Chengdu but were travelling to Ireland when Covid happened. We have not been able to return since . When will the border reopen please? We have residence visas which will expire in July . I am currently renewing work permit to be able to renew our residence visas.
Answers (1)
Answered by Judy from USA | Jun. 21, 2020 23:56

When the border will reopen depends on the epidemic situation, so it's unknown yet.
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