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. 


2021 Holiday Schedule of the Embassy

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Friday
Chinese New Year February 11 - 15 Thursday - Monday
St. Patrick's Day March 17 Wednesday
Larbor Day May 3 Monday
August Bank Holiday August 2 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 5 Friday - Tuesday
Christmas December 24 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 Jun. 24, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embasy in Ireland
Asked by Siobhan from IRELAND | Jun. 21, 2021 10:01Reply
Legalisation of documents by DFA before the Chinese Embassy
I'm an Irish teacher from Co. Limerick about to apply for a Z work visa.
1. Do I have to have the original certificates for my Irish police check and PGCE (despite being created in England) legalised by the DFA before the Chinese Embassy or would colour photocopies also be possible? I see that the DFA in Cork legalise such documents by post currently so I would courier them ideally.
Then, I understand, I would have to attend a face to face appointment at the Chinese Embassy in Dublin in order to have them legalise these documents.
2. I wonder if it might ever be possible for me to have a trusted friend who is already based in Dublin attend on my behalf in the event of me not being able to get time off work to travel up at short notice?
Many thanks in advance for any further information,
Kindest regards,
Answers (3)
Answered by Eric | Jun. 21, 2021 23:48

1. Yes, you need to legalize the documents by Ireland DFA before the Chinese Embassy.
2. Yes, you can. The addtional requirement is needed: the passport of the people on behalf of you.
Answered by Siobhan | Jun. 22, 2021 05:09

Thank you very much for your prompt reply, which is sincerely appreciated at this time.
The Irish Department for Foreign Affairs (DFA) only legalise documents authorised by Republic of Ireland authorities and therefore cannot legalise my PGCE.
1. So, since my PGCE was created and already notarised in the UK, must it also then be notarised by the Chinese Embassy in London?
2. Does it have to be the original or can it be a colour photocopy?
I might have to ask a work colleague in London to go there with their passport on my behalf..... Many thanks in advance for any further information.
Best wishes,
Answered by Siobhan | Jun. 24, 2021 02:22

Good morning once again,
I hope you are well. I have been in touch with my future employer in China. I have been advised to first check with you which hospitals you accept for the medical examination that is required for the Z visa. I understand the attached form must be completed by one hospital doctor. I hope I can get all 3 things done (chest X-ray, ECG & lab. blood test) in the same hospital on the same day to save time. Can it be either a public or private hospital? Due to the cyber attack on the HSE, I think it might be faster to have these done in a private hospital..
Many thanks in advance for any further information,
Best wishes,
Asked by Ann from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 10, 2021 01:41Reply
Z visa
Hi there
Please can you tell me if I have a job in China and my contract is due to expire on 7th May 2021, is it possible, as a UK citizen (presently stuck in the uk) to apply for a Z visa in Ireland?
Also could you advise how I can renew my work permit remotely? It also expires on 7th May 2021.

Many Thanks

Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan | Mar. 22, 2021 00:56

Ann, you need to ask your employer to renew the work permit in China and then you can apply for a new Z visa 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.
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