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. 


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 May. 06, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embasy in Ireland
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.
Asked by Denis Kearney from IRELAND | Jun. 09, 2020 01:31Reply
Restrictions on travelling to China at the moment
Hi, I got my visa renewed before the lockdown and it is valid for 6 months. I was originally meant to travel in late February but had to cancel. Can you please let me know if there is mandatory quarentine for visitors to China and, if so, how long more is this likely to operate? Also, are there any other restrictions on Irish citizens visiting China currently?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kerry from CHINA | Jun. 10, 2020 23:49

Denis, actually, foreigners, including Irish citizens of course, are not allowed to enter China to better control the virus.
Asked by Samuel from IRELAND | May. 05, 2020 08:51Reply
When can i apply for a new Chinese visa in Dublin?
Answers (1)
Answered by Carl from IRELAND | May. 06, 2020 02:40

Please keep an eye on the official website of the Chinese embassy in Ireland for the latest notice.
Asked by Seamus from IRELAND | Mar. 14, 2020 14:15Reply
Re Chinese Visa
I am due to go to China on the 4th of April but my Visa will expire on the 8th of April due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus I have to change my flight plan can I get an extension to my visa to take my trip in May this is due to cancellations of flights to some countries and by Minister of foreigners affairs and by some flights been cancelled by airlines
Answers (1)
Answered by Bonnie from CANADA | Mar. 15, 2020 20:11

No, you need to apply for a new visa if you want to enter China in May.
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