Chinese Embasy in Ireland

 China offers a 15-day visa-free entry to Ireland passport holders from March 14, 2024 on and this will be effective till the end of 2025. Irish citizens holding ordinary passports can go to China for business, travelling, family visits and transit without a visa.

Ambassador: Mr. He Xiangdong
Address: 40 Ailesbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-2690032
Fax: +353-1-2839938

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Ireland

Address: 118 Merrion Road, Dublin 4
Tel: +353-1-2196651 (available between 13:00-16:00 from Monday to Thursday, and 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00 on Friday)
Fax: +353-1-2196647
Office Hour: 09:00 -12:00, Monday-Thursday (except holidays)

Visa Application

Irish passport holders are exempt from a visa to visit Hong Kong and Macau, China for up to 90 days. To visit China Mainland, they need to apply a visa at the Embassy.

Regular Visa Fee (EUR)

Nationality / Types Fees
Ireland Single-Entry 30
Double-Entry 45
Multi-Entry for 6 Months 60
Multi-Entry for 12 Months 90
The US All types 130
Canada All types 56
Israel All types 19
Brazil All types 86
Argentina All types 105
Romannia Single-Entry 41
Double-Entry 56
Multi-Entry for 6 Months 86
Multi-Entry for 12 Months 86
Uruguay All types 28
Panama All types 40
Other countries Single-Entry 25
Double-Entry 38
Multi-Entry for 6 Months 50
Multi-Entry for 12 Months 75
 Effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Expedited Service Fee

The regular processing time is 4 working days. For urgent cases, the expedited service is available. Moreover, additional fees will be paid. The processing takes 2 working days. The expedited service is not available for U.S passport holders. 

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. 

 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. 07, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embasy in Ireland
Asked by Ian from IRELAND | May. 31, 2024 13:59Reply
opening on June bank holiday 2024 ?
Hi - is the visa office open on Monday 3rd June (Irish bank holiday)
Answers (1)
Answered by Daniel | Jun. 02, 2024 23:05

I'm not sure because the official hasn't announced a holiday notice in June but it was open on that day in previous years.
Asked by Mirq from IRELAND | Apr. 29, 2024 15:37Reply
Personal details
In section for Father and mother details I have selected N/A as my both parents are dead. I'm not sure is it correct as to N/A sections or I should put my parent details. I cannot find any answer anywhere.
Answers (1)
Answered by Marcy | Apr. 30, 2024 00:21

I think you can tick "Not Applicable" on the top of each section regarding your father and mother's information.
Asked by Mirq from IRELAND | Apr. 24, 2024 22:47Reply
Online application.
I’m a foreign resident in Ireland. How can I apply for a tourist visa to China? There’s no option to choose the Chinese embassy in Dublin for an appointment.
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Apr. 25, 2024 20:14

You can submit your visa application to the Embassy without an appointment. Note that you need to fill in the application form online in advance and prepare all the requirements.
Asked by Aiden Cullen from IRELAND | Apr. 18, 2024 03:10Reply
i notice that you are now offering 15 days stay in China without visa is this true
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 18, 2024 19:56

Yes, Irish citizens now enjoy 15-day visa free entry to China.
Asked by Juli from IRELAND | Nov. 15, 2023 13:35Reply
My pickup date on my pink slip is tomorrow, can I pick it up on Monday instead as I can't make it tomorrow??
Answers (1)
Answered by Harry | Nov. 15, 2023 19:49

Yes, you can.
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