|Tips for Chinese Visas (updated)|
VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AT THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 Monday to Thursday (except Irish & Chinese public holidays)
To apply for any type of Chinese visa, the following is required:
One completed visa application form, one recent passport sized photograph, an original passport valid up to at least six-months with blank pages. you can download the form from our website: ie.china-embassy.org
More documents are required for the following specific visa:
For the purpose of holiday, tourism or to visit relatives, single or double Tourist visa is required which is normally valid for 3 months from the date of issue. The travel information such as the flight ticket, hotel booking or itinerary is required.
For travel to
For the purpose to do business or attend a meeting or conference, single, double or multiple entries are available. Validity of the multi-entry visa varies, namely half a year / one year / two years . An invitation letter or fax from a Chinese Government department or government-authorised company is required.
To Work in
For Study in
To Transit from
A tourist group should comprise at least 6 members. We require:
--A confirmation letter or fax from the authorized Chinese travel agency or tourist bureau;
--A name list of the group in triplicate and a front sheet covering the information about the group.
---the actual passports of all group members.
It takes 5 working days for a visa is to be ready for collection once the application is accepted. No express Visa can be granted on the same day unless the sufficient proof is shown before 10:30am.
You can either pay in cash or by cheque. If the latter, please make it payable to the Chinese Embassy.
For Irish citizen: 30.00Euros for single entry,
45.00 Euros for double entries,
60.00 Euros for multi-entries,
90.00 Euros for one or two year multiple entries;
For Other passport holders: 33.00 Euros for single entry,
50.00 Euros for double entries,
66.00 Euros for multi-entries,
100.00 Euros for one or two year multiple-entries;
For Express service: additional express fee will be charged, 33.00 Euros for one day collection, 23.00 Euros for two days collection.
* Express service are not available for American citizens.
* Application by post will no longer be accepted by the visa section.
* The visa can be applied and collected in person or through a travel agent or a courier.
* Duration of stay of a visa varies. When necessary, extension of duration of stay of a visa is possible .* Foreign tourists are not permitted to assume employment in