An on-line visa application system is now operational in China and is the starting point for all Irish visa applications here.
Nationals of the People's Republic of China require a visa to travel to Ireland. If you do not hold a Chinese passport visit the INIS website to to see if you require a visa to travel to Ireland.
The Consulate General of Ireland in Shanghai deals with short-stay business visa applications that are submitted from Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Anhui.
All other visa applications made across China are dealt with by the dedicated Irish Visa Office in Beijing, which is part of the Embassy of Ireland.
If you are an Irish citizen and you wish to travel to China please contact your nearest diplomatic or consular mission of the People's Republic of China. If you are in Ireland you should contact the Chinese Embassy in Dublin.