Update: 21 February 2020.
As part of the combined efforts to tackle the Corona Virus to ensure customer safety, it has been decided that all Irish Visa Application Centres (VACs) across the VFS China network will now remain closed until 2nd March 2020. The situation will then be reviewed again in consultation with the relevant authorities.
While it will still be possible to apply for an Irish visa online in the normal manner, these temporary closures mean that applicants will experience delays in securing appointment times at the VACs to complete their application process and we apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. Please note that any application made online will remain valid until such time as the VACs reopen.
Separately, and as part of building security and safety measures currently in effect in Beijing, any visits to the Irish Visa Office by members of the public must be by appointment letter. Similar to other compounds which house multiple organisations, no walk-ins are being permitted at this time. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please be assured that the Irish Embassy is in ongoing contact with VFS and the Chinese authorities throughout this time, and we intend to fully resume our visa operation as soon as safety concerns for members of the public have been abated.
Please visit http://www.vfsglobal.cn/ireland/china/ for further updates.
There is a dedicated Visa Office in Beijing which deals with visa applications made in China and Mongolia.
Embassy of Ireland , Visa Office
Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building 2-11-1
14 Liang Ma He Nan Lu
Chaoyang District 100600
People's Republic of China
Telephone: + 86 10 65326945 / 65326971
Fax: + 86 10 65326956
The Beijing Visa Office is open to the public during the following times:
09:30 - 12:00 ; 14:30 - 16:00 Monday to Friday.
Our Visa inquiry helpline is available from 14:30 - 16:30 Tuesday and Thursday. Please dial the above number and press 4 when indicated.
Nationals of the People's Republic of China require a visa to travel to Ireland. If you do not hold a Chinese passport you can check to see if you require a visa to travel to 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.
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