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Update: 27 March 2020.

As part of the combined efforts to tackle the coronavirus to ensure customer safety, it has been decided that all Irish Visa Application Centres (VACs) across the VFS China network, as well our VAC in Mongolia, will remain closed until further notice.

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. As with other compounds that house multiple organisations, no walk-ins to the office are being permitted at this time. (requests to: 

Please be assured that the Irish Embassy is in ongoing contact with VFS and government authorities throughout this time, and we intend to fully resume our visa operations as soon as safety concerns for members of the public have been abated.

For our customers based in China, please visit for further updates.

For our customers based in Mongolia, please visit for further updates.


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