Notice on Updated Requirements for Chinese Visa Application
2020/09/25

To facilitate exchanges between China and foreign countries, the Chinese Embassy in Ireland now accepts visa applications on the following purposes.

1. Foreign national who is holding Foreigner's Residence Permit of China for work, private matters or family reunion that expired after 0 a.m., 28 March 2020, needs to go to China for the same visiting purpose as shown on the Residence Permit, and with relevant documents as required (from 0 a m., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas);

2. Applicant (including accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) who does not hold a valid Foreigner's Residence Permit of China for work, private matters or family reunion, but has an "Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of the provincial government or the provincial Department of Commerce of the intended place of visit for economic, trade, scientific, technological, cultural or sport purposes;

3. Applicant (including accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) who does not hold a valid Foreigner's Residence Permit of China for work, private matters or family reunion, but has obtained "Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit" as well as "Invitation Letter (PU/TE)" or "Verification Confirmation of Invitation" to work in China;

4. Applicant who intends to visit China for the following humanitarian reasons:

A. Applicant intending to visit an immediate family member in China (including parents, spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren) who is in critical medical condition and in need of care, or arrange funeral matters of an immediate family member in China;

Photocopies of a medical certificate or death certificate, proof of relationships (including birth certificate, marriage certificate, Chinese household registration, certificate letters from the local police bureau in China, notarial certificate of kinship, etc.), and an invitation letter from relatives in China are required.

B. Applicant who is spouse or child under the age of 18 of a Chinese citizen or who holds a valid Chinese Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card, and intends to visit China for family reunion;

An invitation letter and photocopies of the Chinese Identity Card or the Chinese Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card, and proof of relationships are required.

C. Applicant (including accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) intending to visit China to take care of or support his/her Chinese parents;

An invitation letter from the Chinese parent and photocopies of his/her Chinese Identity Card, and proof of relationships are required.

5. Applicant who qualifies for a crew (C) visa.

Applicants are required to fill in the online application form at https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn and print the form out and make an appointment at https://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn before submitting applications at the Chinese Embassy (118 Merrion Road, Dublin 4) in person on the date of appointment. Minors under the age of 14 are not required to submit in person.

Visa applications for other visiting purposes not included above can not be accepted at the moment.

Please be advised that the above are temporary arrangements and subject to further change. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Appendix:

Foreigner's Residence Permit of China (updated version)

 

Foreigner's Residence Permit of China (previous version)

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