Consular Update: Changes in the process for applying for a Chinese Visa at the Embassy in Dublin
Below is a quick guide on how to do your application from Thursday 09 May 2019:
- All applicants will need to fill in the application form online (https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn) which should then be printed off along with the confirmation page and put together with your required documents: invitation letter and other documents if applicable.
- An appointment then needs to be booked at the Embassy through AVAS (https://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn). These appointments are subject to availability and must be booked in advance submission at the Embassy. At the moment we are able to book these appointment times on the day we receive the application from you; but the time and date to submit the application to the Embassy is subject to availability and instructed by Embassy.
- There are usually 90 slots available per day (Monday – Thursday) – and allocated subject to availability.
- We will book your appointment for you and attend at the designated time which is allocated for you. We will let you know what day the appointment has been booked and will keep you posted on its progress through the Embassy.
These new procedures are still subject to change and adjustment and may impact urgent turnaround times going forward so if possible please allow enough time to have your visa processed by the Embassy before your planned departure to China. We will treat all urgent applications on a case-by-case basis and follow the Embassy’s instruction regarding processing all applications.
Here are some links below to the Embassy website which you should familiarise yourself with relating to these changes:
Notice for Online Chinese Visa Application and Appointment System (2019-04-01): http://ie.china-embassy.org/eng/tz/t1650654.htm
Visa Home Page from the Chinese Embassy website in Dublin: http://ie.china-embassy.org/eng/qzfw/
How to make a visa application (2019-03-31): http://ie.china-embassy.org/eng/qzfw/t1476183.htm – detailing requirements for the various categories of visas; etc.