Change in visa fee and service charge payment option
This is to inform you that all customers, residing in China, who book an appointment in the Visa Application Centers across China from 05 June 2019, will have to pay the visa fee and service charge online through this website.
No visa fees or service charges will be accepted in the Visa Application Centers across China from the above said date. However, you may pay for additional services (optional services) in the visa application centers.
In order to pay your visa fee and service charge on this website you will be required to register your details. You will need to have your application transaction number (printed on application summary sheet), passport number and expiry date, and an email address.
Payment method: only WeChat and UnionPay are available for fee payment on this website.
Please check your email for payment confirmation and Appointment letter and take the letters along with your application when you attend at the Visa Application Center.
Note: For refund request or any errors faced while making payment, please send email to email@example.com.
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The application fees for Irish visas are:
|Single entry||CNY 455|
|Multi entry||CNY 755|
The visa fee is an administration fee. It is not refundable if your application is either withdrawn or refused.You may be exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee. Read more about who is exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee on this page.
If you are attending at a visa application centre for the purpose of providing your biometric information and/or submitting the documents relating to your online visa application you are required to pay a service charge. This fee is separate to the visa fee.
The service charge is: CNY 240
Beneficiary of Directive 2004/38/EC (the ‘Free Movement Directive’)
If you are a beneficiary of Directive 2004/38/EC (the ‘Free Movement Directive’) i.e. a ‘qualifying family member’ of an EU/EEA /Swiss Citizen you are required to attend a visa application centre for the purpose of providing your biometric information. You will be required to pay the service charge at a reduced rate.
The reduced rate service charge is: CNY 180
Please note, following completion of the biometric process, you have the option of submitting your supporting documents to the relevant Irish consular facility yourself or availing of the service offered by the visa application centre.
Read more about the ‘Free Movement Directive’ and family members of EU/EEA /Swiss Citizen on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.
Check here to see if you come within one of the categories of visa applicants who are exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee.
Nationalities exempt from visa fees
|Ecuador||Republic of Macedonia|
Family members of Irish Citizens who are exempt from visa fees
Family member of EEA citizen who is exempt from visa fees
Beneficiaries of Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive) i.e. “qualifying family members” of EU/EEA /Swiss Citizens are exempt from visa fees
Other persons who are exempt from visa fees
Please note: All references to 'spouse' also apply to a civil partner i.e. a person who has contracted a registered partnership, or is a party to a class of legal relationship specified in an order under section 5 of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 as entitled to be recognised as a civil partnership.
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