Notice on Visa Facilitation for Applicants Inoculated with COVID-19 Vaccines Produced in China
2021-03-15 18:55

In view of resuming people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March 2021, the Embassy of China in Ireland will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China and obtained the vaccination certificates:

1. Foreign nationals and their family members visiting China for resuming work in various fields can apply for a visa with documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Invitation Letter (PU), Invitation Letter (TE) or Invitation Verification Notice issued by the foreign affairs offices or the departments of commerce of the provincial governments are no longer required.

2. Applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will include foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouses, parents, children and other close relatives living together (i.e. siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), for purposes of reuniting with families, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.

3. Holders of valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the M visa by presenting the original valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter from partners in China.

Please be noted that the above-mentioned visa facilitation measures apply only to applicants who have been inoculated with Chinese COVID-19 vaccines produced in China (either having received two doses of vaccines with the stipulated gap in between, or having received a single-dose vaccine at least 14 days prior to application) and obtained the vaccination certificates. Requirements for certificates of negative nucleic acid and antibody blood tests results before boarding flights remain unchanged. Please observe the quarantine regulations after entry into China.