Belfast Visa Application Service begins processing visas
June 6, 2018
Last month the Chinese consulate in Belfast announced that a new Belfast Visa Application Service Center would be begin operation.
According to the official Chinese Visa website visaforchina.org the Edinburgh & Belfast centre would allow visas to be processed directly in Northern Ireland for the first time. Before this those looking to apply for a Chinese visa for tourism or family reasons had to travel to the Edinburgh to apply or post their application to the Edinburgh, Manchester or London visa application centres.
Visas will be process at the Belfast Chinese welfare association building located at 1 Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast BT7 1GB. The visa centre will be open on specified days which will be published on the website: http://bio.visaforchina.org/EDI2_EN/generalinformation/news/index.shtml
It should also be noted that postal or urgert/express applications will not be allowed and processing will take 5-8 working days from the time submitted.
Those looking for these services should submit the application to the Edinburgh, Manchester or London visa processing centres.
All usual application forms and documentation required for other application centres will be the same.
This comes nearly 4 years after the Chinese consulate in Belfast was first established. Along with this service consular services have also been established at the consulate for Chinese nationals for passports and emergency events.