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    This page contains extra notes for Northern Ireland. To see the main information please visit here.


    The end result is to have your DBS and your university diploma authenticated by the Chinese visa processing centre (these two main documents are needed when we apply for your work permit).

    Examples of the two documents:

    Diploma copy after processing:

    Example Page1 (Note: first you make a copy and they notarize a copy and do not stamp the original diploma):

    Example Page2:

    AccessNI (Criminal Record Check) after processing:

    Example Page1:

    Example Page2:

    Northern Ireland Notes


    From May 2018 you can now apply for a visa at Belfast Chinese Visa Application Service Center.

    This service is only available a few days a month and it differs from one month to another.

    The opening hours are posted on the website month-by-month, click on the following link to get the most up to date information: http://bio.visaforchina.org/EDI2_EN/generalinformation/news/index_3.shtml

    The processing time of visa applications is at least 5 working days.

    Belfast Visa center address:

    Chinese Welfare Association, 1 Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast BT7 1GB

    Application submission: 9:30am-3pm

    **Please note that Belfast Visa Center provides neither express/urgent service nor postal application service. By necessity, please directly contact the Edinburgh Chinese Visa Application Service Center to submit the express/urgent service or postal application service.


    Go to the more detailed UK document.


    NB: The actual process could differ from the instructions above – each region or consulate operates slightly differently and visa or application policies or procedures may be updated without warning.

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