Chinese Consulate in Belfast, United Kingdom

Chinese Consulate in Belfast, United Kingdom represents the China’s significant economic, commercial, political, cultural, and military links with United Kingdom. You can find all related information of Consulate of China in Belfast, United Kingdom such as address, phone numbers, fax numbers, email, official website, opening hours right here:

Address:  75-77 Malone Road, Belfast
Belfast BT9 6SH
United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 28 9068 2499

 Fax: (+44) 28 9068 2499


Website :

Head of Mission:   Wang Shuying, Consul General

Details: As the official representation of China, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Chinese interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

Please contact the embassy directly for inquiries and questions regarding visa regulations and passport requirements. Please make a call to the embassy to verify address and opening hours.

Frequently asked questions:

1.Do I need a visa to travel to China?
Citizens holding an ordinary passport of United Kingdom and going on the group tours (minimum of 5 people) to Hainan Province for a stay of no more than 15 days organised by an international travel agency approved by the National Tourism Administration of China and registered in Hainan Province shall not need to apply for a visa

2. Can I apply for a visa at entry ports?
It is very difficult to get a VOA at the entry ports; however, you can get it in real urgent situations which are listed in details on Visa on Arrival (Issued at Entry Ports)

3. When is the best time to submit my application?
Please apply only 1 or 2 months (at least 2 weeks) before your planned date for visit. If you apply for it too late, you may not have enough time for the application. If you apply for it too early, it may become invalid before your departure. Generally, the validity of a single-entry one is 3 months, counted from the date of application.

4. Where can I get the Application Form of the China?
The easiest way is to download the PDF file can be download here: China Visa Application Form
You should have installed the software of Adobe Reader. The form is also offered by the Chinese Consulate in Belfast, United Kingdom for free.

5. If I can’t go to the embassy or consulate in person, can I entrust someone else to submit my application and pick it up on my behalf?
Yes, the application can be presented by someone else, such as your friends, relatives, or travel agency, but the form should be completed and signed by yourself. Someone else can pick up it on your behalf as long as he can show the “Pick Up Form”.

6. How long does it take for the application?
Generally speaking, it takes 4 working days for processing the application. Many embassies or consulates also provide 1 working day service or 2 – 3 working days service, but you need pay extra money for the service.

About China

China is famous as a an ancient, mysterious and beautiful land, always appealing to adventurous foreign visitors. As the third largest country in the world occupying an area of 9,600,000 sq km, it spans 62 degrees of longitude and 49 degrees of latitude. A wide variety of terrain and climate shape its numerous natural attractions. Abundant in a variety of resources, plants, animals, and minerals, the land has nurtured countless generations of Chinese people.

China is proud of long history, resplendent culture and distinctive customs. Among their greatest gifts to the world are the ‘four great inventions’ (paper, gunpowder, printing and the compass) .

Chinese arts and crafts, including painting, calligraphy, operas, embroidery and silk are distinctive and unique. Kung Fu, which have only recently begun to enjoy popularity in other parts of the world have been part of Chinese culture for centuries, and Chinese literature is testifies to the country’s rich heritage. Coming to China you should not waste the chance to try Chinese food, which has been exported to every corner of the globe.

Below are some useful facts that you should know before entering China:

There’s no English

People don’t speak English, You should get ready to not ask for directions or order food in English, try to get on with china traditional language. But you don’t need to be fluent in Mandarin to navigate around China; You can made use of body language, google translate and even drawing pictures

The country is extremely safe

Crime levels are incredibly low; this is partially to do with the controversial government and the death penalty being rife, meaning that would-be criminals just don’t commit crimes because they know that they can’t get away with it.

The distances are large

Travelling China by train made me realise how big the world is. The country is vast and distances huge – one of my train journeys, from Chengdu to Siping, took 44 hours!

The trains really aren’t that bad

Now, I’m not basing this statement on a train’s toilet 26 hours into a 31 hour journey, but the rest of the trains are fine. I stayed in both soft and hard sleepers; soft sleepers give you a private compartment, perfect if you’re travelling in a group of four, slightly larger beds, more space to put your stuff and a guaranteed plug socket. Hard sleepers are three tier bunk beds and are open to a carriageway of about sixty people. You don’t get much privacy, but it’s a great way to meet some other passengers and enjoy Chinese train culture!

The country has a heart-breaking past

It’s our responsibility as travellers to be aware of the histories of places we visit, and China has a very harrowing past that is worth knowing about.

The food is somehow amazing and awful at the same time

They really do eat everything in China. This makes dining sometimes an interesting experience, especially if you eat meat – you could quickly find out that the tasty bit of food you’re chowing down on is horse brain.

Go in to China with an open mind and try as much food as possible, but remember that it might not be the dish of your dreams!

The climate is harsh

China overheats in the summer and freezes in the winter. The whole country can see temperatures of up to 50 degrees in July and August and the North of the country can drop to minus 15 or lower in January and February. The best times to visit are therefore spring and summer, when the climate is bearable.

The cities are busy

I’m sure you’ve heard this already, but I didn’t realise the extent of this until I landed in Beijing in the middle of July. You need nerves of steel to navigate the subway and the patience of a saint to get into any museums; there’s people EVERYWHERE. But once you learn to deal with this, it becomes part of your Chinese experience and you won’t want it any other way.

The countryside is beautiful

The countryside of China is unreal; with national parks of just about every kind of landscape you could think of, impossibly blue lakes and waterfalls and soaring mountains adorned in holy relics, you’ll never fail to be amazed at the nature of this country.

There are a lot of amazing things in China, waiting for you to explore. Visit the Consulate of China in Belfast, United Kingdom to apply a visa for your trip now.

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