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How to Apply for Chinese Visa in India


Do Indians need a visa to travel to China? Of course, you do need a visa for travelling to China. In fact, every foreigner is required to obtain a Chinese visa for entering into China. For Indians who want to travel to China, you need a tourist visa(L-visa).


Chinese Visa

how to apply for Chinese visa from India

►  Validity

The visa becomes effective from the date of issuance, and invalid when the period of validity expires.

If your visa is valid until July 2, the last day for entering China is July 2.

►  Duration of stay

If you hold a visa for a stay up to 30 days, you could stay in China for 30 days. If your visa is for a stay up to 30 days, and valid until July 2, you could enter China on July 2, and stay 30 days in China thereafter.

► Number of entries of a visa

  • Single-entry: if you hold a single-entry visa, during the validity, you shall enter China for only once.
  • Double-entry: if you hold a double-entry visa, during the validity, you are permitted to enter China for twice.
  • Multiple entries/6 months: you are allowed to enter China for several times as long as the visa is within the validity.
  • Multiple entries/ 1 year: multiple entries are permitted within the validity.


How Can I Get Chinese Visa from India?

1.For Indian citizens, go to the website of Chinese Visa Application Service Center, complete an application form and print it out, then make an appointment;

2. Visit the office of Chinese Visa Application Service Center in India, and submit your application form, basic documents, supporting documents, and special notes;

3. Make a payment and collect visa.


Where to Apply for Chinese Visa in India?

Chinese Visa Application Service Center in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.


How Long Does Chinese Visa Take in India?

Processing time of Chinese visa in India: for regular service, the processing time usually takes 4 work days.

For the express service, the processing time is about 2 work days, but it is only for Indian citizens. But you shall submit application before 11 AM, and pick up your visa after 3 PM the next working day.


How Much Does Chinese Visa Cost for Indians

 Payment method: Indian citizens shall pay in cash or demand draft.

 Total amount of fees: visa fee+ application service fee.

 Visa fee of Chinese visa for Indian citizens is listed as the below:

  Single Entry Double Entries multiple entries/ 6 months multiple entries/ 1 year Group Visa extra fee for next working day collection
Visa Fee(Rupees) 3900 5850 7800 11700 2400 1800

Application service fees:

  Regular service(4 working days) Express service(next working day collection) Postal service(normal service only) Premium lounge service(optional),
Rupees 1652 (inclusive of GST) 2478(inclusive of GST) 2478(inclusive of GST) 2478(inclusive of GST)


Chinese Visa Requirements

For applying Chinese visa, you need to print out online application form and the conformation sheet, and submit them with basic documents, supporting documents, and special notes to the Visa Center.

Required Materials: 

  • Confirmation sheet and form
  • Passport valid for more than 6 months
  • passport photocopy
  • Paper photos(33mm × 48mm)
  • Your China trip itinerary (both flight and hotel reservations) or invitation letter


Chinese Visa Application Service Center

Chinese Visa Application Service Center in New Delhi

Address: Concourse floor, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001 India
Tel: 91-11-30013601 / 30013603
Email: delhicentre@visaforchina.org

Office hours: Monday-Friday

  • Application Submission:
  • Normal Cases:   9 AM to 2 PM
  • Express cases:  9AM to 11AM (Travel Agent or representative)         9AM to 12AM (Individual Applicants)

Payment and Passport Collection: Starting from 3PM (Normal Cases & Express Cases)

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Mumbai

Address: 8th Floor, Mafatlal Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021
Tel: +91-22-22855271  
Email: mumbaicentre@visaforchina.org

Business hours: Monday-Friday, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

  • Submission of applications: 9:00 to 14:00
  • Payment and collection: 14:00 to 17:00
NOTICE: Our visa counter will accept express service(2nd working day collection) application until 11:00

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Kolkata

Address: BIPI Building Omega, Ground Floor, Bengal Intelligent Park, Block EP&GP, Sector V, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata
Tel: +91-033-40010210
Email: kolkatacentre@visaforchina.org

Office Hours:    Monday-Friday, closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

  • Application Submission: 9:00 to 14:00(normal service)   9:00 to 11:00(express service)                                 
  • Payment and Passport Collection:  9 : 00 - 17 : 00
Notice: For Express Service, you will have to submit your application before 11:00