Type of Visas and Related Requirements
2008/09/28

I. Basic Requirements

Applicants should fill in one visa application form completely and truthfully with one recent passport size photograph. Applications will be declined if applicants provide fake information or application forms are not duly completed.

A photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport.

Applicant's passport valid for at least six months with two blank visa pages is required.

The visa applications can be submitted in person or can be sent through representatives. Applications by courier or post will not be accepted.

The normal visa procedure takes 4 working days. Extra fees will be charged for Urgent Service.

The items below should not be considered an exhaustive list and presentation of these documents does not guarantee visa issuance. The consul of the Embassy may ask for additional information and documents.

II. Type of Visas and Related Requirements

1. Diplomatic/Official Visa

A. Note verbale from Ministry of External Affairs of India or concerned Embassy or International Organization in India.(Enough For Tourism Purpose )

B. Original or photocopy of the visa notification letter from relevant authorities in China, namely, Ministries and Commissions of the State Council, the Governments of all Provinces, Autonomous Regions, and Municipalities directly under the Central Government, and Foreign Affairs Offices and Bureaus of Economy and Commerce, and departments and units recognized by the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China.

2. Tourist Visa ("L" Visa for sight seeing or tour)

 (usually single entry, 30-day only):
A. Covering letter from applicant’s company or office.

B. Confirmed return flight ticket and its photocopy.

C.  Proof of sufficient finances to cover all expenditures in China when required.

D.  Foreigners in India should have valid Indian visa or valid Resident Permits in India.

E. Photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport

3. Tourist Visa ("L" Visa for visiting families)

A. Covering letter from applicant’s company or office.

B. Proof that you have a genuine ongoing relationship with the person inviting you in China.

C. Invitation letter from your relatives.

D. Return flight ticket booking and its photocopy.

E. Photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport.

4. Business Visa ("F" Visa)
A. Covering letter from applicant’s company or office.

B. Original or photocopy of visa notification letter from relevant authorities in China, namely, Ministries and Commissions of the State Council, the Governments of all Provinces, Autonomous Regions, and Municipalities directly under the Central Government, and Foreign Affairs Offices and Bureaus of Economy and Commerce there under, and departments and units recognized by the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. Or Visa notification letter from the authorized Chinese companies.

   Or invitation letter from the legally registered company in China.

C. Photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport.

5. Visa for Conference, Art Performance (nonprofit purpose)& Sports Meeting ("F" Visa)

A. Original or photocopy of Visa notification letter from relevant authorities in China, namely, Ministries and Commissions of the State Council, the Governments of all Provinces, Autonomous Regions, and Municipalities directly under the Central Government, and Foreign Affairs Offices and Bureaus of Economy and Commerce there under, and departments and units recognized by the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China.

B. Covering letter from applicant's company or office with the details of the visiting purpose.

C. Photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport.

6. Transit Visa ("G" Visa)

A. Applicants should have destination country visa before applying transit visa and a photocopy of the valid visa.

B. Confirmed flight ticket and its photocopy.

C. Covering letter from applicant's company or office.

D. Photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport.

7. Employment Visa ("Z" Visa)

All the documents required under this category should be presented in the original form as well as a photocopy.

A. "Alien Employment License" issued by the Ministry of Labor & Social Security, Govt. of China, or "Foreign Specialist's License" issued by Foreign Specialist Bureau, Govt. of China.

B. Visa notification letter issued by relevant authorities in China.

C. Covering letter from applicant.

D. "Physical Examination Record for Foreigner" issued by doctors from an Indian state hospital.

E. Photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport.

Note: Visa holders under this category shall complete formalities for residential permits and multiple entry and exit visas by applying to the local Public Security Bureau within 30 days after their arrival.

8. Student Visa ("X" Visa)

All the documents required under this category should be presented in the original form as well as a photocopy.

A. "Admission Notice" issued by the University in P. R. China.

B. "Student Visa Application Form" (JW201 form or JW202 form) issued by the Ministry of Education, Gov. of China.

C. Covering letter from the applicant's recently graduated school, university or applicant himself/herself.

D. "Physical Examination Record for Foreigner" issued by doctors from an Indian state hospital.

E. Photocopy of the front and back page of applicant’s passport.

Note: Visa holders under this category shall complete formalities for residential permits and multiple entry and exit visas by applying to the local Public Security Bureau within 30 days after their arrival.

9. Visa for Journalists

Please contact with the Press Office of the Chinese Embassy.

Tel: 0091-11-26881249 Fax: 0091-11-26882024.

10. Visas for crew members of airplane, ship or train

Applicants should provide documents in accordance with bilateral agreements and Chinese regulations.

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