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 Visa Application Form of PRC 

Ambassador: Mr. Le Yucheng
Address: 50-D, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110021
Tel: +91-11-26112345
       (available between 9:00-12:30, 15:00-17:30 on working days)
Fax: +91-11-26885486
Office Hours:
09:00-12:30, 15:00-17:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)


Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in India

Address: Gate No. 4, Chinese Embassy, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 110021
Tel: +91-11-24675259
Fax: +91-11-26111105
Office Hours: 10:30 -11:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates

Consulate General Consular Jurisdiction
The Embassy in New Delhi Except Consular Districts of the Consulate in Mumbai & the Consulate in Kolkata.
The Consulate General in Mumbai Maharashtra, Karnataka
The consulate General in Kolkata Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal

Notice on Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) 

The CVASC in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have been in operation. Applications to mainland China from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to CVASC. 

The following applicants need directly submit applications to the embassy or consulates in India:
1) Diplomatic / Service (Official) Passport Holders and Important Official Delegations.
2) Application of media employees and journalists (please contact the Press Office of embassy in advance, Tel: +91-11-2688 1249, Fax: +91-11-2688 2024)
3) Applicants who need to apply for Hong Kong or Macao Visa.
4) Notarization and Authentication
5) Application of Passport, Travel Documents, Hong Kong SAR Entry Permit from Chinese

Basic Information of the CVASC in New Delhi

Address: 2nd Floor Southern Park, D-2, Saket District Center, Behind IFFCO Sadan, New Delhi 110017
Tel: +91-11-4109 5601, 41095602
Fax: +91-11-4109 5603

Office Hours

Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Application Time:
Normal Cases: 09:00 - 14:00
Express Cases: 09:00-11:00 (Travel Agent or representative)
                        09:00-12:00 (Individual Applicants)

Payment and Passport Collection Time

Normal Cases: 09:00-14:00
Express Cases: 15:00-17:00

Note: An applicant may submit his or her application to CVASC in person or entrust someone or a travel agent to submit on his or her behalf. Online appointment via the Centre's website for submission is suggested. You may be required to go to the Embassy or the Consulate General for an interview if the the consular officer deems it necessary.

Main Visa Types & Requirements

Types Purpose
Tourist (L) It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for sight-seeing.
Business (F/M) F is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for non-commercial business activities, such as research, lecture, science and technology exchange visits on invitation.
M is issued to those who intend to visit for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work (Z) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for employment or work.
Student (X)

It is issued for an alien who comes to PRC for study.

Private Visit (S) It is issued to family members who intend to visit the foreigners with Z or X in PRC, or to those who intend to go to PRC for other private affairs.
Family Reunion (Q) It is issued to family members of Chinese citizens or foreigners with permanent residence in PRC.
Transit (G) It is issued for applicants going to PRC for transit to another country/region.
Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visas Indian citizens holding valid passports are exempt from Visa/Entry Permit to Hong Kong for less than 14 days, and Macao for less than 30 days.

Fees (in Rupee)


Types Regular Express
3-month Single Entry 5,552 8,178
6-month Double Entry 7,502 10,128
6-month Multi-Entry 9,452 12,078
12-month Multi-Entry 13,352 15,978

US citizens

Types Regular Express
Single / Double / Multiple Entries 10,752 13,378

Citizens of Other Countries

Types Regular Express
3-month Single Entry 4,352 6,978
6-month Double Entry 5,702 8,328
6-month Multi-Entry 7,052 9,678
12-month Multi-Entry 9,752 12,378

1. The regular processing time is 4 working days; express service takes 2 working days.
2. The CVASC accepts Cash and Demand Draft.
3. For Express Service (next working day collection), you will have to submit your application before 11:00, and pick it up after 15:00 on the next working day.

 Please contact Embassy of India in China if Indians are in difficulties there.

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- Last modified on Dec. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in India
Asked by Vivek from INDIA | Feb. 14, 2020 20:51Reply
Hi., i am from india and now i study in china,my visa will expire on 17 march20. I want to apply for
Hi., i am from india and now i study in china,my visa will expire on 17 march20. I want to apply for temporary visa. Can u plz help me out.!
Answers (1)
Answered by Vera from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 17, 2020 18:01

You can apply for a visa extension at the local exit and entry administration in China.
Asked by S.Kumar from SRI LANKA | Jan. 20, 2020 23:07Reply
Srilankan Passport Holder with India OCI
I am holding Srilanka Passport and Holding India OCI Card and Visa.
Presently i live in Tamil Nadu. Can i apply for China Visa in India ?
Answers (2)
Answered by Amy from INDIA | Jan. 21, 2020 19:31

Yes, you can apply for it at the China Visa Application Service Center in New Delhi.
Answered by S.Kumar from SRI LANKA | Jan. 21, 2020 22:22

Thanks for your Prompt Reply. Really Appreciate
Asked by Pramod Puri from INDIA | Dec. 27, 2019 23:33Reply
Stopover in Beijing International Airport for 11hrs
On my way to New Zealand for holidays via Air China flight. I have a stopover in Beijing for 11hrs. How can I get Free Transit Visa in that stopover time to go out for sightseeing?
Please inform n help.
Pramod Puri
Mumbai, India
Ph : 9920848496
Answers (1)
Answered by Monica from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 29, 2019 22:11

As your layover is short, I cannot guarantee that you will be allowed to leave the airport. However, you can try to apply for a temporary stay permit at the airport in order to go out for sightseeing. Just follow the signs for 24h visa-free transit passengers and you can find the counter easily.
Asked by Hannah from GERMANY | Nov. 23, 2019 01:55Reply
Apply for a Chinese visa in Kolkata - non-Indian citizen
Hi there,
I am an Irish citizen living in Germany and would like to apply for a Chinese visa. I am planning a long journey across many countries, but will leave my home country outside of the visa validity window (i.e. if I apply for it here it will have expired by the time I get to China). I see in your fee structure there is a section "Citizens of Other Countries" - is this all other countries, or just a select few? Could I apply with my Irish passport? I will be travelling through Kolkata, so if this is a possibility that would be fantastic.
Thank you for your time.
Answers (1)
Answered by Alan from INDIA | Nov. 24, 2019 23:14

Yes, it's possible to apply from India.

Here is sth for your reference:
The applicant from a third country should provide valid Indian visa or valid Residence Permit in India and its copy, and fill up the Additional Application Form. In case the applicant from a third country staying in India with a short-term visa, a note verbale (with details as follows: applicant's name, passport number, occupation, purpose to go to China, duration of stay in China) by the Embassy or Consulate-General of his / her own country is required.
Asked by surendhar from INDIA | Nov. 12, 2019 17:30Reply
i like to know about the fees structure about the m type visa
Answers (1)
Answered by Gary from INDIA | Nov. 12, 2019 18:03

For a single entry M visa, the fee is 3,900 (visa) + 1,652 (service fee charged by CVASC) = 5,552 rupees.
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