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The People & Republic of China
Visa Note & Fees

Issued to those who are going to travel to China for tourism.

If you have more than 20 Visa Applications cases then you need to take an appointment with VFS before submitting them.

  • Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity, at least 2 blank visa pages, a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate. For multiple-visa application, the remaining validity of the passport must cover the validity of visa and the duration of stay. For example, if applying for a visa with 6 months validity, multiple entries, and 30 days of each stay, the remaining validity of the passport should be at least 7 months.
  • One completed Visa Application Form. There are two ways to prepare your application form. You may complete an Online Application Form from the link given as:-, print it out and sign it; or, you can download the application form from our website and fill it out manually and sign it. The Visa Application Form shall be signed by the applicant. In case the applicant is a person without or with limited capacity for civil conduct, the application form should be signed by his / her guardian on his / her behalf. If the form is filled out by entrusted travel / visa agent, both the applicant's signature and the stamp of the agent are required
  • One recent colored passport size photo (48 x 33 mm) (bare-head, full face) against a light background.
  • Personal written statement (covering letter with details as follows: place to visit, name, address and contact number of the inviting / contact company / person). Certification letter from the working unit of the applicant (with details as follows: name and contact number of the working unit, the applicant's income statement). Original copy of recent 6-months bank statement of the applicant.
  • Ordinary passport holders are required to submit applications to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC) where CVASC is available.
  • Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those who are not of Indian citizenship). The applicant from a third country should provide valid Indian visa or valid Residence Permit in India and its copy. In case the applicant from a third country staying in India with a short-term visa, a note verbal (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.
  • Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation, OR An Invitation Letter for Tourist issued by a relevant entity or individual in China. The invitation letter should contain:-
    • Information on the applicant (including full name, gender, date of birth, etc.).
    • Information on the planned visit (arrival and departure dates, place(s) to be visited, etc.).
    • Information on the inviting entity or individual (name, contact telephone number, address, official stamp, signature of the legal representative or the inviting individual).
  • If applicant repeatedly applies for tourist visa to China, the following information shall be covered in the personal statement: reasons for revisit, the places the applicant plans to visit this time and places he / she visited before.
  • If the applicants travel to China on a group basis, the invitation letter issued by the travel agency is required.
  • The invitation letter may be in the form of fax, photocopy or computer printout, but the consular officer may require the applicant to submit the original of the invitation letter. An issuer of invitation letter who is an individual in China should also provide a photocopy of his/her Chinese ID.
  • If necessary, the consular officer may require the applicant to provide other proof documents or supplementary materials, or require an interview with the applicant.
  • The consular officer will decide on whether or not to issue the visa and on its validity, duration of stay and number of entries in light of specific conditions of the applicant.
  • The processing time is usually 4 working days.
  • Urgent visa can be processed within 2 working days.
  • Visa fees and Service fee has to be paid when collecting the passport from VFS Center.


Visa Category Visa Fee
VFS Application Service Fees: Express Service (Next day collection) Rs. 1230 (Inclusive of Service Tax)
VFS Application Service Fees: Regular Service Rs. 1061 (Inclusive of Service Tax)
Group Visa per Person (Urgent next Day or in 3 Days) Rs. 4200
Group Visa per Person (Normal 4 Days) Rs. 2400
Multiple 1 year (Urgent next Day or in 3 Days) Rs. 13500
Multiple 1 year (Normal 4 Days) Rs. 11700
Multiple 6 months (Urgent next Day or in 3 Days) Rs. 9600
Multiple 6 months (Normal 4 days) Rs. 7800
Double (Urgent next Day or in 3 Days) Rs. 7650
Double (Normal 4 Days) Rs. 5850
Single (Urgent next Day or in 3 Days) Rs. 5700
Single (Normal 4 Days) Rs. 3900

Important : The visa fee mentioned above excludes Yatra's service charge for visa processing. Please note, visa assistance is available for all customers who book an international flight, hotel or holiday with Yatra .


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