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Type of China Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 4-6 days
  • Stay period : Upto 30 days
  • Validity : Upto 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 7099/-
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 4-6 days
  • Stay period: Upto 90 days
  • Validity: Upto 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 7099/-
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Documents required for China Visa

  • Must have Documents for China Business Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any;
    • Visa Application form;
    • 2 recent colour photographs (Photo Specification);
    • Original Business Covering letter on business letterhead;
    • Invitation letter from host Company stating purpose of trip, business details etc;
    • Indian Company Registration Certificate.
  • Must have Documents for China Tourist Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any;
    • Visa Application form;
    • 2 recent colour photographs (Photo Specification);
    • Personal Covering letter (For Employed - Plain paper/ For Self-Employed – Company Letterhead);
    • Original updated Bank Statement with minimum closing balance of INR 1,60,000/- (last 6 months);
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16 for last 3 years;
    • Confirmed return flight tickets;
    • Day wise Itinerary;
    • Hotel reservation.

    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.

  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature;
    • Last 3 months salary slip.

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed;
    • Company’s updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Company’s IT returns for last 3 years.

    3. If Retired:

    • Proof of retirement like pension book, statement etc.

    4. If Student

    • School / College / Institute ID Card;
    • Bonafide certificate.

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate;
    • No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on Rs 100/- stamp paper;
    • ID proof of parent like passport or PAN card.

    6. If Visiting friend or relative:

    • Invitation letter;
    • Inviter’s ID proof like Passport or Resident Permit;
    • Address proof i.e. utility bill, electricity bill etc.

    7. If Sponsored:

    • Sponsorship letter;
    • Sponsor’s national ID proof like Passport, PAN card or Resident permit;
    • Updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Income tax returns of last 3 years.

    8. For Business Visa:

    • Invitation letter from host Company stating purpose of trip, business details etc;
    • Covering letter from Indian company on company letterhead.
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China Visa FAQs

  • add What is a China Visa?

    A Chinese visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of China on a passport that allows the bearer to visit China. "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory. Chinese visas are obtained through a visa service provider known as the Chinese Visa Application Service Center recognized by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General to handle the daily routine work of processing China Visa applications.

  • add Do I need a China visa?

    All Indian nationals require a visa for China. If you are traveling to mainland China, whether for business or tourism, you require a Chinese Visa to be obtained from the Embassy/Consulate prior to your trip.

  • add How long is a China Visa valid for?

    A Single and Double entry China Visa is valid for 90 days from issuance. You can enter China within the validity of 90 days from the date of issue (please note the time difference between China and India). And from the date of your entry, you can stay in China for 30 days (the duration period is written on the visa label).

  • add What would be the best time for me to apply for a China Visa?

    You can apply for a China Visa one month before your intended date of entry Into China.

  • add What is the difference between a China tourist Visa and business Visa?

    China Visas are issued according to the purpose of the trip; either for tourism or business activities. In general, "tourist" visas are issued specifically for the purpose of travel for pleasure, while "business" visas generally permits a traveller to engage in normal business-related activities (sales meetings, visiting a factory, negotiating agreements, etc.)

  • add What is the number of entries? What should I do if I have used up all the entries?

    China Visa’s number of entries refers to the number of times the visa holder can make entry into China within the validity period of the Visa. A China Visa is normally issued with single entry, double entries or multiple entries. Single entry or double entries visa will expire after the times are used up. If you go to China again you will need a new visa. If the entries have not been used up but the visa has expired because the visa has reached the end of its validity period, you will need to apply for a new China Visa. Anyone holding an expired visa that goes to China will be refused entry at the border. It is essential that you check carefully the number of entries and make sure your visa is valid.

  • add I am going to Guangdong, then to Hong Kong and back to Guangdong for one night. Does it mean that I must have a double-entry China Visa?

    Absolutely. Double-entry China Visa means you can enter into mainland of China twice. Since you are going to Guangdong twice, you must have a double-entry China Visa.

  • add What type of China Visa do I need? Should I apply for a special Visa when leaving and re-entering mainland China?

    Single-entry China Visas are usually valid for 3 months from the issue date, and will permit you to stay in China for a maximum of 30 days. This visa will allow you to travel as a tourist or conduct general business activities. Most people need to apply only for a single-entry China Visa. You need to apply for "double entry" or "multiple entry" China Visa if you need to leave and re-enter mainland China. Even when you go to Hong Kong or Macau from mainland China you still need to have a "double entry" or "multiple entry" China Visa.

  • add Do I have to submit my Passport for the China Visa application?

    Yes. You will need to submit your original passport along with other documents.

  • add What is the processing time of a China Visa?

    China Visa process normally takes upto 4 working days if all your documents are in order, but the time may vary depending on a case to case basis. If you intend to travel urgently, we can also apply for the express service under which your visa can be processed in 2 working days. Express China Visa service is not guaranteed in the Chinese Embassy and the eligibility for express service is judged on a case to case basis.

  • add Can I extend the duration of stay of my visa in China

    You may apply for an extension of the “duration of stay” of your China Visa at a local public security authority before it expires, but without an assumption that the application will be automatically approved. Overstay violates the laws of China and will be punished.

  • add Is the China Visa fee same for a child?

    Yes. The China Visa fee is the same for a child, who is an independent applicant or an accompanying applicant sharing the same passport with the principal applicant. Therefore, the child incurs the same amount of visa fee.

  • add What is the relationship between the validity of a China Visa, number of entries and duration of stay?

    Validity of a China Visa refers to the period within which the visa holder is allowed to enter China. The number of entries refers to the number of times the visa holder is permitted to enter China within the visa’s validity.

    Duration of stay refers to the longest period the visa holder is allowed to stay in China on each visit, and this is counted from the day following entry into China.

    When all the permitted entries are used up, the visa will no longer be valid. Even if there are unused entries, the visa will no longer be valid if the validity has already expired. In either case, the visa holder should apply for a new visa if another visit to China is planned.

    The holder of a visa is eligible to enter China at any time prior to the expiry of its validity (allowed to enter China before midnight Beijing Time on the last date of its validity) provided that permitted entries on the visa have not been used up; the holder’s planned duration of stay in China must not exceed the duration stated on the visa.

  • add Does the Visa Centre belong to the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General?

    No. The China Visa Application service Center is a commercial service organization registered in accordance with local laws and regulations and recognized by a Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General to handle the daily routine work of processing China Visa applications. However, it operates independently of diplomatic missions and is neither a branch nor an affiliated organ. Please note that the Visa Centre does not participate in the assessment and approval of China Visas.

  • add What are the things foreign citizens should pay attention to while in China?

    Foreign citizens must abide by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China after they enter China, and must not conduct any activities other than covered by the purpose of the visit as stated in application, or activities not approved by the authorities of the Chinese government. If foreign citizens are seeking employment in China, they need to apply for work permits from relevant authorities. They would face penalties if they breach relevant laws and regulations.

  • add Do I need to take health/travel insurance?

    You are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to cover yourself as medical treatment can be very expensive in China. Your travel insurance offers protection against unexpected emergencies on international travel such as coverage of medical expenses, flight delay and cancellations, passport and baggage loss or personal accident. For financial safety and security on your international trip we highly recommend you to purchase travel insurance and avail our special offer.

  • add How will you help me with getting my China Visa?

    Applying for a China Visa through us will be an easy and hassle free process. It is highly advisable to process your visa through us as we will take care of your complete visa process right from getting your documents ready to stamping of your China Visa.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a China Visa?

    The easiest way to apply for a China Visa is to contact us. We are experts in the travel and tourism sector with over 40 years of experience. Through our expertise, in-depth knowledge and integrity, we commit to delivering an exceptional experience to our customers each and every time you use our service. In order to help us understand your unique visa needs, please drop in your query and our Expert will get in touch with you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Visa process?

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Simple steps to get a China Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer a superior, quick and hassle-free Visa Facilitation service. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your China Visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated Visa Expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for a China Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get all your queries answered.

Step 2: Pay the visa fee and upload your documents online through our secured online document locker to ensure its confidentiality.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify your documents and submit your application to the Embassy.

Step 4: Receive your Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit China

  • Have a valid Passport and valid China Visa;
  • Be in good health; Read more
  • Good moral character;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as an incentive to come back to your home country;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before your China visa expires;
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and the amount depends on how long you will stay in China and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid China Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed return Ticket;
  • Contact details of your relative, friends or business contact in China;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings (If Any);
  • China country Currency and other forms of forex;
  • An unlocked smartphone, preferable with a Sim card from India;
  • Any additional documents required to prove your purpose of visit (especially if you are travelling on a business Visa).
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What to do when you arrive in China

  • Keep your Declaration form in hand (provided to you on the flight); Read more
  • Keep all travel documents (passport, valid China Visa, return ticket, hotel bookings etc.) ready in case the immigration officer asks to produce any document;
  • If you are an unaccompanied minor, make sure you stay with the flight attendant who is in charge of your safety. Additionally, you must recognise the adult picking you up at the airport. If you have any doubts, you must inform the airline staff immediately.
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China country travel guide

If you are looking for a destination that is exotic, packed full of new sights and experiences, stimulating, and over all different, China is best in the world. China isn’t a place where you just go to enjoy a vacation — it is a destination where you can discover a country that's vastly different from your own. Read more

China, an ancient, mysterious and beautiful land, is 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.

One of China's greatest treasures is her long, rich history. As early as 1.7 million years ago, the earliest humans evolved on this land. The first dynasty, the Xia Dynasty, dates to about the 21st century BC. For 4,000 years, feudalism was the dominant economic and cultural model. Then, in 1911, the revolution led by Sun Yat-sen brought the monarchy to an end. On October 1st, 1949, PRC was founded, fully named the 'People's Republic of China'. Since then, this country has developed independently and vigorously. Most recently, reform and opening-up policy has energized life in this country.

China is proud of her many people, long history, resplendent culture and distinctive customs. Among her 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. And, of course, there is Chinese food, which has been exported to every corner of the globe.

China is bordered by 14 countries, neighbouring to 8 countries. It borders North Korea and Russia to the northeast, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the northwest, Mongolia due north, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the west, India, Nepal and Bhutan to the southwest, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to the south.

China’s language supersedes others in originality and complexity. Kung fu and tai chi similarly surpass karate, taekwondo, and Thai boxing

As a vast country in the world, the wide territory of China carries a variety of terrains, landform and climate. In China, people can either prance on the prairie grasslands; go west into the stretching deserts in Xinjiang, listening to a long echo of camel bells in the river sunset; take an adventure tour to Tibet, the nearest place to the sky and the purest paradise on earth. In China, people can not only travel to the fairyland on earth - Jiuzhaigou, to witness the charming and color of water, but also can pay worship visit to Mount Tai - one of the most famous mountains in China. In China, people can have a leisure holiday in Hainan with the blue sea and silver sand, lying on a beach chair to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life... The nature has provided various wonders and endless beauty to China.

China has also a variety of folk culture. The traditional forms of art include poetry, drama, calligraphy, Chinese painting, etc. Traditional Chinese festivals have the Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year), Lantern Festival, Tomb-sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, the Double Ninth Festival, etc.

Top Attractions in Tibet:

Potala Palace, Nobulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Jokhang Temple being the most worth visiting. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet. Shigatse means in Tibetan "The Estate that materializes one's Dream ". Tashilhunpo Monastery is its main historic attraction. Mt. Kailash, in western Tibet is holy to both Hinduism and Buddhism.

Jiuzhaigou Sichuan

Situated in the depths of the mountains in the border area of Nanping, Songpan and Pingwu counties in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in the northwestern Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou is a fairyland named after the Nine-Village Valley, which is the living place of nine Tibetan villages. The valley is about 50 kilometres long. In 1992, It was listed as the world natural heritage list of UNESCO.

Top attractions in Jiuzhaigou Sichuan:

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Qingchengshan & Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Emei Mountain and Giant Buddha of Leshan, Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, Huanglong.

Lijiang Yunnan

Lijiang is situated in Yunnan Province of south China. It is on UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list. It has the history of over 1,300 years. Lijiang is inhabited by Naxi people. It is under the administration of the Naxi Autonomous County. It stands on a plateau at 2,600m above sea level. It is well known for its natural scenery and green vegetation. It has the Jade Dragon Mountain as its backdrop. The old town blends naturally with the natural scenery. The local Naxi people have developed a culture called "Dong Ba Culture". Classical Naxi music is considered as the "living musical fossil" due to its long history.

Top attractions in Lijiang Yunnan:

Ancient Town Lijiang, Yulong Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Zhangjiajie Hunan

Zhangjiajie City is located on the west mountians of Hunan Province. Under the administration of Zhangjiajie City, there is a district called Wulingyuan District where the Wulingyuan Scenic Area is located.

The Wulingyuan Scenic Area is sectioned into 3 parts: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park; Tianzi Mountain and Suoxi Valley. Most of the visitors stay at the Wulingyuan area instead of the city center of Zhangjiajie City. In December of 1992, Wulingyuan was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

Top attractions in Zhangjiajie Hunan:

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve.

Silk Road in China

The Silk Road has a history of more than 2,000 years. It actually started from Chang'an (the present Xian, Shaanxi Province) in the east and stretched to Rome, Italy in the west. The ancient silk road went through Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai provinces, Ningxia Hui and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous regions and then extended over the Pamirs, further extending to Central and West Asia. And finally the silk road met the east bank of the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Europe. The Silk Road had the total length of over 2,485 miles and over half of which is within China.

Top attractions along the Silk Road in China:

Lanzhou, Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiayuguan Pass, Dunhuang, Hami, Turpan, Urumqi, Loulan, Korla, Kuqa (Kucha), Aksu, Kashgar (Kashi), Hotan.

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China Facts and Figures

Name
The People’s Republic of China
Location:
Far East
Time:
IST (+) 2 ½ hours Read more
Capital:
Beijing
Major cities:
Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu
Language:
Standard Chinese or Mandarin, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
Area:
9,571,300 sq kms
Population:
1,379,302,771
National day:
01 Oct
Currency:
Chinese Yuan(CNY)
Main Airline:
Air China (CA)
International Airports:
Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA)
Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
Beijing Nanyuan (NAY)
Beijing Capital (BJS)
Best time to visit China :
April to May and September to October
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Other China Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

1. Tourist Visa (L)

This China Visa type is issued to those who intend to go to China for tourism and sightseeing. Proof of travel such as flight confirmation and hotel reservation are required. Single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry is all available for tourists. The duration of stay (each visit) normally is 30-60 days.

2. Business Visa (M)

Business M visa is issued to those who intend to go to China for commercial and trade activities. M Visa is usually issued for single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry. M visa can be issued up to 10 years. The duration of stay (each visit) is normally 30-60 days based on particular Chinese Consulate.

3. Non-Commerce Visa (F)

F visa had been used as business visa before M visa was introduced. F visa is now changed for non-commercial visit. F visa is issued to those who intend to go to China for research, lecture, scientific, cultural exchange and study tour. F visa (for non-trade or non-commerce) is normally issued for single or double entry only. The duration of stay (each visit) is normally 30-90 days.

4. Work Visa (Z)

This type of China Visa is Issued to those who have obtained employment to work in China. A government issued working permit or employment license is required. Z visa is issued for single-entry only. Holders of Z Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of entry, register and apply for the residence permit in Public Security Bureau (police station). Residence permit is good for multiple entry. Z visa is also issued to people conducting commercial performance in China.

5. Study Visa (X1/X2)

Issued to those who have been admitted by a Chinese college. Student Visa is sub-divided into X1 and X2. X1 is issued to foreign students who come to China for study for more than 6 months. X2 is issued to those who come to China with same purpose but for a period of less than 6 months. X2 visa is issued for single-entry only. X1 visa can be issued for multiple entry with validity up to 5 years.

6. Private Visa (S1, Long Term)

Issued to those who intend to go to China to live with the immediate family member working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private affairs. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days. "Immediate family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons or daughters under the age of 18 or parents-in-law. Original proof of kinship is required. S1 visa is issued for single-entry only. Holders of S1 visa shall, within 30 days from the date of entry, register and apply for the residence permit in Public Security Bureau (police station). Residence permit is good for multiple entry.

7. Private Visa (S2, Short Term)

Issued to those who intend to visit their family members who are foreigners working or studying in China, or to those who intend to go to China for other private matters such as visiting friends, divorce, inheritance, adoption, marriage or medical services. The intended duration of stay in China is normally granted as 30 - 90 days per visit. Proof of kinship is required for visiting family members. S2 visa is usually issued for multiple-entry.

8. Family Visa (Q1, Long Term)

Q1 visa is designed for Chinese descendants or foreigners who are spouses of Chinese citizens. Issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go to China for the purpose of foster care. The intended duration of stay in China exceeds 180 days. "Family members" refers to spouses, parents, sons, daughters, spouses of sons or daughters, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandsons, granddaughters and parents-in-law. Original proof of kinship is required. Interview may be required. Q1 visa is issued for single-entry only. Holders of Q1 Visa shall, within 30 days from the date of entry, register and apply for the residence permit in Public Security Bureau (police station). Residence permit is good for multiple entry.

9. Family Visa (Q2, Short Term)

Q2 visa is designed for Chinese descendants or foreigners who are spouses of Chinese citizens. Issued to those with the intention of visiting their relatives who are Chinese citizens residing in China or foreigners with permanent residence status in China. The intended duration of stay in China is normally granted up to 120 days per visit. Q2 visa is usually issued for multiple-entry. Multiple-entry up to 10 years is only issued to US passport holder.

10. Crew Visa (C)

This China Visa type is issued to foreign crew members utilizing means of international transportation including: aircraft, trains, ships, and motor vehicle drivers engaged in cross-border transport activities. Also issued to accompanying family members of crew members. Multiple-entry up to 5 years is only issued to US passport holders.

11. G (transit visa)

This Visa type is issued to those who transit through China. The process is similar to Tourist Visa.

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