Business Visa

Eligibility

Business Visa is granted to a Chinese/Foreign National for the following purposes: 

  1. Chinese/Foreign National who wish to visit India to establish an industrial/business venture or to explore possibilities to set up industrial/business venture in India.
  2. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India to purchase/sell industrial products or commercial products or consumer durables.
  3. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for technical meetings/discussions, attending Board meetings, general meetings for providing business services support.
  4. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for recruitment of manpower.
  5. Chinese/Foreign Nationals who are partners in the Business and/or functioning as Directors of the company.
  6. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for consultations regarding exhibitions or for participation in exhibitions, trade fairs, business fairs, etc.
  7. Chinese/Foreign buyers who come to transact business with suppliers/ potential suppliers at locations in India, to evaluate or monitor quality, give specifications, place orders, negotiate further supplies etc., relating to goods or services procured from India.
  8. Chinese /Foreign experts & specialists on a visit of short duration in connection with an ongoing project with the objective of monitoring the progress of the work, conducting meetings with Indian customers and/or to provide some high level technical guidance.
  9. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for pre-sales or post-sales activity not amounting to actual execution of any contract or project.
  10. Chinese/Foreign Trainees of multinational companies/corporate houses coming for in-house training in the regional hubs of the concerned company located in India. 
  11. Chinese /Foreign students sponsored by AIESEC for internship on project based work in companies/industries.
  12. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming as tour conductors and travel agents and /or conducting business tours of foreigners or business relating to it etc.

As per the MoU on Simplification of Visa procedures signed between the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China in June, 2003 the following categories of Business visas (applicable for PRC nationals) are issued:

  1. Six months Multiple Entry Business Visa: may be issued on the basis of a letter of invitation from a “Recognized Indian Organization” apart from other documents specified in the checklist.
  2. 2 months Single Entry Business Visa: may be issued on production of a letter of request from a “duly authorized Chinese organization" apart from other documents specified in the checklist.

 

Conversion of Business Visa

Business Visa cannot be converted to any other kind of visa during the stay of the Chinese/ Foreign national in India except in the following circumstances and with the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs:

  1. Business visa may be converted to ‘X’ (Entry) Visa if a Chinese/Foreign National who has come to India on Business Visa marries an Indian National during the validity of his/her Business visa and does not intend to continue on Business Visa.

 

  1. Business visa of a foreigner who falls ill after his/her entry into India rendering him/her unfit to travel and requiring specialized medical treatment, may be converted to a Medical visa if he/she is eligible for grant of the Medical Visa and a medical certificate is obtained form a government/government recognised hospital.

Jurisdiction of Embassy of India, Beijing

Provinces Municipalities Autonomous Regions
  1. Anhui
  2. Gansu
  3. Guizhou
  4. Hebei
  5. Heilongjiang
  6. Henan
  7. Hubei
  8. Jiangxi
  9. Jilin
  10. Liaoning
  11. Qinghai
  12. Shaanxi
  13. Shandong
  14. Shanxi
  1. Beijing
  2. Tianjin
  3. Chongqing
  1. Inner Mongolia
  2. Ningxia
  3. Tibet
  4. Xinjiang

Required Documents

All foreign nationals who are living in China for less than two (2) years or those on "Temporary Visit" are not eligible to apply for the Business Visa in China. The Business Visa should be applied in the country of domicile only.

Short duration visa ( two months single entry visa)

  1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space
  2. Copy of the Passport
  3. Copy of the Chinese ID
  4. Original dispatch letter from the company of Applicant/self-letter from applicant with details of purpose of the visit.
  5. Itinerary (Applicant's signature required in the Itinerary)

  6. AIESEC (Applicable to Chinese citizen only)

  7. Original Recommendation letter from AIESEC China and Invitation letter from AIESEC India.
  8. Original Recommendation letter from company in China
  9. Original letter from acceptance company in India (company registration may be required)

 

Long Duration Visa (six months multiple entry with 90 days stay during each trip)

  1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed alongwith photograph pasted at the designated space
  2. Copy of the Passport
  3. Copy of the Chinese ID
  4. Original dispatch letter from the company of Applicant
  5. Itinerary (Applicant's signature required in the Itinerary)
  6. Original/Fax/Scanned copy of invitation letter from a recognized Indian company.
  7. Certificate of Incorporation/PAN Card of the Indian company
  8. Business license of the applicant's company and the authenticated translation in English or CCPIT Registration/Certificate of Incorporation of Chinese company
  9. Reference Sheet for Business Visa.

Fees

All Payments are accepted in cash and Alipay only. Payment through bank cards will not be acceptable at the India Visa Application Center.

Fee details

  1. Nepali nationals visiting India from China require visa. It is issued gratis.
  2. Nationals of Bhutan entering India (including from China) do not require visa.
  3. All visas to Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB. 23.
  4. Transfer of visa- The transfer of visa from old passport to new passport is RMB 60. (Not charged from Nationals of the countries who are given gratis visa and from Nationals of Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan).
  5. Applicants from the below mention countries need not to pay any visa fee:
  6. Please check fees calculator for fees information.
Visa Type Business Visa
Duration/Entries Upto 1 Year/SE or ME
Fee in RMB 847

Service Charges by Indian Visa Application Centre (BLS International Ltd.)

Service Charge RMB32.01


General rates of Visa Fee to be charged in convertible hard currencies (w.e.f. 01.04.2022)   ROE 6.5
Sl Type of Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2022      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Business Visa (B) Upto 1 year/
Single or Multiple Entry
120 765 20 785
More than 1 year
and up to
5 years/Multiple Entry
250 1593 20 1613
2 MISSIONARY VISAS (M) Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry 80 510 20 530
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 120 765 20 785
More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry 200 1274 20 1294
3 MOUNTAINEERING VISAS (MX) Up to 6 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry  80 510 20 530
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 120 765 20 785
4 Intern Visas (I) Up to 1 year/Multiple Entry 80 510 20 530
5 Film Visas (F) Up to 1 year/ Single or Multiple Entry
(Maximum duration of the visa will be 1 year
120 765 20 785
               
*Note 1 - Owing to bilateral arrangements, there will be different Business Visa fee for 13 specified countries at the rates indicated in Annexure - 2    
**Note 2- Owing to bilateral arrangements, there will be different Employment Visa Fee for 10 specified countries at the rates indicated in Annexure - 3.    
***Note 3- Owing to bilateral arrangements/agreements, there will be different visa fee for certain categories of visas for 13 specified countries
at the rates indicated in Annexure - 4
     

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Business Visa Fee to be charged in convertible hard currencies (w.e.f. 01.04.2022) from nationals of the following countries on Reciprocal basis ROE 6.5
S. No Country Name Type of Business Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Australlia Upto one year 215 1370 20 1390
More than 01 year upto 5 years 295 1880 20 1900
2 Czech Republic Upto one year 190 1211 20 1231
More than 01 year upto 5 years 270 1720 20 1740
3 Ecuador Upto one year 240 1529 20 1549
More than 01 year upto 5 years 320 2039 20 2059
4 France Upto one year 165 1052 20 1072
More than 01 year upto 5 years 250 1593 20 1613
5 Iran Upto one year 275 1752 20 1772
More than 01 year upto 5 years 355 2262 20 2282
6 Ireland Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 280 1784 20 1804
7 New Zealand Upto one year 130 829 20 849
More than 01 year upto 5 years 250 1593 20 1613
8 Philippines Upto one year 220 1402 20 1422
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
9 Poland Upto one year 145 924 20 944
More than 01 year upto 5 years 250 1593 20 1613
10 Saudi Arabia Upto one year 215 1370 20 1390
More than 01 year upto 5 years 295 1880 20 1900
11 Thailand Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 280 1784 20 1804
12 U.A.E. Upto one year 415 2644 20 2664
More than 01 year upto 5 years 495 3154 20 3174

 

Special Visa fee Categories (w.e.f. 01.04.2022): ROE 6.5
S No. For nationals of Country: Type of Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Argentina Tourist, Business, transit visas Gratis 0 20 20
For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
2 Japan Transit Visa 1 7 20 27
All other categories of visas irrespective of duration2 8 51 20 71
3 Mozambique Tourist Visa 0    
Single Entry 80 510 20 530
Single Entry - Urgent 150 956 20 976
Multiple Entry 220 1402 20 1422
Multiple Entry - Urgent 300 1911 20 1931
All other types of visas except Transit and Student      
Up to 6 months 220 1402 20 1422
Up to 6 months (in Emergency) 300 1911 20 1931
Up to 1 year 300 1911 20 1931
Up to 1 year (in Emergency) 300 1911 20 1931
Up to 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
up to 5 years (in Emergency) 300 1911 20 1931
4 Nigeria All type of visas irrespective of duration 250 1593 20 1613
5 Pakistan All types of Visas (Rs. 100) 1.369 9 20 29
6 Russia All types of visas (excluding ICWF charges and Service Provider's Service Fee):      
Single Entry 40 255 20 275
Double Entry 90 574 20 594
Multiple Entry 120 765 20 785
7 Seychelles All types of visas, except Employment/ Work Visas Gratis 0 20 20
8 Singapore Tourist Visa/Multiple Entry/upto 6 months 25 160 20 180
For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
9 Sri Lanka Transit Visa up to 15 days (S/D Entry) 10 64 20 84
Tourist Visa      
30 Days (Double Entry) 15 96 20 116
90 days (single Entry) 15 96 20 116
90 days (Double Entry)  25 160 20 180
6 months (Double/Multiple Entry) 25 160 20 180
Entry Visa up to 1 year (Multiple Entry) 25 160 20 180
Business Visa      
30 Days (Multiple Entry) 25 160 20 180
90 Days (Single Entry) 27 172 20 192
90 Days (Multiple Entry) 40 255 20 275
6 Months (Multiple Entry) 80 510 20 530
1 Year (Multiple Entry) 80 510 20 530
5 Year (Multiple Entry) 120 765 20 785
Employment Visa 1 year (Multiple Entry) 157 1001 20 1021
Student Visa (for institutions covered by bilateral Agreement)      
1 year 43 274 20 294
More than one year 81 516 20 536
Student visa (For institutions not covered by bilateral Agreement) 81 516 20 536
10 UK Tourist Visa up to 1 year (Single/Multiple Entry) 162 1032 20 1052
Tourist Visa 1 year to 5 years (Multiple Entry) 484 3084 20 3104
Business Visa 1 year (Single /Multiple Entry) 242 1542 20 1562
Business Visa 1 year to 5 years (Multiple Entry) 726 4625 20 4645
Entry Visa up 1 year (Single /Multiple Entry) 162 1032 20 1052
Entry Visa 1 year to 5 years (Multiple Entry) 484 3084 20 3104
Student Visa up 5 year (Multiple Entry) 229 1459 20 1479
Medical Visa up 1 year (Multiple Entry) 129 822 20 842
Research Visa up to 3 years or duration of course, whichever is less 229 1459 20 1479
Employment Visa up to 6 months 460 2931 20 2951
Employment visa up to 1 year 500 3185 20 3205
Employment visa for more than 1 year 597 3803 20 3823
Transfer of Visa 167 1064 20 1084
Transit Visa 88 561 20 581
Business Visa issued same day (Excluding visa fee) 215 1370 20 1390
Emergency visa charges 89 567 20 587
11 Ukraine Transit Visa for 15 days (Single/double Entry) 85 542 20 562
Tourist Visa for up to one year (S/D/M entry) 100 637 20 657
Student Visa for less than 5 years (Multiple Entry) 85 542 20 562
Business Visa for less than 1 year (S/D/M Entry) 130 829 20 849
Business Visa for 1 to 5 years (S/D/M Entry 250 1593 20 1613
Employment Visa for less than 6 months 120 765 20 785
Employment Visa (6 months to 1 year) 200 1274 20 1294
Employment Visa 1 year to 5 years (S/D/M Entry) 300 1911 20 1931
All other types of Visas i.e. Entry Visa, Conference Visa, Journalist Visa etc.      
Less than 6 months 85 542 20 562
6 months to 1 year 130 829 20 849
1 to 5 years (S/D/M Entry) 200 1274 20 1294
Emergency visa fee 85 542 20 562
12 Uruguay Tourist Visa Gratis 0 20 20
For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
13 USA Tourist Visa up to 10 years (S/M Entry) 160 (including application fee) 1020 20 1040
Business Visa up to 10 years (S/M Entry) 160 (including application fee) 1020 20 1040
For other categories of Visas (except tourist & Business visa, Visa application fee of US$ 20 (RMB 128) should continue to be charged in addition to prescribed visa fee.

 

*SE - Single Entry; DE - Double Entry; ME - Multiple Entry

Notes:

  1. Gratis Visa for nationals of Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, South Africa and Uruguay.
  2. Gratis Visa for German Spouses of Indian Nationals and their dependent Children.
  3. Nepali Nationals visiting India from China require visa. It is issued gratis.
  4. Nationals of Bhutan entering India (including from China) do not require visa.
  5. All visa of Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB.23.00.
  6. The Indian Embassy in Beijing charges a referral fees of RMB 100 per applicant from all foreign nationals applying for visa to India.
  7. Additional fees of RMB 100 (for reference) in case of Employment Visa, Project Visa, Conference Visa and Research Visa for Chinese nationals.
  8. Fee for Medical/Medical attendant visa (up to 1 year) for UK nationals is RMB 1912.00
  9. Student Visa fee for Sri Lanka nationals (for institutions not covered by bilateral agreement) is RMB 688.00.
  10. Entry Visa fee for Sri Lanka nationals (1Y/ME) is RMB 349.00