Employment Visa

Eligibility

Employment visa is only granted to an applicant who is highly skilled and / or qualified professional and is not granted for unskilled, routine, ordinary or secretarial / clerical jobs. The foreign national being sponsored for an Employment Visa in any sector should draw a salary in excess of US$ 25,000 per annum. This annual salary limit does not apply to (a) Ethnic cooks, (ii) Language Teachers (Other than English language teachers) / Translators and (iii) Staff working for the concerned Embassy / High Commission in India.

Employment Visa may be granted to the following categories of Chinese / foreign nationals:

  1. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India for employment in a company/firm/organization registered in India or for employment in a foreign company /firm/organization engaged for execution of some project in India.
  1. Chinese/Foreign engineers/technicians coming to India for installation and commissioning of equipments/machines/tools in terms of the contract for supply of such equipment/machine/tools.
  1. Chinese/Foreign personnel deputed for providing technical support/services, transfer of know-how/ services supplies for which the Indian company pays fees/royalty to the foreign company.
  1. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India as consultant on contract for whom the Indian company pays a fixed remuneration (this may not be in the form of monthly salary).
  1. Chinese/Foreign artists engaged to conduct regular performances for the duration of the employment contract given by Hotels, Clubs, and other organizations.
  1. Chinese/Foreign nationals who are coming to India to take up employment as coaches of national/state level teams or reputed sports clubs.
  1. Chinese/Foreign sportsmen who are given contract for a specified period by the Indian Clubs/organizations.
  1. Self-employed Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India for providing engineering, medical, accounting, legal or such other highly skilled services in their capacity as independent consultants provided the provision of such services by foreign nationals is permitted under law.
  1. Chinese/Foreign language teachers/interpreters.
  1. Chinese/Foreign specialist Chefs

 

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 Employment visas (applicable for PRC nationals) are issued:

  1. 3 months Single Entry Employment Visa for opening Representative Office in India
  2. 3 months Single Entry Employment Visa for employment including for contracted projects
  1. 3 months Single Entry Visa to Employee’s accompanying family members
  1. 3 months Single Entry Tourist Visa to non-accompanying spouses/children/relatives of Employees

 

Note: Conversion of business visa or any other type of visa into employment visa is not permitted. Chinese nationals desiring to do so must return to their country of permanent residence and apply to the Indian Embassy/Consulate for Employment Visa furnishing all relevant papers required for grant of employment visa.

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

The Employment Visa should be applied / must be issued from the Country of Origin, or from the country of domicile of foreigner provided the period of permanent residence of the Applicant in that particular country is for more than 2 years.

  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. Letter of Appointment from Indian Company and /or copy of contract signed between two parties (explicitly stating that annual salary of applicant is in excess of US$ 25,000)
  5. No-criminal record Certificate issued by PSB/Police and duly attested by Notary. (In case of foreigners, the requisite certificate from the respective Diplomatic Mission)
  6. CV of the applicant
  7. Copy of qualifying educational certificates
  8. Professional expertise Certificate
  9. Skills Certificate (as per Performa available on website/Application Centre)
  10. Registration Certificate of the employing company under the Companies Act/Proof of the registration of the firm in the State Industries Department or the Export Promotion Council
  11. Duly filled in Reference Sheet (in soft MS Word format by email)

 


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:
Visa Type Employment E Visas
Duration/Entries Upto 6 Months/SE/ME 
Fee in RMB 847

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

Service Charge RMB32

Value Added Services:
Photocopy per Page      RMB 1/page
Printing per Page      RMB 5/page
Photos (4 copies)      RMB 35
Courier (Normal)      RMB 65


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 Employment (E) &
Project (P) Visas
Upto 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry 120 765 20 785
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 200 1274 20 1294
More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry 300 1911 20 1931
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
     

 

Employment visa fees to be charged in convertible hard currencies (w.e.f. 01.04.2021) from nationals of the following countries on reciprocal basis ROE 6.5
S No. Country Name Type of Employment Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Australlia Up to 6 months 180 1147 20 1167
Up to 1 year 220 1402 20 1422
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
2 Canada Up to 6 months 150 956 20 976
Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
3 Denmark Up to 6 months 125 797 20 817
Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
4 France Up to 6 months 135 860 20 880
Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
5 Iran Up to 6 months 235 1497 20 1517
Upto one year 275 1752 20 1772
More than 01 year upto 5 years 355 2262 20 2282
6 Ireland Up to 6 months 160 1020 20 1040
Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
7 Israel Up to 6 months 1000 6370 20 6390
Upto one year 1040 6625 20 6645
More than 01 year upto 5 years 1120 7135 20 7155
8 New Zealand Up to 6 months 145 924 20 944
Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
9 Thailand Up to 6 months 160 1020 20 1040
Upto one year 200 1274 20 1294
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1911 20 1931
10 U.A.E. Up to 6 months 375 2389 20 2409
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. Fee for Medical/Medical attendant visa (up to 1 year) for UK nationals is RMB 1912.00
  7. Student Visa fee for Sri Lanka nationals (for institutions not covered by bilateral agreement) is RMB 688.00.
  8. Entry Visa fee for Sri Lanka nationals (1Y/ME) is RMB 349.00