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Tourist Visa

Eligibility

Tourist Visa is issued to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India is tourism, recreation, sight-seeing, and for casual visit to meet friends and relatives etc. The visa is non convertible to any other Visa type. No other activity is permissible on Tourist visa.

3 months Single Entry Tourist Visa is issued to Chinese nationals as per the MOU on Simplifying visa procedures between Republic of India and People’s Republic of China.

A Tourist Visa-on-Arrival shall be granted to a foreigner

who is national of Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands,Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam. whose sole purpose of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc and for no other purpose / activity.

Tourist Visa on arrival is issued with a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility by the Immigration officer at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata Airports and NOT at any other Immigration Check Posts (ICPs).

For further information please follow the link: Tourist Visa-on-Arrival

Jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Guangzhou

India visa application center

Jurisdiction

GUANGZHOU
  1. Fujian
  2. Guangdong
  3. Guangxi
  4. Hainan
  5. Hunan
  6. Sichuan
  7. Yunnan

Required Documents

  1. Online Visa Application Form duly filled and signed by the applicant. (Signature on Passport and Application form should be the same.)
  2. Two recent colour passport size (about 51 mm x 51mm) photograph, showing full frontal view of face against a white background to be pasted on the application form. Pakistani applicant shall submit 4 photographs per application. Click here for more details. (Scanned Photo will not be accepted.)
  3. Current Valid original passport with minimum of 190 days validity with two blank visa pages (e.g. If the submission date is 1 Jan. 2012, the passport expiry date should be 1 Jul. 2012 or thereafter).
  4. One copy of the passport (personal data page, signature page, extension of validity and endorsement if applicable) and one copy of residence permit or work permit in case of foreign nationals (Signature on the Passport should be in ink and not with pencil.)
  5. Previous passport (if any).
  6. Copy of return air ticket booking (E-ticket acceptable).
  1. Bank Guarantee Certificate of RMB 10,000, frozen for at least 3 months for each applicant. ( Not required for non-Chinese nationals)
  2. Original Letter from the Company/school of applicant (Not required for applicants who do not work/study in China).
  3. Copy of the Chinese ID card (both sides) (Not required for non-Chinese nationals).
  4. Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals.
  5. Detailed Itinerary (Applicant’s signature required in the Itinerary)  
  6. Other documents as specified in Checklist for Tourist Visa applications

 

Additional documents required in case group applications

  1. Name list of the Group applying for tourist visa Application.
  2. Supporting documents from Local tour operator in China.
  3. Supporting documents from India tour operator.
  4. Copy of business license of Indian Tour Operator from the Ministry of Tourism.
  5. Other documents as specified in Checklist.

Note: Tourist visa shall be valid for entry into India by the Visa holder from the date of issuance of the visa. Tourist visas may be extendable by Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs of Government of India, on application by the tourists in person on case-to-case basis, up to 3 months, to make total duration in India up to a maximum of 6 months.

Re-entry on Tourist Visa Advisory (applicable for nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and Stateless persons)

There should be a gap of at least 2 months between two visits to India on a Tourist Visa on re-entry of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and Stateless persons.

However, nationals of these specified countries, after initial entry into India, may plan to visit another country largely on account of neighborhood tourism and need to re-enter India within 60 days, before finally exiting. Such persons may be permitted up to three entries (need based), by the Indian Embassy / Consulate subject to submission of a detailed itinerary and supporting documentation (ticket bookings).

In case of requirement to visit India within 2 months, special permission should be sought from the concerned Indian Embassy / Consulate. [Request form for re-entry]

Such re-entry within the stipulated gap of two months may be permitted only in emergent situations like death/serious illness in the family, non-availability of connecting flights to return to his/her country of origin or travel to another country or any other exigent situation which can be duly justified with proper documentation to the satisfaction of the Indian Embassy / Consulate. The Embassy / Consulate will examine each case on merits before grant of requisite permission subject to the following conditions:-

The applicant should furnish an undertaking on the following lines:-

  1. That the purpose of his/her visit is because of an emergency situation.
  1. That he is not engaged in Business activities, nor in Employment or pursuing studies/research etc.

Where permission is accorded in such cases, registration with the local FRRO/FRO (Foreigners Registration Office) would be required within 14 days of arrival in India. The registration should be done with the FRRO/FRO concerned preferably at the first place of visit on re-entry.

In view of the change in the Tourist Visa procedure, Government of India has fixed RMB Ninety (RMB 90) as Miscellaneous Charge in case of applications submitted to Consulate General of India, Guangzhou for according permission to re-enter India within Two months of last exit.

However, those holding Tourist Visas, who after initial entry into India plan to visit another country and re-enter India before finally exiting, could be permitted more than one entry, as the case may be, subject to their submission of a detailed itinerary and supporting documents i.e. confirmed Air tickets.

The Immigration authorities at all the Immigration Check Posts in India may also allow such foreign nationals on Tourist Visas arriving in India without the specific authorization from the Indian Missions/Posts to make two or three entries into the country (need based) subject to production of an itinerary and supporting documentation (ticket bookings).

The total period of stay in India counted from the date of first entry into the country shall not exceed the stipulated period of 180 days or 90 days, as the case may be.

 

Fees

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


  1. Ministry vide it's circular No. VII/406/50/2014 dated 11.06.2018 has revised Tourist and Business Visa Fees for USA nationals with effect from 18.06.2018.
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 Tourist Visa (T)
Upto 1 year/
Single or Multiple Entry
100 637 20 657
More than 1 year and
up to 5 years/Multiple Entry
200 1274 20 1294
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
     

 

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

 

Forms

Request form for re-entry this form is applicable for nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and Stateless persons

Online Visa Application

Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals

Authorization Letter for Representative


Checklists

Checklist for Tourist Visa applications

Checklist for Tourist Visa Foreign Nationals

Revised Undertaking


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