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Transit Visa

Eligibility

Transit Visa is granted for the sole purpose of enabling the holder to travel through India to reach his/her ultimate destination. If the holder intends to perform some work or business in India, irrespective of the duration of his/her proposed stay, he /she should obtain a visa of appropriate category.

Transit Visa is valid only for direct transit, which is not more than 3 days for each visit. For a stay in India beyond 3 days, a visa of the appropriate category should be obtained.

Transit Visa is ordinarily valid for a single journey and for entry within 15 days from the date of issue.

If the journey is not performed within the period of validity of the visa, a fresh transit visa would be required.

Transit Visa is not required in the following cases (for PRC nationals):

  1. If he/she is in direct transit by air and traveling through India by the same flight
  2. If he/she makes a halt at an Indian airport to catch a connecting flight but does not remain at the airport for a period exceeding 24 hours (In case the person desires to visit the town during this period, he/she may be allowed to do so on a landing permit)
  3. If the person desires to make a stopover in India for a period exceeding 24 hours, he/she will need a regular transit or entry visa

 

Jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Shanghai

India visa application center

Jurisdiction

SHANGHAI

  1. Shanghai
  2. Zhejiang
  3. Jiangsu

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 the Chinese ID card (both sides) (Not required for non-Chinese nationals).
  7. Photocopy of Resident Permit or Chinese Visa (Foreign nationals)
  8. Letter from applicant’s Company
  9. Copy of valid visa of final destination country.
  10. Return air-ticket/ booking as applicable .
  11. In Case of Sailors, copy of the documents from the shipping company in India and China.
  12. Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals
  1. Other documents as specified in the Checklist for Transit Visa applications

                                                     
NoteThe validity of Transit Visa is 15 days from the date of issue and the stay in India should not exceed a total of three days.


Fees

All Payments are accepted in cash and Alipay only. Payment through bank cards will not be acceptable at the India Visa Application Center.
Applicants from the below mention countries need not to pay any visa fee:


VISA FEE w.E.F 01.04.2022

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 Transit Visas Up to 15 days/ Single or Double Entry 20 128 20 148
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. 1. Gratis Visa for nationals of Afghanistan, ,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia & South Africa.
  2. 2. Gratis Visa for Seychelles Nationals for all categories of visa except Employment/work visa.
  3. Visa Free Countries : Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require visa to enter India. However, Nepali nationals require visa if they enter India from China , which may be grnated gratis.
All categories of visas for Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB 28
  • Transfer of visa fee @ 34 RMB from all countries except Afghanistan, Agentina,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamica,Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa Uruguay, Seychelles, Napal, Bhutan, and pakistan.
  • Restricted/Protected Area Permit fee @ 207 RMB from all countries except Afghanistan, Agentina,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamica,Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa Uruguay , Seychelles, Napal, Bhutan, and pakistan
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    NOTE: Maldives nationals will not require a visa to visit India, provided the total period of stay is less than 90 days.

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