Student Visa


Applicable for students intending to study in Indian educational institutions/Universities.

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 Student visas (applicable for PRC nationals) are issued:

  1. For returning students
  2. 3 months Student Visa (for self-financing students):
  3. Student Visa (under cultural/education or other mutually approved exchange programme):

Required Documents

Applicable for students intending to study on-campus, full time courses at educational institutions duly recognized by statutory regulatory body.

General requirements:

  1. Passport to be valid for a minimum period of six months.
  2. Duly filled in and signed application form to be submitted in person or through an agent. Incomplete application will not be accepted.
  3. The normal processing time for a Visa application is 8 weeks after the submission of requisite documents along with the Visa application form.

Documents Required

  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 (for Chinese Nationals)
  4. Original Letter of Admission from the Indian Institute / University
  5. Proof of finances to cover traveling expenses to and fro from India and all expenditure in India in connection with his / her education and stay.
  6. Other documents as specified in the Checklist.
  7. Bank Guarantee Certificate of minimum amount of RMB 1,00,000 or last 6 months of bank statement showing a minimum balance of RMB 1,00,000.

Procedure for submitting a VISA application:

  1. Submission of all relevant documents mentioned in the checklist on the website is important for acceptance of the visa application at the Indian Visa Application Centre/Embassy.
  2. It is a mandatory requirement to ensure that your photo is 2 inch x 2 inch (51mm x 51mm) in size with white background. Photos which do not meet this specification will not be accepted.


  1. Students after their arrival in India will be required to register in the nearest FRRO/FRO within 14 days from the date of arrival. Student Visa holders are required to open NRO account (Non Resident Ordinary) in India and the details of it needs to be furnished to FRROs/FROs during Visa extension.


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

To know your visa fee, please refer to visa fee calculator on the menu page.