Transit Visa Transit Visa

Transit Visa

Transit Visa


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

a. If he/she is in direct transit by air and traveling through India by the same flight.
b. 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). 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.

1. General requirements:

1.1 Passport to be valid for a minimum period of six months.
1.2 Duly filled in and signed application form to be submitted in person or through an agent. Incomplete application will not be accepted.
1.3 Generally residents of Beijing, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ningxia, Gansu, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Tibet Autonomous Region, Chongqing, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Hubei, Guizhou, Anhui, Henan, Jiangxi may apply for visa at the Embassy of India, Beijing.
1.4 The normal processing time for a Visa application is 3 working days after the submission of requisite documents along with the Visa application form.

2. 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. Copy of air-ticket booking from India to place of final destination or evidence of joining a sea vessel from the Indian port to port of final destination (in the form of letter from the shipping company)
5. Copy of the Valid Visa of the final destination country
6. Other documents as specified in the Checklist.


3. Procedure for submitting a VISA application:

3.1. Please visit the website Go to “Consular & Visa Services” and see Guidelines for ordinary passport holding Chinese Nationals travelling to India from mainland China only for eligible categories of Visa.
3.4. 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.
3.5. 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.

4. Note:

a. 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.
b. Visa is ordinarily valid for a single journey and for entry within 15 days from the date of issue.
c. If the journey is not performed within the period of validity of the visa, a fresh transit visa would be required.

5. Download forms:

a. Checklist for Transit Visa applicationsword