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Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa


Tourist Visa is issued to a person whose sole objective of visiting India is tourism, recreation, sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends and relatives, attending a short term Yoga program (less than 6 months duration & not issued with a qualifying certificate/diploma) , short duration medical treatment including treatment under Indian systems of medicine.

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 usual 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
2.1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space.
2.2 Copy of the Passport.
2.3 Copy of the Chinese ID Card (both sides).
2.4 Copy of the air ticket for return /onward journey.
2.5 Undertaking from the applicant regarding financial standing stating that he/she has sufficient funds for the visit.
2.6 Detailed itinerary duly signed by the applicant.
Note: Tourist visa stands valid for entry into India from the date of issuance of the visa.

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.
3.2. 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.
3.3. 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.

Advisory I:
Re-entry on Tourist Visa
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, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistan origin.
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 applications will be permitted only in emergency conditions 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. The Consulate will examine each case on merits.
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.

Checklist for Tourist Visa Applicationsdocx