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Business Visa

Eligibility

Business Visa is granted to a Chinese/Foreign National for the following purposes:

  1. Chinese/Foreign National who wish to visit India to establish an industrial/business venture or to explore possibilities to set up industrial/business venture in India.
  2. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India to purchase/sell industrial products or commercial products or consumer durables.
  3. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for technical meetings/discussions, attending Board meetings, general meetings for providing business services support.
  4. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for recruitment of manpower.
  5. Chinese/Foreign Nationals who are partners in the Business and/or functioning as Directors of the company.
  6. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for consultations regarding exhibitions or for participation in exhibitions, trade fairs, business fairs, etc.
  7. Chinese/Foreign buyers who come to transact business with suppliers/ potential suppliers at locations in India, to evaluate or monitor quality, give specifications, place orders, negotiate further supplies etc., relating to goods or services procured from India.
  8. Chinese /Foreign experts & specialists on a visit of short duration in connection with an ongoing project with the objective of monitoring the progress of the work, conducting meetings with Indian customers and/or to provide some high level technical guidance.
  9. Chinese/Foreign Nationals coming to India for pre-sales or post-sales activity not amounting to actual execution of any contract or project.
  10. Chinese/Foreign Trainees of multinational companies/corporate houses coming for in-house training in the regional hubs of the concerned company located in India. 
  11. Chinese /Foreign students sponsored by AIESEC for internship on project based work in companies/industries.
  12. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming as tour conductors and travel agents and /or conducting business tours of foreigners or business relating to it etc.

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 Business visas (applicable for PRC nationals) are issued:

  1. Six months Multiple Entry Business Visa: may be issued on the basis of a letter of invitation from a “Recognized Indian Organization” apart from other documents specified in the checklist.
  2. 2 months Single Entry Business Visa: may be issued on production of a letter of request from a “duly authorized Chinese organization" apart from other documents specified in the checklist.

 

Conversion of Business Visa


Business Visa cannot be converted to any other kind of visa during the stay of the Chinese/ Foreign national in India except in the following circumstances and with the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs:

  1. Business visa may be converted to ‘X’ (Entry) Visa if a Chinese/Foreign National who has come to India on Business Visa marries an Indian National during the validity of his/her Business visa and does not intend to continue on Business Visa.

 

  1. Business visa of a foreigner who falls ill after his/her entry into India rendering him/her unfit to travel and requiring specialized medical treatment, may be converted to a Medical visa if he/she is eligible for grant of the Medical Visa and a medical certificate is obtained form a government/government recognised hospital.

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. Original / Fax Invitation Letter from a recognized Indian Company (Invitation letter should be legible with clear signature of the invitee.)
  7. Certificate of Incorporation of Indian Company / PAN card of the Indian Company
  8. Original Dispatch Letter from the Company of the Applicant. (Letter should include the following: purpose of visit to India, Applicant’s annual income/salary, undertaking of financial guarantee. Please note Undertaking of Financial guarantee is not required in case of third country National.)
  9. CCPIT Registration / Certificate of Incorporation of Chinese Company.
  10. Business Licence of applicant’s Company and the authenticated translation in English.
  11. Travel itinerary with applicant’s signature.
  12. Photocopy of ID card (PRC nationals) / Photocopy of Resident Permit or Chinese Visa (Foreign nationals).
  13. Additional reference sheet to be filled by the applicant (It needs to be typed)
  14. Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals
  15. Other documents as specified in Checklist for Business Visa applications , Checklist for Entry / Business Visa for AIESEC

 

Fees

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

If the applicant wants to withdraw his/her application the visa and service fee will NOT be refunded either by the Consulate nor the India Visa Application Center. The applicant in order to get the refund of the visa and service fee will have to withdraw the application on the same day of submission between 8.30 am-3 pm. .

India Visa Application Center will ONLY provide FAPIAO for the service fee per application and courier fee per application if any. The India Visa Application Center will NOT be able to provide FAPIAO for the visa fee.

Fee details

  1. Nepali nationals visiting India from China require visa. It is issued gratis.
  2. Nationals of Bhutan entering India (including from China) do not require visa.
  3. All visas to Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB. 23.
  4. Transfer of visa- The transfer of visa from old passport to new passport is RMB 60. (Not charged from Nationals of the countries who are given gratis visa and from Nationals of Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan).
  5. 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. 01.04.2021)   ROE 6.5
Sl Type of Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Business Visa (B) Upto 1 year/
Single or Multiple Entry
120 780 20 800
More than 1 year
and up to
5 years/Multiple Entry
250 1625 20 1645
2 MISSIONARY VISAS (M) Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry 80 520 20 540
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 120 780 20 800
More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry 200 1300 20 1320
3 MOUNTAINEERING VISAS (MX) Up to 6 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry  80 520 20 540
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 120 780 20 800
4 Intern Visas (I) Up to 1 year/Multiple Entry 80 520 20 540
5 Film Visas (F) Up to 1 year/ Single or Multiple Entry
(Maximum duration of the visa will be 1 year
120 780 20 800
               
*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
     

 

Business Visa Fee to be charged in convertible hard currencies (w.e.f. 01.04.2021) from nationals of the following countries on Reciprocal basis ROE 6.5
S. No Country Name Type of Business Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Australlia Upto one year 215 1398 20 1418
More than 01 year upto 5 years 295 1918 20 1938
2 Czech Republic Upto one year 190 1235 20 1255
More than 01 year upto 5 years 270 1755 20 1775
3 Ecuador Upto one year 240 1560 20 1580
More than 01 year upto 5 years 320 2080 20 2100
4 France Upto one year 165 1073 20 1093
More than 01 year upto 5 years 250 1625 20 1645
5 Iran Upto one year 275 1788 20 1808
More than 01 year upto 5 years 355 2308 20 2328
6 Ireland Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 280 1820 20 1840
7 New Zealand Upto one year 130 845 20 865
More than 01 year upto 5 years 250 1625 20 1645
8 Philippines Upto one year 220 1430 20 1450
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
9 Poland Upto one year 145 943 20 963
More than 01 year upto 5 years 250 1625 20 1645
10 Saudi Arabia Upto one year 215 1398 20 1418
More than 01 year upto 5 years 295 1918 20 1938
11 Thailand Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 280 1820 20 1840
12 U.A.E. Upto one year 415 2698 20 2718
More than 01 year upto 5 years 495 3218 20 3238

 

Special Visa fee Categories (w.e.f. 01.04.2021): 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 All other categories of visas irrespective of duration 8 52 20 72
3 Mozambique All other types of visas except Transit and Student      
Up to 6 months 220 1430 20 1450
Up to 6 months (in Emergency) 300 1950 20 1970
Up to 1 year 300 1950 20 1970
Up to 1 year (in Emergency) 300 1950 20 1970
Up to 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
up to 5 years (in Emergency) 300 1950 20 1970
4 Nigeria All type of visas irrespective of duration 250 1625 20 1645
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 40 260 20 280
Double Entry 90 585 20 605
Multiple Entry 120 780 20 800
7 Seychelles All types of visas, except Employment/ Work Visas Gratis 0 20 20
8 Singapore For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
9 Sri Lanka Business Visa      
30 Days (Multiple Entry) 25 163 20 183
90 days (single Entry) 27 176 20 196
90 days (Multiple Entry) 40 260 20 280
6 months (Multiple Entry) 80 520 20 540
1 year (Multiple Entry 80 520 20 540
5 years (Multiple Entry) 120 780 20 800
10 UK Business Visa 1 year (Single /Multiple Entry) 242 1573 20 1593
Business Visa 1 to 5 years (Multiple Entry) 726 4719 20 4739
Business Visa issued same day (Excluding visa fee) 215 1398 0 1398
Emergency visa charges 89 579 0 579
11 Ukraine Business Visa for less than 1 year (S/D/M Entry) 130 845 20 865
Business Visa for 1 to 5 years (S/D/M Entry 250 1625 20 1645
All other types of Visas i.e. Entry Visa, Conference Visa, Journalist Visa etc.      
Less than 6 months 85 553 20 573
6 months to 1 year 130 845 20 865
1 to 5 years (S/D/M Entry) 200 1300 20 1320
Emergency visa fee 85 553 20 573
12 Uruguay For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
13 USA Business Visa up to 10 years (S/M Entry) 160 (including application fee) 1040 20 1060
For other categories of Visas (except tourist & Business visa, Visa application fee of US$ 20 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