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Project Visa

Eligibility

Project Visa may be granted to Chinese / foreign nationals coming to India for execution of projects in the power and steel sectors, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Project visa will be issued only to highly skilled / skilled persons and not to semi-skilled/un-skilled workers.
  2. A Project Visa holder cannot engage in another project either of the same company or of a different company.
  3. Employment / Work of the Project visa holder would be restricted to the location of the project.
  4. Validity of visa would be initially for the duration of the project/contract with multiple-entry facility. It cannot exceed one year.
  5. A person coming for Project Visa cannot take employment in the same Indian company for a period of two years from the date of commissioning of the project.
  6. Project Visa would be issued based on the submission of the relevant documents clearly establishing that the project / contract has been assigned to the particular foreign company by the Indian company / organization concerned.
  7. Project Visa can be issued to 2 chefs and 2 interpreters per project.
  8. Indian company engaging the foreign national for executing the project / contract would be responsible for the conduct of the foreign national during his / her stay in India and also for the departure of such foreign national upon expiry of visa.
  9. Project Visa holder would have to register with the FRO/FRRO concerned within 14 days of arrival if the validity of visa is more than 180 days.

Sector Specific Ceilings on the Maximum number of Project Visas allowed for each project in Steel and Power Sectors:

A. Power

No. of Units No. of permissible foreign personnel in case of BTG Project No. of permissible foreign personnel in case of EPC Project **Additional personnel in case FGD is also sourced from foreign OEM
2 Units of 660 MW & above (considered as 1 project) 50-70
(on case to case basis)
76-125
(on case to case basis)
25
2 + 1 additional unit 105 187 37
2 + 2 additional units 122 219 44
2 + 3 additional units 140 250 50
2 + 4 additional units 157 281 56

**In case, Flue Gas Desulphurization System (FGD) is also sourced from a foreign supplier, there is provision for additional number of foreign personnel as indicated above.
For additional units to qualify as a separate project at the same location, there should be a gap of minimum one year in the date of award of contract between two such projects

B. Steel Sector

Green Field Projects:           10% of the total skilled manpower deployed per mln tonne capacity or 300, whichever is lower

Brownfield Projects:             5% of the total skilled manpower deployed per mln tonne capacity or 150, whichever is lower

Total Manpower requirements of the project should be determined at the stage of conceptualization of the project by the sponsoring authority with a flow-chart.

For the purpose of determining the capacity of the Unit, it would be the approved capacity as certified by the Ministry concerned of the Government of India in respect of PSUs. In respect of private sector steel units, the basis of capacity may be as per the financial disclosure statement of a Scheduled Bank or RBI-approved NBFC duly authenticated and certified.

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. Letter (original / fax) from the Indian Company awarding the contract to the foreign company specifying the following details:
    1. Name of the foreign Company
    2. Registered address of the foreign company
    3. Name of the project awarded as per the tender document
    4. Location of the project in India (village/town/district/state)
    5. Duration of the contract (number of days)
    6. Total number of foreign workers likely to be sent by the foreign company (category wise)
      1. Highly skilled
      2. Skilled technicians with diploma/polytechnic degree
      3. Skilled workers with school level education
  4. Letter (original / fax) from the Indian company addressed to the Indian Mission explicitly stating that:
    1. It guarantees the conduct of the foreign company and the foreign personnel involved in the execution of the project/contract.
    2. It would be responsible for ensuring that the applicant (name of the applicant, passport number and date of birth shall be mentioned) will abide by Indian rules and regulations.
    3. It will be liable to ensure departure of the applicant from India upon expiry of Visa.
  5. Three sets of duly filled application forms. Each application should have one photograph pasted on it and one photograph attached to it.
  1. Letter from the foreign employer providing brief description of the nature of its project in India and a brief description of the job which the applicant is required to perform in India.
  1. CV of the applicant.
  2. Documentary proof of the educational qualification.
  3. Professional expertise certificate
  4. Registration certificate of the employing company under the Companies Act / Proof of registration of the firm in the State industries department or the Export Promotion Council.
  5. No-Criminal record certificate issued by the PSB/Police and duly attested by Notary.
  6. Duly filled in Reference Sheet (soft copy to be sent in Word format by email at visa@indianembassy.org.cn).
  7. Other documents as specified in Checklist for Project Visa applications

Notes

  1. Project visa is issued only after approval from concerned authorities in India, the processing of which may take 45-50 days.
  2. Fax Number of Visa Section: 0086-10-8531 2565

 

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.
Applicants from the below mention countries need not to pay any visa fee:

New Rationalised Visa Fee For All Nationals Other Than as Specified Below Between SN 32 to 46 w.e.f. 01.04.2017 ROE
6.89
SN Code Type Duration Entries Fee in $ Fee in RME ICWF Total
1 P Project upto 6 month S/M 120 827 20 847
2 P Project 6 month to 1 year M 200 1378 20 1398
3 P Project 1 year to 5 year M 300 2067 20 2087
4 For Afganistan, Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia and South African nationals:
  All types of visa 0 0
5 For Argentia nationals:
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at SN 5 to 30
6 For Uruguay natinals
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at
SN 3 to 31
7 For Singapore nationals:
  All other types of visa lee will same as mentioned above at SN
2 to 31
8 For Japanese nationals:
  All other types of visa for Japanese nationals 8 55 20 75
9 For Nigerian nationals:
  All types of visa 250 1723 20 1743
10 For US nationals:
  Compulsory visa application fee for all types of visa except Tourist Visa 20 138 0 0
  All other types of visa fee will be same as applicable to other countries
11 For Ukrainian nationals:
  All other visas (entry, conference, jouranalist etc.)
  upto 6 months 85 586 20 606
  upto 1 year 130 896 20 916
  less than 5 years ( S/D/M entry) 200 1378 20 1398
12 For Russian nationals: all types of visa
  Single Entry 40 276 20 296
  Double Entry 90 620 20 640
  Multiple Entry 120 827 20 847
13 For Srilankan Nationals
    more than 1 year 81 558 20 578
14 For Mozambique Nationals
  All other types visas (Except Transit and Student) up to 6 months 220 1516 20 1536
  up to 6 months (
in Emergency)
300 2067 20 2087
    up to one year 300 2067 20 2087
    up to one year (in Emerges) 300 2067 20 2087
    upto 5 year 300 2067 20 2087
    up to 5 year (in Emergenc) 300 2067 20 2087
15 For Pakistani Nationals
  All type of visas 10 20 30

Other Visa Types

New Rationalised Visa Fee For All Nationals Other Than as Specified Below Between SN 32 to 46 w.e.f. 01.04.2017 ROE
6.89
SN Code Type Duration Entries Fee in $ Fee in RME ICWF Total
1 M Missionary upto 6 month S/M 80 551 20 571
2 M Missionary 6 month to 1 year M 120 827 20 847
3 M Missionary 1 year to 5 year M 200 1378 20 1398
4 MX Mountaineering upto 6 month S/M 80 551 20 571
5 MX Mountaineering 6 month to 1 year M 120 827 20 847
6 I Intern upto 1 year M 80 551 20 571
7 F Film upto 1 year S/D 120 827 20 847
8 For UK nationals:
  Emergency visa charges 89 613 20 633
9 For Ukrainian nationals:
  Emergency visa fee 85 586 20 606
Schedule of Revised Visa Fee for Ukrainian Nationals

Exchange Rate used: USS1---- RMB 8.27
Type of visa (Validity) Existing Visa Fees Revised Visa Fees
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB20)
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB20)
All other Types of Visas (CV, EV, JV, XV etc.) (upto 6 months) 80 682 85 723+15*+65*
All otherTypes of Visas (CV, EV, JV, XV etc.) (upto 01 year) 120 1013 130 1096+15*+65*
All other Types of Visas (CV, EV, JV, XV etc.) (upto 05 years) 200 1674 200 1674+15*+65*

Schedule of Revised Visa Fee for Nigerian Nationals

Exchange Rate used: USS1---- RMB 8.27
Type of visa (Validity) Existing Visa Fees Revised Visa Fees
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB20)
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB20)
Other Visas
Upto 6Months- $80 682
Upto 1 year- $120 1013
Upto 5 years- $200 1674
250 2088+15*+65*

Gratis visa
S.No Country Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 Afghanistan 0 22 22+15*+65*
2 Argentina 0 22 22+15*+65*
3 Bangladesh 0 22 22+15*+65*
4 DPRK 0 22 22+15*+65*
5 Jamaica 0 22 22+15*+65*
6 Maldives 0 22 22+15*+65*
7 Mauritius 0 22 22+15*+65*
8 Mongolia 0 22 22+15*+65*
9 Nepal 0 22 22+15*+65*
10 South Africa 0 22 22+15*+65*
11 Uruguay 0 22 22+15*+65*
12 German spouses of Indian nationals and their dependent children 0 22 22+15*+65*
  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).

 

Project Visa up to six months
S.No. COUNTRY Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 CHINA(PRC) 680 22 702+15*+65*
2 SINGAPORE 680 22 702+15*+65*
3 JAPAN 85 22 107+15*+65*
4 RUSSIA (SE) 349 22 371+15*+65*
5 RUSSIA (DE) 763 22 785+15*+65*
6 RUSSIA (ME) 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
7 USA 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
8 ECUADOR 680 22 702+15*+65*
9 NEW ZEALAND 1218 22 1240+15*+65*
10 UKRAINE 680 22 702+15*+65*
11 FRANCE 1135 22 1157+15*+65*
12 AUSTRALIA 1507 22 1529+15*+65*
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 680 22 702+15*+65*
14 IRAN 1962 22 1984+15*+65*
15 IRELAND 1342 22 1364+15*+65*
16 NIGERIA 680 22 702+15*+65*
17 PHILIPPINES 680 22 702+15*+65*
18 POLAND 680 22 702+15*+65*
19 SAUDI ARABIA 680 22 702+15*+65*
20 U.K. 3823 22 3845+15*+65*
21 THAILAND 1342 22 1364+15*+65*
22 U.A.E. 3120 22 3142+15*+65*
23 Canada 1259 22 1281+15*+65*
24 Italy 887 22 909+15*+65*
25 Denmark 1052 22 1074+15*+65*
26 Portugal 763 22 785+15*+65*
27 Austria 721 22 743+15*+65*
28 Norway 763 22 785+15*+65*
29 Turkey 845 22 867+15*+65*
30 Isreal 8288 22 8310+15*+65*
31 MOZAMBIQUE 1838 22 1860+15*+65*
32 OTHERS 680 22 702+15*+65*

 

Project Visa up to one year
S.No. COUNTRY Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 CHINA(PRC)   22 22+15*+65*
2 SINGAPORE 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
3 JAPAN 85 22 107+15*+65*
4 RUSSIA (SE) 349 22 371+15*+65*
5 RUSSIA (DE) 763 22 785+15*+65*
6 RUSSIA (ME) 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
7 USA 1342 22 1364+15*+65*
8 ECUADOR 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
9 NEW ZEALAND 1548 22 1570+15*+65*
10 UKRAINE 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
11 FRANCE 1466 22 1488+15*+65*
12 AUSTRALIA 1838 22 1860+15*+65*
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
14 IRAN 2293 22 2315+15*+65*
15 IRELAND 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
16 NIGERIA 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
17 PHILIPPINES 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
18 POLAND 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
19 SAUDI ARABIA 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
20 U.K. 4153 22 4175+15*+65*
21 THAILAND 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
22 U.A.E. 3451 22 3473+15*+65*
23 Canada 1590 22 1612+15*+65*
24 Italy 1218 22 1240+15*+65*
25 Denmark 1383 22 1405+15*+65*
26 Portugal 1094 22 1116+15*+65*
27 Austria 1052 22 1074+15*+65*
28 Norway 1094 22 1116+15*+65*
29 Turkey 1176 22 1198+15*+65*
30 Isreal 8619 22 8641+15*+65*
31 Sri lanka 1317 (ME) 22 1339+15*+65*
32 MOZAMBIQUE 2499 22 2521+15*+65*
33 OTHERS 1011 22 1033+15*+65*

 

Project Visa up to five years
S.No. COUNTRY Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 CHINA(PRC)   22 22+15*+65*
2 SINGAPORE 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
3 JAPAN 85 22 107+15*+65*
4 RUSSIA (SE) 349 22 371+15*+65*
5 RUSSIA (DE) 763 22 785+15*+65*
6 RUSSIA (ME) 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
7 USA 2004 22 2026+15*+65*
8 ECUADOR 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
9 NEW ZEALAND 2210 22 2232+15*+65*
10 UKRAINE 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
11 FRANCE 2127 22 2149+15*+65*
12 AUSTRALIA 2499 22 2521+15*+65*
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
14 IRAN 2954 22 2976+15*+65*
15 IRELAND 2334 22 2356+15*+65*
16 NIGERIA 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
17 PHILIPPINES 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
18 POLAND 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
19 SAUDI ARABIA 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
20 U.K. 4956 22 4978+15*+65*
21 THAILAND 2334 22 2356+15*+65*
22 U.A.E. 4112 22 4134+15*+65*
23 Canada 2251 22 2273+15*+65*
24 Italy 1879 22 1901+15*+65*
25 Denmark 2045 22 2067+15*+65*
26 Portugal 1755 22 1777+15*+65*
27 Austria 1714 22 1736+15*+65*
28 Norway 1755 22 1777+15*+65*
29 Turkey 1838 22 1860+15*+65*
30 Isreal 9281 22 9303+15*+65*
31 MOZAMBIQUE 2499 22 2521+15*+65*
32 OTHERS 1672 22 1694+15*+65*

*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

 

Processing Time

The Processing time mentioned here is a normal processing time, however this processing time is dependent on various factors and may vary from time to time. Processing time mentioned here, do not include delivery time taken by courier companies. Incomplete applications will lead to delay of processing time and applicants will need to comply with any changes in the procedure that may occur during this time.
You are requested to make your travel arrangements only after receiving relevant service. India Visa application center/EOI/CGI will not be liable for any claims of inconvenience or penalties should applicant need to make changes to their travel plans owing to the delays and/or any inconvenience caused due to any rejections.

Project visa is issued only after approval from concerned authorities in India, the processing of which may take 45-50 days.

Note: Applications sent by post will take additional 4-5 working days for processing.