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Transit Visa

Eligibility

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 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.

Transit Visa is ordinarily valid for a single journey and for entry within 15 days from the date of issue.

If the journey is not performed within the period of validity of the visa, a fresh transit visa would be required.

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

  1. If he/she is in direct transit by air and traveling through India by the same flight
  2. 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)
  3. 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

 

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. Copy of the Chinese ID card (both sides) (Not required for non-Chinese nationals).
  7. Photocopy of Resident Permit or Chinese Visa (Foreign nationals)
  8. Letter from applicant’s Company
  9. Copy of valid visa of final destination country.
  10. Return air-ticket/ booking as applicable .
  11. In Case of Sailors, copy of the documents from the shipping company in India and China.
  12. Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals
  1. Other documents as specified in the Checklist for Transit Visa applications

                                                     
NoteThe validity of Transit Visa is 15 days from the date of issue and the stay in India should not exceed a total of three days.


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 Transit upto 15 Days S/D 20 138 20 158
2 For Afganistan, Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia and South African nationals:
  All types of visa 0 0
3 For Argentia nationals:
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at SN 5 to 30
4 For Uruguay natinals
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at
SN 3 to 31
5 For Singapore nationals:
  All other types of visa lee will same as mentioned above at SN
2 to 31
6 For Japanese nationals:
  Transit visa 1 7 20 27
7 For UK nationals:
  Transit visa 88 606 20 626
8 For Nigerian nationals:
  All types of visa 250 1723 20 1743
9 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
10 For Ukrainian nationals:
  Transit visa 15 Days (S/D) 85 586 20 606
  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
11 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
12 For Srilankan Nationals
  Transit visa upto 15days (S/D Entry) 10 69 20 89
13 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
   
14 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 5719
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
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)
Transit (single/double entry) (15 days) 20 186 85 723+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)
Transit Visa $20 186 250 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).

 

Transit Visa up to three months (RMB)
S. No. COUNTRY Visa Fee Visa Service Charge Total Fees
1 CHINA (PRC) 184 22 106+15*+65*
2 JAPAN 27 22 49+15*+65*
3 RUSSIA (SE) 349 22 371+15*+65*
4 RUSSIA (DE) 763 22 785+15*+65*
5 RUSSIA (ME) 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
6 USA 350 22 372+15*+65*
7 SRILANKA 101 [UPTO 15 DAYS (SE/DE)] 22 123+15*+65*
8 UK 776 22 798+15*+65*
9 OTHER COUNTRY 184 22 206+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.

For Chinese national: Minimum 4- 5 working days

For Foreign nationals: Minimum 5- 7 working days

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