China tourist visa, India

How to process China tourist visa from India

China is one such destination which is more famous for business & trade. People around the globe travel to China for business purposes. Recently people are visiting China for tourism purposes too. China offers a separate visa category for the tourist who intends to visit China either for tourism or to meet family & friends and the category for the same is L. People who want to visit China needs to hold China  Tourist Visa for Indians.

How to apply for a tourist visa?

  • China Tourist Visa is an offline process. Documents need to be submitted at the VFS center. You need to select an appropriate category while applying for the visa. There is no biometrics for China Tourist Visa applicants. China applications are submitted jurisdiction wise and based on that the visa is processed.

Eligibility for applying for the China visa for Indians

  • You need to hold a Passport with the validity of 6 months when you arrive in China.
  • You need to prove that you hold sufficient finances in your home country to support your stay in China.
  • You need to prove your purpose of visit to China and will exit China before the visa expires.
  • You need to prove your relation & proper documentation if you are visiting a family or a friend in China.
  • For the applicants who are entering China twice – Enter China – traveling to the third country and exit from China requires a double entry.

Procedure for applying for China tourist visa

  • You need to first start with the online form which will have the details related to your Passport, Employment, Family, Travel Plans, Purpose of Travel, Type of Entry, and Travel History.
  • On completion of the form, you need to start collecting the documents as per the document checklist. The form is not to be submitted online. You need to take a print on completion of the form. Documents will be as per checklist either for tourism purposes or going to meet family & friends.
  • Once all the documents are ready you can submit it to your travel agent. You do not need to visit the center for completing the process it can be done by the travel agent.
  • On successful submission of the application at the VFS center, you will receive the visa in 4 -5 working days.
  • Visa will be stamped in the Passport with the validity of 90 days and a stay of 30 days.

Documents required for cHINA Tourist Visa

  • Original Passport
  • Visa Form
  • 2 Photographs
  • Cover Letter
  • Day wise Itinerary
  • Last 6 months attested Bank Statement with a minimum balance of INR 1,60,000/-
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Leave letter / NOC
  • Company Registration Proof if Self –Employed

If Visiting family & friend’s in China

  • Invitation Letter (As per the Format)
  • Passport copy of the inviter
  • Visa Copy / PR card of the Inviter (If applicable)

People who Visit China, often visit to Hong Kong, Apply Hong Kong Pre Arrival Registration here.


Visa Type Purpose Validity Consulate Fee VFS Fees Service Fee
NORMAL BUSINESS 03 Months Rs.3,900 Rs.1,652 Rs.1,417+531
EXPRESS BUSINESS 03 Months Rs.3,900 Rs.1,652 +Rs.2,478 Rs.1,417+531

Good to Know: Bifurcation of China Visa Fees

Where to apply?

  • Fly For Holidays is the right place to Apply your Chinese Business Visa application.
  • Applications will be submitted at the VFS center based on the jurisdiction or the current residence of the applicant.
  • China Business Visa Applications are accepted at 3 VFS centers – Mumbai, New Delhi & Kolkata.
  • Mumbai VFS center accepts the applications for Maharashtra & Karnataka.
  • People from other jurisdiction needs to provide a Rent Agreement or Letter from the company proving the current residence.

Apply China Tourist Visa with Fly For Holidays

Fly For Holidays is Online Travel Company based in Mumbai, but we provide Visa Services online and offline for major cities in India like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum, Delhi, Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jaipur, Kolkata and many more. Do not hesitate to reach us and talk to our experts for your visa application.

Points to Remember

  • All the documents and details provided in the form must be correct. Any misleading or wrong information from India or China may lead to rejection of the business visa.
  • While applying for China business visa you need to apply according to the jurisdiction of your current place of residence & employment.
  • Proving the current residence can be done with the help of the rental agreement or a letter from the company mentioning your current address.
  • Visa of the other country will be required if you are entering twice in China and have applied for double entry.

China Business Visa Sample

China Business Visa-FFH

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China Tourist Visa FAQ’s

1. When can I apply for China Tourist Visa?

You can apply 30 days before your intended date of arrival in China for Business.

2. What will be the maximum stay period with China tourist visa?

Though the validity of the visa will be of 90 days you need to exit China within 30 days, as the maximum stay period allowed is of 30 days.

3. Do I need to have travel insurance before applying for China Business Visa?

No, Travel Insurance is not mandatory for applying for China Business Visa. However, travel insurance can be booked for international travel.

4. Do I need to have confirmed Air Tickets and Hotel Accommodation while applying for the China Business visa?

No, Air Tickets & Hotel Accommodation are not required for applying for Business Visa.Applicants entering twice in China needs to hold a confirmed Air Ticket to prove the Double Entry into China.

5. If my China Tourist visa gets rejected can I reapply?

Yes, you can reapply China Visa immediately in case of rejection. While re applying make sure to submit all the documents which were the cause for the rejection earlier.

6. Are the Consulate & VFS charges are refunded incase of visa getting rejected?

Yes, Consulate Charges are refunded. However, VFS charges are not refunded in case of rejection.

7. Do I need to make any medical tests before applying for China Tourist Visa?

No, medical tests are not required for applying for China Tourist Visa.

8. Is there any express service available for China Tourist Visa?

Yes, China offers express service by paying the extra charges of INR 4,278/- to VFS. However, the consulate doesn’t charge extra for express service.

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Terms & Conditions

Grant of visas are at the sole discretion of the visa officer at the consulate. We at Fly for Holidays will provide you guidance and advise to submit your visa application to the best of our knowledge and as per our information and experience. Possible time taken to process visas and turnaround time as advised by us to you is as per an estimate that is provided by Consulates. Applications are reviewed based on the information and documents submitted by you. Fly for Holidays is not responsible for the validity ,approval or rejection of your visa application at any point of time.

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