China Tourist Visa Requirements - Documents, Eligibility & Fees

Indian passport holders who are willing to apply for a China Tourist visa can find the necessary visa information on this page. In the following, you can find China Tourist visa requirements which mainly include the visa documents and eligibility criteria. General guidelines to be followed at the time of submission of China Tourist visa documents are mentioned on the page. For further visa consultation, you can contact BTW Visa Executives.

 

Following is the list of documents required for China Tourist visa for Indians.
  • Passport

      The submitted passport must meet the parameters given below

    • It must have minimum two blank pages for the visa stamp.
    • It must be original and genuine.
    • It must be valid for 6 months ahead of the span of stay.
    • It must not be torn, ripped, split, or damaged in any kind of way.

    One cannot cross international boundries without the passport. It is considered a criminal offense otherwise.

  • Photo

      The photographs must be provided as per the given photo specifications

    • It must cover face 70% of the frame.
    • It must have a matt finish.
    • It must be clicked on an all white background.
    • Two copies to be submitted with general photo guidelines.
    • It must be of proper size with dimensions of 35x45 mm (length - 33mm, breadth - 48mm).
    • It must be a recent photograph.
    • The expressions on the face must be neutral, there must not be any kind of smiling of frowning in the photograph.
    • Any kind of glasses must not be worn in the photograph.
    • The hair must be tied back so that the face is clearly visible.
    • The ears must be visible clearly.
    • It must not have any headgear worn apart from religious reasons.
    • It is to be taken care that your teeth do not show in the photograph.

    Recent pictures are mandatory as old pictures can cause the authorities to reject your application.

  • Old Passport

      If available, the old passport must also be provided meeting the given criteria

    • In case required one year multiple entry visa .
    • It must be original and in a good condition to access the required information.

    Without the old passport, you cannot get the visa stamp. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Covering Letter From Applicant

      The covering letter provided by the visa applicant should be acceptable based on the following guidelines

    • It must mention other details as well as per the Consular's request.
    • It must mention the accommodation details of the applicant.
    • It must mention the person who will be bearing all the expenses during the trip, if not travelling alone.
    • It must specify the traveller's relationship with the fellow travellers if not travelling alone.
    • It must clearly specify the traveller's purpose of visit.
    • It must mention the travel dates as per the invitation letter or the booked flight tickets.
    • It must mention all the details as per the passport.

    Covering letter is the first document that is seen by the consular. If the covering letter is not appropriate, it may cause your visa to get rejected as well. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Bank Statement

      The Bank statement is a mandatory document and it should meet the following criteria

    • It must be original and obtained for the last 6 months. .
    • It must be original and should have the bank's stamp and signature on every page.

    If the Bank Statement doesn't show enough funds or shows irrelevant expenditure, it could lead to visa rejection on financial means. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Hotel Voucher

      It should be submitted as per the following

    • It must be obtained on the Hotel's letterhead and should be provided as proof of accommodation.
    • It must be provided to ratify the purpose of visit and as proof of accommodation as well.

    If you are staying in a hotel during your time in another country, a hotel voucher must be provided as proof of accommodation.

  • Air Ticket

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • The tickets must be confirmed for the to and fro journey.
    • It must be confirmed for the complete round trip.

    An air ticket shows your course of travel and confirms your return to the native country.

  • Balance Certificate

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • It must be signed by the bank and must be obtained on the bank's letterhead.

    Without this, you will not be able to apply for a visa as you will not meet the financial requirements.

  • Itinerary

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • itinerary should contain your regular activities and visits which will be done while in China
    • It must mention the day to day schedule and plans and program while in the country.

    The itinerary must have proper and detailed information of the traveller's routine. Even if a single detail is missed out, it could affect the visa interview. Professional visa consultation is recommended.


For detailed information, Please go through China Tourist Visa - Definitive Guide

Eligibility for getting China Tourist Visa:

In order to be eligible to travel to the country on a visa, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria.

  1. Be a genuine traveller-You must have a valid and good intention behind travelling to the country.

  2. Eligible to bear all expenses -You must possess sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents throughout the stay.

  3. Reasons to return - You must have strong ties in your home country that will ensure that you will return after your stay.

  4. Be of good character - You must have a clean criminal track record and be of good character. You may have to provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.

  5. Be in good health -You must at least meet the minimum health requirements required by the authorities.

  6. Genuine Purpose

    • You must be a genuine travelling enthusiast wanting to explore the country.
    • You must already have the necessary travel arrangements made to prove your intention to visit.

Visa Fees for China Tourist Visa:

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Single entry Normal 30 days 3 months 6732.0
Double entry Normal 30 days 3 months 8682.0
Multiple entry Normal 30 days 6 months 10632.0
Multiple entry Normal 30 days 1 year 14532.0
Single entry Express 30 days 3 months 8732.0
Double entry Express 30 days 3 months 10682.0
Multiple entry Express 30 days 6 months 12632.0
Multiple entry Express 30 days 1 year 16532.0

*Important Note:

Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted, so It's recommonded to get the professional visa consultation. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your visa application .

Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.

To know all details like process, eligibility, fees etc. Please refer China Tourist Visa for Indians

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