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Tourist Visa

Eligibility

Tourist Visa is issued to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India is tourism, recreation, sight-seeing, and for casual visit to meet friends and relatives etc. The visa is non convertible to any other Visa type. No other activity is permissible on Tourist visa.

3 months Single Entry Tourist Visa is issued to Chinese nationals as per the MOU on Simplifying visa procedures between Republic of India and People’s Republic of China.

A Tourist Visa-on-Arrival shall be granted to a foreigner

who is national of Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands,Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam. whose sole purpose of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc and for no other purpose / activity.

Tourist Visa on arrival is issued with a maximum validity of 30 days with single entry facility by the Immigration officer at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata Airports and NOT at any other Immigration Check Posts (ICPs).

For further information please follow the link: Tourist Visa-on-Arrival

Jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Shanghai

India visa application center

Jurisdiction

SHANGHAI

  1. Shanghai
  2. Zhejiang
  3. Jiangsu

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 return air ticket booking (E-ticket acceptable).
  1. Bank Guarantee Certificate of RMB 10,000, frozen for at least 3 months for each applicant. ( Not required for non-Chinese nationals)
  2. Original Letter from the Company/school of applicant (Not required for applicants who do not work/study in China).
  3. Copy of the Chinese ID card (both sides) (Not required for non-Chinese nationals).
  4. Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals.
  5. Detailed Itinerary (Applicant’s signature required in the Itinerary)  
  6. Other documents as specified in Checklist for Tourist Visa applications

 

Additional documents required in case group applications

  1. Name list of the Group applying for tourist visa Application.
  2. Supporting documents from Local tour operator in China.
  3. Supporting documents from India tour operator.
  4. Copy of business license of Indian Tour Operator from the Ministry of Tourism.
  5. Other documents as specified in Checklist.

Note: Tourist visa shall be valid for entry into India by the Visa holder from the date of issuance of the visa. Tourist visas may be extendable by Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs of Government of India, on application by the tourists in person on case-to-case basis, up to 3 months, to make total duration in India up to a maximum of 6 months.

Re-entry on Tourist Visa Advisory (applicable for nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and Stateless persons)

There should be a gap of at least 2 months between two visits to India on a Tourist Visa on re-entry of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and Stateless persons.

However, nationals of these specified countries, after initial entry into India, may plan to visit another country largely on account of neighborhood tourism and need to re-enter India within 60 days, before finally exiting. Such persons may be permitted up to three entries (need based), by the Indian Embassy / Consulate subject to submission of a detailed itinerary and supporting documentation (ticket bookings).

In case of requirement to visit India within 2 months, special permission should be sought from the concerned Indian Embassy / Consulate. [Request form for re-entry]

Such re-entry within the stipulated gap of two months may be permitted only in emergent situations like death/serious illness in the family, non-availability of connecting flights to return to his/her country of origin or travel to another country or any other exigent situation which can be duly justified with proper documentation to the satisfaction of the Indian Embassy / Consulate. The Embassy / Consulate will examine each case on merits before grant of requisite permission subject to the following conditions:-

The applicant should furnish an undertaking on the following lines:-

  1. That the purpose of his/her visit is because of an emergency situation.
  1. That he is not engaged in Business activities, nor in Employment or pursuing studies/research etc.

Where permission is accorded in such cases, registration with the local FRRO/FRO (Foreigners Registration Office) would be required within 14 days of arrival in India. The registration should be done with the FRRO/FRO concerned preferably at the first place of visit on re-entry.

In view of the change in the Tourist Visa procedure, Government of India has fixed RMB Ninety (RMB 90) as Miscellaneous Charge in case of applications submitted to Consulate General of India, Shanghai for according permission to re-enter India within Two months of last exit.

However, those holding Tourist Visas, who after initial entry into India plan to visit another country and re-enter India before finally exiting, could be permitted more than one entry, as the case may be, subject to their submission of a detailed itinerary and supporting documents i.e. confirmed Air tickets.

The Immigration authorities at all the Immigration Check Posts in India may also allow such foreign nationals on Tourist Visas arriving in India without the specific authorization from the Indian Missions/Posts to make two or three entries into the country (need based) subject to production of an itinerary and supporting documentation (ticket bookings).

The total period of stay in India counted from the date of first entry into the country shall not exceed the stipulated period of 200 days or 90 days, as the case may be.

 


Fees

All Payments are accepted in cash only, except in case of Postal Application. 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.


  1. 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 Tourist Visa (T)
Upto 1 year/
Single or Multiple Entry
100 650 20 670
More than 1 year and
up to 5 years/Multiple Entry
200 1300 20 1320
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
     

 

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 Tourist Visa 0    
Single Entry 80 520 20 540
Single Entry - Urgent 150 975 20 995
Multiple Entry 220 1430 20 1450
Multiple Entry - Urgent 300 1950 20 1970
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 Tourist Visa/Multiple Entry/upto 6 months 25 163 20 183
For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
9 Sri Lanka Tourist Visa      
30 Days (Double Entry) 15 98 20 118
90 days (single Entry) 15 98 20 118
90 days (Double Entry)  25 163 20 183
6 months (Double/Multiple Entry) 25 163 20 183
10 UK Tourist Visa up to 1 year (Single/Multiple Entry) 162 1053 20 1073
Tourist Visa 1 year to 5 years (Multiple Entry) 484 3146 20 3166
Emergency visa charges 89 579 0 579
11 Ukraine Tourist Visa for up to one year (S/D/M entry) 100 650 20 670
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 Tourist Visa Gratis 0 20 20
For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
13 USA Tourist 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. 1. Gratis Visa for nationals of Afghanistan, ,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia & South Africa.
  2. 2. Gratis Visa for Seychelles Nationals for all categories of visa except Employment/work visa.
  3. Visa Free Countries : Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require visa to enter India. However, Nepali nationals require visa if they enter India from China , which may be grnated gratis.
  4. All categories of visas for Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB 28
  5. Transfer of visa fee @ 34 RMB from all countries except Afghanistan, Agentina,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamica,Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa Uruguay, Seychelles, Napal, Bhutan, and pakistan.
  6. Restricted/Protected Area Permit fee @ 207 RMB from all countries except Afghanistan, Agentina,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamica,Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa Uruguay , Seychelles, Napal, Bhutan, and pakistan

 

Forms

Request form for re-entrythis form is applicable for nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origin and Stateless persons

Online Visa Application

Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals


Checklists

Checklist for Tourist Visa applications


NOTE: Maldives nationals will not require a visa to visit India, provided the total period of stay is less than 90 days.

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