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China tourist visa from India

China tourist visa is required for Indian citizens. The stay is usually short with a period of 30 days and visa expires in 90 days. Applicant is not required to be present when applying for China tourist visa. A total of 10 documents are required for applying China tourist visa. You can also find useful tips from fellow travellers.
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China tourist visa conditions for Indian citizens

Max Stay: 30 days

Visa Validity: 90 days

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How to apply for China tourist visa from India

Step 1 : Indian citizens need to get a visa for China by going to the nearest embassy.
Step 2 : Fill the application form for China.
Step 3 : After filling, providing the required documents with your passport and make the payment and submit visa application at the embassy of China
Step 4 : Once the visa application for China is approved, you will be notified by e-mail.
Step 5 : Pickup your passport from China embassy
Step 6 : You can now travel to China and stay for the duration on your visa.

China tourist visa requirements for Indian citizens

10 documents required for China tourist visa

Visa Application Form

Completed application form for China

Passport Photo

Photo must be no older than 6 months


Original Passport or Travel document of India with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.

Passport Copy

A clear scan copy of passport of India with the information pages that has signature. Provide the pages of your current passport showing your photo, personal details and passport issue and expiry dates. Must be valid for six months beyond the expiry date of the visa.

Previous Visa

Previous visas if available.

Previous Passport

Provide a previous passport of India if any.

Bank Statement

A recent monthly bank statement of the applicant from India. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement. If statements are printed online then it has to be Authenticated (stamped) by the bank officials.

Current Details

Employed: β€’ A letter from your employer on company letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. β€’ Current bank statement of the latest 6 months β€’ Income Tax Return (ITR) β€’ Original pay slips Self Employed: β€’ Include a copy of your business license β€’ Company bank statement of the latest 6 months β€’ Income Tax Return (ITR) Student: β€’ Submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. β€’ No Object certificate from School or University. Retired: β€’ Submit proof of your retirement fund. Yes.

Accomodation Bookings

Hotel reservation(s) in China for the duration of your visit. Embassy recommends not to purchase tickets until visa is approved. Don’t risk your money, time and effort by buying actual tickets. Get hotel bookings for any city in the world within minutes for visa purposes.

Travel Bookings

A round-trip flight reservations(s) for China. An Onward Ticket is a flight reservation made by a real travel agency that can be helpful for visa applications or if you want to enter a country without purchasing a return flight. Get verifiable one way, round trip, and multi-city flight bookings for visa purposes.
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China has major restrictions for travel. Most visitors from India will not be allowed to travel to China. You are required to have mandatory quarantine. Find travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements to travel China.

✨ China tourist visa tips

  • Under the 24-hour TWOV policy, transit visa is not required for travelers who
  • hold a passport valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry;
  • arrive by air, cruise ship or train (except for arriving at certain airports listed below);
  • hold confirmed air, cruise ship or train tickets to a third-country final destination.
  • depart Mainland China on a flight, cruise ship or train within 24 hours after arrival.
  • The 24-hour transit rule allows multiple stops within Mainland China for most airports, as long as the traveler has a flight, cruise or train segment leaving Mainland China in 24 hours, so it is possible to enter through a port of entry in China, take multiple segments of domestic flights within China, and depart from a different port of entry in less than 24 hours. Multi-stop transit is not allowed in some airports listed below.
  • Fuzhou Changle International Airport, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, Mudanjiang Hailang Airport, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Yanji Chaoyangchuan Airport
  • Urumqi Diwopu International Airport
  • Passengers in transit are permitted to remain in the airport for a maximum period of 2 hours. Multi-stop transit is not permitted. The airport also maintains an individual list of nationalities not eligible for visa-free transit.

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