Indians can visit China for tourism, business, employment, study, and various other reasons. Since the Chinese Embassy/Consulate-General has outsourced the visa application services to China Visa Application Center (CVAC) in India and other nations, the applicants must understand that there will be a service charge they will be paying which over and above the actual visa fee specified the Chinese Embassy/Consulate. While choosing a travel agency/agent, the applicant may be paying more than the visa fee charged by a CVAC.
While choosing one of the CVAC for Chinese Visa application, the fee varies for different applicants based on the services utilized by the applicant. The official website of CVAC - http://www.visaforchina.org/ allows applicants to either carry out an online application through the Quick Access section of the website. The website also enables the users to download the application form, fill it manually, and then submit the completed form along with the specified documents at one the CVACs.
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Fees and Charges for Chinese Visa Applications
The visa fee and charges are calculated based on the category of the visa, type of entry scheme, duration of stay, the speed of application processing, and other factors. The visa fees and charges must be paid by the applicant to allow the processing of the applications. Applicants are provided with multiple payment options to ensure a smooth application processing experienced.
The fee is subject to change and the applicant will need to bear the cost of exchange rate while using a credit/debit card of another currency. Based on the entry scheme, visa validity, express processing, and availability of additional services from CVAC, the Chinese Visa application fees and charges applicable for Indian passport holders are mentioned below.
|Visa Fee Category||Payable Visa fee by Indians|
|Multiple Entries for 6 months||Rs.7,800|
|Multiple Entries for 1 year||Rs.11,700|
|Group Visa/per person||Rs.2,400|
|Official Group Visa/per person||Rs.2,400|
Notarization and Attestation Fee for China Visa
|Attestation for Civil Purpose for Foreigners||Rs.500|
|Attestation for Commercial Purpose for Foreigners||Rs.1,000|
|Notarization for Civil Purpose||Rs.1,600|
|Notarization for Commercial Purpose||Rs.3,200|
|Confirmation of living||Free|
Express Fee payable by Indians for China Visa
|Urgent||The 2nd or 3rd working day||Rs.1,800|
|Most Urgent||Same day||Rs.2,700|
Application Service Fees for China Visa
|Regular Service (4 working days)||Rs.1,652 (inclusive of GST)|
|Express Service (next working day collection)||Rs.2,478 (inclusive of GST)|
|Postal Service (Normal service only)|
|Premium Lounge Service (Optional)|
Applicants are advised to visit the CVAC’s website to obtain the latest list of visa fees and charges which are applicable for the Indian passport holders. The fees and charges are revised from time to time. It is essential to check the applicable amount before initiating the application process. Once paid, the visa fee becomes non-refundable and it can be refunded only is specific conditions.