Chinese Visa Fees

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 - 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.

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
Single Entry Rs.3,900
Double Entries Rs.5,850
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

Category Fees
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
Notarization Copy Rs.500
Confirmation of living Free

Express Fee payable by Indians for China Visa

Category Picking-up Date Fees
Urgent The 2nd or 3rd working day Rs.1,800
Most Urgent Same day Rs.2,700

Application Service Fees for China Visa

Category Fees
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.


News About Chinese Visa Fees

  • Chinese Embassy in India may issue visas to those taking vaccines made in China

    In March 2021, the Chinese embassy in India announced that visas could be given to Indians wishing to travel to China on condition that they had taken Chinese-made vaccines for Covid-19. China had suspended vias for Indian nationals since November 2020. Travellers who are entering China from abroad should also undergo extended quarantines in hotels. The Indian government has now urged China to issue visas to those who had met the requirements of the Chinese government as per the notification issued in March.

    15 June 2021

  • More than 1,000 visas of Chinese nationals revoked by the U.S.

    The United States of America has revoked more than 1,000 visas of Chinese nationals according to a statement by a State Department spokeswoman. This was a part of the Trump government’s decision to block entry of students and researchers from China who are believed to have ties with the Chinese military.

    President Donald Trump had restricted the entry of a few students and researchers from China into the United States of America in a proclamation on 29 May 2020. President Trump claimed that these students were being used in a campaign to acquire sensitive technology and intellectual property belonging to the United States of America.

    15 September 2020

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