China is the world's most populous country with a population of 1.404 billion. The country provides the unique blend of heritage, culture, education, development, growing economy and tourist attractions.
Chinese culture is rich in arts and sciences, detailed painting and printing techniques, delicate pottery, and sculpture. Chinese civilization is considered to be the blend of old traditions and westernized lifestyle.
The main attractions in China are:
Since Indian citizens are not granted or are not eligible for Visa on arrival in China, it is mandatory for Indians to obtain Visa before travelling to China. Hence it is recommended to apply for China Visa before planning to visit China.
The eligibility criteria include:
Furthermore, the person should not get involved in types of activities that do not conform to the kind of Visa the person holds. Invalid fraud submission or suppressed information shall cause rejection of an application, and if travel agency involved also provided false information, the travel agency should be disqualified to make an application for Chinese Visa. The application is not accepted by post by the Chinese Embassy and Consulates General. Generally, it takes a week or a two to process the Chinese Visa.
This is the procedure to be followed to apply for China Visa for Indians.
Indian ordinary passport holders wanting to travel to Tibet in China may join: Pilgrimage group organised by Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs and Indian travel agencies that are authorised, forward the application to the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in India. Ordinary Tourist Group: local Indian travel agency may arrange Tourist group of Indian origin.
If a person, who has applied for Chinese Visa, resides within the consular district of Chinese Consulate- General in Kolkata and Mumbai, are required to apply to the respective Chinese Consulate- General in Kolkata and Mumbai respectively. The Consular district in Kolkata covers Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. Similarly, the consular district in Mumbai covers Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The person who holds an official passport submits an application for a visit to Hong Kong or Macau SAR Visa; no fee shall be charged up to a maximum period of 14 days. If applied for journalist Visa and for Notarization and Attestation are required to follow the steps given in Visa Section of the Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata to provide for application.
The individuals who apply for D, J visa, shall be required to go to the Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata in person. Similarly, applications for Q1, S1, X1, Z shall be required to go to CVASC (Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Kolkata) in Kolkata personally.
A person proposing to apply for Chinese Visa may do so by submitting the application at the Visa Centre. It is, however, advisable to book an appointment in advance in order to process the application quickly. At present, there is no requirement of taking an appointment for applying for China visa.
Individual who already applied for China application online can check the status on the Chinese Visa Application Service Center.
Individuals who visit China to enjoy vacations and experience different places are issued Tourist Visa. Factors that attract people to travel China are its ancient cities, the natural highlights, diverse culture and fast modernisation. China comes third as the most visited tourist destination country after France and the US. Tourism business of China is incessantly increasing. According to the reports, most foreign travellers to visit or have visited China are Asian.
The following are the China visa requirements:
To avail China Tourist visa, all the documents should be submitted to Chinese consulates, embassies or Chinese Visa Application Center. In countries with CVASCS, applicants may send by post or submit applications based on online appointment.
Generally, the duration is 30- 60 days for tourist.
|Crew Visa (C)||This is generally for foreign crew members for international transportation that includes aircraft, trains, ships that are usually involved in cross border transport or to family members who desire to accompany the crew members.|
|D||This is generally issued to those applicants who have the desire or plan of residing in China permanently.|
|F||This category of Visa is issued to the applicants who plan to go to China for study tours, regular visits, exchanges and other particular activities.|
|G||This is generally issued to applicants who shall transit through China.|
|J1||Resident foreign journalists of foreign news organisation come under this category of China visa. The duration of stay shall not be exceeding 180 days in particular|
|L||Individual who want to visit places and like adventures are generally issued this category of visa. They come under this category of visa.|
Foreign journalists come under this category who wish to travel China for new coverage generally for short term duration. However, the duration of stay in China for applicants falling under this category shall not exceed 180 days in particular.
|M||M category visa is generally issued to applicant wanting to initiate trade and commercial activities|
|Q1||This category of visa is usually issued to applicants who have family in China or family members of foreigners who have been granted Chinese permanent residence and have a desire to go for a family get together or for foster care. The duration of stay for applicants falling under this category shall not be exceeding 180 days in particular.
Family members include daughters, sons, spouses, parents, spouses of sons or sisters, brothers, daughters, granddaughters, grandparents, grandsons and parents-in-law.
|Q2||This is generally issued to applicants who desire to pay a visit to their relatives who are Chinese citizens or who are not citizens but have been granted permanent residence in China. The duration of stay, however, should not exceed 180 days in particular|
|R||The applicants who are highly skilled and urgently required in China are issued this Visa|
|S1||This category of visa is generally issued to applicants who are expected to visit working foreigners or to study in China to whom they have a relation of spouses, sons or daughters below the age of 18 or parents-in-law or those having the intention for other private affairs. The duration of stay should not exceed 180 days.|
|S2||This category of visa is issued to those applicants who desire to visit the members of a family who are foreigners studying or working in China or have the intention of travelling to China for private affairs other than mentioned above. However, the duration of stay should not, in any case, exceed 180 days.|
|X1||This kind of visa is issued to the applicants who want to pursue their education for a period of more than 180 days.|
|X2||This kind of visa is issued to those applicants who want to pursue their education within a maximum period of 180 days.|
|Z||Z category visa is issued to applicants who have the intention of working in China.|
Individuals who visit China to enjoy vacations and experience different places are issued Tourist Visa. Factors that attract people to travel China are its ancient cities, the natural highlights, diverse culture, and fast modernisation. Generally, the duration is 30- 60 days for tourist.
China does offer many business opportunities like starting a pharmaceutical company, providing additional education, skincare companies, small-scale food production. To start a venture, it is necessary to apply for a Business China Visa.
Following documents are needed to China Business Visa:
Following documents are needed in order avail Visitor Visa for China:
China Work Visa is generally issued to the applicants who have been granted employment permit and has the desire of working in China. The applicant holding work visa of China should usually enter in China within ninety days of visa issuance and after that should register at local public security bureau within thirty days of arrival.
The following documents should be submitted to avail the work visa for China:
Following documents are necessary for availing a China Student Visa:
|Single Entry||Rs. 5552/- (Approx.)|
|Multiple Entry||Rs. 7502/- (Approx)|
Any Individual proposing to apply for China Visa shall have to bear the China Visa Fees for single entry Rs. 3900/-, for double entry Rs. 5850/-, for half year multiple entries Rs. 7800/- and for One Year Multiple Entry Rs. 11700/-
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Yes, it does offer business opportunities like small scale food production, start a pharmaceutical company.
There are two types of visa depending on the duration of the course a student opts for X1- education if the duration is for more than 180 days and X2- if the education course period is not more than 180 days.
Yes, China is the right place for spending a vacation since it ranks third in terms of tourism.
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