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India Visa for Chinese citizens - Everything you need to know

Before departing, it's essential to verify the visa requirements for Chinese citizens traveling to India. We provide the latest information on entry prerequisites, ensuring that your trip to India is smooth and enjoyable.

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India suspends tourist visas

The Indian government is currently not issuing India tourist visas for Chinese nationals. They have also suspended tourist visas already issued, these are no longer valid until further notice. At the moment, there are strict restrictions to get a visa for visiting India as a citizen from China.

We'll update this information once the India tourist visa is available again for Chinese citizens, and you can apply with us. Read on for the most frequently asked questions about the Indian visa for Chinese citizens.

I’m a Chinese citizen, do I need a visa to enter India?

Yes! Citizens of China need an Indian visa before traveling. Currently, it isn't possible for Chinese citizens to get a tourist visa for India, India Business eVisa, or India Medical eVisa online. Consult your nearest Indian Embassy for further information.

If you’re an overseas citizen from another country, please use our Visa Checker widget for your exact requirements to visit India.

What is the validity of the Indian e-visa for Chinese citizens?

The India tourist e-visa offers the following validity options:

  • 30 days with double entry
  • 1 year with multiple entries
  • 5 years with multiple entries

Learn all the details about Indian visa validity and allowed stay in this blog.

In case you need a visa for business visits, a visa for foreign students, or a visa for a medical visit to India for Chinese citizens, please contact your local Indian embassy or Indian consulate for more information.

What information is required to apply for the electronic Indian visa?

Make sure to answer all the questions in the electronic form detailing your plans in India. Travelers must have a confirmed flight to India before beginning the electronic visa process.

Eligible citizens should gather the following information and documents for the online application form:

  • Passport scan: Passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months after arrival and two blank pages.
  • Applicant photo
  • A valid email address
  • Payment methods: You can pay with a credit/debit card.

How can Chinese citizens apply for an electronic India visa?

At iVisa, the visa application process for any Indian visa or other travel document is very simple:

1. Complete the electronic form and choose the processing time you prefer.

2. Review your details and correct any mistakes. Pay the government visa levy and service fee for the Indian visa with a credit or debit card.

3. Attach any supporting documents required, such as your passport scan, photos, and any other documents required.

How will I receive my India visa?

Online applicants will receive the Indian visa by email once it is approved. Make sure to print the confirmation of your Indian electronic visa, as the India immigration office will request it as soon as you arrive. Also, carry the same passport that you registered during your Indian visa application.

Where can I find out more about the Indian visa?

In case you have specific questions about your Indian visa, tourist visas, requirements for Chinese citizens, or other official documents, reach out to our customer service agents or send us a WhatsApp.

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