China tourist visa for Indian citizens

China tourist visa

Last updated: March 3, 2021

Indian citizens need a visa for travelling to China . 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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Max Stay: 30 days

Visa Expires: 90 days

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China tourist visa requirements for Indian citizens

10 documents required for China tourist visa

Visa Application Form: Complete application form for China


Passport Photo: Photo must be no older than 6 months


Passport: Original Passport or Travel document 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 of the information pages of your signed, machine readable passport. 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 if any.


Bank Statement: Applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. 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: • 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. • Current bank statement of the latest 6 months • Income Tax Return (ITR) • Original pay slips Self Employed: • Include a copy of your business license • Company bank statement of the latest 6 months • Income Tax Return (ITR) Student: • Submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. • No Object certificate from School or University. Retired: • Submit proof of your retirement fund. Yes.


Hotel Bookings: Hotel reservation(s) for the duration of your visit.


Flight Bookings: Flight reservations(s) for the country of your visit and return ticket

✨ China tourist visa tips

  • 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.

  • 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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