The largest among India’s neighboring countries, China enjoys a positive balance of trade with India. In recent years, Indo-Chinese relations are on an upswing not only in aspects of bilateral trade but also tourism. Each year numerous Chinese tourists cross the border from China to visit India next door, the land of immensely rich culture and tradition and an overwhelming wealth of natural and man-made wonders. The Embassy of India in China issues tourist visa to India from China.
The Indian Missions in India can be found in China at the following addresses:
1. Embassy of India
1, Ritan Dong Lu,
2. The Consulate General of India in Shanghai
1008, Shanghai International,
2201 Yan An Xi Lu,
3. Consulate General of India, Guangzhou
1-4, 14th Floor, Skyframe Tower,
No. 8 Lin He Zhong Road,
From 2008, Chinese tourists intending to visit India can apply for and obtain Indian visa at the address mentioned below:
India Visa Application Center
Room- C, 10th floor,
Oriental Kenzo Plaza,
No 48, Dongzhimenwai Street,
Dongcheng District, Beijing – 100027.
E-mail ID: email@example.com
The visa application center remains open from 0800 hrs to 1500hrs, Monday to Friday. You may procure visa application form from this address directly in person or by post. The easiest way, to get visa to India however, is to download the forms online from http://www.indianembassy.org.cn/.
A few points to note for all applicants seeking tourist visa to India from China:
Applicant should possess a passport valid for six months.
All applications must be duly completed and signed by the applicant.
Applicants seeking visa from the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu and Shanghai municipality, can apply at the Consulate General of India in Shanghai.
Applicants from the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan, Hainan, Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region can apply for tourist visa to India at the Consulate General of India, Guangzhou.
Tourists are generally granted visa for a maximum of 3 months. Group tourist visas (four or more) are also granted in specific cases.
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