Employment Visa

Eligibility

Employment visa is only granted to an applicant who is highly skilled and / or qualified professional and is not granted for unskilled, routine, ordinary or secretarial / clerical jobs. The foreign national being sponsored for an Employment Visa in any sector should draw a salary in excess of US$ 25,000 per annum. This annual salary limit does not apply to (a) Ethnic cooks, (ii) Language Teachers (Other than English language teachers) / Translators and (iii) Staff working for the concerned Embassy / High Commission in India.

Employment Visa may be granted to the following categories of Chinese / foreign nationals:

  1. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India for employment in a company/firm/organization registered in India or for employment in a foreign company /firm/organization engaged for execution of some project in India.
  1. Chinese/Foreign engineers/technicians coming to India for installation and commissioning of equipments/machines/tools in terms of the contract for supply of such equipment/machine/tools.
  1. Chinese/Foreign personnel deputed for providing technical support/services, transfer of know-how/ services supplies for which the Indian company pays fees/royalty to the foreign company.
  1. Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India as consultant on contract for whom the Indian company pays a fixed remuneration (this may not be in the form of monthly salary).
  1. Chinese/Foreign artists engaged to conduct regular performances for the duration of the employment contract given by Hotels, Clubs, and other organizations.
  1. Chinese/Foreign nationals who are coming to India to take up employment as coaches of national/state level teams or reputed sports clubs.
  1. Chinese/Foreign sportsmen who are given contract for a specified period by the Indian Clubs/organizations.
  1. Self-employed Chinese/Foreign nationals coming to India for providing engineering, medical, accounting, legal or such other highly skilled services in their capacity as independent consultants provided the provision of such services by foreign nationals is permitted under law.
  1. Chinese/Foreign language teachers/interpreters.
  1. Chinese/Foreign specialist Chefs

 

As per the MoU on Simplification of Visa procedures signed between the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China in June, 2003 the following categories of Employment visas (applicable for PRC nationals) are issued:

  1. 3 months Single Entry Employment Visa for opening Representative Office in India
  2. 3 months Single Entry Employment Visa for employment including for contracted projects
  1. 3 months Single Entry Visa to Employee’s accompanying family members
  1. 3 months Single Entry Tourist Visa to non-accompanying spouses/children/relatives of Employees

 

Note: Conversion of business visa or any other type of visa into employment visa is not permitted. Chinese nationals desiring to do so must return to their country of permanent residence and apply to the Indian Embassy/Consulate for Employment Visa furnishing all relevant papers required for grant of employment visa.

Jurisdiction of Embassy of India, Beijing

Provinces Municipalities Autonomous Regions
  1. Anhui
  2. Gansu
  3. Guizhou
  4. Hebei
  5. Heilongjiang
  6. Henan
  7. Hubei
  8. Jiangxi
  9. Jilin
  10. Liaoning
  11. Qinghai
  12. Shaanxi
  13. Shandong
  14. Shanxi
  1. Beijing
  2. Tianjin
  3. Chongqing
  1. Inner Mongolia
  2. Ningxia
  3. Tibet
  4. Xinjiang

Required Documents

The Employment Visa should be applied / must be issued from the Country of Origin, or from the country of domicile of foreigner provided the period of permanent residence of the Applicant in that particular country is for more than 2 years.

  1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space
  2. Copy of the Passport
  3. Copy of the Chinese ID
  4. Letter of Appointment from Indian Company and /or copy of contract signed between two parties (explicitly stating that annual salary of applicant is in excess of US$ 25,000)
  5. No-criminal record Certificate issued by PSB/Police and duly attested by Notary. (In case of foreigners, the requisite certificate from the respective Diplomatic Mission)
  6. CV of the applicant
  7. Copy of qualifying educational certificates
  8. Professional expertise Certificate
  9. Skills Certificate (as per Performa available on website/Application Centre)
  10. Registration Certificate of the employing company under the Companies Act/Proof of the registration of the firm in the State Industries Department or the Export Promotion Council
  11. Duly filled in Reference Sheet (in soft MS Word format by email)

 


Fees

All Payments are accepted in cash only. Payment through bank cards will not be acceptable at the India Visa Application Center.

If the applicant wants to withdraw his/her application the visa and service fee will NOT be refunded either by the Consulate nor the India Visa Application Center. The applicant in order to get the refund of the visa and service fee will have to withdraw the application on the same day of submission between 8:30 am-3:00 pm.

India Visa Application Center will ONLY provide FAPIAO for the service fee per application and courier fee per application if any. The India Visa Application Center will NOT be able to provide FAPIAO for the visa fee.

Fee details

  1. Nepali nationals visiting India from China require visa. It is issued gratis.
  2. Nationals of Bhutan entering India (including from China) do not require visa.
  3. All visas to Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB. 23.
  4. Transfer of visa- The transfer of visa from old passport to new passport is RMB 60. (Not charged from Nationals of the countries who are given gratis visa and from Nationals of Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan).
  5. Applicants from the below mention countries need not to pay any visa fee:

 

New Rationalised Visa Fee For All Nationals Other Than as Specified Below Between SN 32 to 46 w.e.f. 01.04.2017 ROE
6.89
SN Code Type Duration Entries Fee in $ Fee in RME ICWF Total
1 E Employment upto to 6 month S/M 120 827 18 845
2 E Employment 6 month to 1 year M 200 1378 18 1396
3 E Employment 1 year to 5 year M 300 2067 18 2085
4 For Afganistan, Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia and South African nationals:
  All types of visa 0 0
5 For Argentia nationals:
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at SN 5 to 30
6 For Uruguay natinals
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at
SN 3 to 31
7 For Singapore nationals:
  All other types of visa lee will same as mentioned above at SN
2 to 31
8 For Japanese nationals:
  All other types of visa for Japanese nationals 9 55 18 73
10 For UK nationals:
  Employment visa upto 6 m 460 3169 18 3187
  Employment visa upto 1 yr 500 3445 18 3463
  Employment visa above 1 yr 597 4113 18 4131
11 For Nigerian nationals:
  All types of visa 250 1723 18 1741
12 For US nationals:
  Compulsory visa application fee for all types of visa except Tourist Visa 20 138 0 0
  All other types of visa fee will be same as applicable to other countries
13 For Ukrainian nationals:
  Employment less than 6 m 120 827 18 845
  Employment visa less than 1 yr 200 1378 18 1306
  Employment visa less than 5 yr 300 2067 18 2085
  All other visas (entry, conference, jouranalist etc.)
  upto 6 months 85 586 18 604
  upto 1 year 130 896 18 914
  less than 5 years ( S/D/M entry) 200 1378 18 1396
14 For Russian nationals: all types of visa
  Single Entry 40 276 18 294
  Double Entry 90 620 18 638
  Multiple Entry 120 827 18 845
15 For Srilankan Nationals
  Employment visa 1 year (Multiple entry) 157 1082 18 1100
16 For Mozambique Nationals
  Business visa/ Employment visa 0 0 18 18
  All other types visas (Except Transit and Student) up to 6 months 220 1516 18 1534
  up to 6 months (
in Emergency)
300 2067 18 2085
    up to one year 300 2067 18 2085
    up to one year (in Emerges) 300 2067 18 2085
    upto 5 year 300 2067 18 2085
    up to 5 year (in Emergenc) 300 2067 18 2085
17 For Pakistani Nationals
  All type of visas 10 18 28
New Rationalised Visa Fee For All Nationals Other Than as Specified Below Between SN 32 to 46 w.e.f. 01.04.2017 ROE
6.89
SN Code Type Duration Entries     Fee in $ Fee in RME       ICWF Total  
1 Employment visa fee for nationals of following countries charged on reciprocal basis
    Country Name > 6M$ > 6M LC ICWF Total 6M to 1 y $ 6M to 1Y LC ICWF Total 1to5Y $ 1 to 5Y LC ICWF Total
    Canada 150 1034 18 1052 200 1378 18 1396 300 2067 18 2085
    Ireland 160 1102 18 1120 200 1378 18 1396 300 2067 18 2085
    France 135 930 18 948 200 1378 18 1396 300 2067 18 2085
    Denmark 125 861 18 879 200 1378 18 1396 300 2067 18 2085
    Australia 180 1240 18 1258 220 1516 18 1534 300 2067 18 2085
    New Zealand 145 999 18 1017 200 1378 18 1396 300 2067 18 2085
    Thailand 160 1102 18 1120 200 1378 18 1396 300 2067 18 2085
    UAE 375 2584 18 2602 415 2859 18 2877 495 3411 18 3429
    Israel 1000 6890 18 6908 1040 7166 18 7184 1120 7717 18 7735
    Iran 235 1619 18 1637 275 1895 18 1913 355 2446 18 2464

Other Visa Types

New Rationalised Visa Fee For All Nationals Other Than as Specified Below Between SN 32 to 46 w.e.f. 01.04.2017 ROE
6.89
SN Code Type Duration Entries Fee in $ Fee in RME ICWF Total
1 M Missionary upto 6 month S/M 80 551 18 569
2 M Missionary 6 month to 1 year M 120 827 18 845
3 M Missionary 1 year to 5 year M 200 1378 18 1396
4 MX Mountaineering upto 6 month S/M 80 551 18 569
5 MX Mountaineering 6 month to 1 year M 120 827 18 845
6 I Intern upto 1 year M 80 551 18 569
7 F Film upto 1 year S/D 120 827 18 845
8 For UK nationals:
  Emergency visa charges 89 6I 3 18 631
9 For Ukrainian nationals:
  Emergency visa fee 85 586 18 586
Schedule of Revised Visa Fee for Ukrainian Nationals

Exchange Rate used: USS1---- RMB 8.27
Type of visa (Validity) Existing Visa Fees Revised Visa Fees
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB18)
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB18)
All other Types of Visas (CV, EV, JV, XV etc.) (upto 6 months) 80 680 85 721+15*+65*
All otherTypes of Visas (CV, EV, JV, XV etc.) (upto 01 year) 120 1011 130 1094+15*+65*
All other Types of Visas (CV, EV, JV, XV etc.) (upto 05 years) 200 1672 200 1672+15*+65*

Schedule of Revised Visa Fee for Nigerian Nationals

Exchange Rate used: USS1---- RMB 8.27
Type of visa (Validity) Existing Visa Fees Revised Visa Fees
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB18)
In USD RMB (mci. ICWF
contribution of RMB18)
Employment Visa
Upto 6Months- $80 680
Upto 1 year- $120 1011
Upto 5 years- $200 1672
250 2086+15*+65*

Gratis visa
S.No Country Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 Afghanistan 0 22 22+15*+65*
2 Argentina 0 22 22+15*+65*
3 Bangladesh 0 22 22+15*+65*
4 DPRK 0 22 22+15*+65*
5 Jamaica 0 22 22+15*+65*
6 Maldives 0 22 22+15*+65*
7 Mauritius 0 22 22+15*+65*
8 Mongolia 0 22 22+15*+65*
9 Nepal 0 22 22+15*+65*
10 South Africa 0 22 22+15*+65*
11 Uruguay 0 22 22+15*+65*
12 German spouses of Indian nationals and their dependent children 0 22 22+15*+65*

 

Up to 6 months employment Visa
S.No. COUNTRY Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 CHINA(PRC) 680 22 602+15*+65*
2 SINGAPORE 680 22 702+15*+65*
3 JAPAN 85 22 107+15*+65*
4 RUSSIA (SE) 349 22 371+15*+65*
5 RUSSIA (DE) 763 22 785+15*+65*
6 RUSSIA (ME) 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
7 USA 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
8 ECUADOR 680 22 702+15*+65*
9 NEW ZEALAND 1218 22 1240+15*+65*
10 UKRAINE 680 22 702+15*+65*
11 FRANCE 1135 22 1157+15*+65*
12 AUSTRALIA 1507 22 1529+15*+65*
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 680 22 702+15*+65*
14 IRAN 1962 22 1984+15*+65*
15 IRELAND 1342 22 1364+15*+65*
16 NIGERIA 680 22 702+15*+65*
17 PHILIPPINES 680 22 702+15*+65*
18 POLAND 680 22 702+15*+65*
19 SAUDI ARABIA 680 22 702+15*+65*
20 U.K. 3823 22 3845+15*+65*
21 THAILAND 1342 22 1364+15*+65*
22 U.A.E. 3120 22 3142+15*+65*
23 Canada 1259 22 1281+15*+65*
24 Italy 887 22 909+15*+65*
25 Denmark 1052 22 1074+15*+65*
26 Portugal 763 22 785+15*+65*
27 Austria 721 22 743+15*+65*
28 Norway 763 22 785+15*+65*
29 Turkey 845 22 867+15*+65*
30 Isreal 8288 22 8310+15*+65*
31 MOZAMBIQUE 1838 22 1860+15*+65*
32 OTHERS 680 22 702+15*+65*

 

Up to 1 year Employment Visa
S.No. COUNTRY Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 CHINA(PRC) NA NA NA
2 SINGAPORE 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
3 RUSSIA (SE) 349 22 371+15*+65*
4 RUSSIA (DE) 763 22 785+15*+65*
5 RUSSIA (ME) 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
6 RUSSIA 349 22 371+15*+65*
7 USA 1342 22 1364+15*+65*
8 ECUADOR 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
9 NEW ZEALAND 1548 22 1570+15*+65*
10 UKRAINE 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
11 FRANCE 1466 22 1488+15*+65*
12 AUSTRALIA 1838 22 1860+15*+65*
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
14 IRAN 2293 22 2315+15*+65*
15 IRELAND 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
16 NIGERIA 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
17 PHILIPPINES 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
18 POLAND 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
19 SAUDI ARABIA 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
20 U.K. 4153 22 4175+15*+65*
21 THAILAND 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
22 U.A.E. 3451 22 3473+15*+65*
23 Canada 1590 22 1612+15*+65*
24 Italy 1218 22 1240+15*+65*
25 Denmark 1383 22 1405+15*+65*
26 Portugal 1094 22 1116+15*+65*
27 Austria 1052 22 1074+15*+65*
28 Norway 1094 22 1116+15*+65*
29 Turkey 1176 22 1198+15*+65*
30 Isreal 8619 22 8641+15*+65*
31 Sri lanka 1317 (ME) 22 1339+15*+65*
32 MOZAMBIQUE 2499 22 2521+15*+65*
33 OTHERS 1011 22 1033+15*+65*

Up to 5 years Employment Visa
S.No. COUNTRY Visa Fee (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 CHINA(PRC) NA NA NA
2 SINGAPORE 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
3 JAPAN 85 22 107+15*+65*
4 RUSSIA (SE) 349 22 371+15*+65*
5 RUSSIA (DE) 763 22 785+15*+65*
6 RUSSIA (ME) 1011 22 1033+15*+65*
7 USA 2004 22 1126+15*+65*
8 ECUADOR 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
9 NEW ZEALAND 2210 22 2232+15*+65*
10 UKRAINE 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
11 FRANCE 2127 22 2149+15*+65*
12 AUSTRALIA 2499 22 2521+15*+65*
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
14 IRAN 2954 22 1976+15*+65*
15 IRELAND 2334 22 2356+15*+65*
16 NIGERIA 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
17 PHILIPPINES 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
18 POLAND 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
19 SAUDI ARABIA 1672 22 1694+15*+65*
20 U.K. 4956 22 4978+15*+65*
21 THAILAND 2334 22 2356+15*+65*
22 U.A.E. 4112 22 4134+15*+65*
23 Canada 2251 22 2273+15*+65*
24 Italy 1879 22 1901+15*+65*
25 Denmark 2045 22 2067+15*+65*
26 Portugal 1755 22 1777+15*+65*
27 Austria 1714 22 1736+15*+65*
28 Norway 1755 22 1777+15*+65*
29 Turkey 1838 22 1860+15*+65*
30 Isreal 9281 22 9303+15*+65*
31 MOZAMBIQUE 2499 22 2521+15*+65*
32 OTHERS 1672 22 1694+15*+65*

*SE - Single Entry; DE - Double Entry; ME - Multiple Entry

Notes:

  1. Gratis Visa for nationals of Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, South Africa and Uruguay.
  2. Gratis Visa for German Spouses of Indian Nationals and their dependent Children.
  3. Nepali Nationals visiting India from China require visa. It is issued gratis.
  4. Nationals of Bhutan entering India (including from China) do not require visa.
  5. All visa of Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB.23.00.
  6. Fee for Medical/Medical attendant visa (up to 1 year) for UK nationals is RMB 1912.00
  7. Student Visa fee for Sri Lanka nationals (for institutions not covered by bilateral agreement) is RMB 688.00.
  8. Entry Visa fee for Sri Lanka nationals (1Y/ME) is RMB 349.00

 

Processing Time

The Processing time mentioned here is a normal processing time, however this processing time is dependent on various factors and may vary from time to time. Processing time mentioned here, do not include delivery time taken by courier companies. Incomplete applications will lead to delay of processing time and applicants will need to comply with any changes in the procedure that may occur during this time.
You are requested to make your travel arrangements only after receiving relevant service. India Visa Application Center/EOI/CGI will not be liable for any claims of inconvenience or penalties should applicant need to make changes to their travel plans owing to the delays and/or any inconvenience caused due to any rejections.

For Chinese national: Minimum 45 working days

For Foreign nationals: Minimum 45 working days

Note: Applications sent by post will take additional 4-5 working days for processing.