Student Visa

Eligibility

Applicable for students intending to study in Indian educational institutions/Universities.

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 Student visas (applicable for PRC nationals) are issued:

  1. For returning students
  2. 3 months Student Visa (for self-financing students):
  3. Student Visa (under cultural/education or other mutually approved exchange programme):

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

Student Visa (Fresh admission) (STV)

  1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space
  2. Copy of passport
  3. Copy of Chinese ID Card
  4. Recommendation Letter from University/School of the applicant
  5. Bank Guarantee Certificate of minimum amount of RMB 30,000
  6. No-criminal Record Certificate issued by PSB/Police and duly attested by Notary

Student Visa (already enrolled) (STV)

  1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space
  2. Copy of passport
  3. Copy of Chinese ID Card (Not required for non-Chinese nationals)
  4. Original/faxed/scanned letter from Indian University/School certifying that the applicant is still its student and the duration of the present course of study
  5. Copy of page of the passport having endorsement of registration with the FRRO in India
  6. Copy of last Indian visa

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 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 S Student upto 5 year M 80 551 18 569
2 For Afganistan, Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia and South African nationals:
  All types of visa 0 0
3 For Argentia nationals:
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at SN 5 to 30
4 For Uruguay natinals
  All other types of visa fee will be same as mentioned above at
SN 3 to 31
5 For Singapore nationals:
  All other types of visa lee will same as mentioned above at SN
2 to 31
6 For Japanese nationals:
  All other types of visa for Japanese nationals 8 55 18 73
7 For UK nationals:
  Student visa upto 5 years (multiple) 229 1578 18 1596
8 For Nigerian nationals:
  All types of visa 250 1723 18 1741
9 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
10 For Ukrainian nationals:
  Student visa less than 5 years (multiple) 85 586 18 604
  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
11 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
12 For Srilankan Nationals
  Student Visa(for institutions covered
by bilateral agreement)
1 year 43 296 18
314
  1 more than 1 year 81 558 18 576
  Student visa (For insitutions not covered by bilateral agreement) 81 558 18 576
13 For Mozambique Nationals
  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
   
14 For Pakistani Nationals
  All type of visas 10 18 28
   

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)
Student Visa (upto 5 years) 75 639 85 721+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)
Student Visa Max. 5 years - $75 639 250 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 5 years Student Visa
S.No. COUNTRY Visa Fees (RMB) Visa Service charge (RMB) Total
1 CHINA(PRC) 639 22 561+15*+65*
2 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 805 22 827+15*+65*
8 UK 1912 22 1934+15*+65*
9 SRILANKA 374 (UPTO 1 YEAR) 22 396+15*+65*
688 (MORETHAN 1 YEAR)** 710+15*+65*
10 OTHERS 639 22 661+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 4- 5 working days

For Foreign nationals: Minimum 5- 7 working days

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