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Project Visa

Eligibility

Project Visa may be granted to Chinese / foreign nationals coming to India for execution of projects in the power and steel sectors, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Project visa will be issued only to highly skilled / skilled persons and not to semi-skilled/un-skilled workers.
  1. A Project Visa holder cannot engage in another project either of the same company or of a different company.
  1. Employment / Work of the Project visa holder would be restricted to the location of the project.
  1. Validity of visa would be initially for the duration of the project/contract with multiple-entry facility. It cannot exceed one year.
  1. A person coming for Project Visa cannot take employment in the same Indian company for a period of two years from the date of commissioning of the project.
  1. Project Visa would be issued based on the submission of the relevant documents clearly establishing that the project / contract has been assigned to the particular foreign company by the Indian company / organization concerned.
  1. Project Visa can be issued to 2 chefs and 2 interpreters per project.
  1. Indian company engaging the foreign national for executing the project / contract would be responsible for the conduct of the foreign national during his / her stay in India and also for the departure of such foreign national upon expiry of visa.
  1. Project Visa holder would have to register with the FRO/FRRO concerned within 14 days of arrival if the validity of visa is more than 200 days.

Sector Specific Ceilings on the Maximum number of Project Visas allowed for each project in Steel and Power Sectors:

A. Power

No. of Units

No. of permissible foreign personnel in case of BTG Project

No. of permissible foreign personnel in case of EPC Project

**Additional personnel in case FGD is also sourced from foreign OEM

2 Units of 660 MW & above (considered as 1 project)

50-70
(on case to case basis)

76-125
 (on case to case basis)

25

2 + 1 additional unit

105

207

37

2 + 2 additional units

122

219

44

2 + 3 additional units

140

250

50

2 + 4 additional units

157

281

56

**In case, Flue Gas Desulphurization System (FGD) is also sourced from a foreign supplier, there is provision for additional number of foreign personnel as indicated above.
For additional units to qualify as a separate project at the same location, there should be a gap of minimum one year in the date of award of contract between two such projects

B. Steel Sector

Green Field Projects:           10% of the total skilled manpower deployed per mln tonne capacity or 300, whichever is lower

Brownfield Projects:             5% of the total skilled manpower deployed per mln tonne capacity or 150, whichever is lower

Total Manpower requirements of the project should be determined at the stage of conceptualization of the project by the sponsoring authority with a flow-chart.

For the purpose of determining the capacity of the Unit, it would be the approved capacity as certified by the Ministry concerned of the Government of India in respect of PSUs. In respect of private sector steel units, the basis of capacity may be as per the financial disclosure statement of a Scheduled Bank or RBI-approved NBFC duly authenticated and certified.

Jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Shanghai

India visa application center

Jurisdiction

SHANGHAI

  1. Shanghai
  2. Zhejiang
  3. Jiangsu

Required Documents

  1. Online Visa Application Form duly filled and signed by the applicant. (Signature on Passport and Application form should be the same.)
  2. Two recent colour passport size (about 51 mm x 51mm) photograph, showing full frontal view of face against a white background to be pasted on the application form. Pakistani applicant shall submit 4 photographs per application. Click here for more details. (Scanned Photo will not be accepted).
  3. Letter (original / fax) from the Indian Company awarding the contract to the foreign     company specifying the following details:
    1. Name of the foreign Company
    2. Registered address of the foreign company
    3. Name of the project awarded as per the tender document
    4. Location of the project in India (village/town/district/state)
    5. Duration of the contract (number of days)
    6. Total number of foreign workers likely to be sent by the foreign company (category wise)
      1. Highly skilled
      2. Skilled technicians with diploma/polytechnic degree
      3. Skilled workers with school level education
  4. Letter (original / fax) from the Indian company addressed to the Indian Mission explicitly stating that:
    1. It guarantees the conduct of the foreign company and the foreign personnel involved in the execution of the project/contract.
    2. It would be responsible for ensuring that the applicant (name of the applicant, passport number and date of birth shall be mentioned) will abide by Indian rules and regulations.
    3. It will be liable to ensure departure of the applicant from India upon expiry of Visa.
  5. Three sets of duly filled application forms. Each application should have one photograph pasted on it and one photograph attached to it.
  1. Letter from the foreign employer providing brief description of the nature of its project in India and a brief description of the job which the applicant is required to perform in India.
  1. CV of the applicant.
  1. Documentary proof of the educational qualification.
  1. Professional expertise certificate
  1. Registration certificate of the employing company under the Companies Act / Proof of registration of the firm in the State industries department or the Export Promotion Council.
  1. No-Criminal record certificate issued by the PSB/Police and duly attested by Notary.
  2. Duly filled in Reference Sheet (soft copy to be sent in Word format by email at visa@indianembassy.org.cn).
  3. Other documents as specified in Checklist for Project Visa applications

Notes

  1. Project visa is issued only after approval from concerned authorities in India, the processing of which may take 45-50 days.
  1. Fax Number of Visa Section: 0086-10-8531 2565

 

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.
Applicants from the below mention countries need not to pay any visa fee:

 

VISA FEE w.E.F 01.04.2017

S.No. Visa type Project Visa Missionary visa Intern (I) Visa Mountaineering (MX) Visa Film (F) Visas
  Duration / Entries Up to 6 months / Single or Multiple Entry More than 6 months and up to 1 year / Multiple Entry More than 1 year and up to 5 years / Multiple Entry Up to 6 months / Single or Multiple Entry More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry More than 1 year and up to 5 years / Multiple Entry Up to 1 year / ME Up to 6 months / Single or Multiple Entry More than 6 months and up to 1 year / Multiple Entry Up to 1 year / Single or Multiple Entry
1 China (PRC) 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
2 Angola 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
3 Australia 1258 (E) 847 (P ) 1536 (E) 1398 (P) 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
4 Austria 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
5 Benin 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
6 Bhutan 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
7 Burkina Faso 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
8 Burundi 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
9 Cambodia 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
10 Canada 1054 (E ) 847 (P) 1398 (E) 1398 (P) 2087 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
11 Central African republic 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
12 Chad 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
13 Comoros 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
14 Czech Republic 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
15 Dem.Rep of the Congo 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
16 DPR Korea 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
17 Denmark 879 (E ) 847 (P) 1398 (E ) & (P) 2085 (E ) & (P) 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
18 Djibouti 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
19 Ecuador 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
20 Equatorial Guinea 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
21 Eritrea 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
22 Ethiopia 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
23 France 948 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
24 Gambia 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
25 Guinea 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
26 Guinea-Bissau 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
27 Haiti 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
28 Iran 1637 1913 2464 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
29 Ireland 1120 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
30 Israel 6908 7204 7755 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
31 Italy 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
32 Japan 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75
33 Kiribati 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
34 Lao People's Dem.Republic 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
35 Lesotho 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
36 Liberia 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
37 Madagascar 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
38 Malawi 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
39 Mali 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
40 Mauritania 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
41 Mayanmar 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
42 Mozambique 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
43 Nepal 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
44 New Zealand 1017 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
45 Niger  20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
46 Nigeria 1743 1743 1743 1743 1743 1743 1743 1743 1743 1743
47 Norway 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
48 Philippines 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
49 Poland 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
50 Portugal 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
51 Rawanda 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
52 Russia For all types of visa:                Single Entry: 294RMB              Double Entry: 638RMB                 Multiple Entry: 847RMB        Transfer of valid visa fee 294 RMB
53 Sao Tome and Principe 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
54 Saudi Arabia 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
55 Senegal 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
56 Sierra Leone 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
57 Singapore 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
58 Solomon Islands 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
59 Somalia 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
60 South sudan 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
61 Sri Lanka 1100 1100 1100 190 190          
62 Sudan 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
63 Thailand 1120 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
64 Timor-Leste 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
65 Togo 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
66 Turkey 847 1398 2085 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
67 Tuvalu 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
68 U.A.E. 2602 2877 3429 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
69 U.K. 3209 3466 4131 (above 1yr) 1596 (RV upto 3yr) 1134 (XV upto 1yr) 3355 (XV ONLY)        
70 Uganda 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
71 Ukraine 847 1398 2087 604 916 1398 916 604 916 916
72 United Rep. of Tanzania 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
73 USA* 983 1536 2223 709 983 1536 709 709 983 983
74 Vanuatu 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
75 Yemen 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847
76 Zambia 20 20 20 571 847 1398 571 571 847 847

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

Notes: 

  1. 1. Gratis Visa for nationals of Afghanistan, ,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia & South Africa.
  2. 2. Gratis Visa for Seychelles Nationals for all categories of visa except Employment/work visa.
  3. Visa Free Countries : Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require visa to enter India. However, Nepali nationals require visa if they enter India from China , which may be grnated gratis.
All categories of visas for Pakistani nationals chargeable @ RMB 28
  • Transfer of visa fee @ 34 RMB from all countries except Afghanistan, Agentina,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamica,Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa Uruguay, Seychelles, Napal, Bhutan, and pakistan.
  • Restricted/Protected Area Permit fee @ 207 RMB from all countries except Afghanistan, Agentina,Bangladesh, DPRK, Jamica,Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa Uruguay , Seychelles, Napal, Bhutan, and pakistan


  • 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)
    Other Visas
    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*

    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).

     

    Project Visa up to six months

    S.No.

    COUNTRY

    Visa Fee (RMB)

    Visa Service charge (RMB)

    Total

    1

    CHINA(PRC)

    680

    22

    702+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*

     

    Project Visa up to one year

    S.No.

    COUNTRY

    Visa Fee (RMB)

    Visa Service charge (RMB)

    Total

    1

    CHINA(PRC)

     

    22

    22+15*+65*

    2

    SINGAPORE

    1011

    22

    1033+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

    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*

     

    Project Visa up to five years

    S.No.

    COUNTRY

    Visa Fee (RMB)

    Visa Service charge (RMB)

    Total

    1

    CHINA(PRC)

     

    22

    22+15*+65*

    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

    2026+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

    2976+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
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    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.
    Project visa is issued only after approval from concerned authorities in India, the processing of which may take 45-50 days.

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