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 180 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 105 187 37
2 + 2 additional units 132.01 219 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 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

Applicable to applicants (skilled and highly-skilled) going for execution of projects in POWER & STEEL Sectors.

  1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space
  2. One copy of the passport (the personal data page and signature page) and one copy of residence permit or work permit in case of foreign nationals (signature on the passport should be in ink and not with pencil)
  3. Letter from the Indian company awarding the contract to the foreign company specifying 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)
    7. Highly skilled
    8. Skilled technician with diploma/polytechnic degree
    9. Skilled workers with school level education
  4. Letter from the Indian company addressed to the Indian Mission explicitly:
    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.
    4. 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
  5. Copy of the qualifying educational certificates with English Translation
  6. Professional expertise Certificate
  7. CV of applicant
  8. 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.
  9. No-Criminal Record Certificate issued by PSB/Police and duly attested by Notary.
  10. Duly filled in Reference Sheet (in soft MS Word format by email)
  11. Copy of the Chinese ID Card (both sides)

 

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 Type Project (P) Visas
Duration/Entries Upto 6 Months/SE/ME 
Fee in RMB 847

Service Charges by Indian Visa Application Centre (BLS International Ltd.)

Service Charge RMB32

Value Added Services:
Photocopy per Page      RMB 1/page
Printing per Page      RMB 5/page
Photos (4 copies)      RMB 35
Courier (Normal)      RMB 65


General rates of Visa Fee to be charged in convertible hard currencies (w.e.f. 01.04.2021)   ROE 6.5
Sl Type of Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Employment (E) &
Project (P) Visas
Upto 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry 120 780 20 800
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 200 1300 20 1320
More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry 300 1950 20 1970
2 MISSIONARY VISAS (M) Up to 6 months/Single or Multiple Entry 80 520 20 540
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 120 780 20 800
More than 1 year and up to 5 years/Multiple Entry 200 1300 20 1320
3 MOUNTAINEERING VISAS (MX) Up to 6 months/Single (or Multiple) Entry  80 520 20 540
More than 6 months and up to 1 year/ Multiple Entry 120 780 20 800
4 Intern Visas (I) Up to 1 year/Multiple Entry 80 520 20 540
5 Film Visas (F) Up to 1 year/ Single or Multiple Entry
(Maximum duration of the visa will be 1 year
120 780 20 800
               
*Note 1 - Owing to bilateral arrangements, there will be different Business Visa fee for 13 specified countries at the rates indicated in Annexure - 2    
**Note 2- Owing to bilateral arrangements, there will be different Employment Visa Fee for 10 specified countries at the rates indicated in Annexure - 3.    
***Note 3- Owing to bilateral arrangements/agreements, there will be different visa fee for certain categories of visas for 13 specified countries
at the rates indicated in Annexure - 4
     

 

Special Visa fee Categories (w.e.f. 01.04.2021): ROE 6.5
S No. For nationals of Country: Type of Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Argentina For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
2 Japan All other categories of visas irrespective of duration 8 52 20 72
3 Mozambique All other types of visas except Transit and Student      
Up to 6 months 220 1430 20 1450
Up to 6 months (in Emergency) 300 1950 20 1970
Up to 1 year 300 1950 20 1970
Up to 1 year (in Emergency) 300 1950 20 1970
Up to 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
up to 5 years (in Emergency) 300 1950 20 1970
4 Nigeria All type of visas irrespective of duration 250 1625 20 1645
5 Pakistan All types of Visas (Rs. 100) 1.369 9 20 29
6 Russia All types of visas (excluding ICWF charges and Service Provider's Service Fee):      
Single Entry 40 260 20 280
Double Entry 90 585 20 605
Multiple Entry 120 780 20 800
7 Seychelles All types of visas, except Employment/ Work Visas Gratis 0 20 20
8 Singapore For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
9 UK Emergency visa charges 89 579 0 579
10 Ukraine All other types of Visas i.e. Entry Visa, Conference Visa, Journalist Visa etc.      
Less than 6 months 85 553 20 573
6 months to 1 year 130 845 20 865
1 to 5 years (S/D/M Entry) 200 1300 20 1320
Emergency visa fee 85 553 20 573
11 Uruguay For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
12 USA For other categories of Visas (except tourist & Business visa, Visa application fee of US$ 20 should continue to be charged in addition to prescribed visa fee.

*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