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Employment Visa

Eligibility

E1 – All cases of employment.
E2 - for intra-company transferees.
E3 - honorary work with NGOs.
E4 - Project visa.

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 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. Current Valid original passport with minimum of 190 days validity with two blank visa pages (e.g. If the submission date is 1 Jan. 2012, the passport expiry date should be 1 Jul. 2012 or thereafter).
  4. Photocopy of the passport: data page (with signature, 2 photocopies), endorsement / India Visa of last visit to India (if any, 1 photocopy). Passport must be signed by applicant self
  5. Previous passport ( if any).
  6. Photocopy of ID card (PRC nationals) / Photocopy of Resident Permit or Chinese Visa (Foreign nationals).
  7. Letter of Appointment from Indian Company and/or Copy of the contract signed between two parties(explicitly stating that annual salary of applicant is in excess of US$25,000)
  8. No-Criminal Record Certificate issued by PSB/Police and duly attested by Notary.
  9. CV of the applicant
  10. Copy of qualifying educational certificates
  11. Professional expertise Certificate
  12. Skills Certificate (eg: Engineer / Chef / Teacher etc kindly provide the Certification Copy)
  13. 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?
  14. Duly filled in Reference Sheet (in soft Word format by email at fsvisa@indianembassy.org.cn).
  15. Other documents as specified in Checklist for Employment Visa applications and Checklist for Employment Visa application Representative Office

 

Visa to family members of a Chinese/Foreign nationals granted Employment Visa


Family members /dependents of a Chinese/Foreign national who is granted Employment Visa will be granted ‘X (Entry)’ Visa. Its validity shall be co-terminus with the validity of the visa of the principal visa holder.

Conversion of Employment Visa

Employment Visa cannot be converted to any other kind of visa during the stay of the Chinese/ Foreign national in India except in the following circumstances and with the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs:

  1. Employment visa may be converted to ‘X’ (Entry) Visa if a Chinese/Foreign National who has come to India on Employment Visa marries an Indian National during the validity of his/her employment visa and does not intend to continue on Employment Visa.
  1. Employment visa of a foreigner who falls ill after his/her entry into India rendering him/her unfit to travel and requiring specialized medical treatment, may be converted to a Medical visa if he/she is eligible for grant of the Medical Visa and a medical certificate is obtained form a government/government recognised hospital.

Notes

  1. For extension of visa in Delhi, Please contact Ministry of Home Affairs- Deputy Secretary (Foreigners), Lok Nayak Bhawan, Ist Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
  1. Employment visa is issued only after approval from concerned authorities in India, the processing of which may take 45-50 days.


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. Referral fees of 100 RMB per applicant will be charged from all foreign nationals.
  5. 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).
  6. Applicants from the below mention countries need not to pay any visa fee:

 

VISA FEE w.E.F 01.04.2021

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
     

 

Employment visa fees to be charged in convertible hard currencies (w.e.f. 01.04.2021) from nationals of the following countries on reciprocal basis ROE 6.5
S No. Country Name Type of Employment Visa Fixation of fees in USD & Hard Currency at ORE for April, 2021      
USD RMB ICWF TOTAL
1 Australlia Up to 6 months 180 1170 20 1190
Up to 1 year 220 1430 20 1450
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
2 Canada Up to 6 months 150 975 20 995
Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
3 Denmark Up to 6 months 125 813 20 833
Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
4 France Up to 6 months 135 878 20 898
Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
5 Iran Up to 6 months 235 1528 20 1548
Upto one year 275 1788 20 1808
More than 01 year upto 5 years 355 2308 20 2328
6 Ireland Up to 6 months 160 1040 20 1060
Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
7 Israel Up to 6 months 1000 6500 20 6520
Upto one year 1040 6760 20 6780
More than 01 year upto 5 years 1120 7280 20 7300
8 New Zealand Up to 6 months 145 943 20 963
Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
9 Thailand Up to 6 months 160 1040 20 1060
Upto one year 200 1300 20 1320
More than 01 year upto 5 years 300 1950 20 1970
10 U.A.E. Up to 6 months 375 2438 20 2458
Upto one year 415 2698 20 2718
More than 01 year upto 5 years 495 3218 20 3238

 

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 Transit Visa 1 7 20 27
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 Sri Lanka Employment Visa 1 year (Multiple Entry 157 1021 20 1041
10 UK Employment Visa up to 6 months 460 2990 20 3010
Employment visa up to 1 year 500 3250 20 3270
Employment visa for more than 1 year 597 3881 20 3901
Emergency visa charges 89 579 0 579
11 Ukraine Employment Visa for less than 6 months 120 780 20 800
Employment Visa (6 months to 1 year) 200 1300 20 1320
Employment Visa 1 year to 5 years (S/D/M Entry) 300 1950 20 1970
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
12 Uruguay For All other types of visas, General visa fee will be applicable.      
13 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. 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
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    NOTE: Maldives nationals will not require a visa to visit India, provided the total period of stay is less than 90 days.

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