Celebrations of 3rd IDY - June 2017 Entry Visa

Entry Visa

A) Entry Visa is granted to accompanying family members (Spouse and Dependent family members) of the Chinese/Foreign nationals who have been issued Employment/Project/Business Visa. The following documents, in addition to the Visa application form, are required to apply for visa under this category:

i) Copy of passport,
ii) Copy of the national ID card-both sides (Not required for non-Chinese citizens)
iii) Invitation letter from the company of the family member in which he/she is employed/engaged.
iv) Copy of passport alongwith a copy of the Employment/Project/Business Visa of the employee working/staying in India
v) Copy of the document for proof of relationship with the employee

B) Entry Visa is issued to Foreign Spouse/children of the Indian nationals. The following documents, in addition to the Visa application form, are required for applying for visa under this category:

i) Copy of passport,
ii) Copy of the national ID card-both sides (Not required for non-Chinese citizens)
iii) Letter from the Indian national with full contact details (name, telephone number, email), copy of passport and details of parentage
iv) Copy of Marriage/Birth Certificate as applicable.

1. General requirements:

1.1 Passport to be valid for a minimum period of six months.

1.2 Duly filled in and signed application form to be submitted in person or through an agent. Incomplete application will not be accepted.

1.3 Generally residents of Shanghai, Zhejiang & Jiangsu provinces in the Eastern China region may apply for visa at the Consulate General of India, Shanghai.

1.4 The normal processing time for a Visa application is 3 working days in case of Chinese Nationals and 5 working days in case of Non-Chinese, after the submission of requisite documents along with the Visa application form.

1.5 All applicants must first apply online and then submit the printout of the completed Visa application form. either at the Indian Visa Application Centre [For ordinary passport holders] and at the Consulate [For Diplomatic, Official and Public Affairs Passport holders].

2. Procedure for submitting a VISA application:

2.1. Please visit the website https://www.cgishanghai.gov.in/ . Go to “Consular Services” and choose “Visa Services” on the Home page of the website. After going through the general information & instructions, click on the type of visa you wish to apply. You will find all relevant information pertaining to the visa category selected therein. The online visa application form is available on http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ .

2.2. When filing the Online Form, please do ensure that all details entered are correct. Once the form has been saved and printed, any detail cannot be altered. In such a case, a new form needs to be filled again.

2.3. On completion of the application form online, a Web Reference Confirmation Number will be generated. The completed Visa Application form will open up in PDF format at this stage. Print it, sign and present it along with the supporting documents and passport either at the Indian Visa Application Centre [For ordinary passport holders] and at the Consulate [For Diplomatic, Official and Public Affairs Passport holders].

2.4. Submission of all relevant documents mentioned in the checklist on the website is important for acceptance of the visa application at the Indian Visa Application Centre/Consulate.

2.5. It is a mandatory requirement to ensure that your photo is 2 inch x 2 inch (51mm x 51mm) in size with white background. Photos which do not meet this specification will not be accepted.

2.6. In case of any difficulty in filling up of visa application forms, applicants may please call our visa helpline numbers 021- 63808073; 021-63808077.

2.7. Information regarding Online Visa Application is also available at the website of India Visa Application Center, Shanghai - http://shanghai.blsindia-china.com/ .

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