Celebrations of 3rd IDY - June 2017 Student Visa

Student Visa

Applicable for students intending to study on-campus, full time courses at educational institutions duly recognized by statutory regulatory body.

1. General requirements:

1.1Passport 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 Beijing, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ningxia, Gansu, Xinjiang, Qinghai, Tibet Autonomous Region, Chongqing, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Hubei, Guizhou, Anhui, Henan, Jiangxi may apply for visa at the Embassy of India, Beijing.
1.4 The normal processing time for a Visa application is 8 weeks after the submission of requisite documents along with the Visa application form.

2. Documents Required

2.1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space.
2.2. Copy of the Passport.
2.3. Copy of the Chinese ID (for Chinese Nationals)
2.4. Original Letter of Admission from the Indian Institute / University
2.5. Proof of finances to cover traveling expenses to and fro from India and all expenditure in India in connection with his / her education and stay.
2.6. Other documents as specified in the Checklist.

3. Procedure for submitting a VISA application:

3.1. 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 https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html.
3.2. 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.
3.3 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].
3.4. 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.
3.5. 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.
3.6. In case of any difficulty in filling up of visa application forms, applicants may please call our visa helpline numbers 021- 63808073; 021-63808077.
3.7. Information regarding Online Visa Application is also available at the website of India Visa Application Center, Shanghai - http://shanghai.blsindia-china.com/ .


4 Note:

a. Students after their arrival in India will be required to register in the nearest FRRO/FRO within 14 days from the date of arrival. Student Visa holders are required to open NRO account (Non Resident Ordinary) in India and the details of it needs to be furnished to FRROs/FROs during Visa extension.

5. Download forms:

a. Checklist for Student Visa applications
b. Checklist for Student Visa applications  (already enrolled &Intending to go to India to continue the same course in the same institute)

Research Visa

1. Applicable for foreign research scholars who desire to undertake research in India.
2. Applicable for Professors, teachers and scholars who are invited as visiting faculty by an Indian Institute/University.
3. Applicable to the members of Botanical, Scientific, Anthropological etc. expeditions
4. The normal processing time for a Visa application is 8 weeks after the submission of requisite documents along with the Visa application form.

 Documents Required

1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space.
2. Copy of the Passport.
3. Copy of the Chinese ID (for Chinese Nationals)
4. Original Letter of Admission from the Indian Institute / University
5. Recommendation Letter from the Institute / University of the applicant
6. Six sets of duly completed Form for Research Visa
7. Other documents as specified in the Checklist.

 Download forms:
a. Checklist for Research Visa applications
b. Application for approval of Research Project

For Internship in India

Applicable for those who intend to pursue internship in Indian companies, Educational Institutions and NGOs.
The intern visa will be granted to those who have completed their graduation/post-graduation. The gap between the completion of graduation/post-graduation and the commencement of the internship should not be more than two year;
In case the internship is in a Company, the foreign national being sponsored by internship should draw a minimum remuneration of Rs. 3.60 lakhs per annum.
The normal processing time for a Visa application is 8 weeks after the submission of requisite documents along with the Visa application form.

Documents Required

1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space.
2. Copy of the Passport.
3. Copy of the Chinese ID (for Chinese Nationals)
4. A letter from the Indian company/educational institution/NGO concerned sponsoring internship programme which enter-alia includes the following information;
1)Name of company/institute/NGO in India
2)Address
3)Phone/Fax
4)Email
5)Duration of internship in months
6) Annual remuneration to be received in INR
5. An undertaking from the company/organization concerned that they will ensure departure of the intern on completion of the internship;

4. Note:
a. Interns after landing in India will have to register themselves with the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/ Foreign Registration Officer (FRO) concerned within 14 days of arrival in India if continuous stay is for more than 180 days.