Chinese visa for Indian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Indian passport holders visiting China for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Indian citizens to enter China for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa China e-visa for Indian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival China visa on arrival for Indian citizens Not Available

China tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Indian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in China.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from China.

If you are looking for China visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from India, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of China nearest your place of residence.

  • New Delhi: The Embassy of China in New Delhi, India (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 51 minutes)
  • Kolkata: The Consulate General of China in Kolkata, India (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 51 minutes)
  • Mumbai: The Consulate General of China in Mumbai, India (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 51 minutes)

China visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest China diplomatic mission offices to India for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from India traveling to China from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (India) estimated Change (%)
2008 829,440 N/A
2009 838,080 1.04%
2010 820,800 -2.06%
2011 907,200 10.53%
2012 829,440 -8.57%
2013 677,000 -18.38%
2014 710,000 4.87%
2015 730,500 2.89%
2016 799,700 9.47%
2017 822,000 2.79%
2018 864,000 5.11%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

China & India comparison

China's area is approximately 9,388,211 km2 (3,624,807 sq mi), while the area of India is approximately 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,954 sq mi). This means India is 3.16 times smaller than China.

As of February 2021, China's population is ~1.5 billion people - 64,167,217 fewer people than the population of India.

We have highlighted China & India’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

China India Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,525,446,601 1,589,613,818 64.2 million fewer people live in China than India
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 276 186 China has 90 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with India.
Travel freedom (2021) 37 28 China passport holders can visit 9 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 344 466 Chinese hosts 122 fewer foreign missions than India.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from India travel to China in one year?

The number of visitors from India visiting China in 2018 was approximately 864,000.

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