Indian visa for Chinese citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

India tourist visa requirements:

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

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

  • Beijing: The Embassy of India in Beijing, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 6 hours 10 minutes)
  • Shanghai: The Consulate of India in Shanghai, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 6 hours 10 minutes)
  • Guangzhou: The Consulate General of India in Guangzhou, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 6 hours 10 minutes)
  • Hong Kong: The Consulate General of India in Hong Kong, China (Working hours: Open now. Close in 6 hours 10 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (China) estimated Change (%)
2008 295,856 N/A
2009 276,132 -6.67%
2010 267,679 -3.06%
2011 270,497 1.05%
2012 284,585 5.21%
2013 276,132 -2.97%
2014 290,221 5.10%
2015 276,132 -4.85%
2016 278,950 1.02%
2017 247,235 -11.37%
2018 281,768 13.97%

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

India & China comparison

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

As of May 2021, India's population is ~1.9 billion people - 231,756,185 more people than the population of China.

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

India China Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,874,083,763 1,642,327,578 231.8 million more people live in India than China
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 186 276 India has 90 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with China.
Travel freedom (2021) 28 37 India passport holders visit 9 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 466 344 Indian hosts 122 more foreign missions than China.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from China visiting India in 2018 was approximately 281,768.

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