China is equally fascinating and intriguing making it an enigma. There is also the fact that though Hong Kong and Macau belong to China, they have an independent visa policy. While there are different China visa categories, the most popular type is the China tourist visa, which is also called a travel visa, and sometimes referred to as China visit visa.
A Brief on China Tourist Visa
Typically, the tourist visa is also known as the L visa. It serves the purpose of visiting the country for tourism purposes. When you visit a friend/family residing in China, the same is termed as a China visit visa.
For the complete guide on the different visa types, read China Visa
Did you know?
One requires a transit visa for transiting to a third country via China. While there is a China transit visa or the G visa, most of the travellers choose the L visa in lieu of the transit visa. Thus, a tourist visa is also referred to as a China travel visa.
Popular types of L visa
The following are the popular types of China visa for Indians typically for the purpose of tourism;
Note: The express visa is processed within three to five working days, which may vary as it is dependent on the courier service.
China visa is a sticker visa
One must apply for a China visa offline by submitting their original passport along with the duly filled China visa application form. Upon verifying the documents, the visa is pasted on the passport and returned back to the applicant on the address furnished. As there are only two Chinese Embassies in India (Mumbai and Delhi), visiting in person to submit the application is rather inconvenient for Indian residents.
At Blinkvisa, we cater to all your offline and online visa requirements. In fact, we specialize in delivering visas. Whether it is an offline or online application process, we are with you at every step of the application process.
Applying for a Chinese L visa
Get hassle-free China Visa for Indians with Blinkvisa. All you need to do is send in your passport and two passport-sized photographs. If you are a Bangalore resident, we also have pickup and drop facility for China visa required documents. You may either hand it over to our delivery executives (visa experts and counsellors) or simply walk-in to our office located in Bangalore.
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China Tourist Visa Fee
While there are two kinds of tourist visa, the China visa cost varies for both the types, which is as follows;
China tourist visa price breakup
Note: For every visa applied, you will receive a cashback of INR 9589 on each visa. Thus, if you apply for a visa for spouse and self, you will receive a cashback of INR 19178
China tourist express visa price breakup
Read More: China Visa Fees
While we credit the complete visa fee, it happens in the form of Blinkcash, which is added to your Blinkwallet account. Using this Blinkcash, you can avail attractive discounts of up to 12% on booking your flight tickets, hotel reservations, activities, etc on our portal.
To know more as to how the cashback works, read China Visa Fee
China tourist visa requirements
For the complete list of requirements for various visa categories, read China Visa Requirements
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Apply for Tourist Visa
The application process is quite simple with us, which is as follows;
- Visit www.blinkvisa.com
- Select the country and visa type
- Provide basic details (name, email id, etc) for registration
- Fill in basic details in the detailed country-specific online application form
- Make a payment of INR 500 as registration fee and receive the complete visa fees as cashback*
- Schedule an appointment for the required documents pickup (only for Bangalore residents) or courier them to us (other Indian cities)
- Receive your visa in seven to ten working days
Also, refer to Apply for China Visa
China Visa FAQs
1. Which are the other types of China Visa?
Apart from the tourist or travel visa, there is China Business Visa, Transit Visa, etc.
2. Is there a China Visa on arrival?
While there is no China visa on arrival for Indians, however, one may be provided for genuine emergency reasons as follows;
- in the case of genuine emergencies, which make applying for a visa in advance impossible or difficult;
- if you have an invitation letter issued by a government-approved sponsor or Chinese authorities;
- or have a confirmation from immigration authorities that the visa will be issued on arrival;
- when you have a government-approved sponsor meeting you at the airport.
3. What is the visa fee for other visa types?
The following are the most preferred types of visa, tabulated with the cost;
|Type of China Visa||Visa Fee||Blinkvisa Charges||SGST + CGST||Total||Avail Cashback|
|Tourist Visa||INR 8999||INR 500||18%||INR 9589||INR 9589|
|Express Tourist Visa||INR 14499||INR 500||18%||INR 15089||INR 15089|
|Business Visa||INR 10499||INR 500||18%||INR 11089||INR 11089|
|Express Business Visa||INR 14499||INR 500||18%||INR 15089||INR 15089|
4. Can I apply for a China visa online?
Although an offline process, you can initiate the application process online.
For more information, read China Visa Online