Student Visa

Student Visa

Applicable for students intending to study in Indian educational institutions/Universities.

As per the MoU on Simplification of Visa procedures signed between the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China in June, 2003 the following categories of Student visas (applicable for PRC nationals) are issued:

(A) 3 months Student Visa (for self-financing students):

Documents Required

1. Original Letter of Admission from the Indian Institute / University
2. 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
3. Other documents as specified in the Checklist

Note: Students after their arrival in India will be required to report to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India for Visa extension, residential permit and multiple entry & exit within 30 days after arrival and 30 days before the expiry of the 3-month period of the initial visa granted.

(B) Student Visa (under cultural/education or other mutually approved exchange programme): may be issued for the full duration of the Course on presentation of recommendation of concerned government agency.

IMPORTANT: All visa applications submitted at the Indian Visa Application Centre [i.e. by the ordinary passport holders] and at the Embassy [i.e. by Diplomatic, Official and Public Affairs Passport holders] are only accepted in the online form. Online application form can be accessed at the following link:

Online Visa Application

For information regarding Online Visa Application click here.

Information regarding Online Visa Application is also available at the website of India Visa Application Center, Beijing -

Note: It is a mandatory requirement to ensure that applicant’s photo is 2 inch x 2 inch (51 mm x 51 mm) in size with white background. Photos which do not meet this specification will not be accepted. The Indian Visa Application Centre also have a photo booth facility (on payment basis) meeting these standards for applicants choosing to submit their application in person.


Checklist for Student Visa applications

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

Download Forms

Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals

Useful links

Online Visa Form

India Visa Application Centre

Registration by Foreigners

Contact details of FRROs/FROs 

Student Visa
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