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Notice of Launching Biometric Visas Service
2021-12-08 21:14

In accordance with relevant laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China and international practices, starting from 10 December 2021, the Chinese Embassy in India and Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in New Delhi (VFS) will collect all fingerprints from visa applicants (excluding visa applicants for visas of Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions of China), and issue biometric visas accordingly (sample attached).  

For visa applications submitted on and after 10 December, 2021, upon having completed their visa application forms and made appointments online, applicants should also submit the application documents personally to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in New Delhi (VFS) and have their fingerprints collected. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only visa applications for Chinese Diplomatic, Official, Courtesy , “C” Category visas, as well as visa applications for the purpose of “Resumption of Work and Production”and emergent humanitarian needs will be accepted, at the present stage.


The following applicants can be exempt from fingerprint collection:

1. Applicants under the age of 14 or over 70;

2. Diplomatic passport holders, or applicants eligible for diplomatic, official and courtesy visas;

3. Applicants who already had their fingerprints collected within the past five years at the Chinese Embassy or the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in New Delhi (VFS) with the same passport;

4. Applicants with all fingers mutilated or uncollectible.

The Chinese Embassy kindly reminds that applicants shall have their fingerprints collected in person. Applicants who forge fingerprints or use other people's fingerprints will be denied entry into China and bear the consequences incurred.

Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy in India

Add: Gate No. 4, Chinese Embassy, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021

Tel: 91-11-24675259 (9:30-12:00am, 3:30-5:00pm)

Fax:91-11-26111105

Email: consulate_ind@mfa.gov.cn

Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in New Delhi (VFS)

Add: CONCOURSE FLOOR, BABA KHARAK SINGH MARG, SHIVAJI STADIUM METRO STATION, CONNAUGHT PLACE, NEW DELHI -110001 INDIA.

Tel: +91-9999036735

Fax: +91-11-30013602

E-mail: delhicentre@visaforchina.org

Website: www.visaforchina.org

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