Many towns and cities in China are issuing PU letters (Special invitation letters during pandemics) to India’s valid work permit holders.
Process for PU letters:
Every town has a different procedure to issue PU letters; information can be collected from the local foreign affairs office.
Duration to get PU letters:
The period to get PU letters varies from 2 to 6 weeks.
Process after getting PU letter:
After receiving the PU letter, the invitee has to submit a revised visa application form along with a health declaration, PU letter, cover letter, and one photograph to the embassy of China at New Delhi, through VFS.
Visa fees: INR 3900/person
VFS Service Charge: INR 2478/person
VFS Premium lounge: INR 2478/person
Visa fees of INR 3900 are waived off for persons holding a valid resident permit.
Duration to get Visa is ten days. Passports are sent through courier, and only in case of urgency collection in person is allowed.
India’s government has been arranging Vande Bharat Mission flights to repatriate Indians from various countries and China. Whenever inbound passengers are allowed, Indians willing to travel to China are accommodated in these flights (upcoming flight is on 10th September for Ningbo). One has to register with the Embassy of India in China to avail of this facility. Registration can be done by sending a mail to INDIAN EMBASSY HELPDESK email@example.com.
Details have to be submitted in excel sheet with the following format:
The embassy will send the list to Air India, and a payment link will be sent for booking the flight. Fare for flights is:
RT PCR test must be done within 48 hours of boarding, and the test report has to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Health declaration form will be endorsed by the Embassy of China in India and sent by mail.
Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel.
After reaching China
Tests will be conducted after reaching China, and the passenger has to get quarantined on a chargeable basis at designated hotels for 14 days.
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