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Research Visa

Who can apply?

Research Visa is issued for pursuing research in recognized/ reputed institution in India. No other activities like business, employment, etc., are permitted. It is normally issued for the duration of the course of research. The applicant should submit A brief synopsis of the research proposal in about 150 words & giving full justification for doing research in India from a recognized/ reputed institution in India along with documents certifying recognition of the Educational institution in India by concerned Government agency.

Required Documents

PLEASE NOTE: WHILE FILLING THE ONLINE FORM IT IS COMPULSORY TO FILL YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, PORT OF ARRIVAL AND PORT OF EXIT!
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS HAVING NON HK PASSPORT/NOT BORN IN HK HAVE TO FILL UP (Personal Particular Form (PP) to be filled online and it cannot be handwritten.) https://www.blsindia-hongkong.com/docs/New%20Personal%20Particulars%20Form.doc.

FOR POINT NO 13, PLEASE MENTION THE ADDRESS IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY EG FOR UK PASSPORT PLEASE MENTION YOUR OLD/EXISTING ADDRESS IN UK.

  1. Addition form to be filed by all applicants
  2. All visa applicant must fill the undertaking letter (click here to download the undertaking letter)
  3. One printed copy of the Online Visa Application Form with a recent photograph (2" x 2" - White background and as per Photo Specifications and duly signed on both pages.
  4. Original Passport with at least two blank pages and minimum 6 months validity.
  5. Copy of profile page of Passport. If applicant is holding dual nationality copy of profile page of both Passports.
  6. Copy of Hong Kong/Macau ID. Non Hong Kong/Macau Passport holders holding Hong Kong/Macau non-permanent ID cards need to provide a copy of their recent Hong Kong/Macau Visa/Visa extension page.
  7. Subject of Research project.
  8. Details of Places to be visited. 
  9. Previous visit details. 
  10. Evidence of Financial Research.
  11. Original letter of admission for doing research in recognized/ reputed institution.
  12. A brief synopsis of the research proposal in about 150 words & giving full justification for doing research in India.
  13. Email & photocopies will not be accepted. 

Processing Time

Applicants are advised to submit Visa applications minimum 15 days in advance of their travel plans.

Visa fee schedule

NOTE at Indian Visa, Passport and Consular Services Hong Kong We DO NOT ACCEPT 1000 (One Thousand) HKD PAPER

Visa fee may vary for different nationalities/duration of Visas. Please see the Visa fee schedule for details

  1. BLS service charges: HKD 47

VISA FEE SCHEDULE FOR ALL NATIONALITIES OTHER THAN AS SPECIFIED BELOW IN S.NO.  14 to 28
SN Type Duration Entries Visa Fee in HKD (including ICWF HKD24/-)
1 Student (Research Purpose) upto 6M S/M 642
6M to 1 Y M 950
1Y to 5Y M 1567
2 Missionary upto 6 M S/M 642
6M to 1 Y M 950
1Y to 5Y M 1567
3 Mountaineering upto 6 M S/M 642
6M to 1 Y M 950
4 Film upto 1 Y S/M 850
5 For Afghanistan, Argentina (restricted to tourist, business and transit visa only) , Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa and Uruguay (restricted to tourist visa only)  nationals:
  All types of visa (except restiction as mentioned above) 24
6 For Pakistani nationals:
  All types of visa 35
7 For Singapore nationals:
  For all other types of visas, general visa fee will be applicable
8 For Japanese nationals:
  All other types of visa for Japanese nationals 86
9 For UK nationals:
  Research Visa, upto 3 years or duration of course, whichever is less 1791
  Emergency visa charges 687
10 For Nigerian nationals:
  All types of visa 1953
11 For US nationals:
  Compulsory additional visa application fee for all types of visa (except Tourist and Business visas) 155
12 For Ukrainian nationals:
  Employment visa above 1 yr 2338
  All other visas (entry, conference, journalist etc.)
  Up to 6 months 680
  Up to 1 year 1027
  less than 5 years 1567
  Emergency visa fee 656
13 For Russian nationals: All types of visa
  Single Entry 333
  Double Entry 719
  Multiple Entry 950
14 For Sri Lanka Nationals
15 For Mozambique Nationals
All other types visas (Except Transit and Student) up to 6 months 1721
up to 6 months ( in Emergency) 2338
up to one year 2338
up to one year (in Emergency) 2338
Up to 5 year 2338
up to 5 year (in Emergency) 2338
16 Seychelles (all types except Employment/ Work Visa) 24
17 Myanmar nationals (all types of visa) 0
18 Business visa fee for nationals of following countries  
Country Name up to 1yr up to 5yrs  
Australia 1683 2300  
Czech Republic 1494 2107  
Ecuador 1876 2493  
France 1297 1953  
Iran 2146 2763  
Ireland 1567 2184  
New Zealand 1027 1953  
Philippines 1721 2338  
Poland 1143 1953  
Saudi Arabia 1983 2300  
Thailand 1567 2184  
UAE 3225 3843  
USA 1104 1953  

Applicants who are not residents or who have not completed two years of residence in HK or Macau are required to fill in the Personal Particulars Form in addition to the Visa Application Form


Remarks

It may be ensured by applicants that admission is sought in institutions affiliated to recognised boards/universities.

Applicants who are not residents or who have not completed two years of residence in HK or Macau are required to fill in the Personal Particulars Form in addition to the Visa application form.

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