FAQs - VISA


  • What is a Business Visa?
  • Who is eligible for a Business Visa?
    • Foreign nationals coming to India to purchase / sell industrial products or commercial products or consumer durables.
    • Foreign nationals coming to India for technical meetings / discussions, attending Board meetings, general meetings for providing business services support.
    • Foreign nationals coming to India for recruitment of manpower.
    • Foreign nationals who are partners in the Business and / or functioning as Directors in the company.
    • Foreign nationals coming to India for consultations regarding exhibitions, for participation in exhibitions, trade fairs, business fairs, etc.
    • Foreign buyers who come to transact business with suppliers/ potential suppliers at locations in India, to evaluate or monitor quality, give specifications, place orders, negotiate further supplies etc., relating to goods or services procured from India.
    • Foreign experts / specialists on a visit of short duration in connection with an ongoing project with the objective of monitoring the progress of the work, conducting meetings with Indian customers and / or to provide some high level technical guidance.
    • Foreign nationals coming to India for pre-sales or post-sales activity not amounting to actual execution of any contract or project.
    • Foreign Trainees of multinational companies/corporate houses coming for in-house training in the regional hubs of the concerned company located in India.
    • Foreign students sponsored by AIESEC for internship on project based work in companies / industries.
    • Foreign Nationals traveling to India as crew members for shooting feature films, reality shows, commercial TV serials in India are advised to apply for a Business Visa and not a Journalist Visa. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is the nodal Ministry to process requests for shooting of reality TV shows and Commercial TV serials in India.
  • What is the duration of a Business Visa?
  • What documents are required to be submitted along with application for a Business Visa?
  • Can foreign nationals coming to execute projects in India be granted Business Visas?
  • Can foreign nationals already in India for executing projects on Business Visas be allowed to extend their Business Visas beyond 31.10.2009?