FAQs RELATING TO WORK RELATED VISAS ISSUED BY INDIA
Several queries have been raised about the type of Visas
issued by India to foreigners for work related visits. It is
clarified that basically there are two (2) types of work
related Visas, namely:-
1. Business Visa designated as ‘B’ Visa
2. Employment Visa designated as ‘E’ Visa
Consular services seekers may please note that bags and briefcases are not allowed in the Embassy premises.
Fee, once paid, is not refundable
Frequently asked questions with regard to the above issues
and replies thereto are outlined below for information,
guidance and compliance of all concerned:-
Q.2. Who are eligible for a Business Visa?
(i) Foreign nationals who want to visit India to establish
industrial/business venture or to explore possibilities to
set up industrial/business venture in India.
(ii) Foreign nationals coming to India to purchase/sell
industrial products or commercial products or consumer
(iii) Foreign nationals coming to India for technical
meetings/discussions, attending Board meetings, general
meetings for providing business services support.
(iv) Foreign nationals coming to India for recruitment of
(v) Foreign nationals who are partners in the Business
and/or functioning as Directors in the company.
(vi) Foreign nationals coming to India for consultations
regarding exhibitions, for participation in exhibitions,
trade fairs, business fairs, etc.
(vii) 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.
(viii) 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.
(ix) Foreign nationals coming to India for pre-sales or
post-sales activity not amounting to actual execution of any
contract or project.
(x) Foreign Trainees of multinational companies/corporate
houses coming for in-house training in the regional hubs of
the concerned company located in India.
(xi) Foreign students sponsored by AIESEC for internship on
project based work in companies/industries