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FAQs RELATING TO WORK RELATED VISAS ISSUED BY INDIA

Introduction

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:-

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Q.2. Who are eligible for a Business Visa?

Ans.  

(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 durables.  

(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 manpower.  

(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