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.5. What is an Employment Visa?
Ans. Employment Visa is granted to foreigners desiring to
come to India for purpose of employment, subject to
(i) The applicant is a skilled and qualified professional or
person who is being engaged or appointed by a company,
organization, industry, or undertaking, etc. in India on
contract or employment basis at a senior level, skilled
position such as technical expert, senior executive, or in a
managerial position, etc.
(ii) Employment Visa is not granted for jobs for which large
numbers of qualified Indians are available.
(iii) Employment Visa is not granted for routine, ordinary
or secretarial/clerical jobs.
(iv) The Employment Visa must be issued from the country of
origin, or from the country of domicile of the foreigner
provided the period of permanent residence of that applicant
in that particular country is for more than 2 years.
(v) The Indian company/organization engaging foreign
nationals for executing projects/contracts would be
responsible for the conduct of the foreign national during
their stay in India and also for the departure of such
foreign national upon expiry of Visa.
(vi) A foreign national will have to comply with all other
requirements like payment of tax liabilities, etc.