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. 6. Who are eligible for Employment Visa?
Ans. Subject to the conditions enumerated in Question B5
above, the following will be eligible for Employment Visa:-
(i) Foreign nationals coming to India for execution of a
project/contract [irrespective of the duration of the
(ii) Foreign nationals who are coming to India on short
visits to customer location to repair any plant or machinery
as part of warranty or annual maintenance contracts.
(iii) Foreign engineers/technicians coming to India for
installation and commissioning of equipments/machines/tools
in terms of the contract for supply of such
(iv) Foreign experts coming to India for imparting training
for the personnel of the Indian company.
(v) Foreign personnel deputed for providing technical
support/services, transfer of know-how, services supplies
for which the Indian company pays fees/royalty to the
(vi) Foreign nationals coming to India as consultant on
contract for whom the Indian company pays a fixed
remuneration, (may not be in the form of monthly salary).
(vii) Foreign artists engaged to conduct regular
performances for the duration of the employment contract
given by Hotels, Clubs, other organizations.
(viii) Foreign nationals who are coming to India to take up
employment as coaches.
(ix) Foreign sportsmen who are given contract for a
specified period by the Indian Clubs/organizations.
(x) Self-employed foreign nationals coming to India for
providing engineering, medical, accounting, legal or such
other highly skilled services in their capacity as