India Business Visa

Travellers to India whose intention is to engage in commercial ventures with an aim to make a profit or engage in commercial transactions need to apply for an India Business Visa in electronic format, also known as e-Business Visa for India.

Background

Indian economy has now integrated with the world since the liberalisation of Indian economy since 1991. India offers unique manpower skills to the rest of the world and has a booming service economy. On the purchasing power parity basis India ranks number three, globally. India also has abundant natural resources which attracts foreign trade partnerships.

It may have been challenging in the past, to secure an Indian Business Visa, which required personal visit to Indian Embassy or local Indian High Commission and a letter of sponsorship and invitation from Indian company. This has largely been rendered outdate with the introduction of Indian eVisa. The Indian Visa online available on this website bypasses all these hurdles and provides an easy and streamlined process for acquiring India Business Visa.

Executive Summary

Business travellers to India are eligible to apply for an Indian Visa online on this website without visiting local Indian Embassy. The purpose of the trip must be related to the business and commercial in nature.

This Indian Business Visa doesn't require a physical stamp on the passport. Those who apply for an Indian Business Visa on this website will be provided with a PDF copy of Indian Business Visa which will be dispatched electronically by email. Either a soft copy of this Indian Business Visa or a paper printout is required before embarking on a flight / cruise to India. The Visa that is issued to the business traveller is recorded in the computer system and does not require physical stamp on the passport or courier of passport to any Indian Visa office.

What can Indian Business Visa be used for?

The Indian Electronic India Business Visa or eBusiness Visa can be used for the following purposes:

  • For selling some goods or service in India.
  • For purchase of goods or services from India.
  • For attending technical meetings, sales meetings and any other business meetings.
  • To set up industrial or business venture.
  • For the purposes of conducting tours.
  • To deliver lecture/s.
  • To recruit staff and hiring local talent.
  • Allows participation in trade fairs, exhibitions and business fairs. Any expert and specialist for a commercial project can avail of this service.
  • Any expert and specialist for a commercial project can avail of this service.

This Visa is also available online as eVisa India through this website. Users are encouraged to apply online for this India Visa online rather than visit to Indian Embassy or Indian High Commission for convenience, security and safety.

How long you can stay in India with eBusiness Visa?

Indian Visa for Business is valid for 1 Year and is allowed multiple entries. Continuous stay during each visit should not exceed 180 days.

What are the Requirements for an India Business Visa?

Besides general requirements for an Indian Visa online, the India Business Visa requirements are as follows:

  • Passport validity of 6 months at the time of entry in India.
  • Details of Indian organisation that is being visited, or trade fair / exhibition
    • Name of an Indian reference
    • Address of Indian reference
    • Website of Indian company being visited
  • Face photograph of the applicant
  • Passport scan copy / photo taken from the phone.
  • Business Card or Email Signature of the applicant or Invitation Letter.

Read more about Business Visa Requirments.

What are the privileges and attributes of India Business Visa?

The following are benefits of Indian Business Visa:

  • It allows for a continuous stay of up to 180 Days on India Business Visa.
  • India Business Visa itself is valid for 1 Year.
  • India Business Visa is a multiple entry Visa.
  • The holders can enter India from one of 28 airport and 5 seaports. See full list here.
  • Holders of India Business Visa can exit Indian from any approved Immigration Check Posts (ICP) mentioned here. See full list here.

Limitations of India Business Visa

The following constraints apply to Indian Business Visa:

  • Indian Business Visa is valid for only 180 days of continuous stay in India.
  • This is a multiple entry Visa and valid for 365 days / 1 Year from the date of issue. There is no shorter duration available such as 30 days or a longer duration such ash 5 or 10 years.
  • This type of visa is non-convertible, non-cancellable and non-extendable.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of adequate funds to support themselves during their stay in India.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide an onward ticket or a return ticket on the Indian Business Visa.
  • All applicants must have an Ordinary passport, other types of official, diplomatic passports are not accepted.
  • The Indian Business Visa is not valid for visiting protected, restricted and military cantonment areas.
  • If your passport is expiring in less than 6 months from the date of entry, then you will be asked to renew your passport. You should have 6 months of validity on your passport.
  • Whilst you do not need to visit Indian embassy or Indian High Commission for any stamping of Indian Business Visa, you do need two blank pages in your passport so that the Immigration officer can put a stamp for departure at the airport.
  • You cannot come by road to India, you are allowed entry by Air and Cruise on the India Business Visa.

How is the Payment for India Business Visa (eBusiness Indian Visa) made?

Business travellers can make payment for their India Visa for Business using cheque, Debit Card, Credit card or a PayPal account.

The mandatory requirements for India Business Visa are:

  1. A passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of first arrival in India.
  2. A functional Email ID.
  3. Possession of Debit Card or Credit Card or Paypal Account for online secure payment on this website.


Ensure that you have checked the eligibility for your India eVisa.

United States citizens, United Kingdom citizens, Canadian citizens and French citizens can apply online for India eVisa.

Please apply for a India Business Visa 4-7 days in advance of your flight.