Complete guide to Indian business eVisa
The Indian Business eVisa is a type of visa that allows foreign nationals to enter India for business purposes. It is a valid for up to 12 months and allows for multiple entries.
Ensure you are eligible for an Indian Business eVisa. Business eVisas are typically issued for business-related activities such as meetings, conferences, trade fairs, and establishing industrial or business ventures.
To be eligible for an Indian Business eVisa, you must:
- Be a citizen of a country that is eligible for an eVisa.
- Have a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended travel date.
- Have a return flight ticket or proof of onward travel.
- Have sufficient funds to support your stay in India.
- Have a business invitation letter from an Indian company or organization.
To apply for an Indian Business eVisa, you must complete an online application form and upload the documents.
- Visit the official Indian Visa Services website
- Click on the "Apply for Visa" option and select "Business Visa" as the visa category.
- Fill out the online visa application form with accurate and up-to-date information. The form may include sections for personal details, passport information, travel plans, and details about your business in India.
- Prepare and upload the necessary documents, which may include:
- A scanned copy of the bio-data page of your passport.
- A recent passport-sized photograph.
- A business card or letter of invitation from the Indian company you will be visiting.
- Other documents specific to your business purpose.
- Pay the visa fee online using the available payment options. The fee amount can vary depending on your nationality and the duration of your intended stay.
- Carefully review all the information you've entered to ensure it is accurate.
- Once you are satisfied with the application, submit it.
After submission, you should receive an Application ID or reference number. Note this number for future reference.
You can track the status of your eVisa application using your Application ID on the official Indian eVisa website.
Once you have submitted your application, it will be processed within 3-5 business days. If your application is approved, you will receive an email with your eVisa attached. This letter contains important information about your eVisa, including its validity and the conditions of use. You can print out your eVisa and take it with you when you travel to India.
Upon arrival in India, present your eVisa approval letter along with your passport to the immigration authorities for verification.
Indian Business eVisas typically allow for stays of up to 180 days with multiple entries, depending on your nationality and the discretion of the Indian government.
If you need to extend your stay, you may need to apply for an extension through Indian Visa Services or via local Foreigners' Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in India.
Always verify the specific requirements, processing times, and visa conditions on the official Indian Visa Services website or through the Indian embassy before applying for an Indian Business eVisa, as these details may change over time.
The Indian Business eVisa allows you to stay in India for up to 12 months. You can enter and exit India multiple times during the validity of your visa. However, you must not stay in India for more than 180 days in a one-year period.
When traveling to India on a business eVisa, it is important to be aware of the following safety guidelines:
- Be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
- Avoid walking alone at night, especially in unfamiliar areas.
- Do not carry large amounts of cash or valuables with you.
- Be careful what you eat and drink, especially if you are not used to Indian cuisine.
- Be aware of the cultural sensitivities of India and dress appropriately.
- Be respectful of Indian customs and traditions.
Tips for Applying for an Indian Business eVisa
- Make sure you have all of the required documents before you start your application.
- Fill out the application form carefully and accurately.
- Upload clear and recent versions of all required documents.
- Review your application carefully before submitting it.
- Pay the eVisa fee using a valid credit or debit card.
If you have any questions about the Indian Business eVisa application process, you can contact the Indian Visa Services support team.