As we know India plays a significant role in the world economy and provides manpower to various corners of the world therefore it has become a business hub for foreign nations. Moreover, to visit India for the sake of business, one needs to have a business visa, but to encourage and improve the professional terms with foreign countries, India has also introduced the online business visa program. This has made visiting India for business trips much easier than before.
The Indian government has recently made a few changes in the rules and regulations of the e-business visa. Earlier, it was a double-entry visa, with 60 days of the staying period, but as per the changes, now it permits multiple entries and stay of 90 to 180 days depending on the nationality.
The requirements which are specified to complete the application form are as follows:
|Albania||Andorra||Angola||Anguilla||Antigua & Barbuda|
|Bolivia||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Botswana||Brazil||Brunei|
|Bulgaria||Burundi||Cambodia||Cameroon Union Republic||Canada|
|Cape Verde||Cayman Island||Chile||China||China- SAR Hongkong|
|China- SAR Macau||Colombia||Comoros||Cook Islands||Costa Rica|
|Cote d'Ivoire||Croatia||Cuba||Cyprus||Czech Republic|
|Denmark||Djibouti||Dominica||Dominican Republic||East Timor|
|Nicaragua||Niger Republic||Niue Island||Norway||Oman|
|Palau||Palestine||Panama||Papua New Guinea||Paraguay|
|Republic of Korea||Republic of Macedonia||Romania||Russia||Rwanda|
|Saint Christopher and Nevis||Saint Lucia||Saint Vincent & the Grenadines||Samoa||San Marino|
|Slovakia||Slovenia||Solomon Islands||South Africa||Spain|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Turks & Caicos Island||Tuvalu||UAE||Uganda|
|Vanuatu||Vatican City-Holy See||Venezuela||Vietnam||Zambia and Zimbabwe|
Also, you can enter these three seaports:
Applying for this visa type is much easier than you think. There is no need to visit the Indian embassy to get your documents verified as everything can be done online. Go to wwww.indiane-visa and fill the specified information in the application form. In the “Visa Type” column select “business visa” and attach the required documents along with your photograph.
After completing all the necessary columns, you can check out by paying the visa fee using your credit/debit card or PayPal account. Within 4-7 business days, you will receive approval for your e-visa on your email id.
If you don’t have 4-7 days to wait for, you can attain your business e visa within 24-72 hours with “urgent processing” benefit. You can apply for urgent e visa and the application will be analyzed in a faster manner than normal processing. FYI, the urgent processing fee may slightly differ from the normal fee, but it worth it.
You need to apply no less than 4 days before the date of travel.
Spouses and dependent children can apply for an Entry Visa, the duration of which will be equal to that of the Business visa holder. Moreover, e-Tourist Visa will not be granted to spouses and dependents.
No, a foreign national visiting to execute projects or contract can apply for an Employment Visa.
No, once you have submitted the application to the Indian Government, the visa fees will not be refunded.
The validity period of your e-Visa begins from the date specified in your approved Business e-Visa document. Within the validity period, you can enter India on any date.
This issue can arise because of the Adobe Reader you are using on your system. You can try reprinting the application by going back to the option ‘Track Passport’, enter your application id and last name and click on ‘Reprint Application Her’. If still, you are stuck, try using a different computer to reprint your application.
e-Visa India is available in different categories and you need to mention the correct category as per the purpose for which you are going to visit India. Once you have mentioned the category and the application has been approved, you cannot perform any activity other than that you have stated in the e-visa category blank otherwise legal action can be taken against you.
It is valid for one year from the date of issue.
You can make multiple entries within the one-year validity.
Activities like setting up a business venture, sale, purchase, trade, attending business meetings, recruiting manpower, participating in exhibitions, business or trade fairs, expert in an ongoing project, conducting tours and other similar activities.
No, the stay duration can be extended at all. As there are multiple entries permitted so you can go back and come back to stay for another 180 days.