India business visa checklist

India business visa checklist
iVisa | Updated on Nov 26, 2019

A big part of a trip is planning. You need to make sure that you take everything you need, and that you are on top of things. Of course, one of the most important parts is documentation. When you arrive at your destination and notice that you left an item behind, you can easily replace it. However, if you forget an important document, you may not even cross the border. Applying online for an Indian Business Visa is really easy, and you will find it out in this article.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Am I eligible for an Indian eVisa?

It depends on your nationality. To check your eligibility, please click here, select your country of origin and India as your destination.

What is an India Business eVisa?

The India Business eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India for business purposes.

How long can visitors stay in India with a Business eVisa?

The maximum stay in India with a Business eVisa is 180 days Total and it grants you Multiple Entry. With this type of visa, you can just stay in India for business purposes.

What business activities are allowed under the Indian Business eVisa?

You are limited to the following business activities:

  • Setting up an industrial/business venture.

  • Sale/purchase/trade.

  • Attending technical/business meetings.

  • Recruiting manpower.

  • Participating in exhibitions, business/trade fairs.

  • Expert/specialist in connection with an ongoing project.

  • Conducting tours.

What do I need to apply for an India Business eVisa?

A checklist can be done even when you are about to apply for a business visa. There are several documents you need at hand, which is why a list would come in handy. Here is what you need to cross off that list.

  • Passport – the passport you have must be valid, and it would be best if it keeps its validity for at least six months from your departure. There is no such rule, not for India, at least, but why take that risk? If you do not have a passport, make sure that you remedy the situation before thinking of applying for an Indian business visa.

  • Information page scan – another thing that you have to cross off the list is scanning the information page of your passport. You will be required to upload it when you are applying for the visa.

  • Digital photo – in the application process you will also be required to have a digital photo of yourself. It is preferable to be recent, and if you look different now from the picture you already have (you dyed your hair, for example), it would be best to take a new one.

  • Credit/debit card or Paypal account – everyone has a credit or debit card these days. Paypal accounts are less common, but some people still use them. Also, if you have a debit card or a Paypal account, make sure that you have sufficient funds in your bank account. You do not need any surprises halfway through your application.

How long is the India Business eVisa valid for?

It is valid for 1 year after issued. This means that you can enter India in that period.

What is the cost of an India business visa?

Now, citizens of more than 150 countries can have an eVisa to India. However, the cost of a visa is not the same for everyone, it can vary depending on different elements, like the visa type, your nationality and the processing time you select when you fill in the application. iVisa offers you three options:

  • Standard Processing – it is the most commonly used option, probably because it is the cheapest. Your visa application is processed within 5 days and the price can go as high as USD 147.50.

  • Rush Processing – just as the name suggests, this option is ideal for people who need to obtain a business visa in a short time. If you apply for a business visa and choose this option, the processing lasts only 3 days. Just as you may expect, it is a bit more expensive than the previous processing time. If you go for this option, prices go to USD 177.50.

  • Super Rush Processing – this option is designed for people who need to be on the next plane out. Emergencies happen every day, which is why iVisa offers you the Super Rush Processing. With it, your visa will be in your inbox in a maximum of 2 days. Prices for this type of processing time go to USD 212.50.

Click here to begin your application.

How long does it take to apply for an Indian Business eVisa

You just need to fill our simple application form, and this will take you less than 10 minutes. We take care of the rest of the job for you to obtain your eVisa.

How can I apply for an India Tourist eVisa?

As said above, the application form is really easy to fill in and it consists of three steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

Once the application is done, you just need to wait for your eVisa to be sent by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

It is important to know that if we already submitted your application, changes are NOT possible. So, if this is your case, please contact immediately one of our customer support representatives.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my India Business eVisa?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with iVisa since we provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Also, you can find more info and FAQs here.

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