Learn More: Business eVisa
Last update, July 2023
Travel to India with your Business eVisa!
India is a massive, multifaceted, and mesmerizing country. It has so much to offer its visitors, from luxurious resorts on the coastline to hidden temples in the mountains, and vibrant cities where you’ll find a bit of everything.
India is also one of the top growing economies worldwide and one of the favorite destinations for business people who are looking for plenty of opportunities for investment.
If you’re looking at India as your next business destination, then you'll need to apply for an India Business e-Visa online. In this article, you’ll find all the relevant information regarding this business visa and how to apply for it with iVisa.com.
Keep reading to find out about the checklist of necessary requirements, details on the visa policy, and prices and processing times to obtain this eVisa with us.
What is the India Business e-Visa?
The India Business e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India for business purposes. Unlike a paper visa that is stamped in your passport, this document is instead electronically linked to it.
After completing their visa application, passport holders receive their e-visa via email. They’ll print it at home or the office and present it to the local authorities upon arrival in India.
Bear in mind, that the India Business Visa is not an employment visa and cannot be used to seek work or employment in the country. It allows its holder to participate in business activities while in the country.
If you require an employment visa, reach out to the nearest Indian consulate or embassy to process it.
Who can apply for the E-Business Visa?
Business travelers from more than 160 countries worldwide can apply for an India Business Visa, as long as they are:
- Attending business meetings and events.
- Meetings with (potential) suppliers, clients, and other business partners.
- Delivering, installing, or maintaining products.
- Giving advice, implementing, or delivering other business services.
- Recruiting personnel.
The Indian Business Visa is valid for entry through 29 designated Airports:
- Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin, Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Trichy, Varanasi, Calicut, Mangalore, Pune, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Bhubaneswar, Port Blair, and Kannur.
And, 5 designated seaports:
- Mumbai, Cochin,Goa, Chennai, and New Mangalore.
However, travelers can exit through any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
How long is the India Business Visa valid for?
The Indian Business e-Visa is a Multiple Entry visa and is valid for 1 year after arrival. You can use it to stay in India for a maximum of 180 days in Total. This can be in one long stay, two 90-day long trips or spread across an unlimited number of shorter trips depending on the visa you get.
You should carry a hard copy of the E-Business Visa along with you at the time of travel.
This Indian business visa is non-extendable. If you wish to extend your stay in the country, you will need to contact the local immigration authorities to process the right documents to be able to remain in the country. Bear in mind that they will require reasons for your stay and financial proof that you can afford an extended stay in India.
Benefits of getting your India Business eVisa with iVisa
Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.
Simplified Form: While on the Embassy website, you will have to answer confusing and tedious questions, at iVisa, you will only have to answer a simplified form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.
Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.
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What documents do I need to apply for the India Business Visa?
To apply for an Indian Business Visa, you will need the following documents and information:
A colored passport-size photo - If you don't have a recent one, you can use our passport photo service and get one in no time.
A valid passport that does not expire for at least 6 months after your planned arrival date in India. The passport should have at least 2 blank pages for stamping.
A copy of your business card in PDF format. It must include your company's information, especially the corporate phone number, as you will be contacted through it by the embassy.
A detailed invitation letter from the host company/firm established in India or from India, stating the purpose of the travel. The letter must include their contact information and their logo.
A return or onward ticket outside the country. The ticket must be for less than 180 days after arrival.
Upon arrival, an Indian government official might ask you to present a certificate of good health and proof of sufficient financial means to sustain your stay in India.
How do I apply for the India Business Visa online?
To obtain the India Business Visa you need to do the following steps:
Step 1. Fill out our simplified visa application form in which you’ll enter information about your job, employer, and reason for your trip. We will ask you to double-check that all the information entered is correct before you can pay the visa fee.
Step 2. Then you’ll need pay the visa fee with credit or debit card.
Step 3. Finally, upload all your supporting documents. Make sure they’re legible. Blurred or smudged scans are among the most common reasons for visa denial.
That’s it! You can then relax and let us do all the hard work for you.
Once we receive your application, one of our agents will carefully check it, along with your supporting documents, and make sure there are no inconsistencies. In case there’s any problem, we will reach out to you via email before processing your request.
When your business visa is approved, you will receive it via email. The business visa is electronically linked to your passport, and it will show up in the system once you arrive in India. However, we always recommend printing it before your trip and carrying a hard copy with you at all times during your stay.
What are the costs and processing time of the India Business Visa?
The Government fee for the Business Visa is USD $82.50 and all our prices include the Indian government visa fee, so you can pay all at once.
It could take between 2 and 5 days to process the India Tourist eVisa, but sometimes it could take weeks. Applying with us will make the process easier and shorter.
Traveling with minors
If you’re visiting India with minors, you will need to get a proper valid visa for them. We recommend using our Visa Checker Tool to see which is the right Indian visa for them, depending on their nationality. In most cases, they’ll be eligible to get a Tourist e-Visa and you can get it for them on our site as well.
You will need to fill out an application form on their behalf and you will receive their visa for India via email once it’s approved.
Do I need an India Business Visa if I’m transiting through India?
In most cases, you won’t need an Indian e-Visa if you’re only transiting through the country. But we still recommend that you confirm your visa requirements with our visa checker tool.
A sample of what the e-Business Visa will look like:
India has lifted all COVID restrictions. However, travelers are encouraged to complete the primary vaccination series. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest India travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
Where can I learn more?
If you have more questions about the e-business visa, you can use the chat bubble on our website to reach out to our excellent customer support team. They are available 24/7 to answer your questions about the business visa. You can even reach out to them for immediate assistance while you fill out your visa application form.
Required Documents to Apply
- Applicant's photo
- Passport scan
- Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
- Invitation Letter
- Business License (if applicable)
- Business Card
The Indian Business e-Visa is a (Multiple Entry visa).
The Indian Business e-Visa is valid for 1 year after arrival. You can enter India on any date you want within this period.
To apply for the Indian Business eVisa your passport should have at least six months of validity from the date of arrival in India and two blank pages.
As a Visa holder you can stay in the country for no more than 180 days in Total.
If you are only going to make a stopover at one of the airports in India, you don't need this visa.
You should always carry a copy of the Indian visa along with you during the trip.
The Indian Business e-Visa is valid for entry through 29 designated Airports (i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Cochin, Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Trichy, Varanasi, Calicut, Mangalore, Pune, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam, Madurai, Bhubaneswar, Port Blair, and Kannur) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Mumbai, Cochin, Mormugao, Chennai, New Mangalore). However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.
The Indian e-Visa is non-extendable.
Nationals of Yellow Fever affected countries must carry a yellow fever vaccination card at the time of arrival in India, otherwise they may be quarantined for 6 days upon arrival. See Yellow Fever countries here
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