Business visa permits you to stay in the country for the required period and to cross the border several times that is why it’s a good option for a long-term business trip during the whole year.
Business visa is suitable for setting up a business in the various country, to enter the partnership agreements with local companies, for carrying on negotiations and for signing contracts with new potential partners.
Business visa can be issued up to 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, 36 or 60 months of staying and can be of a single, double or multiple entries. Business visa can be obtained only in a foreign country. Citizens can obtain a Business visa within the territory. To receive a Business visa, not in the country of your citizenship, you should submit a residence or work permit in the country.
Business visa is given strictly to those who make business-related trips to India such as making sales or establishing contact on behalf of the company outside India.
To be eligible for the Business visa, the applicant should satisfy the following conditions:
- The applicant should be a person of assured financial standing and has expertise in the field of the intended business.
- The applicant is not visiting India for the business of money lending or petty trading or for full-time employment in India including payment of salary in India.
- The applicant will have to comply with all other requirements like payment of tax liabilities etc.
- The grant of Business Visa is subject to any instructions issued by the Government of India on the basis of reciprocity with other foreign countries from time to time.
Indian Missions/Posts can grant Business Visa valid up to 5 years or shorter duration to foreign business persons as per their requirement to set up industrial/business venture or to buy or sell industrial/commercial products.
The period of stay in India for each visit is limited to 6 months. Multiple entry visas valid up-to 10 years may be available to foreign nationals who have set up or intend to set up a joint venture in India.
Passengers having valid tourist visa can enter India from any desired port of immigration check post (Airport, Seaport).
Fee for Business Visa:
Visa fees for a Business visa are different for all the countries Embassy’s charge. Visa fees are based on the visa duration from 1 year to 5 years or 10 years with multiple entries.
Business visa is given with the multiple entry options so a person can visit as may time within the validity of the visa.