India Business Visa Application, Requirements


If your main reason for visiting India is for business purposes, you need to request an India Business eVisa. The e-Visa for India was introduced by the Government of India in November 2014 to simplify the Indian visa application process, removing the requirement to physically visit an embassy or consulate. People looking to launch an industrial/commercial venture, those who need to travel often for extended business commitments, and investors. Citizens who qualify and are traveling to India for business reasons, like attending a conference, workshop, symposium, training sessions, contract discussions, or meetings, can apply for the India Business eVisa. The India Business eVisa allows eligible citizens to stay for up to 180 days in the country. This is a multiple entry travel authorization valid for 365 days from the date of issue. All types of India business visas including eVisa also allow the holder to set up a business in India, buy or sell industrial or commercial products and travel to India for recruitment purposes. Eligible citizens can apply by submitting a simple online business visa form for India that can be completed in just a few minutes.


  • A colored passport-size photo.

  • A valid passport that does not expire for at least 3-6 months is an absolute necessity and it should have at least 2 empty pages for stamping.

  • A valid email address to receive the E-Visa in your Inbox.

  • You can use a Credit/debit card or PayPal account to pay for the E-Visa fees.

  • A copy of your Business Card in PDF format (this 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 (it must include their contact information and their logo).


There are 3 important dates you need to be aware of regarding your Indian Visa that you received electronically via email.

  • E-Visa Issue Date: The Indian Immigration Department issued the e-Visa or Indian Online Visa e-Visa on this date.

  • Expiry Date: This is the deadline for an Indian e-Visa holder to enter India.

  • Last Day of Stay in India: The last day you can stay in India is not clearly stated on your India e-Visa. The deadline is determined by your visa type and date of entrance into India.


According to the Government of India Immigration Services, all foreign visitors are required to acquire either an Indian e-Visa or a traditional/paper visa before they can enter India. Some nations’ inhabitants are allowed to travel to India with an electronic travel authorization, commonly referred to as an online tourist visa for India. In 2014, the India Visa Service was introduced by the Indian government. It allows individuals from over 170 nations to travel to India without the need to physically have their passports stamped. Visitors to India can now obtain a 30-day double-entry visa. An ETA Tourist e-Visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

Details About 30 Days Indian Visa

  • An individual may only apply for two e-Visas in a given year.

  • For their stay in India, applicants must have enough money to maintain themselves.

  • Visitors must always have a copy of their approved e-Visa India permission while in the country.

  • When applying for an e-Tourist visa, travelers must have a return or an onward ticket.

  • A minimum of six months must elapse after the applicant’s arrival date in India for their passport to remain valid.

  • The passport must contain at least two blank pages for the immigration and border control officials to stamp the entrance and leave.

  • Holders of diplomatic passports or international travel documents are not eligible to apply for an India e-Tourist visa.

  • Regardless of their age, all candidates must have a personal passport.

  • Children cannot be listed on a parent’s online application for an India visa.


Non-Indians can request an India Urgent e-Visa, also called an India Urgent Emergency Visa or Indian Emergency Visa, for quick entry into India. Possible reasons for needing this visa include family loss, illness, marriage problems, or legal issues. The Emergency India eVisa accelerates the visa application procedure, making it quicker than the standard eVisa. It offers an original remedy for individuals visiting India to address unexpected occurrences, disasters, or worries. This service is available to individuals in need of a visa for various reasons, including attending conferences, tourism, business, medical treatment, or working as a physician assistant. Foreigners facing crisis situations that necessitate travel to India are granted an Indian Urgent Visa (eVisa India for Urgent).The Emergency eVisa is available for genuine cases of sudden and unforeseen emergencies such as: Even if you are not living in India and need to come in an emergency or urgent reason such as a loved one’s illness, you can apply for an Urgent Tourist Visa to enter India. The visa is usually issued within 1 to 3 days.

Requirements for applying for an emergency Indian visa

  • A valid passport.

  • A complete scanned copy of your passport.

  • Your passport should have at least two blank pages and a copy of the first page.

  • You must provide a recent color passport photo.

  • You can use a Credit or debit card for the visa fee payment.

  • A Valid email address to receive the eVisa in their Inbox.


The Indian government offers an online visa called the India e-Visa. The three most common types of India e-Visa are tourist, business, and medical.

Indian Tourist e-Visa

The India Tourist Visa is available to tourists who plan to stay in India for a maximum of 180 days. The India Tourist eVisa is an online travel authorization to India. For the duration of the 30-day tourist visa’s validity period, two entries into India are permitted. The maximum stay allowed is 30 days. The Indian Tourist e-Visa is good for multiple visits to India during its 12-month validity period.

Indian Business e-Visa

An eVisa for business travelers is called an India Business eVisa. With this digital pass, you can enter the country twice and stay there for up to 180 days.

Indian Medical e-Visa

A traveler to India with this visa can seek medical care on their own. The India e-Medical Visa is a foreigner’s online visa that allows three entries into the country. This type of e-visa is only available to those traveling to India for medical treatment. The visa is valid for 60 days from the date of initial entry into the country. Within 60 days, the second or third entry must be turned in.

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