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India Business Visa

If you’re a British citizen planning to visit India for business purposes, you will need an Indian Business Visa to be issued by the Indian High Commission in London. As an accredited UK agent, we are able to obtain these visas on your behalf, saving you the time and energy required to complete the process yourself.

GulfVisa’s one-stop solution means you can acquire a visa using our fast (same working day) or standard (3-4 working days) service.

How to obtain an Indian Business Visa

1Requirements for an Indian Business Visa

Click here for a helpful guide for filling out the online Indian Visa Application Form.

  1. Passport (with at least two blank pages facing each other, valid for at least 8 months).
  2. Two 5cm x 5cm photos (must be recently taken + have a white background).
  3. Fill the Indian Visa Application Form online (links for online form and helpful guide available on page 2 of our Pack). Please make sure you sign in the TWO places where prompted. 
  4. Print, complete and sign the Letter of Authorisation (page 3 of our Pack).
  5. Print and sign the Declaration form (page 4 of our Pack).
  6. An invitation letter from the Indian company (template on page 5 of our Pack).
  7. An original introduction/supporting letter from your UK Company (template on page 6 of our Pack).
  8. Non-British passport holders need to provide two of the same type bills (the most recent one & one that is two years old) for one of the following utilities: Gas OR Electricity OR Water OR Poll Tax.

 

 

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2Order your Indian visa service online now

IMPORTANT: if this is your first time applying for an India Visa please select the 'Up to one year' visa service. Please read the visa validity information box below. 

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3Post (or drop off) the requirements to our GulfVisa office:

Important Notice

The Indian High Commission may choose to issue a visa with terms that are different from what you requested. However, this may be at the cost of the requested visa, which is non-refundable as per the Declaration. The decision of the High Commission is final, and cannot be challenged by GulfVisa.

Visa Validity Information

As a first-time Indian visa applicant, you should receive your visa with six months validity, though this could be up to a year at most. If you require a visa valid for longer than six months, you must have visited India previously and be able to supply a copy of the visa used. However, visa terms ultimately depend on the Indian High Commission’s decision, so this extended validity is not always guaranteed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to provide any bills if I am a British Passport Holder? How long will my visa be valid for? What does a multiple entry visa mean? Where can I access the Visa Application form?

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How do I determine what type of visa I will receive?

When you fill out the online application form you can enter the type of visa you want, however the ultimate decision is for the Indian High Commission and it is at their discretion which visa you will receive.

 

Who is eligible for an Indian Business Visa?

All British passport holders are eligible for an Indian Business Visa provided they plan to visit the nation for business purposes. This could include importing or exporting goods, establishing a trading company, or attending a conference or training session in India. Non-British passport holders may also apply for an Indian Business Visa if they have lived in the UK for at least two years prior to making their application.

You must provide an invitation from an Indian business including your full name, nationality, and information regarding the details of the trip and reasons for travelling to India. You must also present a supporting letter courtesy of their UK company.

This documentation will determine whether you qualify for a single or multiple-entry visa. The number of times you are allowed to enter and exit the country will be decided by the Indian High Commission.

 

Will I definitely receive the visa I want?

You can identify your preferred type and duration as part of our online application form, however, the Indian High Commission may grant a visa that is different from the one you specified. GulfVisa cannot contest any decisions made by the Indian High Commission, and applicants will not be eligible for a refund. Within the Indian company invitation letter, it is crucial that the company mentions how long they need the visa applicant to visit them and for what purpose (particularly if you are applying for a long visa).

 

How long is an Indian Business Visa valid?

The validity of your documentation depends on whether you are issued with a single or multiple visa. The former tends to be approximately six months long while the latter may be granted for one to two years.

If you are applying for a visa that is valid for at least two years, you must submit biometric information, such as fingerprints, at the Indian Visa & Consular Application Centre in London. You will be advised appropriately while you are completing our online visa application form.

The duration of your visa will be determined by how many times you have visited India in the past and the contents of your previous visa(s). If you can prove you frequently travel to India then you may be able to obtain a visa valid for as long as five years.

 

Will I definitely receive the visa I want?

You can identify your preferred type and duration as part of our online application form, however, the Indian High Commission may grant a visa that is different from the one you specified. GulfVisa cannot contest any decisions made by the Indian High Commission, and applicants will not be eligible for a refund.

 

Can Indian Business Visas be extended?

You cannot extend visas once you have entered India

 

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