Intern Visa Consular Services

Intern Visa

‘i’ Visa will be granted to a foreigner intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, Educational Institutions and NGOs subject subject to the following conditions:-

  1. Intern visa will be granted to an individual for not more than two times for a maximum period of one year each time.
  2. The Intern visa will be granted to pursue internship – at any time during the course of study; or immediately after completion of graduation/ Post graduation but the gap between the completion of graduation/ post graduation and the commencement of the internship should not be more than two years.
  3. Visa will be granted only on the basis of a letter from the Indian company/ educational institution/ NGO/ foreign Missions or Posts in India/ foreign government organizations concerned sponsoring the foreign national for the internship programme and clearly indicating the period of internship.
  4. In case the internship is in a Company, the foreign national being sponsored for internship should draw a minimum remuneration of Rs.3.60 lakhs per annum. There will be no minimum salary limit in the case of internship in Educational institutions, NGOs, foreign Missions or Posts in India and foreign government organizations.
  5. Intern visa will not be issued for internship in certain sectors like Defence, Telecom, Space Technologies, Construction/ strategic Infrastructure projects, Mining, Civil Aviation, Petroleum & Natural Gas exploration, Private security agencies, Human Rights, Nuclear Energy, Environment issues and Dams etc.
  6. Grant of Intern Visa to foreigners intending to pursue internship in NGOs will be subject to prior clearance of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Minimum processing time will be 7-8 weeks).
  7. Foreign nationals granted visa for doing internship will have to register themselves with the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) concerned within 14 days of arrival in India if continuous stay is for more than 180 days.
  8. The foreign national will have to exit the country before the expiry of the visa.
  9. Under no circumstances, the foreign national will be allowed to take up employment in India immediately after completion of the internship programme. Conversion of the Intern visa into Employment visa or any other types of visa will not be permitted. In case the foreign national receives any offer for employment in India, he/she will have to go back to the country of his/her origin/ domicile and apply for ‘Employment Visa’ at the Indian Mission/ Post concerned.
  10. Earning from internship of the foreign nationals with Indian companies/ Educational Institutions/ NGOs will be subject to the Indian Income Tax Regulations.”
  11. Applicant must apply only on the CKGS website. (