Business Visa

Business Visa

Business Visa

With effect from 30 March 2021, the Government of India has now decided to restore the following sub-categories of Electronic Visa [e-Visa]:

(i) e-Business Visa,

(ii) e-Medical/Medical Attendant visa; and

(iii) e-Conference Visa.

However, it may be noted that previous valid e-visas for the above categories, as well as for other categories, including eTourist Visa, and Tourist visa (T or T-1) will continue to remain suspended.

Fresh Business visa is issued for only 6 months validity. Applications will be accepted by mail only.

Due to current pandemic, the processing time is longer than usual. After the document has been received at the consulate, visas are granted within 5-6 business days subject to all documents being in order. 

However, there may be delays due to non-receipt of your application by shipment. Please also factor in the time to receive back your passport with visa by mail.  Your patience and co-operation is appreciated in this regard.

Applications received with incomplete documents will be rejected forthright.

PROCEDURE:

  • Fill the visa form at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html. After submitting the form, please print the form, sign it (at both places – below photograph and last page) and send it to the Consulate with other required documents mentioned below via shipment only.

(Please upload mandatory latest photo (2x2 inch with white background).Without uploaded photograph or any colored background other than white -visa form will be rejected and documents will be sent back without service.)

  • Original Passport (valid for at least 6 months and two blank pages) and one copy of passport (photograph page only)
  • Copy of Address Proof – Driver’s License/State ID (New York, Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Pennsylvania)
  • Pre-Paid return envelope (USPS/UPS) with tracking ID.
  • Copy of Indian Company Invitation letter (on Company letter head)
  • Letter from the applicant’s company in USA (on Company letter head stating expenses will be paid for by the company and duration of stay required in India)
  • Copy of Indian Company Incorporation letter
  • Additional documents, if applicant is minor:
    • Notarized Parental Authorization Form
    • Parent’s passport copies
    • Child’s birth certificate copy
    • Parents’ address proof
    • Application can be signed by the Parents for minors or a thumb impression can be stamped
  • Visa Fee for Business Visa
    • USA Passport Holder -  US$ 163/-
    • Canadian Passport holder -  US$ 163/-

Fees will be accepted only by – MONEY ORDER/CASHIER’S CHECK –  payable to “Consulate General of India, New York” (PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED)

  • Applications may be mailed to the Consulate on following address:

VISA SECTION
Consulate General of India,
3 East, 64 Street, New York-10065

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