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Business Visa

Who can apply?

Business visa is eligible for :
i. Foreign nationals who want to visit India to establish industrial/business venture or to explore possibilities to set up industrial/business venture in India.
ii. Foreign nationals coming to India to purchase/sell industrial products or commercial products or consumer durables.
iii. Foreign nationals coming to India for technical meetings/discussions, attending Board meetings, general meetings for providing business services support.
iv. Foreign nationals coming to India for technical meeting/discussions, attending Board meetings, general meetings for providing business services support.
v. Foreign nationals who are partners in the Business and/or functioning as Directors in the company.
vi. Foreign nationals coming to India for consultations regarding exhibitions, for participation in exhibitions, trade fairs, business fairs etc.
vii. Foreign buyers who come to transact business with suppliers/potential suppliers at locations in India, to evaluate or monitor quality, give specifications, place orders, negotiate further supplies etc. relating to goods or services procured from India.
viii. Foreign experts/specialists on a visit of short duration in connection with an ongoing project with the objective of monitoring the progress of the work, conducting meetings with Indian customers and/or to provide some high level technical guidance.
ix. Foreign nationals coming to India for pre-sales or post-sales activity not amounting to actual execution of any contract or project.
x. Foreign Trainees of multinational companies/corporate houses coming for in-house training in the regional hubs of the concerned company located in India.
xi. Foreign students sponsored by AIESEC for internship on project based work in companies/industries.
xii. Foreign nationals who are coming to India on short visits to customer location to repair any plant or machinery as part of warranty or annual maintenance contracts.
xiii. Foreign engineers/technicians coming to India for installation and commissioning of equipments/machines/tools in terms of the contract for supply of such equipment/machine/tools.
xiv. Foreign experts coming to India for imparting training for the personnel of the Indian Company.
xv. Foreign personnel deputed for providing technical support/services, transfer of know-how, services supplied for which the Indian company pays fees/royalty to the foreign company.
xvi. Foreign nationals coming as tour conductors and travel agents and/or conducting business tours of foreigners or business relating to it, etc

Required Documents

  1. Original passport with minimum 6 months validity and two blank pages.
  2. Visa application form, should be filled out in English at http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa, printed out and signed twice: under the photo and after the declaration.
  3. One good quality color photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm.
  4. Copies of the relevant pages of the Internal Passport (front page, the page where the address is mentioned, the page about previously issued international passports).
  5. Copy of the photo page of the International Passport.
  6. If applicant has second valid international Passport he has to provide copy of all pages of Passport with original Passport.
  7. Up and dawn tickets (just a reservation).
  8. Confirmation of booking (just a reservation).
  9. A letter of invitation from the concerned company in India with signature and stamp.
  10. Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Registration.
  11. From a pharmaceutical company in India always ask for a license to sell medical goods- Membership Certificate of the Export Promotion Council (Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council)
  12. Original letter of petition from Russian company in English. The letter must be on the letter head of company with original stamp and signature. In the letter of invitation from Indian company and in the letter of petition from the Russian company must be specified: period of visa, number of entries, passport's details of applicant.
  13. Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Registration of the company with English translation (not notary)
  14. If applicant is the founder / Director of a company registered in India under the "Companies Act" must provide an original or notary copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, issued by Registrar of Companies, in which this company is registered, the applicant is registered as a director, Pan card of Company, Income Tax Return.
  15. If the applicant has two citizenships he should provide copy of second passport.

Citizens of other countries should provide the following additional documents:

  1. A copy of migration card, a copy of registration certificate / visa, as well as evidence of their work in the territory of the Russian Federation for more than 2 years. If the applicant in the last two years living in Russian Federation , He/She has provide copies of supporting documents (visa / registration, work permit, residence permit, etc.).
  2. Additional Form for Foreigners.

The deadline for issuance of visas for Russian citizenship is 5 working days (may be more than five working days it depend on Embassy).
The deadline for issuance of visas for foreigners is 10 working days (may be more than five working days depend on Embassy).

Application for submission for visa may be by applicant or through accredited travel Agency or by a Notarized Power of Attorney.

(Cash payment, Rubles).

  • The deadline for issuance of visas for Russian citizenship is 5 working days and more.
  • The deadline for issuance of visas for foreigners is up to 5 working days and more.
  • Citizens of other countries should provide the following additional documents:
  • A copy of migration card, a copy of registration certificate / visa, as well as evidence of their work in the territory of the Russian Federation for more than 2 years. If the applicant in the last two years living in Russia, you must provide copies of supporting documents (visa / registration, work permit, residence permit, etc.).
  • Additional Form for Foreigners.
  • Application for submission of documents for visa may be filed by the applicant in person OR through accredited travel Agency OR by a Notarized Power of Attorney
  • Visa Fee Schedule

    Visa Fee (April 01, 2022)

    As part of further liberalization, simplification and rationalization of visa regime in India to facilitate greater movement & interaction between the people of the two countries, multiple entry, Tourist and Business visa for a period of 5 years can be granted to the Russian nationals.

    The Visa Service Charge for the nationals of the Russian Federation and the visa fee for the remaining nationalities have been adjusted to the prevailing exchange rates. The new rates for the Visa Service Charges for all types of visas for the Russian nationals is as follows :

    Entry/Type of Visa Visa Service Charge (In Rubles) ICWF (In Rubles) Service Charge by the Outsourced Agency (In Rubles) Grand Total (In Rubles)
    Single Entry 4320 324 237 4881
    Double Entry 9720 324 237 10281
    Multiple Entry 12960 324 237 13521

    In addition to the above, Valid Indian visas can be transferred at the rate of Russian Rubles 2330.


    Processing Time

    The Processing time  is a normal  processing time, however this processing time is dependent on various factors, such as city of application, place of previous issue of your old passport, your current visa status etc, and may vary from time to time. Processing time mentioned here, do not include delivery time taken by courier companies. Incomplete applications will lead to delay of processing time and applicants will need to comply with any changes in the procedure that may occur during this time.
    You are requested to make your travel arrangements only after receiving relevant service. BLS/EOI/CGI will not be liable for any claims of inconvenience or penalties should applicant need to make changes to their travel plans owing to the delays and/or any inconvenience caused due to any rejections.
    The normal processing time is five working days for all types of visas including Business visa provided all documents are in order. However, issuance of visa to foreign nationals is subject to procedures and will take longer.

     

     


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