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Business Visa

  • Business Visa is applicable to foreign nationals who wish to visit India to/for:-
  • establish an industrial/business venture or to explore possibilities to set up an industrial/business venture, other than Proprietorship Firms and Partnership Firms, in India.
  • purchase/sell industrial products or commercial products or consumer durables.
  • technical meetings/discussions, attending Board meetings or general
  • meetings for providing business services support.
  • recruitment of manpower.
  • foreign nationals who are partners in the business and/or functioning as Directors of the company.
  • consultations regarding exhibitions or for participation in exhibitions, trade fairs, business fairs etc.
  • 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.
  • 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 technical guidance.
  • pre-sales or post-sales activity not amounting to actual execution of any contract or project.
  • foreign trainees of multinational companies/corporate houses coming for in-house training in the regional hubs of the concerned company located in India.
  • foreign nationals coming as tour conductors and travel agents and /or conducting business tours of foreigners or business relating to it, etc.
  • foreign academicians/ experts coming under GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Networks).
  • crew members of scheduled/ non-scheduled flights operated by scheduled airlines, non-scheduled and chartered flights operated by non-scheduled airlines and special flights.
  • foreign nationals intending to visit India to participate in cultural events/ activities with remuneration.
  • foreign nationals who are engaged in commercial sports events in India on contract 
  • Business visa holders are required to register themselves with the FRRO/ FRO in case the aggregate stay in India exceeds 6 months during a calendar year.
  • Foreigners intending to visit India for employment purposes may note that in cases where they are paid salary/ remuneration outside India, they would be granted Business Visa.
  • Copy of MoU if going as an Advisor for a project.

Documents required

  • Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months with at least two blank pages.
  • Two photographs. For photo requirements, visit India Visa Online (
  • A Letter of invitation from the Indian company stating the purpose and duration for which visa is requested.
  • Business card of the applicant.
  • A letter from the company on whose behalf the applicant is travelling, precisely stating the purpose, duration and the financial obligations of the visit, the expertise of the applicant and the length of his employment with the company. This letter should be on company letterhead and written in English with a stamp and signature.
  • A letter from the Indian company, addressed to the Embassy of India in Berlin, specifying the exact purpose of the visit and the expected start and end dates planned. This letter should be on company letterhead and written in English with a stamp and signature.
  • Certificate of Incorporation of the company in India.
  • Business visas - undertaking from the concerned Indian company on the following lines :
  • Format of undertaking:
  • We take full responsibility for the activities and conduct of Mr/Mrs/Ms __________ national of _________ during his/her stay in India. If anything adverse comes to notice during this period, we undertake to repatriate him/her at our cost. Date/Seal __________ Signature of competent authority.
  • Additional documents mentioned below as per individual case
  • If the applicant is self-employed / auto-entrepreneur in Germany:-
  • Copy of registration proof of the company
  • If the applicant owns a business in India:-
  • Copy of Memorandum and/or shareholdings of the company
  • If applicant is holding a Chinese passport:-
  • Letter of invitation must be stamped by the Indian Chamber of Commerce

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