Business E-visa to India

Business E-Visa is an authorization document for eligible nationals to enter India to involve in Business, Conference, and Investment related activities.

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Business E-visa to India

Business E-Visa is an authorization document for eligible nationals to enter India to involve in Business, Conference, and Investment related activities.

Check if you need a Travel Visa

To provide information regarding your eligibility & applicable fees, please select your citizenship.


Ways to get an e-business visa to India

Complete Guide on India Business Visa

India is one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia. India is becoming one of the major business hubs in Asia. To offer easy access to short-term business activities, the government of the Republic of India introduced the e-business visa to India in April 2017. Business travelers from 170 countries can currently apply for an e-visa. This e-business visa allows the traveler to visit India for business activities in the short term. The process also has streamlined things for business travelers who can now escape the hassles of directly applying, long queues, and sending their passports via mail. Travelers who use the e-visa business system apply, pay an online fee and obtain their electronic visa via email before traveling to India.  

Ways to get an e-business visa to India

The Republic of India's government provides an e-business visa to India to non-Indian people wishing to visit India for short-term business activities. This facility is not available if the person or his or her parents or grandparents (paternal or maternal) were born in Pakistan or were permanently a resident in Pakistan. 

The following foreign nationals are eligible for e-business visas to India:

  • Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia,
  • Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas,
  • Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin,
  • Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei,
  • Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon Union Republic,
  • Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China,
  • China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros,
  • Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Ivory coast, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
  • Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador,
  • Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia,
  • Georgia, Germany Ghana, Greece, Grenada Guatemala,
  • Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland,
  • Indonesia, Iran, Ireland Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
  • Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos,
  • Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
  • Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands,
  • Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia,
  • Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru,
  • Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway,
  • Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea,
  • Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, State of Qatar,
  • South Korea, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation,
  • Rwanda, Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia,
  • Saint Vincent, Independent State of Samoa, San Marino,
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Senegal,Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone,
  • Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka,
  • Suriname, Kingdom of Eswatini, Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Taiwan,
  • Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Kingdom of Thailand, Kingdom of Tonga,
  • Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates,
  • Republic of Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Oriental Republic of Uruguay,
  • United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City,
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

India visa exemption for Bhutan nationals and India visa exemption for Nepal nationals. 

The cost of an e-business visa to India is listed below:

SI. No Description Fees
1. Indian government charges 0USD to 102.50 USD
2. Click2Visas Service cost 10 USD

To find out the exact cost, use the Click2Visas widget.

Applicants from qualified countries can apply for an e-business visa to India online at least four days before arrival. 

The validity of an e-business visa to India shall be one year (365 days) from the date of the e-visa grant. This visa can be used for multiple entries within the time limit indicated. 

A foreigner with an e-business visa to India can continuously stay up to 180 days during each visit. If the intention is to stay for more than 180 days, the FRRO/FRO concerned shall be registered within two weeks after the 180-day expiry.

Passport should have a validity period of at least six months when applying for an e-business visa to India and a re-entry permit. An immigration officer could stamp your visa at the point of entry. All passports should have at least two blank pages for stamping. Entry into India on the new passport would be allowed even if e-visa has been issued on the old passport, but in these cases, the applicants must hold the old passport on which an e-visa was issued. 

Documents required for an e-business visa to India:

  1. Scanned bio page of the passport showing the photograph and personal details of the applicant.
  2. Business card copy with the details about the Indian organization with which you wish to conduct the business.

or

  • A letter of invitation from the Indian company with full details about the company.

Individuals holding e-business visa to India are only allowed to enter India through below designated international ports namely,

  • Ahmedabad international airport, Amritsar international airport, Bagdogra international airport, Bangalore international airport, Bhubaneshwar international airport, Calicut international airport, Chandigarh and international airport, Chennai international airport,
  • Cochin international airport, Coimbatore international airport, Delhi international airport, Gaya international airport, Goa international airport, Guwahati , international airport, Hyderabad international airport, Jaipur international airport, Kolkata international airport,
  • Lucknow international airport, Madurai international airport, Mangalore international airport, Mumbai international airport, Nagpur international airport, Port Blair international airport, Pune international airport, Trichy international airport, Trivandrum international airport,
  • Varanasi international airport and Visakhapatnam international airport.

In addition to the above international airports, five major Indian seaports also provide entry for an e-business visa to India holders:

  • Chennai seaport, Cochin seaport, and Mormugao Mumbai seaport, and New Mangalore seaport.

The applicant can depart from any of the Indian Immigration check posts.  

No, an e-business visa to India must be obtained by all travelers before they initiate their travel to India. 

During the entry to India, the traveler needs to display a copy of the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) with the immigration authorities. Confirm that your ETA status is displayed on https:/indianvisaonline.gov.in/e-visa/Status Enquiry as "GRANTED" before attempting to enter the country. Immigration officers would take biometric details of the applicant upon their arrival in India. 

No. Minors must apply for any other suitable visa to India. Make sure your children's passport is at least valid for the next 6 months from the date of arrival in India.

No. Travelers with an e-business visa to India are strictly not permitted in India for any employment purpose. You must apply for a regular India job visa to work in India. 

Travelers with dual or multiple citizenships must choose which nationality passport they prefer to use during their journey. Please note that Pakistan passport holders, Pakistani descent, permanent residents in Pakistan are not eligible to apply for an e-business visa to India. If you have dual or multiple citizenships with Pakistan, you must use any nationality passport other than Pakistan to apply for an e-visa. 

Foreign visitors with a passport from a qualified country can apply for an e-business visa to India irrespective of where they currently reside.

No. Applicants with laissez-passer/international travel documents cannot apply for an e-business visa to India. And also, it is not available to diplomatic/official passport holders and persons endorsed on the parent's/spouse's passport. Each traveler should have a separate eligible passport to apply e-visa. 

No. The applicant will be granted an electronic visa that does not require stamped before traveling to India. Upon approval of the e-business visa to India, applicants will receive their visa to their registered email address.

An e-business visa to India enables you to do business-related activities such as meetings, conferences, negotiations, etc., in India for a short period.

A copy of the Indian company business card or an invitation letter from the Indian company with their full details. Any of the above documents shall be taken as proof of the applicant's purpose of travel while applying for an e-business visa to India.

No. Once the e-business visa to India is authorized, the applicant will receive their ETA from click2visas in their registered email address in PDF format. Applicants need to print the visa and bring it along throughout their journey.

Nationals from 170 countries are eligible to apply online for an e-business visa to India. For details about the qualified countries, kindly utilize our Click2Visas widget. 

Yes, all travelers must have a valid e-business visa to India before they arrive in India. A traveler would be prohibited from entering India without a valid visa. 

No, an e-business visa to India will usually be issued with the starting date you furnished in your application. An applicant may enter India multiple times within the visa validity time duration. 

The e-business visa to India is a landing authorization issued by the Republic of India. All Indian personnel at the terminal of entry have the right to deny access to India without any reason, even when the applicant has a valid e-business visa to India.