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, printed out and signed twice: under the photo and after the declaration
  3. One good quality color photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
  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 )

    * Copy of the photo page of the International Passport

Visa Fee Schedule

Visa Fee (October 1, 2018)

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 :

  1. Single Entry - Ruble 2749/-
  2. Double Entry - Ruble 6184/-
  3. Multiple Entry - Ruble 8246/-

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

The new rates shall come into effect from October 1, 2018. The Government charges @ Russian ICWF charge - Ruble 207/- and the service charges of the Outsourcing Agency will continue to remain the same till further notice.

In addition to the visa fee RUB 237 will be chargeable (per application) as BLS service charge.

  1. Russian nationals are required to pay Rubles 1600 as the Service Charges (for all types of visa)
  2. Passport holders of the below mentioned Countries would be eligible to receive “gratis” visas. However they need to paid Rubles 350 as telex Charges.

  1. Belarus Nationals

Business Visa Fee Structure

Validity of Visa


(Upto 1 yr, S/M)

Rubles 6991

  1. Kazakhstan Nationals

Business Visa Fee Structure

Validity of Visa


(Upto 1 yr, S/M)

Rubles 6991

  1. Uzbekistan Nationals

Business Visa Fee Structure

Validity of Visa


(Upto 1 yr, S/M)

Rubles 6991

  1. Ukraine Nationals

Business Visa Fee Structure

Validity of Visa


(Upto 1 yr, S/D/M)

Rubles 7574

(Upto 1 yr to 5 yr, S/D/M) Rubles 14565

The above rates are excluding service charge and ICWF fee.

  1. British Nationals : (w.e.f. January 04, 2016 in Rubles)


Validity of the Visa Revised Fees


Up to 1 Year (S/M entry)

Rubles 16115

1 year to 5 years, ME

Rubles 48344




DPR of Korea





South Africa


  1. Special category countries:

Special category countries


Visa not required except when entering from China and that too gratis


Visa not required


RUB 605


RUB 1805


RUB 1555


Rubles 905

Sri lanka

Business Visa (6 months)- RUB 655
Business Visa (1 Year)- RUB 855


Business Visa Fee

Business Visa (+Upto 6 M SE & 1 Yr ME)


Visa Fee


Visa Fee





Czech Rep.






Saudi Arabia














New Zealand









Business Visa Fee

*This fee is for other nationals which are not listed in the above table

6 Months Multiple- RUB 3755
1 Year Multiple- RUB 5355

+6M SE: 6 months Single Entry, 1 Yr ME: 1 Year Multiple Entry, 6M ME: 6 Months Multiple Entry

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.