Business Visa

Who can apply?

  1. Foreign nationals who visit India to start a business or to explore possibilities of starting a business.
  2. Foreign nationals coming to India to purchase / sell various kinds of industrial and commercial products and services.
  3. Foreign nationals coming to India for meetings, participation in meetings, congresses, etc. to support the business.
  4. Foreign nationals who are partners in business or working as CEO of the Indian company.
  5. Foreign nationals coming to India for consultations on exhibitions, participation in exhibitions fairs, etc.
  6. Foreign buyers, collaborating with suppliers from India (or having the potential suppliers) that are sent to India to address various issues in production and export of goods (check the quality of goods, exchange specifications, and order placement, negotiations on further cooperation).
  7. Foreign experts, members of existing projects, go to India for a short period of time to meet with partners, monitoring the development of production, etc.
  8. Foreign nationals coming to India for pre and post-sales activities, which is not the actual execution of any contract.
  9. Foreign employees of international companies coming for training its branch office \ office in India.
  10. Foreign students sponsored by AIESEC (International Association of Students. Studying economics and management) and to India for practice from the companies and industrial enterprises.
  11. Foreign nationals coming to India for the purpose of repair or replacement of equipment, troubleshooting, or errors for the obligations of the contract.
  12. Foreign nationals (engineers and technicians), coming to India for installation and commissioning of equipment for the obligations of the contract for supply of this equipment.
  13. Foreign experts coming to India for training personnel of the Indian company.
  14. Foreign experts coming to India for technical support, transfer of knowledge and new technologies, for which the Indian donates cash foreign company.
  15. Foreign nationals coming to India as travel agents, tour guides and / or the organizers of business trips for foreign citizens, 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 3.5cm 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 and more.
The deadline for issuance of visas for foreigners is up to 10 working days (sometimes it takes more days).

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

(Cash payment, Rubles).

Visa Fee Schedule

Visa Fee ( July 20, 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 new rates for the Visa Service charge, for all types of visa is as follows with effect from July 20st 2022.









2600 RUB

195 RUB

237 RUB

3032 RUB


5850 RUB

195 RUB

237 RUB

6282 RUB


7800 RUB

195 RUB

237 RUB

8232 RUB

Processing Time


Term reviewed Usually, however, this time depends on various factors, such as location, place of issue of your old passport, your current visa status, etc., and may vary from time to time. The time mentioned here does not include shipping time spent at work courier companies. Incomplete applications will result in delays in issuing visas and applicants must comply with any changes in the order that may arise during this time.

We kindly ask you to start preparing for the trip only after receiving the service. BLS / OT / CGI is not responsible for any claims relating to inconveniences or penalties when an applicant is required to make changes to their travel plans due to delays and / or inconvenience because of the refusal of a visa.

Average processing time is 5 business days for all types of visas, including business visas, provided that all documents are in order. However, the issuance of visas for foreign citizens to be more long-term process and takes longer.