There are two types of work related visas for non-Indian’s who wish to come to India for work related purposes: Business Visa and Employment Visa.
Business Visa is not applicable for people who are coming to India for part time or full time employment. Duration of business visa is only of 6 months.
The following activities can be carried out under a business visa:
Those who want to take up employment or consultancy in India for a substantial duration are required to take an employment provided that they are being sponsored for an Employment Visa by their employer and they draw a salary in excess of US$ 25,000 per annum. The condition of annual floor limit on income will not apply to:
Foreign nationals including their family members who intend to stay in India for more than 180 days or have visa for more than 180 days, have to get themselves registered with the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 2 weeks of their first arrival in India. They are required to make an application in the prescribed form and be present in person at the time of registration.
The following documents are required to be submitted along with application: