Business Visa (Regular)

for citizens of the United Kingdom

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED


  1. Original, signed passport: Passport must have at least 2 blank pages for visa purposes, must be valid for at least 6 months.
  2. Passport-type photograph: Two recent photographs should be in colour and of the size of 2-inch x 2 inch (50 mm x 50 mm). Photo specification here
  3. Confirmation of Employment: Employer letter (original) (less than 1 month old), signed, headed letter (addressed to the HCI, London OR its respective consulates) clearly stated Purpose of Visit, Applicants Name, Passport number, Start & Expiry date of the passport, Duration of stay in India (per trip -if applicable) proxy signature are not acceptable.
  4. Proof of business invitation: Invitation letter from a company/business (addressed to the HCI, London OR its respective consulates) clearly stated Purpose of Visit, Applicants Name, Passport number, Start & Expiry date of the passport, Duration of stay in India (per trip -if applicable) Letters need to be signed by authorised signatory of the company, proxy signature is not acceptable
  5. Bank statements: Original or pdf copy of 3 months UK current account bank statements.
  6. Declaration: Please provide filled Declaration (Printed and duly signed)
  7. Authorization: Please provide filled Authorization (Printed and duly signed)
  8. Previous Nationality Indian: For Person whose previous nationality was Indian before acquiring foreign nationality
    • Copy of Surrender Certificate and Copy of the Cancelled Indian Passport (Self-Attested) OR
    • lf travelled to India before, please provide your previous Passport with Indian Visa.
  9. Pakistani origin: International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  10. Note: Indian Missions/Posts will be granting Business Visa with 10 years’ validity and Multiple Entry facility to the Citizens of United States of America (USA), Canada, Japan, United Kingdom (U.K) and South Africa with stipulation that ‘Continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days and registration not required’. However, in the case of USA, Canadian, Japanese, United Kingdom (UK) and South African nationals of Pakistan origin, Business Visa will be granted after prior clearance from competent authorities.
  11. Please Note: That this list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee a visa. The High Commission of India or its Consulates reserve the right to ask for additional documents if required.

Business Visa Fee (for citizens of UK)

Visa Category

Visa Type

Validity

Processing

Embassy fee

Service fee

Total cost

Standard

Single/Multiple entry

up to 1 year

3-5 business days

£ 195

£ 300

£ 495

Standard

Single/Multiple entry

1 to 5 year

3-5 business days

£ 525

£ 300

£ 825

Express

Single/Multiple entry

up to 1 year

Same day

£ 270

£ 300

£ 570

Express

Single/Multiple entry

1 to 5 year

Same day

£ 600

£ 300

£ 900

Business Visa (Regular)

for other nationals living in the United Kingdom

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED


  1. Original, signed passport: Passport must have at least 2 blank pages for visa purposes, must be valid for at least 6 months.
  2. Passport-type photograph: Two recent photographs should be in colour and of the size of 2-inch x 2 inch (50 mm x 50 mm). Photo specification here
  3. Proof of Status: UK Residence permit, endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, this should be valid for more than 6 months after your return from India.
  4. Confirmation of Employment: Employer letter (original) (less than 1 month old), signed, headed letter (addressed to the HCI, London OR its respective consulates) clearly stated Purpose of Visit, Applicants Name, Passport number, Start & Expiry date of the passport, Duration of stay in India (per trip -if applicable) proxy signature are not acceptable.
  5. Proof of business invitation: Invitation letter from a company/business (addressed to the HCI, London OR its respective consulates) clearly stated Purpose of Visit, Applicants Name, Passport number, Start & Expiry date of the passport, Duration of stay in India (per trip -if applicable) Letters need to be signed by authorised signatory of the company, proxy signature is not acceptable
  6. Bank statements: Original or pdf copy of 3 months UK current account bank statements.
  7. Declaration: Please provide filled Declaration (Printed and duly signed)
  8. Authorization: Please provide filled Authorization (Printed and duly signed)
  9. Additional Document Checklist: Download the additional document checklist here
  10. Additional Form: Download the additional Form here
  11. Note: Indian Missions/Posts will be granting Business Visa with 10 years’ validity and Multiple Entry facility to the Citizens of United States of America (USA), Canada, Japan, United Kingdom (U.K) and South Africa with stipulation that ‘Continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days and registration not required’. However, in the case of USA, Canadian, Japanese, United Kingdom (UK) and South African nationals of Pakistan origin, Business Visa will be granted after prior clearance from competent authorities.
  12. Business Visa for passport holders: Business Visa for all passport holders of Pakistani Origin/Pakistani Passport , Bangladesh,Sri Lanka,China, Nigeria and Afghanistan.
  13. Please Note: That this list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee a visa. The High Commission of India or its Consulates reserve the right to ask for additional documents if required.

Business Visa Fee (for other nationals living in UK)

Visa Category

Visa Type

Validity

Processing

Embassy fee

Service fee

Total cost

Standard

Single/Multiple entry

up to 1 year

5-15 business days

£ 180

£ 70

£ 250