Indian Employment Visa

Employment (Work)

Employment Visa is granted to those who wish to take up employment and volunteer work in India. The duration of Employment Visa would be for the period of employment/volunteer work, which will usually not exceed one year at a time. An employment visa is also issued to those performing or participating in an event and to all entertainers. Those travelling to India for volunteer work with a Non-governmental organization (NGO) must apply for an employment visa. Spouse and dependent family members accompanying the applicant must apply for an Entry visa (NOT Tourist visa), co-terminus with the period of the principal visa holder.

The duration of Employment Visa would be for the period of employment/volunteer work, which will usually not exceed one year at a time. Further extension of up to 5 years may be obtained from MHA/FRRO in the concerned state in India.

Applicant intending to do volunteer, work with charities or non-profit organizations must include a letter from the sponsoring organization in India on letterhead indicating the nature and the duration of the visit and place of work and the same letter signed by authorized signatory. The letter from the sponsoring organization needs to state weather the applicant will be a paid or non-paid intern.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid and signed U. S. Passport (valid at least 6 months beyond the date of entry; with at least two adjacent blank visa pages)
  • One Visa Application Form completed online at http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

IMPORTANT RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN COMPLETING THE VISA APPLICATION FORM ONLINE:

  • We strongly recommend you to download & study the Sample Online Visa Application Form before filling the actual Online Visa Application Form
  • The Application Form should be printed on 2 separate sheet of paper, no front to back print out will be accepted.
    Note: Please make sure that the Application Form prints completely with the port of entry and exit completely printed at the bottom as well as the bar code.
  • Make Sure you have filled the Application Form correctly otherwise it will not be accepted – Caution: Errors on the visa application form CANNOT be fixed, an error of any type WILL result in the application being rejected by the Indian Consulate.  Note: The address for the reference in India must be complete with the phone number, city, sector, street, and six digit pin code. If staying at a hotel include the complete address and phone number of the hotel as it appears on their website.
  • DO NOT USE SPECIAL CHARACTERS i.e. ,$#(&)etc and use SPACE BAR instead
  • On the “Period of Visas” section – please choose 12 months OR 6 months (this is the minimum)
  • Applicants are required to sign the visa application in two places. On page 1, the applicant must sign COMPLETELY inside the box located under the photo area, if any part of the signature is outside of the box the application WILL be rejected. On page 2, the applicant must sign on the dotted line at the bottom of the page.
  • From the “Indian Mission” drop down list please select your correct consular district:

For residents of Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, please choose “USA-Washington” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont., please choose “USA-New York” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska, please choose “USA-Houston” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming,  please choose “USA-San Francisco” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, please choose “USA-Chicago” on the Indian Mission drop down.

For residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands, please choose “USA-Atlanta” on the Indian Mission drop down.

    • Two Passport Type Photographs – IMPORTANT: Please CLICK HERE for the photo specification – the he embassy is very strict with photo requirements.  (Please NO eyeglasses)
    • Additional Particulars Form – MUST be completed and signed by the applicant (choose appropriate form for your state)
      Additional Particulars Form – New York Jurisdiction – Use this form for the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
      Additional Particulars Form – San Francisco Jurisdiction – Use this form for the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
      Additional Particulars Form – All Other States – Use this form for all states not included listed under New York and San Francisco jurisdiction listed below
    • Copy of the air travel itinerary showing departure from the USA
    • Proof of residential address in the United States:  Please submit a clear copy of applicant’s Driver’s License OR Utility Bill (NOTE: The applicant’s name MUST be on the proof of residency).  Address on the document cannot include a P.O Box number, and Must Match present and permanent address on the visa application form. The following items are NOT accepted: cell phone bill, credit card statement, bank statement or lease.
    • Disclaimer Form – MUST be completed and signed by the applicant
    • Checklist Form (not required, for reference only)
    • Travel the World Visas Service Order Form

Additional Document for Applicants for NGO or Charitable Organization Visa (Volunteer / NGO Work):  

  • Letter from the sponsor organization in India for Volunteer, work with charities or non-profit organizations indicating nature of work, duration of stay and place of work by the authorized signatory. Letter to be signed by authority and tax liability letter from NGO.
  • Letter of Incorporation from the Company in India


Additional Requirements for Applicants for Employment Visa:

  • Appointment Letter from the company in India (Minimum salary must be USD 25,000 per year with clear location of work)
  • Letter from the employer in India
  • Letter of Incorporation from the Company in India
  • Employment Details Form: One completed Employment Details Form. This must have signature of the applicant (original document required)
  • Resume of the applicant with relevant credentials and employee detail form

NOTE: If at any time during the process you would like to close the application and retrieve your passport, you will need the Passport Withdrawal Order Form

IMPORTANT: Before you send your documents to us by FedEx, please send us copies of the documents by e-mail at indianvisareview@gmail.com or fax us at 530-579-3315 so we can review it first.

 

Fee Information

Service Fee:

For Residents of Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

$100.00/person/visa (Regular Processing/10 business days)

$150.00/person/visa (Rush Processing/5 to 7 business days)

For residents of other “states” not listed above

$150.00/person/visa (Regular Processing/2 to 3 weeks)

$200.00/person/visa (Rush Processing / 7 to 10 Business days)

Consular Fee:

$160.00 per person – 6 months (Multiple Entries)
$200.00 per person – 12 months (Multiple Entries)

NOTE: All consular fees above include a $5 money order fee (consulate/embassy accepts money order only)

Return Mail Fee (1-3 passports):
$38.00 (1-3 passports)     Overnight Delivery
$30.00 (1-3 passports)     2-Day Delivery
$70.00 (1-3 passports)     Saturday Delivery
For shipment to Hawaii and Alaska, please add $25.00

Travel the World Visas Service Order Form


For the safety of your passport, we recommend delivery by courier.  If there were a delay, we would be able to track or trace it.

Please send all required documents and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) by courier to:

TRAVEL THE WORLD VISAS, INC.
1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1
WASHINGTON DC  20009

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NOTICE

Travel the World Visas acts only as an agent, and accepts no responsibility for the services of any Travel Agent, Consulate, Passport Agency or Embassy in connection with the granting of visas. We are not responsible for delays, loss of passports or damage caused by such service providers or the U.S. Mail.
Requirements and fees are for U.S. Citizens only. Contact Travel the World Visas for information on other nationalities.
Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Sorry but all fees are non-refundable.