Indian Business Visa

Business Visa is granted to those who wish to visit India for business and trade purposes e.g. meeting, participation in exhibitions, Trade fair, training, establishing business or industrial venture etc

Important Notice: 
Once the visa is issued by the Embassy or Consulate of India, the passport with the visa will be sent back directly to the applicant’s address listed on the visa application form so make sure that the address is current.


  • Valid and signed U. S. Passport (valid at least 6 months beyond the date of entry; with at least two adjacent blank visa pages)


  1. We strongly recommend you to download & study the Sample Online Visa Application Form before filling the actual Online Visa Application Form
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. DO NOT USE SPECIAL CHARACTERS i.e. ,$#(&)etc and use SPACE BAR instead
  5. On the “Period of Visas” section – please choose 12 months (equivalent to 1 year – this is the minimum) OR 60 months (equivalent to 5 years) OR 120 months (equivalent to 10 years) – see fee schedule listed below. NOTE: Non-US passport holders will be issued visa with a maximum of 6 months duration – on the visa application form online choose 12 months but the actual visa the embassy will issue is just 6 months.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 embassy is very strict with photo requirements.  (Please NO eyeglasses)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Business letter written on your company’s letterhead addressed to the Embassy of India. This letter should indicate the applicant’s name, position in the company, nature of business to be conducted in India, name and address of contact in India, length of stay and the number of entries requested.  It should also state that the company would be financially responsible for the applicant’s living expenses including roundtrip transportation, and should be signed by someone other than the applicant. (NOTE:  Please indicate the visa validity you are requiring – example: 1 year, 5 years or 10 years).  Click here for guidelines (the information listed on this page must be included on the business letter).
  • Letter of Incorporation from the host company in India in addition to the Letter of Invitation (effective May 21, 2014)
  • Business Visa Checklist Form (not required, for reference only)
  • Disclaimer Form – MUST be completed and signed by the applicant
  • Travel the World Visas Service Order Form
  • Letter of invitation from the sponsoring organization in India, typed on the organization’s letterhead and stating all of the following:
    • The nature of the applicant’s business;
    • The probable duration of stay in India;
    • Statement requesting visa validity required – example:  1 year, 5 years or 10 years (should match application question #25);
    • Places and organizations to be visited in India;
    • Guarantee sufficient financial support for the visit.

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 –please complete online, print the form and sign, and send it to us by e-mail at

NOTE: The Validity of an Existing Business Visa does not expire if a Visa holder acquires a New passport (if old passport has expired or is damaged), as long as his / her personal particulars (Name has remained the same and nationality of the holder has not changed.) The visa holder can travel carrying their old passport with a valid Indian Business Visa along with new passport.

IMPORTANT: Before you send your documents to us by FedEx, please send us copies of the documents by e-mail at 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

$185.00/person/visa (Regular Processing/10 business days)

$250.00/person/visa (Rush Processing/5 to 7 business days)

For residents of other “states” not listed above

$300.00/person/visa (Regular Processing/2 to 3 weeks)

$350.00/person/visa (Rush Processing / 7 to 10 Business days)

Consular Fee:

$202.90 per person – 1 Year Multiple Entry
$202.90 per person – 5 Year Multiple Entry
$202.90 per person – 10 Year Multiple Entry

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

Return Mail Fee (1-3 passports):
For Alaska and Hawaii, please add $25.00

2-Day Delivery: $40.00
Overnight Delivery: $48.00
Saturday Delivery: $85.00

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:

1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1

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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.