Consulate General of IndiaChicago
Serving the states of: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
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.
The period of stay in India (for each visit) under the business visa is fixed to six months only.
Business visas granted for ten years with multiple entries are issued to foreign businessmen who have set up or intend to set up joint ventures in India. The visa is valid from the date it is issued.
Requirements for Business Visa
Invitation letter: Invitation letter from the company in India on company letter head indicating the nature of applicant's business, duration of stay, the validity of visa applied for 1 Year, 5 Year or 10 Year, places and organizations to be visited during the applicant’s stay.
Letter from the applicant company on company letter head in USA stating that expenses would be paid by company. It should indicate the nature of applicant's business, duration of stay, the validity of visa applied and organizations to be visited.