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CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA

CHICAGO

Some useful Links

·         National Portal – http://india.gov.in/

.         India Health Care Tourism -  http://www.indiahealthcaretourism.com

.         Google Cultural Institutehttps://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home

·         Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion - http://dipp.nic.in/English/default.aspx

·         Union Council of Ministers - http://india.gov.in/spotlight/union-council-ministers

·         Indian Government Directory - http://india.gov.in/my-government/government-directory

·         Ministry of External Affairs - http://www.mea.gov.in/personnel.htm

·         Government of India, Investment & Technology Promotion Division - http://indiainbusiness.nic.in/newdesign/index.php

·         Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers - http://chemicals.nic.in/

·         MEA Library - http://mealib.nic.in/

·         Indian Missions Abroad - http://mea.gov.in/indian-mission.htm?224

·         Commerce - http://india.gov.in/topics/commerce

·         Export – http://india.gov.in/topics/commerce/export

·         Import - http://india.gov.in/topics/commerce/import

·         Trade Promotion - http://india.gov.in/topics/commerce/trade-promotion

·         SEZs (Special Economic Zone) - http://india.gov.in/topics/commerce/sezs

·         Finance & taxes - http://india.gov.in/topics/finance-taxes/taxes

·         Trade - http://india.gov.in/topics/finance-taxes/trade

·         Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Dept. of Commerce - http://commerce.nic.in/eidb/default.asp

·         Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry- http://www.commerce.nic.in/MOC/index.asp

·         Government of India, Industries - http://india.gov.in/topics/industries

·         Government of India, Travel & Tourism - http://india.gov.in/topics/travel-tourism

·         Government of India, Ministry of Urban Development - http://moud.gov.in/

·         Government of India, Ministry of Urban Development, International Cooperation - http://moud.gov.in/int_coop

·         Smart Cities - http://indiansmartcities.in/site/index.aspx

·         Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMCI) - http://www.dmicdc.com/

·         Make In India - http://www.makeinindia.com/

·         Government of India, Ministry of Tourism - http://tourism.gov.in/

·         Government of India, File/Lodge - http://india.gov.in/services/filelodge

·         Embassy of India, Washington - https://www.indianembassy.org/

·         National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) - https://nsdl.co.in/faqs/faqonnris_1.php

·         Income Tax PAN Services Unit - https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/form49AA.html

·         International Trade Agreements http://www.commerce.nic.in/trade/international_ta.asp?id=2&trade=i

·         US Department of State - http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rpts/ccg/

·         U.S. Relations with India - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3454.htm

· Doing Business in India: 2013 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies - http://export.gov/india/build/groups/public/@eg_in/documents/webcontent/eg_in_062758.pdf

·         Export.gov- http://export.gov/india/frequentlyansweredquestions/index.asp

·         Competition Commission of India - http://business.gov.in/outerwin.php?id=http://www.competition-commission-india.nic.in/faq.htm

·         Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

·         http://business.gov.in/outerwin.php?id=http://www.sebi.gov.in/faq/pubissuefaq.pdf

·         Business.Gov.In http://business.gov.in/faq/index.php

·         Reserve Bank of India - Overseas Direct Investments - http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/FAQView.aspx?Id=32

·         Exchange Earner's Foreign Currency (EEFC) Account - http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/FAQview.aspx?Id=21

·         Foreign Investments in India - http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/FAQView.aspx?Id=26

·         Also Visit

o   http://www.buyusa.gov/india/featuredusexporters/index.asp

o   http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov/doing-business-local.html

o   http://export.gov/india/servicesforu.s.companies/index.asp

o   http://dipp.nic.in/English/default.aspx

·         States in India - http://india.gov.in/india-glance/states-india

·         National Innovation Foundation of India- http://nif.org.in/ignite_announcement

·         National Awards for Technology and Innovation - http://www.pds.gov.in/awards/

·         Department of Personnel & Training - http://persmin.gov.in/DOPT_AboutUS.asp

 

 

 

SOME IMPORTANT CONTACTS

 

 

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)

23061008 , 23061492

cimoffice@nic.in

Smt. Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister

Phone: 23011127 / 23011165

Fax - 23013254 / 23011463

E-mail: eam@mea.gov.in

Shri Rajeev Kher

Commerce Secretary

Phone:23063664, 23063617, 23061796 (Fax)

E-mail: csoffice@nic.in

 

Syed Akbaruddin
Official Spokesperson and Joint Secretary

Ministry of External Affairs

+91-11-23383371, +91-11-23383373 / +91-11-23384319 / jsxp@mea.gov.in

Shri Ashish Chatterjee

PS to Minister of State for Commerce and Industry

23062779, 23062947 (Fax)

chatterjee.ashish@nic.in

Shri. S. Chinpau Ngaihte

US [EAMO]

Phone:23011127 / 23011165

E-mail: useamo@mea.gov.in

Shri A. K. Tripathy

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce

23062526

asittripathy@nic.in

Shri. Vipul

Dir [EAMO]

Phone:23011127 / 23011165 jseam@mea.gov.in

 

Rupa Dutta

Economic Adviser

23061341

rupa.dutta@nic.in

Aditi Das Rout

Director (Foreign Trade)

FT(ST) and FT(M&O)

23063434

adrout@nic.in

Mr. Pratap Madireddy, CEO, APInvest

Office : 040 - 2345 0015 / 16

K.K. Sinha,
Industrial Adviser,
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry,
Room No. 341B, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-110011,
Phone:91-11-23061684
E-mail: kk.sinha@nic.in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  Essentials of 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.

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

Visa Type

Passport

Requirements

BUSINESS

ALL NATIONALS

INVITATION LETTER FROM INDIA
LETTER FROM USA
ADD. PROOF MAY BE ASKED

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. Additional documents may be asked for over and above the requirements if need be.

Processing of Visa applications has been outsourced to Cox & Kings Global Services.

Cox & Kings Global Services, US

19 South La Salle St,

Suite 1003,

Chicago, IL 60603

Email: enquiriesusa@ckgs.com

Website: http://www.in.ckgs.us/

Helpline: 5162061483, 6465890088

Collection Timings: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST (Monday to Friday)

Submission timings - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST (Monday to Friday)

 

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