Tourist Visa on Arrival for India

Nov 27

The contents of this post have changed due to inclusion of more countries in the e-Tourist Visa scheme(e-TV) of Government of India. Please see the details and list of all eligible countries at Government of India e-tourist visa web site at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html The Government of India has just announced  Tourist Visa on Arrival for the...

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India Employment Visa quota eliminated: New minimum salary requirements for Indian Employment Visas

Oct 07

India Employment Visa quota eliminated: New minimum salary requirements for Indian Employment Visas

Indian government has eliminated the Employment visa quota, and thus the guidelines providing for ceilings for issue of E-visas to the extent of 1% of the total persons employed on a project subject to a maximum 20 employees are no longer applicable. However, foreign national on Employment visa to India must have a minimum salary of USD 25,000 with the exception of...

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Latest Employment Visa and Business Visa Update issued by Government of India: August, 2010

Aug 26

Latest Employment Visa and Business Visa Update issued by Government of India: August, 2010

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has issued new updated guidelines for Indian work/employment visas and Business Visas. These guidelines, in the form of FAQs , also restate some of the earlier notifications issued by Ministry of Home Affairs at New Delhi. Here is the official text: ————————– FAQs...

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Visa for Paid Intern or volunteer work with Non governmental organizations ( NGO) in India

Jul 10

Visa for Paid Intern or volunteer work with Non governmental organizations ( NGO) in India

Many foreign nationals travel to India to do Paid Intern or volunteer work for NGOs in India. Many have been doing these activities on tourist visas. As per latest government of India regulations, volunteer work with registered Non governmental organizations( NGO) in India has to be done on an employment visa. Such foreign nationals coming to India may be granted...

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Persons of Indian origin, his/her spouse and dependent children to be granted an X (Entry) visa and not a tourist Visa.

Jul 10

In January, 2010, we recommended in that Persons of Indian origin, his/her spouse and dependent children should preferably apply for an X visa and not a tourist visa. Kindly see: http://indianimmigration-law.blogspot.com/2010/01/spouses-and-children-of-indian.html. Now Ministry of external affairs has issued new guidelines that such persons should apply for Indian X...

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X Visa for India: Grant, extension and permissible activities

Jun 09

We have provided information on the X Visa for India in our past articles. Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division, New Delhi has provided more specific information regarding grant and extension of X visa in India. The X visas are meant to be used only within the guidelines of prescribed by Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division, New Delhi and no...

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