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Coming to India on a business visit?

Coming to India on a business visit?

Get your Business Visa to India first

To visit India you need an Indian visa. You can visit India on a transit, tourist or business visa.

Business Visa to India

For US nationals, an Business Visa to India is valid for one year to 10 years with multiple entries. The stay on each visit should not exceed six months. For nationals of other countries, a business visa to India is available from 6 months to 5 years.  A letter from the sponsoring organization indicating the nature of your business, duration of stay, places and organizations to be visited and a guarantee to meet maintenance expenses, should accompany the application.

Visit Flatworld Solutions in India

Want to visit our facilities and meet the people you work with? Here’s where Flatworld Solutions can help you. We can send a letter of invitation to our customers and potential customers. Write to us before applying for an Indian business visa and we will send you a letter of invitation.

Visa Guide

Check out this helpful visa guide at the website of the Indian Embassy in Washington.

Where do I apply for my Indian Business Visa?

You can apply at the Indian consulate in your area. For your information we have provided the links below. You will find downloadable application forms on these sites, visa fee structures, location maps, driving instructions and other details.

How long does it take to get a visa to India?

If you hold a US passport, you should get your visa within the course of a working day: submit your passport and visa application at the consulate in the morning between 9.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m., and pick it up in the evening, between 3.30 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. or at the timings mentioned at the consulate websites.

Can I apply by mail?

You may also submit your application by mail but this will take 3 days to process and 2 weeks or more to be mailed back to you. You may send a self-addressed pre-paid return envelope with the application instead of paying the mailing charges.

Payment Methods

When you make your visa application, remember that personal checks and credit cards are not accepted. Payment can be made with money order/certified check/cashier's check drawn in favor of Embassy of India/Consulate General of India.

Health Requirements

When traveling to India, if you are passing through a country or zone where yellow fever is prevalent, you should have a valid vaccination certificate.

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United Kingdom

Where to get your Indian Business Visa in the UK

Working Hours:
Queue numbers are issued to visa applicants between 8.30 a.m. and 12.00 noon Mondays to Fridays, except holidays

High Commission of India, London
India House, Aldwych, London - WC2B 4 NA
Visa information

20 Augusta Street, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley
Birmingham, B18 6JL
Telephone: (00 44) 121 212 2782, Fax: (00 44) 121 212 2786, Telex: 333 483 CGIBIR

Working Hours:
Monday - Friday (0900-1300 and 1330-1730 Hours) except on holidays*

European Union

  • Embassy of India, Brussels

Visa and passport information

United States of America

Consular Jurisdiction:
Delaware, Washington D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, The Bahamas.

2107 Massachusetts Ave., Washington DC 20008, Tel. 202-939-7000, Fax: 202-265-7532.

Timings, addresses and contact form
Telephone numbers specifically to answer Visa and Passport information, downloadable visa application form in PDF format.

Consular jurisdiction:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and the Virgin Islands

3 East, 64th Street, New York, NY 10021
(Between Madison Ave & 5th Avenue)
Tel : 212-774-0600 - Fax : Central 212-861-3788 - Cable : CONGENDIA

Visa information
Applying for a visa by mail
Doing business with India

  • Consulate General of India, Chicago

Consular Jurisdiction:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Consulate General of India, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, #850 Chicago, IL 60611, U.S.A.. Telephone:(312) 595-0405

Contact numbers and location

Consular Jurisdiction:
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas

1990 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX – 77056. Telephone PABX: 713-626-2148, 713-626-2149. Consular Inquiry: 713-621-5576, 713-621-8408. Fax: 713-626-2450, 713-627-2034, 713-993-9347
Visa guidelines, forms and fees

Consular jurisdiction:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Consulate General of India , 540 Arguello Boulevard, San Francisco CA 94118
Tel: (415) 668-0662 | Fax: (415) 668-9764


Consular Jurisdiction:
National Capital region of Ottawa-Hull, Kingston, Comwall, Hawksbury, Arnprior, Renfrew, Perth Prescott, Brockville, Carleton Place, Smith Falls, Morrisburg (Ontario), Montreal (Quebec).

Consular Section, High Commission of India
10 Springfield Road, OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1M 1C9
Telephone: (613)744-3751/52/53, Fax: (613)744-0913

Consular Jurisdiction:
Ontario and Quebec (except places falling under the jurisdiction of HCI, Ottawa), Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

Suite 400, 1835 Yonge Street, Toronto,
Ontario M4S 1X8
Tel: 416-960-0751, Fax: 416-960-9812
Visa information

Consular Jurisdiction:
Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon Territory

Northwest Territories, 325 Howe Street,
Vancouver, BC V6C 1Z7
Tel: 604-662-8811, Fax: 604-682-2471
Visa information
Visa application form

Government of India missions abroad

The Government of India has an international presence. A directory of Government of India missions abroad is available here.

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