Employment visas are granted to expats wanting to work for a company registered in India. To be eligible for an employment visa, expats will either need a guaranteed job offer from an Indian firm or proof of an intra-company transfer.
These visas are usually valid for a year or for the term of the employment contract. Although the initial application should be submitted in the expat’s home country, renewals are permitted from within India.
Expats moving to India as entrepreneurs or investors should apply for a business visa. Applicants are required to prove that they are in good financial standing and that they have expertise in their area of business.
Business visa holders are allowed to remain in India for up to six months at a time. However, in some cases a multiple-entry business visa can be issued for a longer periods of time.