Business Visa - Frequently Asked Questions
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Business Visa - Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. Who can be granted a Business Visa?
Ans. Business Visa is granted to a foreign national who wishes to visit India to explore or establish business venture or wants to purchase/sell commercial products. It is also granted to senior executives of firms, experts, consultants, specialists, tour conductors and travel agents who often visit India for business or professional reasons.

Q.2. Can Business Visa be granted to undergo training in India?
Ans. Yes, in following cases :-

1. Trainees of MNCs/ Corporte houses coming for in-house training in regional hubs located in India.
2. Foreign students sponsored by AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) for internship on project based work in companies.

Q.3. Can Business Visa be granted to execute projects fully?
Ans. No. A foreign national coming to India for executing projects or contracts fully will have to obtain an Employment Visa.

Q 4. Can Business Visa be granted to execute part of a project ?
Ans. Yes, in following cases :-

1. Short visits to repair any plant or machinery as part of warranty or annual maintenance contract.
2. Installation and commissioning of plant/machinery in terms of contract.
3. For imparting training to personnel of Indian company.
4. For providing technical support/ transfer of technology for which Indian company pays fees/ royalty to the foreign company.

Q 5. Can Business Visa be granted to a foreign national whose period of permanent residence in Thailand is less than two years?
Ans. Yes, on a case to case basis after personal interview and review of documentation. Time taken to issue visa in such cases may extend upto two weeks.

Q 6. What category of Visa is applicable to spouses and dependent children of those who are granted Business Visa?
Ans. Spouses and dependent children can apply for an Entry Visa, the duration of which will be co-terminus with that of the Business visa holders. Tourist Visa will not be granted to spouses and dependents.

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