Eligibility & conditions of Project Visa

The Visa would be project specific and, while issuing the visa, a specific endorsement would be made on the Visa sticker indicating the name of the project for which visa is issued and location of the project. In no circumstances would the person be allowed to be engaged in another project either of the same company or of a different company.

The visa can be extended only with the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The employment/working of the foreign personnel would be restricted to the location of the project. The Project visa would be issued based on submission of the relevant documents clearly establishing that the project/contract has been assigned to the particular foreign company by the Indian company/organization concerned.

The Project Visa would be issued only for skilled/highly skilled persons.

The Indian Company engaging the foreign national for executing the project contract would be responsible for the conduct of the foreign national during his/her stay in India and also for the departure of such foreign national upon expiry of visa.

In case the project/contract site falls in the Protected/Restricted Area notified by the Government, the grant of Protected/Restricted Area Permit should be integrated with the grant of Project Visa.

Duration of Visa

Up to 6 months/single or multiple entry

More than 6 months and up to 1 year/multiple entry

More than 1 year and up to 5 years/multiple entry

Documents required

  • Original Passport valid for a minimum period of six months
  • Two recent Passport size photographs with white/light background showing full frontal view of the face without dark/colored glasses
  • Online Visa Application Form to be completed at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in and print & sign for submission to the Embassy.
  • Letter from Indian company awarding contract to foreign company, specifying details about the foreign company, project (including location, duration), total number of workers (highly skilled/skilled/semiskilled) required to be sent by foreign company to India
  • Letter from Applicant’s Employer (brief description of its projects in India, nature of work in India);

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