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India Business Visa

A Business Visa is granted to those who do any business in India, such as making sales or establishing contacts on behalf of a company outside of India. Business visas may be valid for 6 months to one year or more with single or multiple entries. Irrespective of the duration of validity of visa, on each visit maximum period of stay in India is limited to 6 months (180 days) only. Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue. Those who are applying to work for an Indian company should apply for an Employment Visa. 

As all visas are issued at the discretion of Indian High Commission. India Visa Company can not be held responsible for any losses that may occur due to delays in the application process. Please take this into account when making your travel plans.

As all visas are issued at the discretion of Indian High Commission. India Visa Company can not be held responsible for any losses that may occur due to delays in the application process. Please take this into account when making your travel plans.

Please find below details on applying for an Indian Business Visa.



 Indian Business Visa Details

Processing Time:

For UK passports approx.. 7 working days and approx. 3 working days for our fast track service.Non UK passports can take more than 15 days.

Embassy Fees:

£215 - Up to 6 Months (Multiple Entries)

£550 - 1 Year to 5 Years (Multiple Entries)

£435 - Urgent Business Visa Up to 6 Months (Multiple Entries)

£760 - Urgent Business Visa 1 Year to 5 Years (Multiple Entries)


Passport (Valid for at least 6 months)

1 x Online India Visa Form (This should be completed as in step 2 )

2 Photos – 50mm x 50mm. This is a different size to a normal passport photo and can be done through selected photo shops. Call us and we can help in advising where these can be found.

1 x Declaration form (Step 3)

1 x Invitation letter (see additional information below for details)

1 x Letter from UK Company (see additional information below for details)

1x Special Delivery envelope for us to return to your passport and visa with the correct address for return printed on.

Please contact us for  details of further documents required for non-UK passport holders

Visa Validity:

Validity of any Visa is at the discretion of the embassy may not be granted as per the initial request.

Additional Information:

Those of Sri Lankan or Bangladeshi origin can be processed but there may be delays.

We do not process visas for those of Pakistani origin as there can be severe delays from the embassy in processing these. We can not offer the level of service  we would like to in these cases so recommend you process your visa directly. Service fee will also be determined by the extent of administration and time spent on applications of Pakistani origin, should we wish to provide our service.

An original signed letter from the company in UK explaining the nature of business and duration of visit.

A signed Letter of invitation from an Indian company on their official company letter head clearly stating the purpose and duration for which visa is requested.

Both business letters should be provided on the letter head of the company with applicants name and passport details (Passport number. Issue date and Expiry date).

For an urgent Business visa please also include on both letters reasons for Urgent Business Visa, probable duration of stay, validity of visa applied for, places and organisation to be visited and a guarantee to meet maintenance expenses.

All letters must be addressed to The High Commission of India:

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



If you would like to apply for a Indian Business Visa than please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete the Online Indian Visa Application Form

Download and complete India visa application form online

The above link will take you to a form hosted by the Indian Government and not India Visa Company. Should you have any queries about this form please call us on 020 3642 6910 and we will be happy to help.

Help with completing the form:

Before completing the online form please read through the additional information section above.

  • Please do not leave out any information and complete the form accurately.
  • At the top of the form please select "UK-London" as your Indian mission as our applications are processed through here.  Selecting any other mission could delay your visa application.
  • Once completed click on "Print form". This will create a PDF file that you will need to print. Please sign both of the pages using black ink as we will not be able to accept applications signed in any other colour.
  • Please sign both pages of the form in BLACK INK. Page 1 (near top of page, under the photo box) and Page 2 (at the end of the form).

Step 2: Please print, complete & sign the declaration formin black ink.

Declaration Form

Step 3: Please print, complete & sign the letter of authorisation formin black ink

Declaration Form

Step 4:

Either drop your completed form, passport photos (remember photos should be 50mm x 50mm) and passport to anyone of our branches it is advisable to pre book an appointment to avoid waiting. (click here for addresses).

Or post them to :-
The India Visa Company
Skylord Travel Plc.
208 Field End Road
If you are sending us your forms by post we recommend that you send them by special delivery.

Payment to Skylord Travel should be for the full amount.
Visa fee, Handling Charge & Postage (if applicable)

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to Skylord Travel Plc.
Visa applications paid by cheque will only be sent to the embassy after the cheque has been processed by our bank.

Can be paid into anyone of our branches. (click here for addresses).. Please do not send cash in the post.

Credit / Debit Card: When dropping of your application to our office you can pay by card or if you wish to use a credit / debit card for a postal application please call us on 020 8582 1117.

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Please note all visa processing times indicated on this website are an indication only based on average times from our own experience. We try to give a realistic time frame to help you better judge your own plans. We do how ever recommend that you do not confirm any travel plans until your visa is issued. The India Visa Company or Skylord Travel will not be responsible for any loses due to any delays in visa processing. Should your visa be refused by the High Commission of India, you could loose the full visa application fee.We will always keep you posted on the progress of your visa and offer the highest level of customer service.

Skylord Travel Plc. 208 Field End Road. Eastcote. Middlesex. HA5 1RD.