• Are individuals on visa subject to pay imposes in India?

    An expatriate staying in India and not a citizen is liable to pay tax on any income earned by him or her in India, irrespective of the nature of work or the country of citizenship of the expatriate.

    If income of the expatriate is taxable in India as well as in his or her country of origin, the expatriate can seek benefit of the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) signed between India and several other countries to avoid paying double taxes on such income.

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  • Can a foreign national holding ‘E’ visa coming for honorary work draw a salary?

    A foreign national coming as a volunteer for honorary work with the NGOs registered in the country, may be paid an honorarium up-to a ceiling of INR 10,000 per month ($ 154 per month, subject to exchange rate fluctuations). 

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  • Can the employer be changed post arrival in India in case of employment visa?

    Yes, a foreign national is permitted to change employment between a registered holding company and its subsidiaries. Further, such a change is also permissible between joint ventures and Consortiums after obtaining prior approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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  • I committed an error while topping off the online application. Is it conceivable to make redresses on the web?

    The online application form for e-visa cannot be edited once it has been submitted. The applicant must verify all the information entered before submitting the application and taking printout. In case of an error, the applicant must file a new form online.

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  • Is it possible to apply for an Indian visa at the airport?

    No, it is not possible to apply for an India visa at the airport. Eligible citizens traveling for leisure/tourism purposes have the option to apply for an Indian e-visa online, before they depart for India. Once the visa is granted, citizens will have to get biometric information taken at the airport and the visa stamped on the passport on arrival in India.

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  • Do I need a visa to change flights/airport terminals in India?

    You need to apply for a Transit Visa if you are going to change from the International Terminal to the Domestic Terminal of any Indian Airport or if you are going to stay in an airport hotel even for a few hours. In case you remain within limits of the waiting area reserved for International Transit Passengers of the Indian Airport and are not going to cross Immigration Controls at any time, you do not need a transit visa.

    Please note: the maximum period of stay in India permitted for a Transit Visa is 72 hours/3 days for each entry and is issued only when Transit/Travel is by Air. The Transit Visa is valid for 15 days only.

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  • Do I need a visa to go to India?

    Yes, all foreigners except for nationals of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives, need a visa to enter India. With regard to Maldives' nationals, a visa is required if intended stay in India would be longer than 90 days. Nationals of Nepal would need a visa , if they enter India via China. A citizen of Bhutan entering India by land or air does not require passport or visa for entry into India, unless entering India from a place other than Bhutan. In that case, passport is must. However, he/she must have a passport and visa for India if he/she is entering in India from China. For diplomatic and official passport holders, many nationalities are exempted from the Indian Visa.

    The detailed list can be accessed at link.

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  • How long will my application for Indian Visa be available online?

    You can print your Visa Application Form within 30 calendar days of completing it online. To access your completed online application, you are required to note your Web Reference number before you exit. An Email with this information will also be sent to your valid email ID, if provided. . If your application is not submitted for processing within this time, the information will be purged out/deleted from the system and you will need to commence enter your details afresh.

    Visa Fees will not be refunded in this situation.

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  • What is the processing time for Indian Visa?

    If applying for Visa other than the tourist visa, it is recommended that you apply 3 to 4 weeks before your travel date.

    For Tourist visa (eTA), upon receipt of the Visa Application through Indian Visa Application Center or directly, the Indian Mission/ Post requires a minimum of three working days to process the case and issue a visa depending upon the nationality and excluding special cases.

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  • What is the eligibility criteria for e-Visa in India?

    e-Visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, attending a short term yoga programme, medical treatment including treatment under Indian systems of medicine and business purpose and no other purpose/ activity.

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