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Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, had issued detailed guidelines in 2009 on employment visa and business visa in the form of frequently asked questions. Since 2009 the said ...

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, had issued detailed guidelines in 2009 on employment visa and business visa in the form of frequently asked questions. Since 2009 the said guidelines have been revised a number of times to cover new scenarios, provide clarifications, etc.

Now the MHA has republished the visa guidelines to provide certain exemptions and rules to be followed. It has also ensured that the guidelines issued at various points of time are provided in a single document.

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    • KPMG FLASH NEWS KPMG IN INDIA Additional guidelines on employment visa and business visa 22 January 2014 Background The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, (a) (c) Business visa for Chinese nationals: had issued detailed guidelines in 2009 on employment (b) visa and business visa in the form of frequently asked - Six months multiple entry, if supported by an questions. Since 2009, the said guidelines have been invite letter from a recognised Indian 1 revised a number of times to cover new scenarios, provide organisation . clarifications, etc. - 60 days single entry, if supported by a Now, the MHA has republished the visa guidelines to request letter from an authorised Chinese 2 provide certain exemptions and rules to be followed. It has organisation . also ensured that the guidelines issued, at various points of time, are provided in a single document. - 60 days single entry, provided Indian authorities are satisfied that the visit is for genuine business purposes. Additional guidelines - (a) The approval of the MHA is not required for conversion of business visa to entry visa and medical visa. (b) In addition to the entry visa, a family member of business visa and employment visa holders may be granted student/research visa. MHA may extend 6 months visa for up to 1 year and 60 days visa for up to 180 days. ____________ 1 Chamber of Commerce(COC), public sector undertaking, companies with membership of COC, etc. 2 Ministries, departments, offices, etc., of the Government of China. © 2014 KPMG, an Indian Registered Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
    • (d) Employment visa and business visa for Japanese nationals: - Five year multiple entry business visa, if supported by an invite letter from a recognised chamber of commerce, trade promotion organisations, etc. - Five year multiple entry employment visa for experts/technicians where the agreement is approved by the Government of India. - Three year multiple entry employment visa for nationals employed by IT software and IT enabled sectors in India. - Two year multiple entry employment visa in all other cases. (e) Non extendable one year employment visa under the 3 French Internship programme may be granted to a fresh graduate who has qualified in the last one year. Source: http://mha.nic.in Our comments Release of additional clarifications together with collation and publication of independent guidelines in a single document is a welcome step. Companies and foreign nationals should take note of the above guidelines and make the best use of it. ______________________ 3 Quota restriction of 50 interns per year. © 2014 KPMG, an Indian Registered Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
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