Employment Visa Employment Visa

Employment Visa

Employment visa will be issued for :-

All cases of employment.

  • For intra- company transferees, for employment with NGO’s, for those coming to execute projects in Power & Steel sectors.
  • The applicant should be highly skilled and/or qualified professional, who is being engaged or appointed by a company/ organization/ industry/ undertaking in India on contract or employment basis.
  • Applicant must submit proof of his/her employment or contract or engagement by the company/firm/organization in India.
  • Applicant must submit documentary proof of his/her educational qualifications and professional expertise.
  • Applicant should draw a gross salary in excess of Rs. 16.25 lakhs per annum.
  • PIO and spouse/children of an Indian citizen/PIO/OCI cardholder (other than those who are registered as OCI cardholder) must draw a minimum salary of Rs. 3.60 lakhs per annum for being eligible for taking up employment.
  • However, this condition of annual floor limit on income will not apply to following:
  1. Ethnic cooks employed by foreign Missions in India (this will not apply to ethnic cooks employed in commercial ventures).
  2. Language teachers (other than English language teachers) / translators (this will not include teachers employed to teach particular subjects in foreign language).
  3. Foreign artistes engaged to conduct regular performances for the duration of the employment contract given by Hotels, Clubs, other organizations;
  4. Foreign nationals who are coming to India to take up employment as coaches of national /state level teams or reputed sports clubs;


1.  The Employment Visa may be issued from the country of origin or from the country of domicile (except India) of the foreigner provided the period of permanent residence of the applicant in that particular country is more than 2 years. Family members / dependents of a foreigner who is granted Employment visa shall be granted Employment Dependent visa.

2.  Anyone who wishes to come to India for honorary work (without salary) with NGOs registered in India will be granted Employment Visa. However, in such cases, the foreigners eligible for honorary work with the NGOs may be paid an honorarium up-to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000 per month. Applicant must submit proof of his/her employment with the NGO registered in India.