I'm an Egyptian girl from Cairo. I'm planning a six-month trip to India in December for training purposes, but getting a six-month visa is so hard from my country.

If I can only get 3 months instead of 6 months, is it possible to extend the business visa in India?

  • Have you applied for either a business visa (if the company is outside of India) or an employment visa (if the project/contract/company is inside India)?
    – Giorgio
    Commented Dec 8, 2017 at 16:27

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While the Embassy of India in Egypt does note that [t]he duration of stay in India, for each visit on a tourist visa or business visa is normally for a period of three months only, it goes on to add that only a tourist visa is non-extendable.

A business visa, valid for 5 years and multi-entry, may be extended while in the country, according to the Government of India.

A business visa extension has to be granted initially by the Ministry of Home Affairs, after which it can be done through a Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

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