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Visas and Work Permits for Bangalore

Are you thinking of moving to Bangalore for an expat assignment? The “Silicon Valley of India” may present you with unexpected challenges. The InterNations guide to Bangalore gives you basic info on climate, population, visa options, and permits, to help you prepare for your impending relocation.

Visa Applications

Everyone needs a valid visa for Bangalore. Visa applications are processed at all Indian overseas missions. If you are unsure as to where the nearest Indian mission is located, please consult the National Portal of India.

While there are no restrictions on skilled immigration (except for Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals), make sure to fulfill all formal requirements and submit the application in time. The Indian Embassy or Consulate should provide you with the correct application form and advice on any additional documents. If this information is not available online, request it via phone.

Standard requirements for most visas are:

Visa fees include consular fees and, sometimes, a referral fee, which both vary according to visa type and duration of stay. Different types of visas require additional documentation (see below).

Visas and Work Permits

The following two visa categories are the most common among expats, simultaneously serving as work permits:

Other Visa Categories

Apart from visas for tourists, medical tourists, and students, there are several other visa categories. Some of them might be relevant for expats too.




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