Foreigners coming for projects to be given employment visa: MHA

Foreign nationals coming to execute various projects in the country will only be eligible for an employment visa and not a business visa.

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2009, 18:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Foreign nationals coming to execute various projects in the country will only be eligible for an employment visa and not a business visa.
The matter has been examined and it has been decided
that all foreign nationals, including Chinese nationals,
coming for executing projects and contracts will be eligible
to come on employment visa. Grant of this visa will be in
strict conformity with provisions in the Visa Manual, Lok
Sabha was informed today.

The Indian missions in China have issued 1,60,190
business visas since 2007 till June 30, 2009.

"It has come to the notice of this ministry that a large
number of Chinese workers including semi-skilled workers, have
come on business visas to implement/execute various projects
in India," Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally
Ramachandran said in a written reply.

Bureau Report