Employment (E) visa
Employment visa is given to foreign nationals going to work in India, whether it is paid or unpaid (voluntary) work. Employment Visa is generally granted to a person to be employed by an Indian company.
Non-Dutch passport holders can apply for Employment Visa provided they are residing in The Netherlands for more than two years and registered with the local Gemeente.
Employment visa covers the following categories:
The requirement of minimum annual salary of US$ 25000 or equivalent does not apply to the following:
Persons residing in the Netherlands for less than two years are not eligible for Employment Visa. Non-Dutch nationals should provide proof of permanent residence. This condition does not apply to US nationals at senior positions in US companies.
Employment Visa will not be granted for routine/ ordinary or clerical/ secretarial jobs.
Processing of Employment visa may take upto a week in normal cases if all documents are in order. Applicants from Afghanistan, China, or of Pakistani origin are advised to apply two months in advance.
Steel/ Power Projects
Foreign nationals going to work in steel or power projects in India shall apply for Employment Visa. Additional form is to be filled in such cases and may be obtained from the Embassy of India.
Note:For further procedural details, go to website of service provider, VFS Global, www.vfsglobal.com/india/netherlands . In case of any discrepancy between this website and the website of the service provider or any Government of India website, please bring the same to the attention of the Embassy at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .