Government of India introduced two new categories of visas

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Government of India has introduced with effect from 1st March 2017, two new categories of visas, titled “Intern visa” for foreigners intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, and, “Film Visa” for shooting of feature film or television/cinema and reality TV shows/commercial TV shows and TV serials by a foreign team.

The visa fee structure for aforementioned visas is as below:
Intern Visa (I) Up to 1 year/Multiple Entry : 25.000 KD
Film Visa (F) Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple entry (Maximum duration of the visa will be 1 year) : 37.000 KD

Applicants need to provide following information while seeking these visas from the Embassy:

For Intern visa

i) Name of company/institute/NGO in India
ii) Address
iii) Phone/Fax
iv) Email
v) Duration of internship in months
vi) Annual remuneration to be received in Indian Rupees

For Film visa

i) Approval of Information and Broadcasting ministry for shooting the film
ii) Type of production
a) Feature Film
b) Reality TV show
c) Commercial TV serial
iii) Complete address of shooting location
iv) Phone/Fax
v) Email

The Indian Passport & Visa Service Provider, M/s Cox & Kings Services (CKGS), Kuwait has been providing visa services to Kuwaiti nationals and expatriates through their three centers – Sharq (City), Fahaheel and Abbasiya (Jleeb Al-Showaikh). The above centre functions from 8 AM – 12 noon and from 4 PM - 8PM on all working days except on closed holidays on Fridays and Saturday, the working hours are from 4 PM-8PM.

For further queries in the matter, Visa seekers in the above-mentioned category may approach Embassy’s Visa Officer at Tel. No. 22550600 Extn. 279.


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