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Intern Visa

An Intern Visa (IV) can be granted to those who intend to pursue internship in Indian companies, Educational Institutions and NGOs.


  1. IV will only be granted on the basis of a letter from the Indian company/educational institution/NGO concerned sponsoring the applicant for the internship programme and clearly indicating the period of internship.

  1. IV can be granted immediately after completion of graduation/post-graduation but the gap between the completion of graduation/post-graduation and the commencement of the internship should not be more than one year.

  1. In case the internship is in a company, the applicant being sponsored for internship should draw a minimum remuneration of Rs.7.80 lakhs per annum. There will be no minimum salary limit in the case of internship in Educational institutions and NGOs.

  1. IV will not be issued for internship in sectors like Defence, Telecom, Space Technologies, Construction/strategic Infrastructure projects, Mining, Civil Aviation, Petroleum & Natural Gas exploration, Private security agencies, human rights, nuclear energy, environmental issues and dams.

  1. Applicant will have to register themselves with the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) concerned within 14 days of arrival in India if continuous stay is for more than 180 days.

  1. The applicant needs to exit the country before the expiry of visa.

  1. Applicant will not be allowed to take up employment in India immediately after completion of the internship programme.

  1. Conversion of Intern Visa is not permitted.

  1. Earnings from internship with Indian companies/educational institutions/NGOs will be subject to the Indian Income Tax Regulations.

Note : For further procedural details, visit website of service provider 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: consular.thehague@mea.gov.in