A foreigner intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, Educational Institutions and NGOs.

The intern visa will be granted after completion of graduation/ post-graduation. The gap between the completion of graduation/ post-graduation and the commencement of the internship should not exceed one year. Intern visa will not be issued for internship in certain strategic sectors. Conversion of the Intern visa into Employment visa or any other types of visa will not be permitted. Earnings from internship of the foreign nationals with Indian companies/ Educational Institutions/ NGOs will be subject to the Indian Income Tax Regulations.

Duration of visa

The period of visa would be restricted to the duration of the internship programme or one year, whichever is less. There will be no minimum salary limit in the case of internship in Educational Institutions and NGOs. 

Documents required

  • Visa Application form duly signed along with photograph.
  • Copy of the Passport.
  • Copy of the Malaysian ID (for Malaysian Nationals)
  • A letter from the Indian company/educational institution/NGO concerned sponsoring internship programme which enter-alia includes the following information
  • 1) Name of company/institute/NGO in India
  • 2) Address
  • 3) Phone/Fax
  • 4) Email
  • 5) Duration of internship in months
  • 6) Annual remuneration to be received in INR
  • 7) An undertaking from the company/organization concerned that they will ensure departure of the intern on completion of the internship.