Can a foreigner live in India Indefinitely?

#1 May 10th, 2012, 07:49
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I am looking to start a company in the services space which will be incorporated in India. Having poured over visa information I still am looking for some clarification. Can I apply for a visa to start and operate a business while living in India full time. If not can you please explain what my second best option is?

#2 May 10th, 2012, 10:32
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In general, NO, however you are in a different situation. Consult an attorney to investigate this.
#3 May 10th, 2012, 10:56
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Read the various threads of similar nature. Everyone wants to start a business some place, and live there too; OR not.

OTH, some online company owners, want to move to idlic island and chill. YMMV
#4 May 10th, 2012, 14:51
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Can a foreigner live in India Indefinitely?

Basic answer: No.

You can live here as long as something qualifies you to. You need to investigate business and employment visas, as well as seeing the threads here that relate.

Remember: no visa, no stay ... and government policy can change radically. It has happened. Business is about risk assessment, and this is one of the risks you should consider.

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