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KUWAIT CITY, March 6: The Government of India has introduced with effect from March 1, 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, says a press release issued by the Embassy of India.
2. The visa fee structure for aforementioned visas is as below: S. No. Visa Type/Duration/Entries Fees in KD 1 Intern Visa
(I) Up to 1 year/Multiple Entry 25.000 2. Film Visa (F) Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple entry (Maximum duration of the visa will be 1 year) 37.000
3. Applicants need to provide following information while seeking these visas from the Embassy: For Intern Visa i) Name of company/institute/ NGO in India
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
4. 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- Shuwaikh).
The above centre functions from 8 am – 12 noon and from 4 pm – 8 pm on all working days except on closed holidays on Fridays and Saturday, the working hours are from 4 pm-8 pm. 5. For further queries in the matter, Visa seekers in the abovementioned category may approach Embassy’s Visa Officer at Tel: No. 22550600 Extn 279.