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Guidelines to obtain Indian Visa

All foreign nationals intending to participate in the Congress/ meeting, except those of Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives, are required to obtain an Indian VISA. There is no provision for ‘VISA on Arrival’ in India.

VISA can be applied for in person or by post at the High commission/Embassy based in the country from where the participant intends to depart for India.

VISA application form is available at the office of the Indian Embassy in the capital and other major cities of the country of your residence.

All NRIs/PIOs, including children (who don't possess OCI or PIO card) need to apply for VISA in separate VISA forms.

All the participants are advised to apply for ‘Conference VISA' or "Tourist Visa" only. The required documents are as mentioned below:

Tourist Visa:
a. Passport valid for a minimum of 190 days with at least two blank pages.
b. Correct visa fee.
c. Two recent identical passport-size photographs.
d. Filled application form (all columns in the form are mandatory and must be filled)

Conference Visa:

  • Duly completed and signed application form
  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months
  • VISA fee
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Supporting documents such as invitation letter sent by organizing body, letters of clearance from The Nodal Ministry, The Ministry of Home Affairs, The Ministry of External affairs, and The State Government (enclosed below), letter from the organization in the participant’s country which nominated the applicant to attend the conference, proof of residential address and, copy of birth certificate.

The VISA application, along with the enclosures mentioned above, must be  submitted directly to the Embassy/High commission of country/locality.

  • If the respective embassy requires the invitation letter addressed to the individual then please write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line "request for invitation letter"

  • Some embassy might require the letter from the Indian government approving the workshop. The letter has been uploaded below.Please print both the forms and take them along with your application form.
  • FAQ guideline from Ministry of Home Affairs,India is available here.

We need to obtain prior and specific approval for attendees who are from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons; Those residing in this category, please approach conference secretariat at the earliest, but before 15th July  with the following information.

Please send a copy of the passport to u This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line "Request for Visa Processing"
Sl.no Name Father's/Husband Name DOB Nationality & Passport No. DOI Place of Issue Date of Exp Address
Participants from other countries can apply for visa directly without prior approvals, to the nearest consulates or offices of Indian Missions.

 


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