VISA Assistance

ALL FOREIGN NATIONALS REQUIRE TO APPLY FOR A VISA

Type of Visa: Conference Visa

Period: For the duration of the conference or seminar

Foreign passport holders should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India (except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days (a separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders).

The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to the foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. This facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad.

Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. The High Commission reserves the right on granting and deciding type/duration of visa irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of making application. Granting of Visa does not confer the right of entry to India and is subject to the discretion of the Immigration Authorities.

Visa Application Form: Visa application form is available at the office of Indian Embassy in the country.

Procedure for obtaining Visa: Visas can be applied for  at the High Commission/Embassy of India based in the country from where the candidate resides.

Requirements for Visa: Check the visa guidelines on the relevant Embassy webpage.

Note:  A Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) clearance is NOT required for citizens of most countries. Check the PDF included here: Conference Visa.  MHA Clearance is only required under following parameters as mentioned

(a) Events involving participants from the Prior Reference Category (PRC) countries i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons; and

(b) Events where participants are required to visit ‘Restricted’ or ‘Protected’ areas in India, or areas affected by terrorism, militancy and extremism etc. Jammu & Kashmir and the North-Eastern States (other than the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland).