An entry Visa is essential for all foreigners visiting India. If you don’t already have a valid business or tourist visa (that will be valid even for your travel dates), you will need to apply for one. Those travelling only to attend the ICSE 2014 Conference will need to apply for a Conference Visa. For Conference Visas, which are issued by the relevant Indian Embassy/Consulates, the applicant must produce:
This letter will be automatically generated and sent via email immediately upon registration.
If you have registered but not received an email with the invite letter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is advisable to apply for Visas approximately 6 weeks in advance – please check with your local consulate about the processing time, as well as any other requirements. The list of Indian diplomatic missions overseas is given at: http://www.mea.gov.in/indian-missions-abroad.htm
Many Indian embassies and consulates have outsourced their visa processing services to VFS Global http://www.vfsglobal.com
Visa application forms may be downloaded from either of the above links.
As per Government of India rules, the visa process is different for nationals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Srilanka, Southern Sudan, Northern Sudhan and foreigners of Pakistan origin. For delegates from these countries, the visa application process remains the same, but the organizers need to provide names and other information (like passport no, father’s name, etc.) to the relevant ministry in India, which will inform the consulate suitably. Only after the consulate has obtained clearance from the ministry, will they be able to issue the visa. To ensure that there is sufficient time for the organizers to complete the formalities, and to have sufficient time for visa application and processing, we urge delegates from these countries to register as soon as possible, preferably before March 5, but no later than March 30. They will be requested to give their passport and other details when they register.