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Visa Information

Applying for an Indian Visa

The responsibility of getting a visa lies with the applicant. To download the Visa Letter you need to be registered.

Delegates can check their visa requirements and apply for the Visa appropriate for their nationality.

Official Link for eVisa website : indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Delegates will find the specific requirements for their country on the site by applying for the Visa appropriate for their nationality.

Official link on information to obtain visa to India : www.mea.gov.in

How to apply for a Conference Visa

Delegates to the conference should:

  • be registered for the conference through this website
  • Download the Visa letter and conference permission documents.
  • Apply for a Conference Visa at the nearest Embassy of India or High Commission with the Invitation Letter, Conference Permission documents, and other documents described below:

Participants holding regular passports (Not Diplomatic or Official)

These participants should apply for a Conference Visa.

Visa General Information

Foreign visitors entering India must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after their date of entry into India, except in the case of nationals of Bhutan and Nepal, who need only carry suitable means of identification. There should be at least two blank pages in the passport.

The list of Indian diplomatic missions overseas can be consulted at:

Entry (Visa) Requirements

Visitors to India must obtain a visa from an Indian diplomatic mission unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or a country whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival, or an e-Visa online.

Visa on arrival

The visa is issued for business, tourist, medical and conference categories, and has a validity of 60 days. The cost is ₹ 2,000. The VOA facility can be used for no more than two times in a calendar year.Alternatively, foreign citizens eligible for a VOA can apply for an e-Visa instead if they intend to enter the country through an airport or seaport not covered by the VOA scheme.

Online Visa

Foreign Citizens can apply for online visa (e-Visa) by visiting: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders

Holders of Diplomatic Passports should apply for a Diplomat Visa. Holders of Official Passports should apply for an Official Visa. Holders of Diplomatic and Official passports may contact the nearest Indian Embassy or High Commission for further information. Some useful links:
http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/visaServices
http://mea.gov.in/bvwa.htm
https://boi.gov.in/content/requirements-during-arrival-foreigners-india


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