All Foreign participants should be informed to submit online Application for conference visa at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in immediately.
Indian missions abroad are authorized to issue conference visas to delegate on production of an invitation letter from the organizer(s), a copy of this letter and a copy of the communication from the ministry of external affairs conveying the political clearance.
However, conference visa for participants (1) Afghanistan (2) China (3) Iran (4) Iraq (5) Pakistan (6) Sudan (7) Foreigners of Pakistani Origin and (8) Stateless Persons Can issued only After MHA Clarence. Therefore, online Application for Conference Visa must be applied at least 60 days in advance. Instructions in annexed sheed must be meticulously followed.
Applications/list of participants from the above mentioned countries not submitted in time are liable to be summarily rejected.
Instructions regarding participants from (1) Afghanistan (2) China (3) Iran (4) Iraq (5) Pakistan (6) Sudan (7) Foreigners of Pakistani Origin and (8) Stateless Persons
The participants from the countries listed above should submit online visa application at the Indian Mission / Post Concerned. Copy of the invitation letter from the organizer clearance from MHA for Holding the Event from Security angle and political clearance from MEA should also be submitted along with the Visa application.
For nationals of above countries in the conference, information in the format give below should be submitted to the ministry of home affairs (Foreigners Division) at least (30) days before the commencement of the said event/conference. if the event is being organized in India by a ministry or department of the government of India, state Governments or UT Administrations, Public Sector undertaking, Central Educational Institutions, Public Sector Undertakings, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded Universities or an organization owned and Controlled by the Government of India or any state government/ UT, United Nations or its Specialized Agencies.
For nationals of above countries in the conference, information in the format give below should be submitted to the ministry of home affairs (Foreigners Division) at least (60) days before the commencement of the said event/conference. If the event is being organized in India by private organizers. be it an NGO or a private Institution.
Format for furnishing Information
|Father's/ husband's name
|Date of birth
|Place of birth
|Nationality and passport no.
|Date of issue
|Place of issue
|Date of Expiry
|Address in country of residence
The unique ID (file no.) of the online visa application submitted may also be furnished
If the number of participants is more than 15, the information should be provided in soft copy in CS Also.
For further information, FAQs on ‘Conference Visa’ Under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in MHA’s Website http://www.mha.nic.in/ForeiqDiv/ForeiqHome.html may be referred.