All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

Travelling to India, Visa cannot be obtained on arrival, you must make prior applications.

ISNCON 2022 Pune has already applied for Ministry Clearances for Visa Purpose. However given the COVID-19 restrictions the regulations here have become more stringent and tedious.

Since we do not have an exact timeline given to us by the government; chances are we may face a bit of delay in getting the final clearances in hand as well.

The committee is happy to provide you with the Invitation Letter on the official conference letterhead.

We request you to check with your consulate for the updated guidelines on travel & visa procedure. You may choose to opt for the type of Visa that aligns with your guidelines.

Please note:
In case, you choose to apply for a Tourist visa, then Ministry Clearances or Invitation letter from the conference will not be applicable to you. You cannot show conference registration letter or mention Conference as your purpose of visit.

In such a case, you may mention Travel or Tourism as your purpose of visit. We can also help you with hotel confirmation for the same.

However, going ahead, when we obtain the Ministry Clearances we will be able to help you with Conference Visa Supporting Documents like-

  • Personalized Visa Invitation Letter on the Conference Letterhead
  • Ministry Clearance - Approvals from Govt. of India
Please note few points regarding VISA Application:
VISA update

India restores 5-year e-tourist visas with immediate effect: - Click here

Visitors entering India must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after their date of entry into India. There should be at least two blank pages in the passport.

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An entry visa is essential for all those visiting India. There are several types of visa, including Conference, Tourist and Business Visas.

When to Apply

For most countries, the time taken by embassies to issue a Conference Visa is normally 10 days, and the visa is valid for three months from the date of issue by the embassy (not from the date of entry into India). For applications from citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Foreigners of Pakistani Origin and Stateless persons, the time taken is 60 days and the visa is valid for one month.

Visa can be applied by 2 ways depending on your eligibility.

e-Visa: Completely ON-LINE PROCESS

  • At present e-Visa is issued to passport holders of 161 countries
  • Delegates are advised to e-Tourist visa
  • Online application for e-Visa can be made 120 days in advance of the actual arrival date in India.

However, applications are to be made latest 4 days in advance of the date of arrival.

Regular Visa via Embassy of India in your country: Fill form ONLINE and submit the physical copy along with the supporting documents and the Passport to the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly at the Indian Mission in your country

  • Visa application processes and requirements may vary by country or by nationality of the applicant. Please refer to the website of the nearest Indian Embassy or Mission in your country for specific instructions on how to apply for a visa.
  • It is the participant’s responsibility to check the website of the local Embassy to confirm the documentation required and the processes to follow when applying for a visa.

Please note that the website links mentioned above for VISA are operated by the Indian Government, not the ISNCON 2022 Pune.