E-Conference Visa to India – Important Aspects Uncovered

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The visitors of India can be divided into various categories. It is not only fun to explore India but it is a perfect place to grow your business as well as professional skills. India often host conferences and seminar that are beneficial in many ways and thus foreign nationals keep coming to India to attend such gatherings. However, coming to India without the right type of visa is not possible. Thus, there is a specialized type of visa available to take part in conferences and seminars organized by the Indian government.

Here, we will discuss a special kind of e-Visa named as Indian e-conference visa. So, let’s begin:

What is Indian e-Conference Visa?

Whenever a workshop, conference or seminar is organized in India on an international level, a special visa is provided to the foreign participants and this visa is called e-Conference visa.

To avail this visa type, the applicant must provide the invitation letter of the seminar/conference or workshop which is hosted by the NGOs/private institutions, government-owned institutions, UN, Specialized agencies, or any Ministry or department of the Indian government or UT administrations.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for the e-Conference Visa?

It cannot be availed without attaching the invitation card with the application. Apart from that, the delegate must fulfil the basic e-visa requirements. Make sure you are native of a permitted country. Check the eligible counties here:

ARUBA
ANGOLA
ANGUILLA
ALBANIA
ANDORRA
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ARGENTINA
ARMENIA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
AZERBAIJAN
BURUNDI
BELGIUM
BENIN
BULGARIA
BAHAMAS
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BELARUS
BELIZE
BOLIVIA
BRAZIL
BARBADOS
BRUNEI
BOTSWANA
CANADA
SWITZERLAND
CHILE
COTE D\'IVOIRE
CAMEROON
COOK ISLANDS
COLOMBIA
COMOROS
CAPE VERDE
COSTA RICA
CUBA
CAYMAN ISLANDS
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
GERMANY
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICA
DENMARK
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
ERITREA
SPAIN
ESTONIA
FINLAND
FIJI
FRANCE
MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF)
GABON
UNITED KINGDOM
GEORGIA
GHANA
GUINEA
GAMBIA
GREECE
GRENADA
GUATEMALA
GUYANA
HONDURAS
CROATIA
HAITI
HUNGARY
INDONESIA
IRELAND
IRAN
ICELAND
ISRAEL
ITALY
JAMAICA
JORDAN
JAPAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KYRGYZSTAN
CAMBODIA
KIRIBATI
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
LAOS
LIBERIA
SAINT LUCIA
LIECHTENSTEIN
SRI LANKA
LESOTHO
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
LATVIA
MONACO
MOLDOVA
MADAGASCAR
MEXICO
MARSHALL ISLANDS
REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
MALI
MALTA
MYANMAR
MONTENEGRO
MONGOLIA
MOZAMBIQUE
MONTSERRAT
MAURITIUS
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
NAMIBIA
NIGER
NICARAGUA
NIUE ISLAND
NETHERLANDS
NORWAY
NAURU
NEW ZEALAND
OMAN
PANAMA
PERU
PHILIPPINES
PALAU
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PARAGUAY
PALESTINE
QATAR
ROMANIA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
RWANDA
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
SINGAPORE
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SIERRA LEONE
EL SALVADOR
SAN MARINO
SERBIA
SURINAME
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
SWEDEN
SWAZILAND
SEYCHELLES
TURKS AND CAICOS ISL
THAILAND
TAJIKISTAN
EAST TIMOR (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF)
TONGA
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUVALU
TAIWAN
TANZANIA
UGANDA
UKRAINE
URUGUAY
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UZBEKISTAN
VATICAN CITY STATE ( HOLY SEE)
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
VENEZUELA
VIETNAM
VANUATU
SAMOA
SOUTH AFRICA
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

What is the Validity of the e-Conference Visa?

It allows only 30 days of stay period and it cannot be extended in any case. It only allows Single entry to the delegates.

The visa is valid for two months and the duration of validity starts from the day you receive the e-visa on your email.

From Where to Enter into India on e-Visa?

Delegate with e-Visa can enter into India only through the designated international airports and seaports, which are given below:

Ahmedabad
Amritsar
Bagdogra
Bengaluru
Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh
Chennai
Coimbatore
Delhi
Gaya
Goa
Guwahati
Hyderabad
Jaipur
Kochi
Kolkata
Kozhikode
Lucknow
Madurai
Mangaluru
Mumbai
Nagpur Port Blair
Pune
Thiruvananthapuram
Tiruchirappalli
Varanasi
Visakhapatnam

What is the Application Process?

The entire process of the application can be applied online. First, you need to fill the form and enter only genuine details. Before filling the form, make sure you go through the below-given points.

  • The passport must have the six months validity
  • Scanned copies of passport size photo. The size of the picture cannot exceed the limit of 10MB and the dimensions of the photo should be 2In X 2In.
  • You have enough money to pay the fee
  • Identity and residence proofs
  • An invitation letter to a seminar or conference.
  • political clearance letter by MEA

How do You Get the e-Conference Visa?

Once you are done applying for e-visa, you will get the confirmation on the email. And, within 2-4 working days, you will receive it on the email you have provided in the application letter. Make sure you check the Spam folder of your email account.

Next, you need to carry the printout of the e-Visa with you and it will be stamped on the checkpoint in India.

Important Things to know:

  • Make sure you fill out the right details that match the information printed on your passport. Else, no power can prevent rejection.
  • Do not miss to attach the required official documents. They play an important role in the grant of visa.
  • Do not violate visa rules and regulations by overstaying in the country.
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