ALL FOREIGN NATIONALS REQUIRE TO APPLY FOR A CONFERENCE VISA ONLY
International participants shall receive an invitation letter from the ICORS 2012 organizers starting 15th May, 2012, which will be required to apply for a conference visa.
For delegates from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin, and Stateless persons, the consulate will need to obtain a clearance from the Ministries of External and Home affairs. This internal procedure may take four weeks or longer. So delegates from these countries must allow sufficient time for visa processing.
Foreign delegates with Indian roots: All Non-Resident Indians (NRI), who do not possess the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or Person of Indian Origin (POI) card, need to apply for a conference visa.
Delegates with existing valid multiple entry visa: Apart from making sure that your visa is valid for the entirety of your visit to India, please note that your last departure from India should be at least two months before your entry for this conference.
Apart from the regular documents (duly completed and signed application form, original passport valid for at least six months, passport-size photographs, proof of residence, etc.) required by the Indian High Commission/Embassy/Mission to apply for an Indian visa, the following supporting documents shall also be needed to apply for a conference visa.
Please plan your visa procurement carefully. The validity of visa begins usually from the date of issuance of the visa and NOT from the start date of your journey to India.
If you plan to travel within India around the conference time, you still need to apply for a conference visa. In the visa application, you will need to indicate your stay period, and provide necessary documents related to your tourism reservations. The permission for the extended duration of stay in India is entirely at the discretion of the consular officials. For more details, please contact the Indian Mission in your country (click here).