Conference Visa

Conference Visa

Conference Visa

Conference Visa covers symposium, seminar, summit, workshop, congress, etc.

Application for Conference Visa to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date of travel.

Documents Required

1. Visa Application form (No column to be left unfilled) duly signed along with photograph pasted at the designated space.
2. Copy of the Passport.
3. Copy of the Chinese ID (for Chinese Nationals)
4. Original/Fax/Scanned copy of invitation letter from the host organization in India.
5. Original letter from the company/organization of applicant with official seal and signature.
6. Conference clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs of India.
7. Political Clearance for the Conference from Ministry of External Affairs of India.
8. Copy of confirmed air ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions related to Conference Visa

Note: A foreign National intending to attend an International Conference/Seminar/workshop while already in India on business/Employment/Student/Research Visa may seek prior permission of the FRRO/FRO concerned.


All visa applications submitted at the Indian Visa Application Centre [i.e. by the ordinary passport holders] and at the Consulate [i.e. by Diplomatic, Official and Public Affairs Passport holders] are only accepted in the online form. Online application form can be accessed at the following link:

Online Visa Application

For information regarding Online Visa Application click here.

Information regarding Online Visa Application is also available at the website of India Visa Application Center, Shanghai -

Note: It is a mandatory requirement to ensure that applicant’s photo is 2 inch x 2 inch (51 mm x 51 mm) in size with white background. Photos which do not meet this specification will not be accepted. The Indian Visa Application Centre also have a photo booth facility (on payment basis) meeting these standards for applicants choosing to submit their application in person.

Download Forms

Additional form to be filled by all foreign nationals

Useful links

Online Visa Form

India Visa Application Centre


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