Participants Information

Visa

  1. Participants are REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate entry visa from the Indian Embassy or Consulate before entering New Delhi.
  2. The participants must submit online application for visa at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in. Indian missions abroad are authorized to issue Conference Visas to delegates on production of 
    1. copies of letter of invitation from Central Statistics Office of Government of India,
    2. political clearance issued by Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India and
    3. security clearance issued by Ministry of Home Affairs of Government of India

    Above documents must be enclosed or uploaded, as the case may be.

  3. Visa for participants from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons can be issued only after clearance of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India. Therefore online application of Visa must be made at least 60 days in advance. It is also requested to the participants from the aforementioned countries to provide information in the following format by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the earliest so that the foreign missions can be intimated in advance for issuance of visas:

Name

Father’s/ Husband’s name

Date of birth

Place of birth

Nationality and Passport no.

Date of Issue

Place of Issue

Date of Expiry

Online visa application number

Address in country of residence

                   

Customs formalities

Visitors are generally required to make an oral baggage declaration in respect of baggage and foreign currency in their possession. They are also required to obtain the Currency Declaration Form from the Customs. They should fill in the Disembarkation Card handed to them by the airline during the course of the flight. 

Currency & Exchange

  1. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or travelers' checks to bring into India provided he or she makes a declaration in the Currency Declaration Form given to him/her on arrival. This will enable him/her not only to exchange the currency brought in, but also to take the unspent currency out of India on departure. Cash, bank notes and travelers' checks up to US$ 10,000 or equivalent, need not be declared at the time of entry.
  2. Any money on the form of travelers' checks, drafts, bills, checks, etc. in convertible currencies, which tourists wish to convert into Indian currency, should be exchanged only through authorized money changers and banks who will issue an encashment certificate that is required at the time of reconversion of any unspent money into foreign currency. 
  3. The basic Indian currency unit is the Rupee.