VISA FAQs

What type of visa do I need to attend the UNWGIC 2022?

The Government of India has many types of visa options. The visa needed for the UNWGIC 2022 is the e-CONFERENCE visa. The India Ministry of External Affairs has approved this visa for UNWGIC 2022 participants. Participants who choose a different visa type may experience delays. Participants who represent other governments may need to select a different visa as appropriate.

Who is eligible for an Indian e-conference visa?

An e-conference visa is granted to a foreigner:

  • Whose sole objective of visiting India is to attend a conference/seminar or workshop being held in India;
  • Who holds a valid passport and a re-entry permit if that is required under the law of the country of nationality of the applicant;
  • Who is not a persona-non- grata to the Government of India;
  • Who is not considered an undesirable person and is not the subject of a blacklist or any warning circular or other restrictive list; and
  • Who is a person of assured financial standing (the production of a return ticket and availability of sufficient money to spend during their stay in India may be considered sufficient for this purpose).

What is the e-conference visa application process?

e-conference visa is a category admissible under eVisa

  • Apply online – (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html)
  • At the bottom left of the visa page above, a link to “Sample e-visa application” may be helpful to you in describing the process.
  • Follow guidance on the Instructions link.
  • These documents are normally required for upload to complete the process:
    • Personal Photo
    • Passport Page
    • Letter of invitation to the UNWGIC 2022 (you receive this after completing conference registration)
    • MEA letter from the Ministry of External Affairs that helps the Indian government process your visa application.
    • MHA letter (participant from PRC countries as listed by Govt of India shall need this letter while applying for the visa)
  • Pay e-Visa fee online – Using Credit / Debit card / PayPal/ Payment Wallet
  • Receive ETA Online – Electronic Travel Authorization/ETA Will be sent to your e-mail. The ETA is an authorization for the visa. Print this email and present this at the port of entry in India to Customs Officials. They will use the ETA to place a visa stamp in your passport.
  • Fly To India – Present your printed ETA at Immigration Check Post where e-Visa will be stamped on passport.

For more details on e-conference visa, CLICK HERE.

Which are the required documents?

  • Valid passport
    • at least six months of validity.
    • Passport (PDF format) is to be uploaded while filling out the e-Visa Form.
  • Size should not exceed 3MB (the system will not allow larger files).
  • Recent photograph
    • JPEG Format.
    • Max I MB.
    • Colored on a white background.
    • Size - 2x2 inches or 51mm x 51mm. The size of the face in the photo should be 35mm to 40mm.
  • UNWGIC 2022 Invitation letter
  • MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) event clearance letter (Download Here)
  • MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) political clearance letter (Download Here)
  • State Clearance letter (Download Here)

How many entries are allowed?

It’s a single-entry visa.

What is the validity of an e-conference visa?

Thirty days (30 days) from the date of arrival in India. Extending the stay will attract a financial penalty of not less than USD 300.

When should I apply?

For e-Conference visa, applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival. Such application can be made 120 days in advance from proposed date of travel. The UNWGIC 2022 organisers highly recommend, that you apply the e-visa as soon as your travel dates are firm.

What if the participants fall under the Prior Reference Categories?

Suppose the participants are from Prior Reference Categories (PRC), which includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin, and Stateless persons. In that case, applications should be made at least 30 days before travel.

The Indian Missions will make a prior reference to MEA and MHA before granting conference visas to PRCs. MEA will examine the proposal with MHA clearance may be granted within four weeks. Clearance will be conveyed to the Missions and organizers of the conference. If a Mission needs clarifications about the organizers, it can also refer the case to MEA and MHA. In such cases, visas will be issued after the Mission receives the requisite clarifications.

Countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for the Indian e-conference visa

Citizens from the following countries are eligible to apply for the Indian e-conference visa.

We suggest checking with your country's foreign affairs website for the latest requirements for traveling to India as situations may have changed. If an e-visa is not allowed, then the paper submission option may be required, which requires more time.

Citizens from all other countries not mentioned here need to apply for the traditional paper Visa at the Indian Embassy.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameron Union Republic
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Island
  • Chile
  • China
  • China- SAR Hongkong
  • China- SAR Macau
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cotd'Ivoirere
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger Republic
  • Niue Island
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Christopher and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Island
  • Tuvalu
  • UAE
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City-Holy See
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Yellow Fever Travel Requirements for India

India has a yellow fever travel requirement for passengers that are traveling from a country affected by yellow fever.

These travelers must obtain a vaccination and are required to present a Yellow Fever Vaccination Card on arrival.

Following is a list of all the Yellow Fever affected countries, whose citizens are required to present a Yellow Fever Vaccination Card:

AFRICA:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Republic of Congo
  • DR of Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda

AMERICAS:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Venezuela

Note: Travelers who do not present their Yellow Fever Vaccination Card when required will be quarantined for a maximum of 6 days, after arrival.

For more information, please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html