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Conference Visa

A Conference visa is granted to a foreigner whose sole objective of visiting India to attend an international conference / seminar or workshop being held in India. For Business meetings, to discuss business matters of a particular company/ organization and Board meetings, a foreigner may obtain either a Business Visa or e-Business Visa. Conference Visa shall not be issued for events which involve politically and/ or socially sensitive subjects.

Conference visa will be granted to delegates on production of an invitation letter from the organizer(s), a copy of Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division) clearance for holding the conference and a copy of the communication from the Ministry of External Affairs conveying political clearance.

Prior clearance of the Ministry of Home Affairs for holding conference/seminar will be required if the event has participants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons; and if participants of conferences /seminars/workshops who are required to visit ‘Restricted' or 'Protected' areas in India.  

*Applicants of Pakistani origin are requested to see this link before applying for an Indian visa.

Documents Checklist for paper Conference Visa

  • Duly filled up and printed copy of the Online Application Form (click here).
  • Canadian/Foreign passport* (Original and Copy)
  • Proof of Address (Original and Copy)
  • Photograph (link)
  • Copy of Invitation Letter from the organizer of Conference / event in India
  • Letter from organization in Canada sponsoring the applicant
  • Fee (For Canadian nationals link) (For non-Canadian nationals link)


  1. For details about the above, please see the Information Booklet. Please go through all the details mentioned in the Checklist, Information Booklet and application form carefully before submitting the application.
  2. In case required, additional documents can be asked by the Consulate.
  3. While submitting the application, please keep the documents with the application form as per the above serial order.






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