Visa Information


Visitors entering India must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after their date of entry into India. There should be at least two blank pages in the passport.

An entry visa is essential for all those visiting India. There are several types of visa, including Conference, Tourist and Business Visas. Those travelling specifically for APAA 2018 should apply only for a Conference Visa.

When to Apply

For most countries, the time taken by embassies to issue a Conference Visa is normally 10-15 days, and the visa is valid for three months from the date of issue by the embassy (not from the date of entry into India).

For applications from citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Foreigners of Pakistani Origin and Stateless persons, the time taken is 60-90 days and the visa is valid for one month. For participants from Pakistan, the port of entry into India should be Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai only.

Fill the Visa Application Form

Indian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions now require visa applications to be made online from the Indian Government website:

Please note that this website is that of the Indian Government, and not of the organizers of APAA 2018.

Get your Supporting Documents

The conference organizers will provide a Letter of Invitation and copies of the Letters of Permission from the Indian Government, all of which can be downloaded from the APAA 2018 website from September 7, 2018 onwards. A letter of identification from your firm may be required. The format of that letter of identification can be downloaded from the APAA 2018 website.

Please log in to the Command Panel, then click on Get Visa Support documents to reach a web form, and follow the instructions.

Any Other documents required by Indian Diplomatic Missions for Conference Visa

Please note that in addition to the documents described above, under “Get your Supporting Documents”, Indian diplomatic missions in your country may require additional information. Please check the website of the Indian Diplomatic Mission in your country and look for the heading ‘Conference Visa’.

The list of Indian diplomatic missions overseas can be consulted at:

Accompanying Office Persons & Accompanying Family Persons

After the main delegate (Member/Observer) has filled up the Visa Support Documents web form with his/her own details and downloaded the personalised Invitation letter and the Conference permissions, the main delegate should fill in the Visa Support Documents web form for each of the Accompanying Office Persons and Accompanying Family persons.


Enquiries can be sent to We can help with information, but the APAA 2018 cannot influence the embassies in any way. It is the responsibility of the participant to get his/her visa.

To get your visa support documents

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