Visa Information


Traveling from the USA? Click below to follow the VISA application process.


VISA Application Process

Sample Application

Any questions before you apply? Please contact Rachel Brockhoff at

Traveling from a country besides the USA? Please follow the instructions below to apply for your VISA to attend IEEE SENSORS 2018. 

Type of Visa: Conference Visa 

Period: For the duration of the conference or seminar

Foreign passengers should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days (a separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders).

The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to the foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. This facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad.

Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. The High Commission reserves the right on granting and deciding type/duration of visa irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of making application. Granting of Visa does not confer the right of entry to India and is subject to the discretion of the Immigration Authorities.

Visa Application Form

The Visa application form is available at the Indian Embassy office in your country.

Procedure for Obtaining Visa

Visas can be applied for in person or by post at the High Commission of India based in the country from where the candidate intends to depart for India. You may also apply online at: and click on regular visa application. You will then fill up the required details and once you go to Visa category there you have multiple options of visa application on the same you will get Conference Visa option. Please select the conference Visa. 

Requirements for Visa

Generally the following documents are required for obtaining Indian Visa. However, the requirement may vary from country to country.

  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months

  • Visa fee

  • Two passport size photographs

  • Supporting documents, where necessary

  • Invitation letter will be sent by the secretariat

  • Approval letter from the Ministry of External affairs (MEA), Ministry of Home affairs (MHA), Nodal Ministry Clearance. 

Click to download: Ministry of External Affairs Certificate

Note: MHA Clearance is only required if the only Conference falls within the following parameters as mentioned below:

  • (a) Events involving participants from the Prior Reference Category (PRC) countries i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistan Iraq and & Stateless persons.

  • (b) Events where participants are required to visit 'Restricted' or 'Protected' areas in India, or areas affected by terrorism militancy and extremism etc.  Jammu & Kashmir and the North Eastern State (other than the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland).

  • Duly completed application form


    We need to obtain prior and specific approval for attendees who are from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons; Those who are in this category, please approach conference secretariat at the earliest, but before 90 Days from the conference date with the following information. 

    We need to obtain a prior and specific approval for attendees belonging to these countries. Those who are in this category, please send a scanned copy of the front and back two pages each of the passport along with the following details:

    • Name
    • Father’s/Husband's Last Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Nationality & Passport No.
    • Date of Issue
    • Place of Issue
    • Date of Expiry
    • Address

    Traveling with your significant other or family? 

    • If your Spouse is registered to attend the conference along with you, then she/he must also apply for a Conference Visa.
    • If your Spouse is NOT attending the conference, she/he must apply for a Tourist Visa. Please click for Tourist Visa
    • If your Minor children are accompanying you on your visit to India, they must apply for a Tourist Visa. Please click for Tourist Visa.


    The letter of invitation will be sent after payment of registration has been verified. Please contact Rachel Brockhoff at for support with this process, as necessary.