About Us Conference Visa

Conference (C) Visa

Conference visa is generally issued to attend conferences/ seminars/ workshops. Duration of visa sought may allow for tourism/ sightseeing in India in addition to attending the conference, etc.

Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue.


  •  Invitation letter from the organizers of the Conference/ seminar/ workshop in India.

  •  Letter of introduction from the concerned foreign company or other institution with which applicant is associated.

  •  A copy of clearance from the competent authority in India, where applicable. Prior clearance is required if the applicants belong to certain countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or is of Pakistani origin, etc. Clearance is also required if the proposed conference/ seminar/ workshop is to be held in certain areas of the country. The organizers of the event in India should apply for such clearances to the concerned Ministries in India well before the date of the event.

For further details please see FAQs on Conference Visa at http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/ForeigD-FAQs-on-ConferenceVisa.pdf

Visa Fee:     € 99 (1-3 months validity)

Time Taken

If all clearances are on record, or if no clearances are required, within five working days generally. Otherwise it may vary on case to case basis.

Note: For further procedural details, go to website of service provider www.vfsglobal.com/india/netherlands. In case of any discrepancy between this website and the website of the service provider or any Government of India website, please bring the same to the attention of the Embassy at e-mail: consular.thehague@mea.gov.in