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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.
1. Important Links
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 WCOA 2022
should apply only for a Conference Visa.
2. When to Apply
For most countries, the time taken by embassies to issue a Conference Visa is normally 10 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 days and the visa is valid for one
3. Fill in your Passport Details on the WCOA Delegate/Accompanying registration form.
Visa Applicants from (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iraq, (3) Pakistan (4) Sudan (5) Foreigners of Pakistani
Origin and (6) Stateless persons must fill in their passport details on the WCOA registration form on the website.
For applicants from all countries, the details should be of the passport which you will use to
travel to India. If you supply the details of one passport to the Congress and apply to the Embassy
with another passport, the Embassy will reject your visa application.
4. Fill the Visa Application Form
Indian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions now require visa applications to be made online
from the Indian Government website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/
Please note that this website is operated by the Indian Government, not the WCOA 2022 Congress.
Here are some tips on using that website:
Make a note of your temporary reference number. If the website gives error messages or freezes,
you can try later using your temporary reference number to retrieve your partially filled form.
A visa application form will be generated with the High Commission Logo at the top. Print 2
copies (and another one for yourself) and sign. Save the document in case you need to reprint.
For participants from Pakistan:
The port of entry into India should be Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai only. Hyderabad is not an
port of entry for Pakistani citizens.
Pakistani citizens holding two passports should apply for a visa on their Pakistan passport.
5. Get your Supporting Documents
The supporting documents required for a visa application are:
- Two passport-size photographs
- Letter of identification from your institution or employer
- Four Letters of permission from Indian Government Ministries for holding the conference
- Letter of Invitation from the conference authorities
- You should obtain items 1 and 2 yourself. Items 3 and 4 can be obtained from the Congress
website as described at point 8. All the documents should be submitted
together to your nearest Indian Embassy or Consulate. All these documents are described in
more detail below.
You will need to provide two 50 mm x 50 mm photos. Please ensure they are of your entire face
from the top of your head to your chin, and that this distance measures between 25mm and
35mm. If this is not followed your application will be rejected.
7. Letter from your Institution
This letter from the institution you are associated with should identify you and their
relationship with you, and confirm that they understand that you intend to visit India for the
Congress duration (plus any extra days for tourism).
8. Documents Provided by the Congress via Website: Four Permissions and Invitation Letter
To use the website, you need to register yourself for the World Congress of Accountants 2022 on our official website for WCOA 2022.
You would have received an Access Key when registration is complete by paying necessary registration fees. This Access Key will allow you to log in to the website. Once in the Login Dashboard, you can click on Visa Support documents. You will be able to download the following documents:
Four Letters of permission from Indian Government Ministries for holding the conference
Letter of Invitation from the conference authorities Automatically generated Invitation letter for the Congress: Please note that the Invitation Letter created by WCOA 2022 is only to help visa
applicants by providing the Letter of Invitation and the copies of Permissions. These
documents must be submitted by the applicant along with any other documents required by the
9. Any Other documents required by Indian Embassies for Conference Visa
In addition to the documents described above, some embassies may require additional information.
Please check the website of the Indian Embassy in your country under the heading ‘Conference
The list of Indian diplomatic missions overseas can be consulted at:
10. Accompanying Persons
Accompanying Persons shall be entitled to attend social events only of the Congress and should apply for a Conference Visa only. They can of course benefit from the discounted hotels and participate in the Congress. Letters of invitation are issued to registered delegates attending the Scientific Congress and registered accompanying family persons.
The delegates are requested to kindly refer to the jurisdiction' Indian Mission' website for more details.
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