Re: Indian VISA
- From: Frederic Muller <fredm gnome org>
- To: Ryan Lortie <desrt desrt ca>
- Cc: asia-summit-list gnome org, travel-committee gnome org
- Subject: Re: Indian VISA
- Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:44:26 +0800
Please apply for a tourist visa as everyone else is doing. Just say
you're visiting India for 2 weeks holidays and it's fine.
ps: we're not a registered non-profit in India and we didn't go through
the confusing conference registration process.
On 03/10/2011 01:55 AM, Ryan Lortie wrote:
It looks likely that I will attend the GNOME.asia summit this year. I
need to get a visa rather quickly.
I called them because the process of getting a visa is extremely
confusing. I'm not entirely sure what category of visa I should apply
for and neither are they. The guy I talked to on the phone seemed to
think that it would depend on the following things:
- if the conference had clearance from the ministry of home affairs
- clearance from the state government
- clearance from the ministry of external affairs
and also if the organiser of the conference were a registered non-profit
group in India.
I was planning to apply for the tourist visa, but he seemed to think
that either a business or conference visa would be necessary.
Can someone please clarify for me which visa will get me into India for
the purpose of attending this event?
Also: if I need a conference or business visa, I will need an invitation
letter from the organisers. Here's my info:
Passport #: JQ403032 
Affiliation: self employed
Letter addressed to:
939 Eglinton Ave East, Unit 102
Toronto, ON M4G 4E8
(apparently they outsourced their visa processing to a private company)
I'll be staying at the hotel that the conference has booked.
I'm arriving on the 26th and leaving on the 5th.
 I'm having my passport reissued since India requires it to be valid
for 7 months. This number will probably change.
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