VISA Information

Applying for Indian Visa to attend the 13thInternational Congress

Of Cleft Lip/ Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies

Indian Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions require visa applications to be submitted online. The application form and information on procedures for applying for Visa can be accessedfrom the Indian Government website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/.Please check with the Indian Embassy or High commission in your country of residence for information that may be specific to your country of residence or citizenship. The following links list Indian diplomatic missions overseas

A) Visa for delegate :

Delegates traveling specifically to attend the 13th International Congress of Cleft Lip, Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies should apply for a Conference Visa. A Conference Visa permits tourism. It is advisable to apply for a conference Visa well in advance, but not earlier than 90 days before the date of conclusion of the congress – 11th February 2017.

The conference secretariat will issue at the request of the delegate

  • Official Invitation for conference in India and
  • Copies of permissions from three Indian Government Agencies for staging of the conference.
    1. i. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Department of Health, NirmanBhawan, New Delhi.
    2. ii. Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, South Block, Delhi.
    3. iii. Ministry of Home Affairs, NDCC – II Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi.

The letter of invitation is issued to facilitate Visa application, this letter does not entitle the delegate to any financial support for registration, accommodation or travel for the congress.

If you require a letter of invitation please send an email to cleftcongress2017@gmail.com. Please mention Request for official invitation in the subject line. The content of the email /communication must include

1. *Name (As in Passport): First name…………….. Middle name…………………………. Last name…………………

2. *Passport no:

3. *Passport Expiry Date:

4. *Country of issue of passport:

5. *Nationality:

6. Cleft 2017 User ID:

*NOTE: Please also attach a clear copy of pages in the passport which includes information of items 1-5 above.

The letter of invitation will be issued within two working days.

Attention:

Delegates who are Citizens of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, and persons of Pakistan-origin currently holding citizenship of any country:

Delegates from the above countries will also have to apply for conference Visa through the consulates/ commission in the respective countries.

In addition the Conference organizers have to submit to Ministry of Home affairs information about delegates from the above 6 countries at least 60 days in advance.

Delegates from these countries are requested to submit the following information no later than the 20th November 2016, so the information can be forwarded to Ministry of Home Affairs for clearance. The information can be sent to cleftcongress2017@gmail.com with the subject line Visa application: MHA Clearance.The information to be included is given below.

1. *Name (As in Passport): First name…………….. Middle name…………………………. Last name…………………

2. *Fathers /Husbands Name:

3. *Date of Birth:

4. *Place of Birth:

5. *Nationality & Passport no:

6. *Date of Issue:

7. *Place of Issue:

8. *Date of Expiry:

9. *Address in Country of Residence:

10. *Cleft 2017 User ID:

*NOTE: Please also attach a clear copy of pages in the passport which includes information of items 1-9 above.

B) Visa for Accompanying persons :

Persons registering in the category of “Accompanying Persons” should apply for a Tourist Visa. Please indicate “Tourism” in the Visa application. Mentioning “Conference” on a tourist visa application could result in rejection of the application

Conference invitation is not required for those applying for a Tourist Visa, i.e. accompanying persons. Therefore letter of invitation will not be issued for accompanying persons.

Information for completing Visa application for delegates

Conference Related Info –

1. Name of the Event: 13th International Congress of Cleft Lip, Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies.

2. Date of the Event: 08th February 2017 – 11th February 2017

3. Venue of the Event: Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram, Chennai

4. Name of the Organizer/ Invitee: 13th International Congress of Cleft Lip, Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies

5. Address of the Organizer/ Invitee: Iyyapanthangal, Porur 600 056

6. Phone of the Organizer/ Invitee: +91-9566230075

7. Reference Name/ Address/ Phone in India: Please see the two entries mentioned in the invitation letter for Dr. Jyotsna Murthy and Prof. Roopa Nagarajan. You can use either one as the reference.)

8. Reference Name/Address/Phone in Home Country: (Please use a colleague, administrator, or department chair at your workplace/institution)