February 1-4, 2018
ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes
Hisar - 125001, Haryana (India)


Note: Please contact Secretariat Office for Original Visa Permission Documents from Indian Ministry.

Foreign Nationals who need to travel to India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian visa in order to facilitate entry.

All Foreign Nationals Are Required To Apply For A Conference Visa Only

Type of Visa : Conference Visa
Period : For the duration of the conference or as granted

Foreign delegates should possess a valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India, except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require a visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry to 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 foreign nationals. 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 to grant and decide the type and duration of visa irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of application. Granting of Visa does not confer the right of entry to India and is subject to the discretion of the Immigration Authorities.

How to Apply
Visa Application Form
The visa application form is available at the office of the Indian Embassy or Consulate in the home country of delegates.

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 which the delegate intends to depart for India.

Visa Requirements
Generally the following documents are required for obtaining an Indian Visa. However, requirements may vary from country to country. It is recommended that you inquire with the Consulate, Embassy or with ICE (our professional congress organizer) to confirm necessary documents.

     ● Original passport valid for at least 6 months.
     ● Visa fee.
     ● Two passport size photographs.
     ● Duly completed application form.
     ● Supporting documents, where necessary.

Additional information can be found at the links below :


For more details please visit : www.mea.gov.in/indian-missions-abroad.html 

Prior and specific approval must be obtained by attendees who are from Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, as well as foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons. Delegates who fall into these categories have to approach the conference secretariat at the earliest, at least 60 days prior to the conference with a scanned copy of their passport.

In case of any clarification or difficulties please write to [email protected] 

Important Update

Please be advised that the congress has obtained the requisite ministerial permissions from the Government of India, namely, the Ministry of Home Affairs (M.H.A) and the Ministry of External Affairs (M.E.A). You are requested to download the copies of permission letters from the above links and apply for your Indian visa in your respective country. The list of Indian High Commissions is available on http://www.mea.gov.in/indian-missions-abroad.htm#. Please note that the application requirements may vary for different countries.

Any queries pertaining to assistance towards VISA can be sent to  [email protected] with the subject “VISA ASSISTANCE”.

The M.E.A permission as you would notice carries certain names from the Delegate attendee list for WCA. Please do not panic if you don’t find your name in there. Your name has been submitted to the M.E.A and is under their internal verification process. This should not affect your VISA application and we urge you to go ahead with applying your VISA at the earliest.

Whilst a Conference Visa is suggested to be applied for, delegates who have booked field trips may also apply for a Tourist Visa as this may be faster, being careful not to mention Conference but Touristic purposes as the reason for travel.

Countries that do not require a Visa

Citizens of the countries listed below are allowed visa-free entry to India:
     ● Bhutan
     ● Maldives (up to 90 days stay)
     ● Nepal

Note : Citizens of these nations are offered visa-free entry to India only if they do not arrive from mainland China.