General information

VISA INFORMATION

All visitors need a visa for India, except citizens of neighboring Nepal and Bhutan. The Indian government has introduced 60 day, double-entry electronic visas for citizens of 161 countries.

Tourist visas are generally issued for six months, depending on what nationality you are. Most visas are multiple entry visas.

The cost of an Indian Tourist Visa varies between countries according to the arrangement between governments. Rates were revised on April 1, 2017. The current fee for US citizens is $100 for up to 10 years. Processing is additional.

The Indian visa application process is outsourced to private processing agencies in most countries. The Indian government has replaced most foreign companies with Indian companies. You will have two fees to pay – a Government processing fee and the visa company service fee.

When applying for an Indian Visa, you'll need to complete an on-line application form. See Tips and Instructions for Completing the Indian Visa Application Form.

Along with your application and fee, for an Indian Tourist Visa you'll need to submit your passport that's valid for a least six months and has at least two blank pages, a recent passport sized photo, and details of your itinerary. In some countries, copies of flight tickets and proof of residential address may also be required.

Conference VISA for Delegates from PRC Countries:

All participants from the Prior Reference Category (PRC) countries i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons, need to send us the details as per the format given below.

Name Father or Husband Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Nationality Passport Number Date of Issue Place of Issue Date of Expiry Address is Country of Residence Online Visa Application No

The conference secretariat will send the list of all delegates from PRC countries to the Ministry of Home affairs in New Delhi. Home Ministry approves & sends this list to the embassy/consulate in the respective PRC countries. So when the delegate applies for conference visa, his name would already approved/denied by the Home Ministry in New Delhi.

Kindly send the above mentioned details, to the isamdelhi2019@gmail.com; regisam2019@gmail.com to enable us conference VISA NOC for your VISA application.

For Invitataion letter, please click here

Invitation Letter for VISA

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

TIME

India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

CURRENCY

The unit of currency in India is the Rupee where Re.1 is made up of 100 paisa. Bank notes are in denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2000. Please exchange your money for Indian money only from banks or recognized foreign currency exchange organizations.

1 Euro = 84.00 INR (Approx) *
1 USD = 72.00 INR (Approx) *
Click http://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspx for current currency exchanges rates

CLIMATE IN NOVEMBER

Day temperature from 30 - 23 °C.
Night temperature from 14 - 7 °C.

ELECTRICITY

Voltage in India is 220 to 240 volts, 50Hz. You will need an adaptor, which can be purchased in India. Hotels usually provide dual voltage razor sockets, 110 to 210 volts or 220 to 250 volts. Please ensure that you bring multi voltage chargers rather than 110 chargers with step-up/step-down transformers. These transformers get too hot and there is a high chance of them exploding. India mostly has round pinholes so please do ensure that you bring a flat to round pinhole converter. This is very important as otherwise you will have a problem in getting your phone and other electrical items charged.

VACCINATION

This depends on what locations you will be visiting. Please consult your physician and follow their recommendations. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/travel

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance before travelling to India.

TRANSPORT FROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO VENUE

1. DELHI METRO

The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system serving Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region of India. Delhi Metro is the world's 13th largest metro system in terms of length. Delhi Metro is India's first modern public transportation system, which has revolutionized travel by providing a fast, reliable, safe, and comfortable means of transport.

 
DELHI METRO LINES IN OPERATION (Download Delhi Metro Map)
Name: No: Terminals:
Red 1 Dilshad Garden - Rithala
Yellow 2 Samaypur Badli - HUDA City Centre
Blue 3 Dwarka Sector 21 - Noida City Centre
4 Dwarka Sector 21 - Yamuna Bank - Vaishali
Green 5 Kirti Nagar / Inderlok - City Park (Bahadurgarh)
Violet 6 Kashmere Gate - Escorts Mujesar
Pink 7 Majlis Park - Lajpat Nagar
Shiv Vihar - Trilokpuri - Sanjay Lake
Magenta 8 Botanical Garden - Janakpuri West
Orange 9 Airport Express Line (New Delhi - IGI Airport (T-3)- Dwarka Sector-21)

2. CABS

A. Ola Cabs

Category Base Fare Distance Fare Ride Time Fare Cancellation Fee
Micro Rs 40 Rs 6 per km Rs 1 per min Rs. 25
Mini Rs 100 for first 4 km Rs 8 per km Rs 1 per min Rs. 50
Prime Rs 100 for first 4 km Rs 10 per km Rs 1 per min Rs. 75

B. Uber Cabs

Category Base Fare Distance Fare Ride Time Fare Cancellation Fee
Uber Go Rs 40 Rs 6 per km Rs 1 per min Rs. 80
Uber X Rs 55 Rs 9 per km Rs 1 per min Rs. 100

Fares for cabs are calculated by adding:
- base fare: the price for pickup
- time: from start to end of trip
- distance: miles or kilometres of route
- surge pricing (if applicable)
- tolls (if applicable)

How to Book a Cab using Cabs Application on Android Smart Phone?

Application can be easily download from Play Store.

Step 1: Enter your pickup location (Eg: from Home, Office, Airport, Railway station, or your current location).
Step 2: choose or Pick the cab you like and see all available cabs close by.
Step 3: Press “Ride now” to book your ride.
Step 4: Get instant confirmation with driver details on your phone.
Step 5: See your ride en-route on the map.

Step 6: If you use Wallet Money (Paytm/Ola Money) you can ride cash-free and also, you have another option of paying only after the completion of your ride.

3. Cabs available at Airport Desk

Meru Cabs

Particulars 5:00 am to 11:00 pm ( Day Time) 11:00 pm to 5:00 am ( Night Time)
For the first 3 Kms Rs 69 Rs 86.25
Rate after 3rd Km Rs 23 / Km Rs 28.75 / Km
Waiting Charges No charge for the first 15 minutes and thereafter Rs. 30/- per hour or part thereof No charge for the first 15 minutes and thereafter Rs. 37.50/- per hour or part thereof.

Easy Cabs

Particulars 5:00 am to 11:00 pm ( Day Time) 11:00 pm to 5:00 am ( Night Time)
For the first 3 Kms Rs 69 Rs 86.25
Rate after 3rd Km Rs 23 / Km Rs 28.75 / Km
Waiting Charges Rs. 30/- per hour Rs. 30/- per hour

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

As for all international travel, the visitors to India are required to be in possession of a valid passport and visa. Travelers from all countries need a visa. All travellers planning to stay more than 180 days are required to register, generally within 14 days of arrival, with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) where they will be staying. The FRRO maintains offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai (known as the "Chennai Immigration Office), Calcutta, and Amritsar. In smaller cities and towns, the local police headquarters will normally perform this function. General information regarding Indian visa and immigration rules can be found at the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs website for its Bureau of Immigration at https://www.indianimmigration.org.in/.

A certain fee is charged for issuing a visa. Visitors who intend to travel to India's neighbouring countries and back are advised to apply for multiple entry visas. Each visitor should carry photocopies of the bio-data page of the traveler's passport and the page containing the Indian visa in order to facilitate obtaining an exit visa from the Indian government in the event of theft or loss of the passport.

LOCAL COMMUNICTION TIPS

 
English Hindi
Hello Namashkar; Namaste
Thank you Dhanyavard; Shukriya
Good Morning Shubh-prabhat
Good night Shubh-ratri
Yes Haan
No Nahi
My name is... Mera naam .... Hai
What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?
Can you get me a taxi Taxi Chaiye
Stop Ruko
Let's Go Chalo
Water Pani
Tea Chai
Where is (place) (place) kahan hai
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