If you are from a country outside India, you need a passport valid at least for the next 6 months and a visa is required to attend the meeting. We recommend that you apply early to accommodate processing time. International attendees will receive a letter of invitation with their registration confirmation and other particulars.
The instruction and information given here is general in nature, however for specific information and application form you need to visit : http://passport.nic.in/ . Details on visa to India can also be found in http://www.visatoindia.com/
Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of intended departure from India should accompany visa applications.
Validity of all visas is counted from the date of their issue.
The duration of stay in India, for each visit on a tourist visa or business visa is only for a period of 6 months even though a valid visa may be for more than 6 months.
Visa is given for a period for which passport is valid.
Foreigners holding other nationalities (other than the country where applying for visa), should submit proof of long-term (at least three years)/ permanent residence in the country (where applying).
Different types of visa are available to travel to India: Business visa, tourist visa, conference visa, journalist visa, student visa, transit visa, employment visa
Bhutanese and Nepalese visitors who are staying for less than 3 months. Nationals from the Maldives, if they are staying for a maximum of 90 days (this includes any periods they may have spent in India up to 6 months prior to the visit in question).
Special restrictions apply to citizens from Pakistan and Afghan. Please check with the Indian Embassy in your country for updated visa requirements prior to travel.
Fees: The fee structure depends on the nationality of the passport holder and type/duration of visa applied. Visa fees are payable in local currencies.
Processing duration: Depends on the type of visa applied.
Hyderabad is well connected to other cities in India through road, rail and air. International Airport in the city is linked directly to several international destinations including the Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe and United States. All major flight companies (KLM-Northwest, Lufthansa, Emirates, Gulf Air, Singapore airlines, Air India, Indian Airlines, Air Lanka) operates direct flights to and from Hyderabad.
Hyderabad. the 5th largest metropolis of India, is the capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad and Secunderabad are twin cities, separated by an artificial lake (Hussain Sagar) constructed in 1562. Hyderabad is known for its rich history and culture with monuments, temples, mosques, rich and varied heritage in arts, crafts, dance, bazaars (shopping streets), and beautiful geography. The city is more than 400 years old and lies on the Deccan plateau, 541 meters (1776 feet) above sea level, and sprawls over an area of 260 km².
Hyderabadi cuisine is very distinct from the rest of Indian cuisine. It is a blend of heavy Moghul influences and elements of the regional cuisine of Andhra Pradesh. Some famous dishes include Biryani, Baghare Baigan, Khubani ka Mitha and Double Ka Mitha, as well as haleem , a beef dish reminiscent of oatmeal that is traditionally eaten to break the Eid fast. You will have an opportunity to taste some of the local cuisines during conference meals.
Hub of educational institutions
Hyderabad is an important seat of learning in southern India. It has eight universities and several professional colleges. The famous Osmania University, the University of Hyderabad, as well as the Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages (CIEFL) are just a few academic institutions that give Hyderabad a prominent place in education and technology. In addition, research centres such as the IPVE, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT Hyderabad), the Indian School of Business (ISB), National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) are also housed here.
Transformation into “Cyberabad”
In the late 1990s and the early years of the 21st century, the increasing numbers of IT and ITES companies located here - both home-grown ones as well as offshoots of American companies - have led civic boosters to call their city "Cyberabad". Hyderabad has made heavy investments in digital infrastructure, and is well known throughout India for its technology sector. India's fourth largest software company Satyam is headquartered here. Infosys, Microsoft, Oracle, Wipro, Kanbay, GE, Dell, Deloitte, HSBC, Juno, Intergraph, Keane, Tata Consultancy Services and Google are some of the prominent companies that have established centers in the city.
Charminar: The major landmark in Hyderabad with four graceful minarets.
Golconda Fort: Located on the outskirts of the city, Golconda Fort is one of the most magnificent fortress complexes in India.
Hussain Sagar: Man-built lake that separates the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Public Gardens of Hyderabad:
One of the best laid-out gardens in the country with buildings of the State Legislature, Jubilee Hall, etc.
Salar Jung Museum: Houses the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world.
Birla Planetarium: Located in the heart of the city on the panoramic hillock of Nawbat Pahad, the Birla Planetarium is a tribute to the advances made in science and technology.
Theme parks: Zoo, water world, snow world and many attractions for children
And many more………..