International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

VISA and Travel Declaration

All foreign nationals entering India must possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.

All individual visa applicants are requested to apply for an entry visa through the online portal. The duly signed application form completed in all respect and uploaded successfully has to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) or directly to the Indian Mission/Post on the scheduled interview date along with the requisite supporting documents. However, E-visa facility is available for the nationals of many countries/territories.

The instructions for filling the Indian visa form, and scheduling the appointment, can be sought under the section “Instructions” of the Online Visa Application website. The application form is available at:

To speed up the process, Delegates attending the Ninth Session of the Governing Body are advised to send a copy of their passports to the Secretariat, in advance to [email protected], for onward transmission to the appropriate authority of the Host Government for the pre-authorisation of the visa.

The Secretariat will also provide the clearance letters required to be uploaded in the E-visa system. Applicants are advised to select Conference Visa type during the online application process. All the arriving international passengers must fill a self-declaration form as mandated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Air Suvidha is an online system for International passengers to submit a mandatory self-declaration form to declare their current health status. This form is mandatory and should be filled any time before boarding. The system sends a confirmation to the traveller on the acceptance of the submission, which may need to be showed to the airline before the boarding.

The portal is at Should you require any additional information or assistance, please contact the Secretariat at [email protected]

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