PASSPORT & VISA REQUIREMENTS
Online visa can be applied at the site https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/VISA Requirement
Different categories of Visas with specific endorsement of number of entries allowed and duration of stay in India are mentioned on the Visa depending upon request and subsequent decision of the Visa issuing authority.
Foreigners may also look for specific endorsement, if any, on the Visa for their guidance.
In case of any doubt, they may seek clarification from any of the Indian Missions abroad. Nationals of Nepal and Bhutan do not require Visa to enter India. However, citizens of Nepal & Bhutan require a Visa when entering India from China.
A citizen of Maldives visiting India for a short period, up to 90 days, is exempt from the requirement of Visa, as a special case, provided he/she holds a valid Passport issued by, or on behalf of Government of Maldives. This Visa free entry is allowed for the tourism purpose only. The period of 90 days shall include any prior period of stay of such foreigner on Tourist Visa Sticker in India during a period of six months immediately preceding the date of his/her entry into India.
The Maldivians who want to visit India for a period of more than 90 days shall get Visa issued a separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/& official passport holders.
Overseas Citizen of India (OCI):-
Passengers who are carrying old cancelled passports having Life Long Indian "U" Visa Sticker affixed on it along with new passport are allowed entry into India.
Even if the OCI card holder acquires nationality of a different country, except that of Pakistan and Bangladesh, he/she is also allowed entry into India provided he/she is carrying his/her old passport having Life Long Indian "U" Visa sticker pasted on it along with the new passport of the recently acquired nationality.
For details, please consult the weibite: https://boi.gov.in/content/visa-requirement
Visa Application Invitation Letters: Will be provided later on the symposium website.
HEALTH REGULATIONS & SERVICES
Jalandhar is a hub of medical and facilities in Punjab with a large number of corporate as well as public hospitals and health care centers equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and well known professionals in their fields.
INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL TRAVEL
International travel can be done by Air as well as sea routes. Presence of International Airport at Amritsar (about 90 KM away from Jalandhar) makes International travel by air most suitable from major countries. For other destinations, Indra Gandhi International airport at New Delhi is the best destination with many options of connecting flights from New Delhi to Amritsar around the clock. Local travel can be done through very well connected rail as well as road facilities.
CURRENCY & BANKING
The currency of India is Rupees (Rs.). 1 USD is equal to 71.52 Rupees (approximately) Business transactions can be done through cash, Debit, Credit cards and other online mobile Apps and web portals.
Punjab, especially Amritsar is a great tourist attraction. There are number of sites to visit including Shri Devi Talab Mandir, Rangla Punjab, Jange-Azadi, Golden Temple Amritsar, Durgiana Temple, Jallian Wala Bagh, Wagha Border, War Memorial and other sites at Amritsar. Apart from Amritsar, Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab state is known as the City Beautiful and offers a lot of tourist attractions including Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Zoo, Pinjore Garden etc. From Jalandhar, one can travel to other neighboring states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir etc.
WEATHER & DRESS
December is in the winter in Jalandhar and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (70°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal. So, Keep yourself ready with warm winter dresses.
WEATHER & DRESSINTERNET & TELEPHONE
The campus has wired as well as wireless (Wi-Fi) internet facility with a speed of 55 MBPS. The Jalandhar city has an excellent mobile connectivity.