Request a Visa Letter - Special Requirements

For Current or Past Passport Holders from Afghanistan, China, Denmark, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Pakistan and Sudan, and Stateless People

The Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay and the Drupal Association are happy to issue an official letter of invitation to registered DrupalCon attendees who must obtain a visa for travel to India. Please note this letter does not constitute any financial commitment on the part of the conference.

There are special visa requirements in place for stateless people, visitors from Afghanistan, China, Denmark, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Pakistan and Sudan, and people who held passports from these countries in the past. Be sure to check with your country's consulate to determine your specific visa requirements.

We urge everyone that requires a visa to travel to apply for the visa as early as possible. Specific questions regarding visas should be directed to your local embassy or immigration office.

When can I expect my letter of invitation?

Invitation letters are generated and sent out by email on Fridays. You will recieve a PDF copy via email and may request a physical copy of your letter to be mailed to you, if needed. Physical letters are mailed through the United States Postal Service which can take 2-4 weeks for delivery. You may pay to have your letter expedited via UPS or FedEx (approx. $60-$100, depending on location.)

The final day to request a visa invitation letter is 15 December 2015.


  • You must be registered for DrupalCon to request an invitation and enter your valid confirmation number.
  • All information must match exactly what is printed on your passport.
  • If your request for visa is denied, please contact our Help Desk so that we can cancel and refund your ticket.
  • In order to comply with local regulations, we will have to share all information submitted through the webform below with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
Enter your mailing address in the text box above exactly as it should appear on the envelope and letter. Please include line breaks, postal code, and country.
Please include line breaks, postal code and country.
Please enter the name of the city and country in which you were born.
If you have been to India before, please enter the dates and the places you visited.
Please enter the name and place of the Indian Mission or Consulate in your home country where you will apply for your visa.
Who is paying for you to attend the conference and travel to India? Are there any special terms or conditions for the funding you receive?
If your spouse or any dependents (e.g. children) are accompanying you to India, you must provide their full name, nationality, date & place of birth, names of parents, and current address.
If you'd like to pay for this letter to be mailed via FedEx or UPS, enter your PayPal email address and we will send you an invoice for the amount. Payment must be received before your letter can be mailed.