• VISA

    All non-Indian-citizens are required to have an Indian visa to enter the country. Allow yourself sufficient time (say 2-3 weeks) to procure an appropriate visa from your nearest Indian consulate. There are several Indian consulates worldwide. Please visit this site for more information including an online copy of the application form for Indian visa.

    If you need an invitation letter from the ISAAC 2006 organizing committee for visa purposes, please write to the organizing chair at isaac06@isical.ac.in.


  • Flight Reservations

    Flights to India tend to fill up well ahead of the December holiday season. We recommend that you make your flight reservations 2-3 months in advance, to be on the safe side. For travel in Kolkata, see the travel page.


  • Foreign Exchange

    While international credit cards are widely accepted in commercial establishments in India, several places rely on cash transactions in the local currency (Indian Rupee). We suggest that you either carry some Indian currency when entering India or purchase Indian currency at the currency exchange agencies at the Indian airports, upon arrival. The current exchange rate is about Rs. 45/- per US dollar. Once in India, you can purchase additional Indian currency from local branches of Citibank, Thomas Cook, etc. However, it is typically difficult to convert Indian currency back into foreign currency because of exchange regulations.