VISA Guidelines

Dear Visitor,

Greetings from LES APAC 2018!

Owing to queries received by us recently, we hereby would like to clarify the following.

There is no requirement of a clearance from The Ministry of Home Affairs/GoI. It is only needed in the cases as elaborated below (verbatim from the Ministry of Home Affairs Official Website) https://conference.mha.gov.in/FAQ.aspx#

Prior Security clearance of MHA in respect of international Conference/seminars/workshops in India sponsored by Ministry or Department of the Government of India, State Governments or UT Administration, Public Sector Undertaking, Central Educational Institutions, Public Funded Universities or an organization owned and controlled by the Government of India or any State government/UT, United Nationals or its specialized Agencies, NGO or a Private Institutions is necessary only for those events which are covered by the parameters as mentioned below:
Participants are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and Stateless persons; and Participants of conferences /seminars/workshops who are required to visit ‘Restricted’ or ‘Protected’ areas in India, or areas affected by terrorism, militancy and extremism etc. viz. Jammu & Kashmir and the North Eastern States (other than the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland).

Yes, an invitation letter from the organizer for VISA purposes which we have been issuing to all concerned and have not received any concerns barring a few of the case. Furthermore, applicants may visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/ for e-visas etc. These are quicker and easier than the normal manual procedures.

The guidelines remain the same for any accompanying attendees as well – personal guests or official.Please feel free to write to secretariat@lesapac2018.com for any further assistance in this regard.

Terms & Conditions

Participants are to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the Business Plan Competition (BPC) as stated below. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notification and without assuming any liability, and all Participants to this Competition.

Participants are to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the Business Plan Competition (BPC) as stated below. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notification and without assuming any liability, and all Participants to this Competition.

Non-Confidentiality: Given the nature of participation, the Organizer – LES India and includes reviewers, judges, attendees are under no obligation to keep the contents of the submission confidential and therefore, the participants should not consider that they receive rights on the confidentiality of the data/ information that is presented at the BPC.

Participation Eligibility

The participant must be a registered company in any jurisdiction where there is a LES society (for more details visit http//www.lesi.org) in the Asia Pacific Region, i.e. Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand or a university research group. The annual revenues of the participant should not exceed $1.5Million (USD) and the total funding raised should be less than $1Million (USD). Intellectual Property must be an important aspect for the participant. At the minimum, the participant should have filed for at least one patent or registered trademark or is licensing key intellectual property components including know how and software. Only one entry per company will be accepted for consideration. All costs will be borne by the participant.

Submission Disqualifications

Submissions which are incomplete will be deemed void and disqualified from the competition. Submissions should be the original work of the Participants. Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified. The ownership and the Intellectual Property (IP) of the Business Plan remain with the Participants. The Organizer will not be responsible for any IP disputes.

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