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CEO, Udaan India Pvt Ltd
The way the MICE segment has grown, there are a few key points that should be kept in mind regarding group visa:
APPLY IN ADVANCE Visa applications for MICE groups should be applied well in advance to the Embassy/Consulate through a presentation or a mail sharing the detailed itinerary and the reason of choosing the respective country as a MICE destination.
In certain countries, such as Switzerland and Netherlands, a presentation by the Sponsor, Visa Facilitator and Tour Operator is mandatory.
PRIOR INFORMATION VIA PRESENTATION Providing prior information of the MICE group to the Embassy/Consulate through a presentation or an email is imperative: It helps them to plan things accordingly. As these are company-sponsored trips, most of the Embassies/Consulates give a waiver for individual financial documents. You get a separate slot for submission of MICE visa applications. Sometimes the Embassy/Consulate gives approval to submit all applications at one location.