Guinea

guineaAbout The Guinea

Guinea officially the Republic of Guinea , is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea, it is today sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its neighbor Guinea-Bissau and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.It has a population of 10,057,975 and an area of 246,000 square kilometres (94,981 sq mi). Forming a crescent as it curves from its western border on the Atlantic Ocean toward the east and the south, it shares its northern border with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, and its southern border with Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire. The sources of the Niger River, Gambia River, and Senegal River are all found in the Guinea Highlands.

Conakry is Guinea’s capital, largest city, and economic centre. Other major cities in the country include Kankan, Nzérékoré, Kindia,Labe, Guéckédou, Mamou and Boke. Guinea’s 10 million people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. The largest and most prominent groups are the Fula (40%), Mandingo (30%), and Susu (20%). It is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing about 85 percent of the population. Christians, mostly Roman Catholic, make up about 10 percentof the population, and are mainly found in the southern (Guinée forestière) region. French is the official language of Guinea, and is the main language of communication in schools, government administration, the media, and the country’s security forces. More than twenty four indigenous languages are also spoken, of which the most common are Fula, Susu and Maninka. Fula is widely used in the Fouta Djallon region in central Guinea, Maninka in Eastern Guinea, and Susu in the coastal region of northwestern Guinea.

Guinea has four main regions namely Maritime Guinea (La Guinée Maritime), Mid-Guinea (La Moyenne-Guinée), Upper-Guinea (La Haute-Guinée) and Forested Guinea (Guinée forestière).

Guinea’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production.It is the world’s second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold.

Capital

  • Conakry

Time difference between India and Guinea

Guinea-Bissau is 5:30 hours behind India.

Travel distance between India and Guinea

Distance: 9553.44 miles.

Airports

Conakry International Airport (CKY) 

Names of the airlines

  • Air France flights
  • Lufthansa flights
  • Ethiopian Airlines flights

Travel Cost

63099/-

Currency

Guinean franc

Compare it to Rs

1  Indian Rupee (INR) = 0.04 Papua New Guinea Kina (PGK)

Indian Associations

Temples

Baga Fetish Temple

Schools

International School of Conakry

Franco Arabic school

Languages

French Language

Indian Restaurants

Conakry

Life of Indian there

Population of Indians there

Safety and Security

The Guinean authorities maintain police and local militia checkpoints across the whole country. Carry identification with you at all times.

There is a low threat from terrorism. Following French military intervention in Mali, there is a possibility of retaliatory attacks targeting Western interests in the region

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Visa

Visa applications from non-resident other nationals may take a minimum of three working days to process and will be issued subject to clearance from the Indian Mission in the country of the applicant.

Applications for consular services will be accepted only during the specified time. All documents, passports, visas, etc. may also be collected only during the specified time. No applications will be received, nor consular documents delivered/collected outside the specified timing except, depending upon each individual circumstance and subject to payment of emergency fees if any.

Visa fees can be paid in cash only, either in Meticais or in US Dollars.

The prescribed validity of the visa commences from the date of issue of the visa and not from the date a person enters India. All persons holding visa valid for more than 180 days, except children below 16 years and certain categories of persons holding such visas with the stipulation that each stay must not exceed 180 days, should register themselves with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Office within 14 days of arrival in India. Visiting foreign nationals should also ensure that they leave India before the expiry of visa.

Submission of visa applications online using internet: With effect from 12th November 2012, applications for visas for India should be submitted online using http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa  website. After filling up the application form online, please take a printout of the computer generated application form, duly sign it and submit the same along with photograph, requisite documents and visa fee at the High Commission of India, Av. Kenneth Kaunda No. 167, Maputo for further processing.

Please note that no handwritten visa application will be accepted. For any further clarification please contact the High Commission of India, Maputo: telephone No. +258-21492437,E-mail: cons.maputo@mea.gov.in

The following must be submitted along with the printout of the computer-generated visa application form : 

  1. recent photographs
  2. Photocopy of Air tickets
  3. Copy of hotel reservation in India

          (in case of tourist visa)

  • For Non-Mozambican applicants, the original Resident Permit (DIRE) with a copy
  • For Business Visa, a letter of invitation from the concerned Indian Company/Firm or recommendation from the local Chamber of Commerce along with a company profile and letter from the applicant’s company/firm
  • For Student Visa, a confirmed offer of admission from the concerned Indian institution along with an undertaking of financial guarantee from the sponsor/parents
  • For Conference Visa, Invitation letter along with a No Objection or clearance from the Government of India to the organisers of the Conference  

Contact Us

 

ChanceryHigh Commission of India,Avenida Kenneth Kaunda,
No. 167,PO Box 4751,Maputo, Mozambique  Telephone(00-258) 21 492 437 / 490 717  Fax(00-258) 21 492 364  E-mailhicomind@tvcabo.co.mz

Office Hours
   
Monday to Friday 0830hrs to 1300hrs and 1330hrs to 1700hrs
(Consular, Passport, Visa Services:Receipt of Passports/Visa applications
– 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs
Delivery of Passports/Visas
– 1615 hrs to 1645 hrs)