FAQ

1Who can attend
Anyone between age 25 and 45 can participate from any part of the world. No parents or friends are allowed. (We do not provide visas ,travel documents, or cost of travel)

Is everyone from Florida or the South?

No. This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend. We have had candidates from all over the US, Canada and UK in the previous years.

2Event Location
India Cultural Center (ICC), 5511 Lynn Rd. Tampa FL 33624
3Hotel Accomodation

Do you recommend a hotel near the event venue?

Hampton Inn Tampa/Veterans Expway
5628 W. Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634
Phone no. 813-901-5900

When Booking ask for Hindu Matrimonial USA special rate ( $139 per night is available only until October 24, 2022)

Complimentary breakfast, and parking provided by Hampton Inn. Please visit their website for the current list of amenities provided.

4Event

Do I have to attend both Friday dinner and Saturday?

We understand that coordinating work and travel schedules is not easy, but it is highly recommended that you attend both days so you get the most out of the event. Both days are formatted differently for everyone to meet others in a structured fashion yet in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Attending both days will give you a better understanding and more opportunities to meet the candidates. Access to any materials or information about the other candidates can only be accessed upon arrival and check-in.


Average age varies depending upon enrollment. We try our best to have adequate number of candidates in various age brackets.


What is the average age of the candidates?

Average age varies depending upon enrollment. We try our best to have have balanced enrollments in each age bracket.


How many candidates are there? What is male to female ratio?

We try to limit our event to 200 participants and we will try our best to have a 1:1 ratio of men to women. The total candidate number will vary and may be higher if interest is there.

5Dress-code

Friday: Casual is okay but remember that you will be making your first impression

Saturday Daytime: Business casual

Saturday Evening: Dress to impress/cocktail attire

(No shorts and flip flops allowed Saturday)

6Event App

What is the interactive HMUSA App and when will I get it?

Once you have registered you will receive a link and unique password access to download the HMUSA app. You will be able to add more information about yourself so that the candidates of opposite gender can learn about you and ‘search’ you out. Once you arrive at the venue and check-in at the registration desk, the interactive features of the app will be activated. The same app will give you access to information on candidates of the opposite gender who have also arrived at the event so you can learn about them. Please be sure to upload as much information about you in the app that you would like to share with the candidates prior to and during the event.


What is the technology requirement to use the HMUSA App?

Minimum OS Support for Mobile App.
IOS: 12.0
Android: 6.0 (Marshmallow)

7Payments

What is the cost of registration and deadline to register?

Registration fee encourages participants to register early and take advantage of discounted rate.

$250 prior to 10/10/22
$275 from 10/11/22 to 10/25/22
$300 from 10/26/22 to 11/7/22
Registration closes on 11/7/22


What does the registration fee include?

The fee includes Friday light dinner, Saturday’s transportation to/from the event venue to the designated hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Cash bar will available during Saturday evening event.


Is my registration fee refundable?

90% fee will be refunded if cancelled 45 days prior to the event; 50% will be refunded if cancelled between 30 and 45 days of the event; no refund will be issued after that time.


How can I cancel and ask for a refund?

Please send us an email with your registration ID and contact information.

8Transportation

Do you provide transportation?

Yes. We will have shuttles available between the hotel and the venue during the day and evening Saturday. If you are not staying at the designated hotel, you will have to make your own arrangements.

9General

How does Hinduism factor into the process?

Candidates who are Hindu, Jain or Sikh are welcome to register for the event. There will be no religious activities during the program. You do not have to be a strict practicing member of any of the listed faiths as long as you are a believer of and identify yourself from these three faiths.


Will there be a book of all participating candidates?

No. The entire event will have live interactive app experience where attendees will be able to see details of participants of opposite gender. The attendees data will be available to the attendees from Friday evening onwards after the registration.


Do I have to attend the event for access to candidate Info? Can I send someone in my place?

Attendance is mandatory to access the app and receive any candidate info. You cannot send a parent/sibling/friend or anyone else in your place.


Can parents/friends come with me?

No. There is no event planned for the parents, and the parents will not be allowed access to the event venue. We want the candidates to meet one on one without inhibition. If parents or anyone else choose to accompany the candidates, they are free to enjoy some of the many local attractions and activities here in Tampa. https://www.visittampabay.com/

10Referral Bonus

What is Referral Bonus and how can I get it?

One time Referral bonus of $25.00 is available when you have registered for the event, and you refer to someone of the opposite gender than yours. Next, your referred friend while registering will need to provide your name as a referrer. Finally, both of you have to attend the event, and we will issue the bonus of $25.00 to each of you. It is necessary that both must attend the event. Please refer to as many acquaintances you know, but the bonus is available only one time.

11 Health and Safety

We're Commited to the health and saftey of all participants and team members. To ensure everyone's safety during our event due to the current panademic, we are requiring that every team member and participant is fully vaccinated, and attest to that. Everyone is required to comply with the CDC guidelines,including use of masks, social distancing, frequent use of hand sanitizer, and measurement of body temperature. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable matrimonial event.