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Visiting India as a Foreign National – Know the Registration Requirements:

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Who should register?

All foreigners including foreigners of Indian origin visiting India on long term (more than 180 days) are required to get themselves registered with concerned Registration Officer within 14 days of his/her first arrival, irrespective of the duration of their stay.

These categories include:

a. Student visa(S) (including those coming for study of Yoga, Vedic Culture, Indian system of dance and Music),
b. Research Visa(R)
c. Employment Visa(E)
d. Medical(M)
e. Medical Attendant(MX) and
f. Missionary Visa (M)

Foreigners visiting India on other categories of long term visa including business/Entry(X) visa would not require registration with the concerned FRROs/FROs if , repeat if duration of his/her stay does not exceed 180 days on a single visit. In case a foreigner intends to stay for more than 180 days on a single visit he should get himself registered well before the expiry of 180 days.

It should be noted that Pakistan Nationals are required to register within 24 hours and Afghanistan Nationals are required to register within 7 days of their arrival in India.

Registration Facilities:

Registration facilities are not provided at the airport and are carried out in the office of FRROs or District Superintendents of Police (FROs).

No registration required for:

Children below 16 years of age do not require registration, on any type of visa.

New modification to long term tourist visas:

Foreign nationals , who are already holding long term tourist visas for 10/5 years with stay stipulation of 180 days/90 days and with multiple entry facility, there should be gap of at least 2 months between two visits to the country on tourist visa.


Written by MithrasLaw

January 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

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