- Foreigner registration is a mandatory requirement as per Government of India regulations.
- All foreign nationals (including foreigners of Indian origin) visiting India on a long term visa (more than 180 days) are required to register themselves with a Registration Officer within 14 days of arriving in India, barring few exceptions
- Not registering will mean illegal stay and will result in detention or deportation from the country.
Thomas Cook facilitates in documentation requirement for all foreigner's registration process in accordance to Registration/ Extension processes set by the respective Foreigner's Regional Registration Office (FRRO).
For India, Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) related petitions include
- Registration, Extensions
- Change of Address
- Exit Permit
- New passport endorsement
- Change of location
- Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
Why FRRO registration is required?
Foreigner registration is a mandatory requirement by the Government of India under which all foreign nationals (excluding overseas citizens of India) visiting India on a long term visa (more than 180 days) are required to register themselves with a Registration Officer within 14 days of arriving in India
What is e-FRRO?
e-FRRO is the online application system for foreigners to submit their applications and have them processed without requirement of physically visiting FRRO/FRO Office.
Who needs to apply for e-FRRO?
e-FRRO is the online portal of FRRO/FRO. All foreigners can apply through e-FRRO for the following services viz. Registration, Visa Extension, Visa Conversion, Exit Permit etc without visiting FRRO/FRO Office in person.
Do I need to visit FRRO/FRO office after applying through e-FRRO?
Visiting to FRRO office post applying online is not mandatory. If personal presence is required, then it will be communicated specifically by the FRRO/FRO office via email or SMS on your registered mobile number.
What happens if there is delay in fee payment or document uploading?
If any of the required documents are missing or the applicant misses the interview, then he/she will be liable for fine or prosecution as per Indian laws
Do I need to use my own email-id for registration?
Yes, registrations have to be done through personal email id as all important communications will be sent to that id.
Can I apply for my family members through my own ID?
One id can be used to apply for family members as well, however, application forms have to be filled individually for each family member.
How would I know about status of my application?
Updates will be sent via SMS on the registered mobile number and registered email id as well. It can also be checked through your account on FRRO website.