Consular, Passport and Visa Division Consular, Passport and Visa Division

Foreigners Registration

Q: What are rules regarding the registration of foreigners with the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO)/Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)?
A:

Persons holding multiple entry visas are required to register with the FRO/FRRO within 14 days of first arrival if they intend to stay continuously for more than 180 days.

Persons of Indian origin holding multiple entry X-visas, visiting India to meet relatives or for social purposes, are required to register with the FRO/FRRO within 14 days of first arrival only if they intend to stay continuously for more than 180 days. This registration is required during the first visit after the visa is issued. Subsequent travels using the same visa do not require registration. Children below the age of 16 years are exempted from this requirement.