We help our visitors for smooth and easy Immigration process...

Immigration check is performed for all passengers, Indians or foreigners, each at the time of arrival and departure.

The passports are duly stamped at time of arrival in addition to departure. Passengers should be cautious to peer that their passports are duly stamped before leaving the immigration counter. Foreigners arriving in India are required to fill Arrival Cards only whilst Indians should fill Departure Cards at the time of Departure.

The following information is required to be provided by the passengers in these cards:

  • Date of Birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Address in India:
  • Flight Number, Date of Arrival / Date of Boarding:

If inadvertently, an immigration stamp is not affixed by the counter officer at the immigration check-post, the passenger may immediately contact the concerned FRRO/FRO/SSP and get the same affixed on his/her passport to keep away the inconvenience at the time of next travel abroad.

There are different Immigration procedures for the businessmen, students & tourist and the person who get stuck due to some criminal activities.

Many time the foreign nationals has to suffer due to lack of information about the Immigration Procedure. Our team will provide the entire information of immigration from the first day of entry in India to exit.

Since, last many years, we have  undergone with the criminal cases, which gets registered due to confusion at Immigration Clearance upon allegation of duplicate passport, forged visa or exchange of boarding passes and due to which th persons get arrested by Local Police and they have to undergo with the lengthy procedures of Indian Laws.

ILH main our work starts here as at this stage Embassy & Consulates are also helpless and they can help their citizens to some extent. ILH registered members can immediately inform our team and they will be provided with the best attorneys expertise in handling such type of cases.

Procedures to be followed by the foreign Nationals visiting India;

After immigration clearance, foreign nationals has to undergo with different procedures depending upon his visit to India. The most important part is for Students, Businessmen or foreign national visiting for Medical treatment or who are about to reside in India for more than 180 days have to get registered themselves with Foreign Regional Registration Office and/or Regional Registration office;

Registration of Foreign Nationals Visiting India

  • All foreigners (including foreigners of Indian origin) visiting India on long term (more than 180 days) Student Visa, Medical Visa, Research Visa  and  Employment Visa  are  required to  get themselves registered with the  Foreigners Regional  Registration Officer  (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Officer  (FRO) concerned  having jurisdiction over the  place where  the  foreigner intends to stay, within 14 days of arrival.
  • Pakistan nationals are required to register within 24 hours of their arrival.
  • All Afghan nationals are required to register with the FRRO/FRO concerned  within 14 days of arrival except those  Afghan nationals who enter  India on a visa valid for 30 days or less provided the Afghan national concerned gives his/her local address in India to the Indian Mission/FRRO/FRO. The Afghan nationals who are issued visas with ‘Exemption from police reporting’ are exempt from Police reporting as well as Exit permission provided they leave within the Visa validity period.
  • All Business Visa holders are required to register themselves with the FRRO/FRO concerned in case the aggregate stay in India on Business visa exceeds 180 days during a calendar year. (There are several other terms and condition in order to save Taxes)
  • Foreigners other than those mentioned above will not be required to get themselves registered, even if they have entered India on a long term visa provided their continuous stay in India does not exceed 180 day
  • If the intention of the foreigner is to stay in India for more than 180 days, he/she should get himself/ herself registered well before the expiry of 180 days from the date of arrival with the FRRO/FRO concerned.
  • Foreigners (including minors above 16 years of age) have to report in person  or through  an authorized representative to  the  appropriate Registration Officer  for registration.   
  • Medical patients may be exempted from appearing in person for registration
  • Registration is also required in the  case  of visa less than  180 days and  if  there  is  special endorsement “for registration required“.
  • However foreigners entering on Entry (X) and Business visas valid  for  more  than  180  days  are  required  to  register  with  the  FRRO,  FRO  if  they continuously intend to stay for more than 6 months i.e. more than 180 days on each visit. (But exempting visa bearing endorsement as “Stay not  to  exceed 180 days hence  no registration required).
  • All the Indian Missions shall stamp the visas of the foreigners mentioned at (a) above (except Business Visa) to the effect, “REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITHIN  14 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ARRIVAL” in India. As regards (b) above, the Indian Missions should stamp the visas to the effect, “REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED IF EACH STAY DOES NOT EXCEED 180 DAYS”.
  • In case of Business visa, following endorsements shall be made: “CONTINUOUS STAY LESS THAN  180 DAYS – NO REGISTRATION”, “IF STAY IN A CALENDAR YEAR EXCEEDS 180 DAYS, REGISTRATION REQUIRED”.
  • Apart from the above, foreigners entering on Tourist, Journalist and any other category of visa which is valid for more than 180 days and do not have a special endorsement of “Each stay 180 days hence no registration required” are required to  register with the  concerned  F.R.R.O.’s, R.O.s within 180 days of their arrival. Foreigners (including minors) have to report in person for Registration.
  • Ordinarily, the registration process is completed on the same day, but it may vary in those cases where field enquiry/other checks are required to be done by the registration offic The above guidelines are valid for all cases except those where visa has special endorsement regarding registration.


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