Foreigners Registration in India : Bureau of Immigration (BoI)


Foreigners Registration in India : Bureau of Immigration (BoI)

Foreigners Registration is compulsory for all foreigners arriving in India on a visa for a period exceeding 6 months(180 days), except the excepted categories.Every tourist who enters India must hold a tourist visa issued by the Indian missions abroad.The Indian missions abroad will issue visas for the tourist for 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 5 years.But 5 years tourist visa will be issued only to the citizens of the country in which the Indian mission is located.The validity of the tourist visa comes into effect from the date of issue.The validity of the three months tourist visa will come into effect from the date of first entry.

Visa Registration

Every foreigner who arrives in India on the strength of a tourist visa having duration of more than 6 months should register his/her visa with the nearest foreigner’s registration officer concerned within 15 days of arrival to India. In Kerala Superintendent of Police or Commissioners of Police are acting as the foreigner’s Registration Officer (in some other states District Collector is acting as the Foreigners Registration Officer).After necessary verification the Foreigner’s Registration Officer will issue the registration certificate and residential permit to the foreigner.

Tourist visas are non-extendable.Therefore the tourist (foreigner) should leave India on or before the expiry of the validity of the visa.But the tourist visa having duration of Three months are eligible for an extension of an additional Three months by Foreigner’s Registration Officer, subject to the payment of the required fee.However in emergent situations the State Government can grant an extension of 15 days.

Foreigners Regional Registration Office – FRRO 


Contact person – Shri Ganesh Kumar , FRRO Bangalore
Address – 5th Floor, ‘A’ Block, TTMC, BMTC Bus Stand Building, K.H. Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore – 560027
Phone – 080-22218195,080-22218183,080-22218110 , 080-22218196 [Fax]
Email –


Contact person –  Shri Manjit Singh , FRRO Amritsar
Address – Bureau of Immigration, D-123, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar – 143001
Phone – 0183-2500464 (T) , 0183-2500465 (F)
Email –


Contact person –  Shri A B Purabia , FRRO Ahmedabad
Address – Barrack No. 2, First Floor, Govt. Polytechnic Campus, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-380015
Phone – 079-26306606(T) , 079-26306607 (F)
Email –, For Enquiry:


Contact person –  Shri M Ananda Kumar , FRRO, Calicut
Address – 20/1305, Castle View, Thiruvannur Road, Panniyankara,Kallai PO, Kozhikode,KERALA-673003
Phone – 0495-2323550 , 0495-2323550(F)
Email – ,


Contact person –  Mr. K. Sethu Raman , FRRO, Cochin
Address – 2nd Floor, Airlines Building, Cochin International Airport Ltd.,Airport PO, Cochin- 683111, Kerala
Phone – 0484-2611277 (T) , 0484 2611277 (Fax)
Email –,


Contact person –  Dr. K.A. Senthil Velan , FRRO Chennai
Address – No. 26 Shastri Bhawan Annexe Building 26 Haddows Road, Nungabakkam, Chennai-600006
Phone – 044-23454970 (Direct), [044-28251721 (Help Desk – For Queries, Timings – 0600 hrs to 2200 hrs)] ,
Email –,


Contact person –  Shri Prabhakar , FRRO Delhi
Address – East Block —VIII, Level -2, Sector -1, R.K Puram, New Delhi-66
Phone – 011-26711384 (T) , 011-26711348 (Fax), Support Centre:011-26711443, 011-26713851 (Timings-0800 hrs to 2000 hrs) ,
Email –, Support


Contact person –  Shri. V A Gupta IPS , FRRO Goa
Address – Foreigners Branch, Goa Police Head Quarters, Opposite to Azad Maidan, Panaji. Pin : 403 001
Phone – 0832 242 65 45 (Tel) , 0832 242 65 45 (Fax)
Email –


Contact person –  Shri P K Sethy , FRRO Hyderabad
Address – Foreigners Regional Registration Officer, Bureau of Immigration (MHA), Govt. of India, Room No. 301, 3rd Floor, CGO Towers, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad-500080
Phone – 040-27541022 (T), 040-27541088 , 040-27541087 (F)
Email –


Contact person –  Sh. Suresh Kumar Chidvie , FRRO Kolkata
Address – 237, A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata
Phone – 033-22900549 (T) ,
Email –


Contact person –  Shri Harish Kumar Rai , FRRO, Lucknow
Address – 557, Hind Nagar, Kanpur Road Near Old Chungi Lucknow-226012
Phone – 0522-2432431 (T) , 0522-2432430 (F)
Email –


Contact person –  Mrs. Supriya Patil Yadav , FRRO Mumbai
Address – Annex-|| Bldg., 3rd Floor Badruddin Tayyabji Marg, Behind St.Xavier College, C.S.T Mumbai 400001 (The Landmark is near C.S.T railway station and the office is in the lane beside the Times of india building.), For Enquiries on Registration and Visa Services Phone 022-22620446, Enquiry For PIO/OCI phone 022-22621167
Phone – 022-22621169 (T) , 022-22620721 (F)
Email –


Contact person –  Sh. K.K. Jayamohan , FRRO Trivandrum
Address – T.C.14/1377, Vazhuthacaud opposite Ganpati temple, Thycaud. P.O Trivandrum-14
Phone – 0471-2333515(T) , 0471-2333514 (F)
Email –


If the passport of the foreigner is irrecoverably lost he/she should report the same to the nearest police station, and obtain a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) in the case of theft or a certificate if it is lost otherwise. The Foreigners should obtain new passport/emergency certificate from their missions in India. Before leaving India the foreigner should seek an exit permit from the Chief Immigration Officer, Madras or from the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Officers of Mumbai, Calcutta or New Delhi and produce the same at the port of embarkation.

Fore more information visit official website of Bureau Of Immigration


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