Foreigners Regional Registration Offices



Foreigners Regional Registration Offices in India (FRRO OFFICES IN INDIA):

The Immigration tunes at the chief International Airports in India and the Foreigners' registration work in seven foremost cities are handled by the Bureau of Immigration (BOI).

The field officers in allege of immigration and registration activities at








are called Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs). Apart from the FRROs who look after the immigration/registration functions in the above mentioned seven cities, the concerned District Superintendents of Police function as Foreigners Registration Offices (FROs) in all the states in the country.

Registration at FRRO Mumbai:

Police Verification of Address:

The foreign nationals requisite to register at FRRO Mumbai should get their addresses verified from local Police station before going for the registration at FRRO Mumbai. From the time when the verification of address from local Police station can take a little time, the foreign nationals should start the process of registration early so that they can file the registration papers with FRRO Mumbai within the 14 days time limit.

Registration at FRRO, New Delhi/ Delhi: Necessities for address proof:

If you are registering at FRRO at New Delhi (Delhi), please take note of the following requirements if you are submitting your lease deed as a proof of your address:

1.The lease deed can be executed between Indian company (lessee) and owner (lessor). The foreign national can also execute lease deed in personal capacity with lessor.

2.The lease deed should be properly executed with the names and addresses of lessor, lessee and two witnesses. The lease deed has to be notarized. You should also enfold copies of photo identification of documents of lessee (or endorsed signatory), lessor and two witnesses.

3.Please carry the "lease deed" gratifying the beyond requirements at FRRO Delhi; or else you may have to face delays.

Address of FRRO, Delhi:

FRRO Delhi
East Block-VIII, Level-II, Sector-1
R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066.

FRRO Delhi is located behind Hotel Hyatt Regency and Bhikaji Cama Place ( an office complex) adjoining Hotel Hyatt. FRRO Delhi is at a walking remoteness from equally these buildings and Inner Ring Road.

Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) in Tiruvannamalai:

Many foreign nationals have been visiting Tiruvannamalai town to visit Sri Ramana and other Ashrams. Those requiring registrations or extensions should visit the Foreigner's Registration Office ( FRO) office which is located at Vellore Road in the Superintendent of Police( SP office) near the Collectorate building.

Foreigners Registration Office, FRO, Goa:

Procedures for foreigners' registration and extension of Visas:

Goa attracts thousands of tourists every year who come here to for beautiful beaches, happening nightlife, beach parties and good sea food. Many foreigners visit Goa on business also as the place offers good opportunities for tourism related business.

The foreigners who require registration, extension or miscellaneous services as per their visa types and stipulations should approach Foreigners Registration office (FRO) Goa located at Panaji (also called Panjim). The FRO Goa exercises jurisdiction over the entire state of Goa. The FRO Goa is situated on the ground floor of the Goa Police Head Quarters Building, Opp. Azad Maidan at Panaji Goa. The FRO at Goa is not a full FRRO so it reports to the State Home Department located at Porvorim, Goa.

Extension of Business and Employment Visas at FRO Goa:

If you wish to apply for an extension of business or employment visa at FRO Goa, please submit your application at least 90 days before the expiry of your visa. The FRO Goa will not accept your extension application if you apply late and you will be required to apply at the Goa State Home Department at Porvorim, Goa.

If not, for extension of Business or Employment visas, you may pertain directly at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) at New Delhi. If your porch application is accepted at MHA, they will give you a three months passing extension and ask for local report from FRO Goa. On receiving of satisfactory report from FRO Goa, the MHA can provide the steadiness nine months (or fewer if requested). After consent of extension, your residential permit will be stamped by the FRO Goa, while the visa stamp in the passport will be stamped by the Goa State Home Department at Porvorim.

For annexes, the cost (accurate amount reliant on type and extent of addition) in cash has to be deposited at the State Home Department at Porvorim. The Goa State home branch is positioned at the new Secretariat house at Porvorim. It will be found on right side, rapidly after crossing the river bridge over the river Mandovi, on the highway from Panjim to Mapusa.

Tourist visas to India cannot be extended beyond 180 days with the exception of in emergent situations. For registrations at Goa FRO, a fee of Rs. 100 per contender is charged which you can pay in cash at FRO.

Goa Police Head Quarters Building, Ground floor Opp. Azad Maidan Panaji Goa Timings: 9:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:30, Monday to Friday.

After acquiescence of all documents and payment of fees for listing at the Goa FRO, it takes on one week for the issuance of Registration certificate and Residential Permit to the foreign national applicant.

Address and timings at Goa State Home Department:
Under Secretary (Home)
Goa State Home Department,
Foreigners Division
Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa.
Timings: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00

Days: Monday to Friday.
Foreigner Registration Office (FRO) Bangalore elevated to full FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) status:

Foreigner Registration Office (FRO) Bangalore has been advanced to FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) grade with effect from 11 January, 2010. In observation of increased number of foreign workers and business persons traveling to Bangalore each year, the government of India increased the grade of the Bangalore FRO to full FRRO.

In India, the FROs are the minor offices surrounded by the district Police offices to provide services to foreigners within their stay. They pact with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) at New Delhi through the State Home departments located in the capitals of diverse states.

The FRROs are better offices working mostly in the metropolitan areas and report straight to the Ministry of Home Affairs without the intrusion of the State Home departments. The FRROs in India are located at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata,Amritsar and Bangalore.

In sensible terms, it will not make much variation for the foreigners applying for the services like registration, extensions and other assorted services at the Bangalore FRRO. The new timings for filing the applications are from 9:30 to 13:00. Beneath the old timings, the applications could be filed from 10:30 till 17:00 in the evening. So the aspirants can look forward to longer queues at the window.

Concerning the procedural part, the FRRO will pact directly with the MHA at New Delhi. This will afford for faster turnaround times for the applications which require support from MHA. For instance, previously, an application for the first extension of an employment or Business Visa, filed at FRO Bangalore was sent to State Registration office at Police headquarters and from there it was forwarded to the State Home Department (located at Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore) which forwarded it to the MHA at New Delhi. At present, the FRRO Bangalore will openly send all such applications to the MHA and perform directly after receiving apt instructions from the MHA, New Delhi.

In the stretched run, it is projected that FRRO Bangalore will modernize the procedures and provide healthier services and faster turnaround times for the foreigners applying for diverse services at the FRRO, Bangalore.