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Registration is required for a foreigner who enters India on a long term i.e. Student, Research , Employment, Missionary & Medical & Medical Attendant Visa should register within 14 days of his/her first arrival in India.
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Does every foreigner who enters India is required to be registered?
Registration is required for a foreigner who enters India on a long term (visa valid for more than 180 days) Student (Including those who come for study of yoga/Vedic culture/Indian system of dance and music), Research , Employment, Missionary And Medical And Medical Attendant Visa should register within 14 days of his/her first arrival in India.

Foreigners visiting India on other categories of long term VISA including Business VISA would not require registration if he/she does not intend to stay in India for more than 180 days on each visit. If he intends to stay for more than 180 days on a single visit, he should get himself registered well before the expiry of 180 days.

Pakistan Nationals are required to register within 24 hours and Afghanistan Nationals are required to register within 7 days of their arrival in India.

Children below 16 years of age do not require Registration, on any type of VISA.

Where can a foreigner register himself?
A foreigner is required to get himself registered with the FRRO (in case of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad) Registration form will be filled at the FRO cum District SP, at other places where the foreigner intends to stay.

Is a foreigner required to register himself/herself on each visit?
No, a foreigner is not required to register himself/herself on each visit as long as he/she is visiting on the same visa on which he/she is registered earlier.

However, the registered foreigner needs to report to FRRO/FRO, if; re-enters India on a fresh visa.

Further, if the registered foreigner obtains a new passport during the validity of his registration and visa, then the foreigner is required to get the visa transferred on to his new passport from FRRO/FRO.

A service fee is levied, except from the nationals of gratis visa regime.

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