Foreigner Registration Office (FRO) Bangalore elevated to full FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) status

Jan 19

This a an old post. The FRRO Bangalore has shifted to a new address at TTMC A Block, 5th Floor, BMTC Bus Stand Building, K.H. Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore – 560027. Please see: http://www.immigration.ind.in/2013/11/frro-foreigners-regional-registration-office-bangalore-shifted-to-a-new-address/ Foreigner Registration Office (FRO) Bangalore has been elevated to FRRO...

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Ensure correct name of employer and actual work location on Indian work visa before traveling: Foreign Nationals on Indian Employment Visas

Jan 18

The foreign nationals traveling to India on Employment visas (E visas) should ensure that their visas have been annotated with the correct name of employer and location (city in India). There have been many cases where the Indian Employment visa in annotated with the location of company’s registered address in India and not the actual work location. A company in...

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Two months rule for Indian Tourist Visas is not applicable to non-tourist visa holders

Jan 17

This is an old post. The two months rule for Indian Tourist visas has been abolished. Please visit the link for details: http://www.immigration.ind.in/2012/12/two-months-gap-rule-on-tourist-visa-to-india-abolished/ The government of India instructions about “two months rule” regarding foreigners traveling to India on Tourist visas state that this rule is not...

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Indian Visa issuance at Thailand: Important changes

Jan 15

Many foreign nationals have been traveling to Thailand for issuance or renewal of their Indian visas. There have been some changes in the past few weeks which affect the issuance/renewal of Indian Visas from Indian Embassy at Thailand. The prospective applicants should call the Indian Embassy or VFS centre, before making their final travel plans, to confirm their...

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Temporary landing facility( TLF) in emergent situations

Jan 14

There have been instances of foreign nationals turning up at the Indian ports of entry without the valid visas or travel documents. Mostly, they are the people of Indian origin with expired residential permits, or foreign born (and foreign passport holders) children of Indian parents. In certain emergent situations like death in family or illness, they can be...

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The spouses and Children of the Indian nationals, and persons of Indian origin: Obtain X ( Entry) visa for India

Jan 14

The spouses and Children of the Indian nationals, and persons of Indian origin should preferably enter India on X ( Entry) visa. In many instances, they enter India on a Tourist(T) Visa which is not a long term visa to stay in India. A tourist visa can not be extended except for emergencies. However, an X visa can be extended and the foreign national can stay for a...

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Quota for foreign workers in India: Employment visa Quota

Jan 10

Employment Visa Quota:Here is the official word. NEW NORMS OF GRANTING EMPLOYMENT VISAS RAJYA SABHA In the present liberalized economic environment, Indian companies/organizations are awarding work for execution of projects/contracts to foreign companies, including Chinese. This has resulted in inflow of foreign nationals, including Chinese, for execution of...

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