Details of Registration process of X Visa holder at FRRO Pune

#1 Jan 9th, 2010, 00:24
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Hellllooooo all. And update to this post as I couldn't (for some reason) start a new thread.

I'm newly moved to India with my husband (who is an Indian Citizen) and I am a US Citizen.

I entered on an X visa, multiple entry, 1 year. I am living in Pune so had to register here.

Rules here are as follows:

*****First Time Registration? Don't go before 2:30 pm, they won't let you in.*****

1)Make sure whomever you are staying with has registered that you are with them within 24 hours of your arrival. All house-owners/hotels are supposed to. It's called a FORM C. My husband had to do this as essentially, he is my landlord. We were late so had to pay another fine for this (but since I already had one fine they only made us pay mine...luck).

2)Register with the FRRO in 14 days. No matter what Visa you are here on, you have to register within 14 days period. Even if you don't plan to stay longer than 180, but DO plan to stay at least 180 days...I would go ahead and register as it's better safe than sorry. The way it's written is sort of open to interpretation of the person/authority figure you are dealing with and they CAN (and DO) say that it's written that you have to register no matter what.

3) I was late in registering. I got sick. You will need to ask the front reception person at the FRRO's office for a late registration chit. Chenel? Can't remember the exact name of it. Anyway, before you can get yourself registered you need to take this chit to the local treasury bank (official government bank of India for your area) and pay the $30 fine. You will have to have the amount converted to rupee depending on that day's exchange rate. They will then give you a receipt. Take that receipt back to the FRRO's office.

4) Pune has a new electronic setup to register yourself, but once you've done that you also have to stand in line to have all your documents scanned. Then you go to another line to have the documents approved.

5) Following are the documents you need and the one's I suggest.
  1. Original valid Passport and Visa.
  2. Registration form (to be ALSO be filled out on computer terminals at F.R.R.O. office) which you can get from front guards.
  3. 4 Passport copies (photo page, Page indicating validity, Page bearing arrival stamp of Indian Immigration).
  4. Undertaking letter (4 copies signed by Indian person and Indian Guarantors passport) format is given below at serial no. ‘i’
  5. Residential proof (4 copies Electric bill / Telephone bill or Leave & Licence agreement.) Subject to satisfaction of the registering authority regarding genuineness of document.
  6. Marriage License if you are married to Indian Citizen (4 copies)as well as spouses Indian Visa (4 copies).
  7. 4 Passport size photographs (4cm × 4cm with clear background, ears distinctly visible, without spectacles and cap, do not smile )
  8. Registration fee – Rs.100/-. (I didn't have to pay anything)
  9. Apart from the above documents additional supportive documents can be asked for in certain cases.
Be prepared to spend a long time there, so wear comfortable clothes.

Also, if you think it might be an important or needed document, make copies of it (always 4) and take it with you. Better safe than sorry as if you think you won't need it, you'll get there, spend 2 hours in line, find that you need it and then either rush to get it and come back before closing or need to come back the next day and stand in line all over again. Better safe than sorry right?

After three trips, I got my registration papers today! HURRAY!

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#2 Jan 9th, 2010, 13:07
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here in Goa the FRO won't register you on an X until you've been here nearly 180 days.

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That was my experience in Chennai too.

At least, they did, but we had to fight for it.
#4 Jan 10th, 2010, 08:11
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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post here in Goa the FRO won't register you on an X until you've been here nearly 180 days.

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Someone I know on a 1 year Tourist visa issued in November was registered immediately,while one issued back in June was told to come back nearer 180 days. I think they make it up as they go along.

GoanGoan......here & there
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Originally Posted by goangoangone View Post Someone I know on a 1 year Tourist visa issued in November was registered immediately,while one issued back in June was told to come back nearer 180 days. I think they make it up as they go along.
They really must because I've heard very similar to what you said GGG. Sheesh! I guess they're consistently inconsistent.
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Hello I would like to know something about this FRRO thing. I also registered myself last year and after few months 2 people from the office came home to check if i was really staying there. But io wasnt at home. I had gone to an other city for few days.
When i got back home they didnt come to see me.
Will i have any problem while leaving India?

Plus i think we shoulc give back some paper 10 days before leaving India. Did anyone of you do this?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by wannajok View Post Plus i think we should give back some paper 10 days before leaving India. Did anyone of you do this?
When you finally depart India you need to surrender the Registration/Residence Permit papers you got at the FRRO -- it's probably stated somewhere on them. Turning them in at the airport when passing through immigration is OK.
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Well i did this in Hyd so i have to go to cyberabad and hand it over there. I just hope they dont trouble me coz i wasnt at home when they wanted to check up.
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I think you can surrender it at the airport on the way out. And, if you don't, how would they know you weren't coming back anyway?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I think you can surrender it at the airport on the way out. And, if you don't, how would they know you weren't coming back anyway?
Which is why I have my tattered multi-renewed Registration/Residence Permit as a souvenir...
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Ok thanks for your advive will let you know next month how it went on.
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Frro registration on-line

I want to complete the frro registration form on-line
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Frro on line registration

I am in india on 6 months valid employment visa. I now wish to go for registration with frro office in mumbai. I am required to complete the registration form and submit it on-line
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How does it work when you are FRRO registered and leave the country for a short trip abroad, only to come back after a week or so? DO you need to carry all the FRRO papers upon departure and re-entry?

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