FRRO and Proof of Address

#1 Sep 15th, 2010, 23:15
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Hello,

My apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong place, or repeating an old question -- though I've looked through about 50 posts on the FRRO without finding a specific answer.

I've just moved to Delhi to study and I'm here on a one-year student visa. At the moment I am staying in an apartment that belongs to an Indian friend; it's the top floor in a building owned by her parents. My two-week window to register with the FRRO is about to close, but I'm still looking for a permanent apartment.

Most of what I've read about the FRRO suggests that one needs a lease agreement to serve as "proof of address", but I don't imagine I could get such a thing, since I am not leasing this apartment, and neither is the friend that I'm staying with. Does the FRRO make allowances for people who haven't yet found permanent residences?

Any advice would be most helpful. Thanks!
#2 Sep 16th, 2010, 00:19
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You need to register. Whatever documents you may or may not be able to produce, get in there and start the process off before that window ends.
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Thank you, Nick-H. I won't delay my visit to the FRRO. I suppose what I'm trying to determine is whether -- as I have seen suggested elsewhere -- I can get a letter signed by the friend I'm staying with, along with one of her electricity or water bills, to prove that I'm living with her for the time being. I realize, of course, that I'll need to re-register when I find an apartment of my own.
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I won't delay my visit to the FRRO
OK, that's good. If they send you away for more stuff, at least you can tell them that you were there.

It's difficult to know where to start on this proof of address business if you don't have some sort of rental agreement. A phone bill is good, but you need to prove your address to get a phone these days!





PS... welcome to the site
#5 Sep 18th, 2010, 00:31
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We did our registration today. The hotel we are staying at simply wrote a letter confirming we were staying there.

Overall I found the whole process pretty event free. Yes it was a very grotty building but we had somebody from the relocation company queue up for us and fill in the paperwork. 15 minutes in and out.
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Any other tips on this situation? I'm going to be in the exact same position in a week, when I arrive in Bangalore. I'll be staying with a friend initially, and I'm not sure what to bring for a proof of address. For now, I suppose my plan would be some written statement from the friend saying I'm staying there. Should I bring proof of the friend's address, such as a phone bill? Should I bring the friend?

Thanks!
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My guess is yes, yes, and possibly even yes!

Letter, proof such as phone bill in friend's name and, just in case, maybe even friend themselves.
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See when you are on student visa I dont know about this but for employment visa a letter from the company is sufficent ( with the appoinment letter ) as the proof of address. So may be on the same lines you might be able to show a letter from your college.

Bringing the friend would be a better option.

I dont know about Bangalore but in Mumbai, FRRO had the rudest people I have ever seen in this world : ). so patience is always welcome in abundance.
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Thanks for the tips. I'll do what I can and hope for the best. Probably going to wind up having to take a second crack at this, but that works.
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Results?

Slow/Kin,

Can you relate what happened? I'm going to the FRRO with a handwritten letter from someone who is leasing the flat and subleting me a room. I'm a little nervous what might be the result. There's an exact address and I will put the cell phone numbers of all parties, but I'm not sure what else I need to provide.

Would love to hear your experience.

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