Form C for Private house hosts

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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post A wild thought, what if you don't get along with someone and he or she reports of a foreign national staying at your premises, how would you prove there are no reward, which could be money or other stuff like a chocolate.
Then half of Pindlandia would be reporting about the rest. Balvinders from Jullundar reporting Manjeets and Pinkys from foren. But seriously, it does occur. Mostly in land and property disputes; and broken betrothals. Fortunately, cops in pind are pretty clued; thanks to gossip mill and WhatsApp
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Where does it say that OCI are exempt from form C. I must have missed it?
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Originally Posted by Bandicoot View Post and it's also clear that hotels that are processing Form C for OCIs are doing so out of some combination of inertia and ignorance.
Wait for the News @11 (a.k.a Feb-March for offline research )

But when an Indian checks in to a hotel, a proof of residences is now a days mandatory. In the past, the big, double landscape register with the details was same for all, it was also a Form C, except the daily or weekly report to be submitted to the local Police Station. "Registration for all is compulsory" is a recent phenom**



[** For entertainment, search the occasional I want to book a hotel room how can I sneak my girlfriend in without ID type of threads. ]
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The local policeman in charge of the FRRO here told me that yes indeed private families are required to submit Form C, but he also complained that he knows that only a scant majority of foreigners in Leh District have their Form C submitted. Foreigners have to fill a similar form on arrival at the airport, or a register if they arrive by road, so he knows more or less who is not registered.

For the past 2 or 3 years in Leh, the Form C is only done online, nothing is submitted on paper.

A foreign friend of mine was renting long term from a local, and tried to get the registration certificate / residential permit as she used to do back in the paper days. Well, now that all of those things are online only, the registration is no longer available for someone with a tourist visa . But they told her she had to have her landlord file the Form C. So she went online with the landlord, created an ID for him, tried to register herself (the landlord was not going to be able to navigate that atrocious website himself!) but failed after several attempts. So the landlord took her passport in person to the FRRO office, and because somebody knew somebody, he came back with a registration certificate / residential permit. Wow! She was so happy! But as it happened, at exit from the country, it turned out the permit had never been signed by the requisite officer, and they tried to make a big fuss in the airport. They were calling her embassy, and her landlord, and the FRRO guy in Leh, all at midnight, oh my god! Finally something worked, and they let her out.
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Originally Posted by NonIndianResident View Post The local policeman in charge of the FRRO here told me that yes indeed private families are required to submit Form C,
So I was right?
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To be continued...
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post So I was right?
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To be continued...
Etu tu Jitu

Just because a couple of ill-informed thanedaars in the hillcountry allowed Umrikans with a 10-year T visa to stay on for years, with RP and all, did not make the law and rules invalid....did it ? Till a new thanedaar took over and then...

If between your thanedaar and you; you decide to do A, when A is not permitted, it does not make A go away.
#21 Jan 25th, 2019, 20:05
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Originally Posted by NonIndianResident View Post ...
A foreigner residing in India for or less than 180 days has nothing to do with any registration whatsoever.
https://boi.gov.in/sites/default/fil...on223.6.11.pdf

"b. Foreigners other than those mentioned above will not be required to get themselves registered, even if they have entered India on a long term visa provided their continuous stay in India does not exceed 180 days. If the intention of the foreigner is to stay in India for more than 180 days, he/she should get himself/ herself registered well before the expiry of 180 days from the date of arrival with the FRRO/FRO concerned. "

Second, I'm not surprised that they need extra bits of permit in Leh and Ladakh and such restricted areas. But we are talking about living in metros, big cities and suburbs.

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Originally Posted by nycank View Post ...
Here is a guide from AirBnB says, "Any person hosting a foreign guest for monetary consideration in India, even for a few hours, should submit C-Forms."
https://www.airbnb.co.in/help/articl...or-india-hosts

And above all, I can't find one legitimate source where I can find out how to submit the form online (if the submission is even required)!
All I could find is this Bengali video where we see the form has poor wording and it makes confusion whether it is being submitted online or needs to be submitted after printing.



Here is another guide from Goa immigration which says clicking on "Save and Exit" will submit the form. But then why we need to print it?!
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Since your friend is staying with you, you do not have to do anything. Is she paying for accomodation ?

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Here is a guide from AirBnB says
AirBnB as a company has dubious status in many cities in the US. I do not know what their legal status is in rent-controlled cities like Mumbai ?Anyone can put their house for rent/pay by listing it on AirBnB. By doing so, they become a hotel as per definition of published in The Gazette of India Dated March 18, 2016 called Registration of Foreigners (Amendment) Rules, 2016.

People confuse private families, with the commercial activities of registered corporations that manage hotels. Every private family from Vasant Vihar to Lajpat Nagar, who was renting out apartments, barsatis, houses to Diplomats, students, Afghan refugees, since eons ago, had to fill forms. Even paying-guest situation is a commercial activity by a private family.

It is better to ask forgiveness than ask permission from a the local thanedaar.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Since your friend is staying with you, you do not have to do anything. Is she paying for accomodation ?
No. My family and I are covering the stay.

Btw if we do fill the form, will it complicate matter anyhow?

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