e-FRRO Introduced for Foreign Nationals in India

On February 12, 2018, the Indian Bureau of Immigration (BOI) introduced an online system for foreign nationals staying in the areas of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore for over 180 days. The electronic registration for the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (e-FRRO) now requires qualifying foreign nationals to register and apply for various visas and immigration services such as Registration, Visa Extension, Visa Conversion, Exit Permit, etc., without physically reporting to an FRRO office.

Users of the system must create an online account to submit applications and receive the necessary immigration documents via mail as well as updates regarding their pending application(s). Emergency applications for expedited processing may be submitted directly to an FRRO office for discretionary review & approval.