Govt introduces e-FRRO portal for foreign nationals visiting India

February 20, 2018

The Government of India has digitized the process of FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) registration, visa extension, etc. for foreign nationals visiting India. The government has now introduced an e-FRRO portal with an aim to provide faceless, cashless and paperless service to foreign nationals.

There will be no requirement to visit FRRO office. Earlier, foreigners could book appointment and upload documents online but they had to be physically present on the appointed date at the FRRO office for processing of the application. With effect from February 12, 2018, a mandatory visit to the local FRRO office located at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai has been done away with.

Online submission of documents in respect of all visa and immigration related services (such as the Indian FRRO registration, visa extension, change of address/passport, visa conversion, exit permission, etc.) has been enabled. Client will be informed through e-mail/SMS alerts for service granted or rejected. Registration certificate will be sent by post and on the registered email ID. Alternatively, it can be downloaded from the portal.

However, e-FRRO is presently applicable for foreigners in the jurisdiction of FRROs: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.

5 thoughts on “Govt introduces e-FRRO portal for foreign nationals visiting India

  1. amy
    June 4, 2018

    How to apply for Exit visa? what is the option as i have just acquired a foreign nationality and no longer an indian.
    i plan to apply for the oci once i go abroad.
    what are the fees for exit visa?
    what is the time frame to get the exit visa?

    • web@dmin
      June 7, 2018

      Hi Ami,

      Sorry we do not work on exit visa, we handle only tourism visa.


  2. Sathia Priya
    November 12, 2018

    What is the processing time for entry visa extension via efrro ? How will I know the staus of the application?

    • Venuraj Janakarajan
      November 16, 2018


      We do not deal directly with e-FRRO. You can get the clarifications regarding their services by reaching out the office nearest to you from the link below.

      Take a Break

  3. Jayanta Sarker
    May 3, 2019

    Hi there, I have acquired a tourist visa from Paris to India for a month stay. Now my parents are admitted to Nimhans hospital Bangalore and doctor said it’s gonna take some time for them to recover. So can I please switch my tourist visa into medical attandant. Thank you

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