India – Exit Clearance Requirement Extended to Indian Nationals Suspended

Posted on December 10, 2018

As reported last week, Indian nationals travelling to any of 18 “notified” countries for employment purposes were advised to register with the eMigrate portal of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at least 24 hours prior to departure has now… Read more »


India – Exit Clearance Requirement Now Extended to All Indian Nationals

Posted on December 3, 2018

Effective immediately, all Indian nationals travelling to any of 18 “notified” countries for employment purposes are advised to register with the eMigrate portal of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at least 24 hours prior to departure. The notified countries are Afghanistan,… Read more »


India – Update to e-Visa

Posted on October 16, 2018

The e-Visa, which includes sub-categories for e-Tourist, e-Business, e-Medical, and e-Medical Attendant, can now be used 3 times during a calendar year (January to December).  Previously the e-visa was availed for a maximum of 2 times during a calendar year…. Read more »


India – e-FRRO Service Expanded

Posted on April 20, 2018

As reported earlier, India’s Bureau of Immigration (BOI) launched a new online “e- Services” system for the application and processing of visa related services at its Foreigner Regional Registration Offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai.  It has now currently… Read more »


India – New Visa E-Services at Four FRROs

Posted on February 19, 2018

  India’s Bureau of Immigration (BOI) has launched a new online “e-Services” system for application and processing of visa related services at its Foreigner Regional Registration Offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai. Thus far, this new system is only… Read more »


India – PIO Cards soon to be Invalid

Posted on October 13, 2017

  Effective October 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organization will no longer accept the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards as valid travel documents.  Foreign nationals holding PIO cards should convert their existing cards to the Overseas Citizen of India… Read more »


India – Chennai Authorities Require Foreign Nationals to Be Registered Within 24 Hours of Arrival, and also on Departure

Posted on September 18, 2017

    The Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Chennai, India now requires landlords and managers of apartments, hotels and other accommodation to complete the online Form C notification procedure within 24 hours of a foreign national’s arrival in Chennai,… Read more »


India – Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Extended Until 31 December 2017

Posted on August 28, 2017

The Indian government has once again extended the June 30, 2017 deadline for conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards, this time until December 31, 2017. An ordinance of January 6, 2015,… Read more »


India – Foreign Nationals Exempted from Aadhaar Card Requirement

Posted on August 28, 2017

On May 11, 2017, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued a notification exempting certain taxpayers, including foreign nationals, from the requirement to obtain an Aadhaar card. As reported in our alert in April, Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number… Read more »


India – Aadhaar Card Required if Stay is at Least 6 Months

Posted on August 28, 2017

Foreign nationals who have stayed in India for at least 182 days a year before July 1, 2017 will need to apply for an Aadhaar card if they will be filing tax returns, as they will have been deemed residents…. Read more »