Any hotel, guest house, hospital, or any other type of establishment that provides accommodation to foreigners, must submit details of the residing foreigner in Form C to the Registration authorities within 24 hours of arrival of the foreigner on the premises.  This was implemented so the Ministry of Home Affairs could maintain records of the foreign national and report on overstays.

The Ministry of Home Affairs increased the jurisdiction of the reporting of foreign nationals residing in a hotels or other type of establishments that provide accommodations to the cities of Gurgaon and Jamnagar.  Foreign nationals already living in these cities must report their residence once they file for their next in country immigration application, such as a visa renewal or change of residence.

Currently, reporting of the foreign national is already in effect in the following cities: Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, and Pune.

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