What is FRRO, and Why is it Important for Foreigners?


FRRO (Foreign Regional Registrar’s Office) is an Indian government agency responsible for administering foreign registration and immigration-related services for Foreigners in India.

The parent agency is the Bureau of Immigration (BOI), which works under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to administer immigration-related functions such as immigration facilitation services at Seaports, Integrated Check Posts and Airports, and foreign registration in India.

What does FRRO do for Foreigners in India?

FRRO is part of the Bureau of Immigration, which helps to ensure the safety and security of foreign nationals who visit India. It keeps track of the movements of Expats and makes sure that they are following the rules and regulations of the country.

FRRO Provides services to foreigners for Visa and Immigration Services in India like Indian Visa Registration, Indian Visa Extension, Indian Visa Conversion, Exit Permit, etc. All Expats who travel to India on a long-term visa need to register their Visas with FRRO before 180 days of stay In India.

FRRO Offices in India


Foreigners Need to Visit FRRO Offices for OCI Card Interviews, Visa Interviews, and Document Verification. The following FRRO’s according to their jurisdictional control as mentioned against per FRRO: –

  • FRRO, Amritsar Bureau of Immigration, D-123, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar – 143001 Tel: 0183-2500464 Email: [email protected]. In India, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, and Chandigarh fall under its jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Bangalore, 5th Floor, A. Block, TTMC, BMTC Bus Stand Building, K.H. Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore-560027, Tel.: 080-22218195;22218183, Email: [email protected]. In India, Karnataka falls under its jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Chennai No.26, Shastri Bhawan Annexe, Building, 26 Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai- 600006 Tel: 044-23454970;28251721, Email: [email protected],[email protected]. In India, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands fall under its jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Delhi, East Block VIII, Level 2, Sector-1, R.K.Puram, New Delhi – 110066 Tel.: 011-26711384, Support Centre:011-26711443; 26713851, Email: [email protected]. In India, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand fall under its jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Goa, Foreign Branch, Goa Police Head Quarters, Opposite Azad Maidan, Panaji – 403001 Tel.: 0832-2426545, Email: [email protected]. In India, Goa, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (However, till further orders, cases pertaining to Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli will be handled by the FRRO, Mumbai) fall under its jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Hyderabad, Bureau of Immigration, Room, no.301, 3rd Floor, CGO Tower, Kavadiguda, Hyderabad-500080 Tel.: 040-27541022 Email: [email protected]. In India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh fall under its jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Kochi (Cochin) 2nd Floor, Airlines Building, Cochin, International Airport Ltd., Airport P.O., Kochi – 683111, Tel.: 0484-2611277, Email:[email protected]. [email protected]. Kerala (excluding the jurisdiction of other FRROs in Kerala) falls under its jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Kolkata 237, A.J.C.Bose Road, Kolkata Tel.: 033-22900549 Email: [email protected] In India, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura falls under their jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Kozhikode Presently Calicut 6th Floor, Nikarathil Chambers, Mini Bypass Rd, Near Baby Memorial Hospital, Thiruthiyad, Kozhikode, Kerala– 673004, Tel: 0495-2323550, Email: [email protected] [email protected] In India, Kerala (excluding jurisdiction of other FRRO’s in Kerala) falls under their jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Lucknow, 557, Hind Nagar, Kanpur Road, Near Old Chungi, Lucknow – 226012 Tel: 0522-2432431, Email: [email protected] In India, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand falls under their jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Mumbai 78/1, Badruddin Tayabji Marg, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001 Tel.: 022-22621169, 022-22621167 (OCI enquiry)Email: [email protected]. In India, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Daman & Diu. Till further orders, cases pertaining to Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli will also be handled by the FRRO, Mumbai falls under their jurisdiction.
  • FRRO, Thiruvananthapuram T.C.14/1377, Vazhuthacaud, opposite Ganapati Temple, Thycaud P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 14 Tel.: 0471-2333515 Email: [email protected]. In India, Kerala (excluding the jurisdiction of other FRRO‘s in Kerala) and Lakshadweep fall under their jurisdiction.

Step to register Indian Visa over FRRO Portal

Foreigners traveling to India on Long term e-visa/Stamp Visa need to register their visa with Concern FRRO within 14 days of Arrival in India. Along with registration, FRRO Provides Visa extension, Exit Permit, and OCI Card Services in India. Applicants need to follow the following steps: –

  1. Register your email over the FRRO Portal.
  2. Verify your email and set up an Account.
  3. Select on the new Application button.
  4. Select your nationality and FRRO Jurisdiction in India
  5. Select Your service like – Registration, Visa Extension, Exit Permit, Visa Conversion, Change of address, Changes of Passport.
  6. Fill out the Application form.
  7. Upload passport size photographs in JPEG format and documents in PDF format.
  8. Submit your application and download it.
  9. Check your application status regularly and wait for further instructions from FRRO.


Foreigners who traveling to India need to follow the FRRO instructions very carefully. Any delay in registration, your Indian visa or overstay in India leads to Fines and Imprisonment of up to 5 years and even a ban on entering India.

It’s very important for foreign nationals to follow Indian law during their stay period, otherwise they will face a lot of difficulties in India like-No hotels will provide accommodation; Indian Sim Card will be deactivating same day of visa expiry.

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