Registration Related Miscellaneous Services


1. Penalty for late Registration

 No fee is charged for registration, but a penalty in Indian currency equivalent to US$ 30/- in case of late registration is charged  

 2. Change In Registered Address

A foreigner shall be deemed to have changed his registered address, if he changes his residence from one place to another place in India and if having no residence, he leaves his registered address knowing that he is not likely to return within six months of leaving it. In such a case, he/she is required to register at the new place of residence 

3. Surrender of Certificates of Registration on Departure

Every foreigner who is about to depart finally from India shall surrender his certificate of registration either to the Registration Officer of the place where he is registered or of the place from where he intends to depart or to the Immigration Officer at the Port/Check post of exit at the time of final departure from India.

If the certificate is surrendered to someone other than the Immigration Officer of the port or check post of exit, a receipt indicating such surrender has to be taken 

4. Liability of production of Registration Certificate

Every registered foreigner shall produce his certificate of registration for inspection on demand by any registration officer, magistrate or police officer (not below the rank of head constable), within twenty-four hours (which can be extended if sufficient cause is shown).

If the Registration Officer, magistrate or police officer, not being below the rank of an Inspector is of the opinion that the passport or other documents of identification produced by the foreigner do not furnish adequate proof of identity and if the registration certificate does not bear the photograph or finger impressions/signatures, he may be asked to produce four copies of passport size photograph, four complete sets of his finger impressions/signatures, one of which shall be made on the Registration Certificate.

The finger impression/signatures shall be made in the presence of the Registration Officer and each set attested by him.

5. Duplicate certificate of registration

If any certificate of registration issued under these rules is lost or destroyed, the foreigner to whom it was issued, shall report to the Registration Officer of the district about the circumstances in which it was lost or destroyed, along with an application in writing and a copy of police report, in order to issue a duplicate copy of the certificate of registration.

6. Production of proof of Identity

Every foreigner shall within 24 hours (which can be extended in case of sufficient cause shown) produce his passport or any other proof of identity, on demand by any Registration officer, magistrate or police officer (not below the rank of head constable). The foreigner is entitled to receive a receipt for delivering his passport/identity proof from the registration officer. The passport/proof of identity can be later collected from the given place and time as specified by the Registration officer.