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e-FRRO Scheme Launched

The Union Home Minister Mr Rajnath Singh launched the web-based application “e-FRRO” (e- Foreigners regional registration Office).

e-FRRO scheme launched
  • The scheme was flagged off to expedite visa services for foreigners visiting India.
  • With the help of this application, foreigners can apply online and obtain services through email or post without appearing in person at the FRRO office.

Aim

It aims to build a centralized, transparent online platform for foreigners to avail visa related services and to provide faceless, cashless and paperless services to the foreigners with a user-friendly experience.

Key Facts

  • It will allow foreign tourists/travellers to avail of paperless and cashless visa-related services online.
  • Foreigners will be able to get as many as 27 visa and immigration-related services in India from the comfort of their place of stay. 
  • It will increase the ease of service delivery with respect to foreigners visiting and staying in India.
  • e-FRRO is running successfully as a pilot project in four FRROs (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai) since February 12, 2018. Now it has been rolled out in the remaining eight FRROs, - namely Kolkata, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut, Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
  • Foreigners are required to create their own User ID by registering themselves on this application.
  • After registering themselves successfully, they can apply online through registered User-ID for various visa and immigration-related services in India.
  • The necessary immigration or visa document will be sent by post on the address mentioned in the online application. It will also be sent electronically to the registered email ID.
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