Bhubaneswar: Now Foreign nationals visiting India can avail VISA related services electronically sitting at home, thanks to the eFRRO service launched recently by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Earlier, foreign nationals had to visit the FRRO office personally to avail various VISA related services.The FRRO is the primary agency to regulate the registration, movement, stay, departure, and also for recommending the extension of stay in India.
Online FRRO (eFRRO) Service delivery mechanism has favored foreigners to avail services without requirement of visiting FRRO office. Now there is no requirement of taking appointment and visiting FRRO office unless specifically called upon by the FRRO, said an official. Web based application eFRRO is aimed to build centralized online platform for foreigners for visa related services. Its key objective is to provide Faceless, Cashless and Paperless services to the foreigners with user friendly experience.
Using this application, foreigners are required to create their own USER-ID by registering themselves. Afterwards, they would apply online through registered user-id for various Visa and Immigration related services in India viz. Registration, Visa Extension, Visa Conversion, Exit Permit etc, without any hassle and obtain the service(s) without coming to FRRO office.
The necessary immigration/Visa document e.g. Registration Permit/Certificate, Visa Extension Certificate etc will be sent by post on the address mentioned. It would also be electronically sent to the foreigner to his registered eMail ID. Foreigners would not be required to mandatorily visit FRRO Office for grant of service