Govt launches e-FRRO scheme for foreigners in India | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Govt launches e-FRRO scheme for foreigners in India

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Aiming to facilitate hassle-free travel to foreigners in the government today formally launched the e-FRRO scheme
Speaking on the launch Home Minister Rajnath Singh said foreigners will be not be required to visit Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) or Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) offices anymore, unless specifically called upon.

The e-FRRO scheme would be a quantum jump towards improving the ease of service delivery with respect to foreigners visiting and staying in India. As of now, foreigners staying in India on visa duration of more than 180 days have to get themselves registered with their respective FROs/FRROs,
Similarly, foreigners requiring different kinds of visa-related services such as visa extension, visa conversion, change of address, change of educational institutions, exit permits etc. are currently required to visit the FROs/FRROs office. The necessary immigration, visa documents like registration permit, certificate, visa extension will be sent by post on the address mentioned in the online application. It will also be sent electronically to the foreigner to his/her registered email ID.
In case of exigency, the foreigner can visit the FRRO/FRO office directly for grant of service.

The e-FRRO scheme is aimed at building a centralised, transparent online platform for foreigners to avail of visa-related services and to provide faceless, cashless and paperless services to the foreigners with user friendly experience.

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