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(2) Every Foreigner entering India shall, on demand being made of him by the Registration Officer, deliver his passport or other proof of identity to that officer and shall thereafter attend at such time and place as the Registration Officer may direct for the purpose of receiving back his passport.
 
(2) Every Foreigner entering India shall, on demand being made of him by the Registration Officer, deliver his passport or other proof of identity to that officer and shall thereafter attend at such time and place as the Registration Officer may direct for the purpose of receiving back his passport.
 
(3) Where in pursuance of sub-rule (2), a foreigner surrenders his passport or other proof of identity he shall be entitled to receive a receipt for it from the Registration Officer.
 
(3) Where in pursuance of sub-rule (2), a foreigner surrenders his passport or other proof of identity he shall be entitled to receive a receipt for it from the Registration Officer.
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Latest revision as of 14:59, 1 July 2020

The rules extend to the whole of India.

Definitions.—

In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant to the subject or context,—
(a) “Act” means the Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939 (16 of 1939);
(b) “Certificate of Registration” means a certificate of Registration issued in pursuance of rules;
(c) “Master of the Vessel” includes the pilot of an Aircraft and any person authorised by such master or pilot to discharge on his behalf any of the duties imposed upon him by these rules;
(d) “Form” means one of the Forms appended to these rules;
(e) “Passenger” means any person travelling or seeking to travel on vessel who is not a bona fide seaman;
(f) “Registered Address” means a foreigner’s address in India as reported under rule 6 and recorded in item 11 of his Certificate of Registration;
(g) “Registration Officer” means a Registration Officer appointed by the Central Government under rule 3 and includes an authority authorised in writing by a Registration Officer with the approval of the Central Government to perform the duties of the Registration Officer on his behalf;
(h) “Residence” means ordinary dwelling place in India;
(i) “Seaman” means a person employed on, or engaged in the working of a vessel;
(j) “Tourist” means a foreigner having no residence or occupation in India whose stay in India does not ordinarily exceed six months, who has no other object in visiting India than recreation, sightseeing or attending, in a representative capacity, meetings convened by the Government of India or International bodies or any other meeting or conference cleared by the Government of India;
(k) “Vessel” includes aircraft but does not include a vessel travelling solely between ports or places in India.

Passengers on vessels to report arrival in India.—

Every passenger who arrives in India on board any vessel shall on being required so to do by or on behalf of, the master of the vessel, furnish true particulars as to his name and nationality, his age, sex, place of birth, and address or intended address in India, the purpose of his visit and the proposed length of his stay in India.

Report by foreigners on arrival in and departure from India by land.—

Every foreigner who enters or leaves India by land shall, on being required so to do by the Registration Officer of the place of arrival or departure, as the case may be, furnish to him a true statement of the particulars set out in Form D.

Report by a foreigner of his address in India, etc.—

(1) Every foreigner entering India or resident in India shall present in person or through an authorised representative to the appropriate Registration Officer specified in rule 7, a report (hereinafter referred to as a registration report) within the time specified in that rule: Provided that no such report shall be necessary in the case of a foreigner who enters India on a visa valid for a period of not more than one hundred and eighty days and who does not remain in India beyond the said period.
(2) Every registration report shall be made in writing in English or in Hindi language and in quadruplicate and shall contain a true statement of the foreigner’s address in India and of the other particulars specified in Items 2 to 10 in Para IV of Form A and such of the particulars specified in Items 12 to 16 thereof, as may be appropriate.

Procedure for Registration.—

(1) The registration report shall be presented—
(a) in the case of a foreigner who enters India on a visa valid for a stay in India for a period of one hundred and eighty days or less and who wishes to stay in India beyond a period of one hundred and eighty days, to the Registration Officer having jurisdiction in the place where the said foreigner is present at the time of presentation of such report;
(b) in the case of foreigner who enters India on a visa valid for a stay in India for a period of more than one hundred eighty days to such Registration Officer as may be specified in this behalf by the Registration Officer of the port or other place of arrival with the approval of the Central Government;
(c) in the case of foreigner, who enters India otherwise than on a visa, to the Registration Officer having jurisdiction in the place where the said foreigner is present at the time of the presentation of such report;
(d) in the case of a person who has become a foreigner by reason of his having ceased to be a citizen of India while resident in India to the Registration Officer having jurisdiction in the place where the said person is ordinarily resident; 1[(e) in the case of a foreigner who enters India with a persons of Indian Origin Card, to the Registration Officer having jurisdiction in the place where the said foreigner is ordinarily resident. Explanation.—In this clause, the expression “Person of Indian Origin” means a person who is a foreign citizen of Indian Origin settled outside India and to whom such card has been issued by the Central Government, subject to such conditions, as it may specify in this behalf;] 2[(f) in the case of a foreigner who enters India on a visa valid for a stay in India for a period of more than one hundred and eighty days with a stipulation that ’each stay shall not exceed one hundred and eight days’, and who wishes to stay in India beyond the period of one hundred and eighty days on any single occasion; to the Registration Officer having jurisdiction in the place where the said foreigner is present at the time of presentation of such report.]

Period of validity of certificate of registration.—

The certificate of registration issued in respect of any foreigner shall be valid for so long as the foreigner does not depart from India.

Production of proof of Identity.—

(1) Every foreigner shall within twenty-four hours of demand being made of him by any Registration Officer, magistrate or police officer, not below the rank of a head constable, produce, at such place as may be specified in his passport or such other proof of his identity as may be required for any purpose connected with the enforcement of these rules: Provided that the said Registration Officer, magistrate or police officer may, on sufficient cause being shown, extend the aforesaid period of twenty-four hours to such period as, in the circumstances, may be necessary for the production of the said passport or other proof of identity.
(2) Every Foreigner entering India shall, on demand being made of him by the Registration Officer, deliver his passport or other proof of identity to that officer and shall thereafter attend at such time and place as the Registration Officer may direct for the purpose of receiving back his passport. (3) Where in pursuance of sub-rule (2), a foreigner surrenders his passport or other proof of identity he shall be entitled to receive a receipt for it from the Registration Officer.