In supersession of Chandigarh Administration, Home Department Notification dated 16th January, 1967 and in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (1) of rule 3 of the Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992, read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification dated 7th December,1966, the Administrator, Union territory, Chandigarh has appointed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Union Territory, Chandigarh as the Registration Officer for the purpose of the aforesaid rules for the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
LOCATION OF FRO CHANDIGARH:
The Foreigner's Registration Office (UT) Chandigarh is located at 1st floor (Room No.110) Police Headquarters, (Additional Deluxe Building) Sector-9/D Chandigarh. This office is functioning under the supervision of SSP /UT Chandigarh. However, the powers to perform all the functions of FRO, on his behalf (except visa extensions), have been delegated by him to DSP/CID UT Chandigarh. All types of services to the foreigners are available at FRO Counter (Reception) of PHQ Building as under:
TIMING OF SERVICES: (Monday to Friday)
|| Submission of Application Forms-Registration, Visa-Extension, Exit-Permit, Return-Visa, PCC & other Misc. Services by foreigners.
||10.00 AM to 1.00 PM
||Collection of Registration Papers (RP/RC), Exit Permit, PCC & Passports by foreigners:
||2.30 PM to 4.30 PM
Contact Telephone Nos. : 0172-2760869, 2760870
Fax No. : 0172-2740525
E-mail ID : firstname.lastname@example.org
FRO/UT Chandigarh is fully computerized, brought under the Centralized FRO Module - (IVFRT Project) by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division) New Delhi. Therefore, the foreigners staying in Chandigarh, may apply for Registration, Visa Extension, Return Visa and Exit Permit to FRO Chandigarh on website http://indianfrro.gov.in/frro/
Note:- Foreigner seeking any of the above mentioned service(s), is advised to bring a hard copy of his/her Online Application Form alongwith other relevant documents as per his/her visa category, to FRO Chandigarh on his/her taken appointment date accordingly. Before applying for any service(s), foreigner may visit and see the detailed instructions/guidelines at website http://indianfrro.gov.in/frro/
LIABILITIES OF HOTEL-KEEPERS:
Under rules- "Hotel" includes any Boarding-House, Club, Dak Bungalow, Rest House, Paying Guest-House, Sarai or other premises of like nature.
Under rules, every keeper of a hotel is required to maintain a Visitors register as per Form-F (Hotel Register). This hotel register is to be made available at all time for inspection on demand of any Registration Officer, any Magistrate or any Police Officer not below the rank of Head Constable.
"Further, it is mandatory for the hotelkeeper to transmit a copy of Form-C (Hotel Arrival Report) duly completed with the particulars furnished by a foreigner, to the Registration Officer as soon as may be, but not more than twenty four hours after the arrival of the foreigners in the hotel."
LIABILITIES OF HOUSE-HOLDERS/OTHERS:
Section 2 of the Foreigners (Report to Police) Order, 1971, enjoins upon every house-holder or other person to report to the Officer-In-Charge of the nearest police station about the arrival or presence of any foreigner in his/her household or any premises occupied by him/her or under his/her control, if he/she knows or has reason to believe that he/she is a foreigner.
FOR PIO CARD/OCI
Foreigners seeking for PIO Card/ OCI Registration Certificate may visit on MHA website – www.mha.nic.in