Residence Permit in India
Updated on Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Natural persons who want to register a company in India or to relocate in this country for personal reasons are required to apply for a residence permit. Residence permits are necessary for persons who will live in India for a period longer than 180 days and the registration has to be started within 14 days since the day of arrival.
Those staying in India for a period of more than 180 days have to register with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO). However, persons with an age below 16 are not required to register for a residence permit and our representatives in India may offer in-depth advice on the procedures imposed in this case and on the documents the foreigners have to submit.
Registration with the FRRO in India
In order to obtain a residence permit in India, foreigners are required to register with the FRRO available in the area where the person will live. The FFRO is available in the following major Indian cities:
In the situation in which foreigners will live in other regions that the ones mentioned above, they will need to register with the District Superintendents of Police operating in their region, as the institution works under the FRRO and has the legal right to perform this procedure.
These institutions will provide a certificate of registration, which can be further used for obtaining a residence permit and our team of consultants in company formation in India can provide in-depth information on this matter.
Main registration documents in India
Persons wishing to apply for a residence permit in India will need to provide the following documents:
• four passport photos;
• a valid passport and a valid visa;
• three copies of the passport page containing the photo and the valid visa;
• three copies of the documents stating the person’s residency in India;
• registration fee.
Persons who arrive here for starting a company in India will be required to offer specific documents, besides those mentioned above. Company’s representatives have to provide information on the Permanent Account Number, a letter in a specific format signed by the company’s director and other corporate documents.
Businessmen are invited to contact our team of specialists, who can assist with specific details on the residence permit. Persons arriving in the country for business purposes and who are interested in how to form a company in India as a foreigner can be assisted by our agents in obtaining a residence document available for investors.