Foreigner Registration Offices delegated more powers

Indian Government has approved the delegation of more powers to the Foreigner Registration Offices. The delegation has been done with a view to ensure that services to foreign students already in India are further streamlined. 

The delegation of following powers to Foreigner Registration Offices for visa related services has been approved by the Government:

(a) Extension of validity of Student Visa

(b) Extension of validity of Provisional Student Visa for a period up to 6 months

(c) Grant of additional entries on Student Visa over and above 3 entries per academic year permitted

(d) Cancellation of Student Visa in case a foreigner on Student Visa discontinues his/her course of study abruptly and voluntarily seeks Exit from India

(e) Conversion of Entry Visa to Student Visa

(f) Conversion of Student Visa to Entry Visa on marriage to an Indian national

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