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FRRO Visa Extension

FRRO basically comprises Foreigner Regional Registration Offices situated in India specifically organized for foreign nationals. For the purpose of long term stay in India, India provides the services of FRRO to provide visa registration to foreigners. The cities of India in which FRRO centers are situated includes, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Cochin. You can register yourself with the Registration Officer within 14 days of your arrival in India. This is what the visitors used to do in earlier times. Due to the technology enhancements, you do not need to visit the FRRO office. Your registration can be done online using e-FRRO, a website provided by Indian Government so you do not need to go down to the office. It is quite a friendly system to deal with, all you need to do is follow the instructions given to you and you can easily get your visa extension India.

Here are some instructions you need to follow while you are using e-FRRO system to get your frro visa extension:

  • You will be provided FRRO services only in case of emergency/exigency
  • You must be present at FRRO office whenever called for interview
  • You must keep in touch with your inbox in case of any important email from FRRO
  • You will be fined as per Indian laws in case of delay in uploading your documents
  • FRRO India visa extension services are not applicable for diplomats/officials who are under jurisdiction of CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs
  • You must upload your documents having good quality image
  • You must use your own email id for the privacy and security of your personal data
  • Services provided by FRRO can be cancelled at any time by Civil Authority keeping in view the enquiries and verification. Necessary actions will be taken by the laws of India against the foreigner.
  • You are advised to apply at least two weeks in advance

How to Apply

Step1: Create Your Account

The first step to get yourself registered is creation of your account on the online portal of FRRO extension. For that purpose you need to provide your user id and password

Step2: User Authentication

For the user authentication process, you need to provide a valid email id and a valid mobile number in India to obtain the OTP (Online Time Password) in order to verify your information. Users must use their own emails and mobile numbers to avoid any kind of confusion or trouble during the authentication process.

Step3: Login with Valid Credentials

After the successful creation and verification of the user's account, he can submit his online visa extension india by logging into the portal.

Step4: Online Application Submission with Documents

As you log in to the portal, you may start filling out the application form by providing the required information. You must upload your necessary documents and make sure none of the documents are missed. After you are done with filling the application and sure about every entry, you can click the submit button.

Step5: Online Fee Payment / Visa Extension Fees in India 

For the purpose of paying your visa extension fees, you may use the online banking system and deposit your required fee amount. Your fee amount would be emailed or sent you by sms.

NOTE: If you need to track down the status of your application you login to the portal and check it. In case of any service granted or rejected by the office, the system will notify you on the portal and a copy (RC/RP) of the document will also be sent to you by email. You can also contact the agency using a portal in case of any emergency or exigency.

FAQs 

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that you might need to have a look on to clear any doubts about FRRO.

  • What is e-FRRO?

FRRO visa extension is an electronic Foreigner Regional Registration Officer which provides foreigners to extend their visas or other immigration services using an online portal. This means that they do not need to visit the office physically.

  • Who needs to apply for e-FRRO?

All foreigners who want Visa along with Immigration related services in India viz. FRRO Registration Extension, Visa extension due to covid 19, Visa Conversion, Exit Permit etc need to apply for e-FRRO.

  • Do I need to visit the FRRO/FRO office after applying through e-FRRO?

There is absolutely no need to visit the FRRO office after or even before applying through e-FRRO FRRO India visa extension. If you are specifically called upon by the FRRO, then you necessarily need to visit the office at the given time. Otherwise every detail about your visa will be sent to you by email or sms.

  • How to make payment?

After the successful uploading of the application along with documents, you will be required to pay your visa extension India fees online through the Bank Payment process provided on the online portal. The amount of fee will be confidentially sent to you by email or sms.

  • How would I get RC/RP?

Anything relating RC/RP or Exit Permit etc will be sent to you by post and for that purpose you need to provide an address situated in India in the online application form.

  • Is it necessary to have Endorsement on my Passport?

Generally there is no such need of having endorsement on your passport. But if there is, you will be informed by the FRRO to visit the office.

  • What should I do in case of any emergency/exigency?

You are allowed to appeal to the concerned Civil Authority by visiting the FRRO extension office directly in case of any emergency/exigency. FRRO would provide you their services but electronically. The reason behind it is that you may face trouble at Immigration Check Posts if you are having manual services.

  •  What will be the result of delaying the fee payment or document uploading?

If you make a delay in paying your indian visa extension fees, uploading the documents or attending the interviews, you will be responsible for prosecution/fine as per Indian laws. So you need to be very careful about the deadlines and your punctuality.

  • Can I provide any email in order to complete my registration?

You are advised to use your own personal email id in order to complete your registration. Your personal email id is required so that your data privacy and data security would be preserved from any kind of illegal use. For the purpose of active communication, you should provide your own email address.

  • Can I use my own ID to apply for any of my family members?

Yes, there is absolutely no restriction in applying for your family members using your own ID. Although, you will have to submit an individual form for every member.

  • How can I check the status of my application?

You will be sent every step of processing your application by email or sms. If you want to track your status, you simply need to login your dashboard on the online portal and check the status of your application.

Photographs and Documents

For the submission of your application form of visa extension FRRO, you need to submit some requirements for registration. The documents along with photographs are the basic necessities for your application form. You need to upload your documents and photographs keeping in view the instructions mentioned below:

  • Initially, you have to click on “Online Application Submission” option on the portal
  • None of the edited or modified photographs be accepted
  • Only one copy of each document needs to be uploaded
  • Please make sure that the scanned documents are uploaded in PDF format
  • A single supporting document may have its multiple PDFs. Size limit of a PDF is 1MB
  • A PDF is generated after filling the application form and uploading the photographs and required documents along with it
  • The permanently saved application is accessible for re-printing only

Here are some requirements related to photographs listed as follows:

  • The format of your photograph must be jpg
  • The maximum size of your photograph should be 1MB
  • Your photograph should represent full face, front view, and eyes open
  • Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin
  • Plain light color or white color is preferred for the background of the photograph
  • There must not be any shadow in the face or on the background of the photograph
  • Bring the same photo as used on the application form
  • Passport size photo must be uploaded with the dimensions (3.5 x 3.5 cm or 3.5 x 4.5 cm)
  • The exact photograph must be uploaded, no borders needed
  • Tilted, distorted or blur photo would not be accepted

Sample Request Letter for Indian Visa Extension:- 

request-letter-for-visa-extension-india

SBI PAYMENT (FAQs)

SBI is State Bank of India and here are some common Frequently Asked Questions relating to this domain so you would be clarified about payment methods.

  • What is SBIePay?.

SBIePay is the Payment Aggregator service of State Bank of India which allows you to make payments in more than one way on a single payment page. It provides quite comfort to the applicants. SBIPay allows you to use Debit and Credit issued by MasterCard and VISA

  • What are all the payment modes available on SBIePay payment page?

SBIepay has enabled the facility of online payments using Credit and Debit Cards issued by MasterCard and VISA

  • Are transactions on SBIePay secure?

Transactions on SBIePay are completely safe and secure as it is certified by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) ver 2.0. The promise of security is ensured by the company truly. A 3D secure system is being utilized in this payment system verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code.

Moreover, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) are also being used in SBIePay in order to preserve the security and privacy of payment information. Using this encryption the delicate payment details of the user would not be sent over the internet unencrypted and viewed by any unauthorized individual.

  • Can International payments be processed?

Yes, SBIePay has surely enabled the international cards for payments issued by MasterCard and VISA both but there is no 3D Secure authentication in them.

  • How can a customer/applicant understand that payment has been made successfully?

After filling out the details on the application form present on the online portal of FRRO services (online visa extension india), the applicant may click “Pay Now”. By clicking this button the applicant is redirected to SBIePay payment page which shows the multiple payment options like MasterCard and VISA. The applicant enters his payment card details over there and clicks 'Proceed'. Now the applicant will be seeing the two options namely, 3D Secure page of the Card issuing page for inputting 3D Secure password/OTP and Transaction is processed without a 3D Secure page. As the transaction completes successfully, the applicant is provided with the receipt of the payment.

  • How do I know that my Bank participates in 3D Secure transactions?

When the applicant will be provided with a 3D Secure page requiring the password/OTP, this means that your Bank participates in 3D Secure transaction. In case, the applicant is not asked for any password/OTP then he should immediately contact his Bank for support.

  • What am I supposed to do if the successful page on the portal is not shown after completion of the transaction?

You will be provided with a payment successful page along with a reference number. If you do not receive any success message even after the card account has been charged, a refund shall be initiated after due reconciliation to your card account.

  • What is the process of refunding?

The process of refunding begins when the transaction fails and the applicant’s card account is debited more than once. The amount is refunded to the applicant after the reconciliation process which takes seven days.

  • What kind of support is available for the applicants ? 

Technical support is provided by SBIePay for every payment related transaction at 1800221401. The timings on weekdays are 10:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m. For Saturday, the time starts from 10:30 a.m till 2:30 p.m. 

  • How many transactions an applicant is allowed to have for the same application number registered on the portal?

The applicant is allowed to make three or less than three transactions for a single application ID

  • What happens in case all the transaction attempts of the applicant fail?

In such a case, the applicant needs to fill out a new application form Indian visa extension and has to perform a new transaction with a new application ID.

  • Can the online payment portal charge more than one time for an application ID ?

There is no such rule of charging for more than once to one application ID. If anything happens like this, all the amount will be refunded to the applicant after due reconciliation within seven days of transactions.

AXIS PAYMENT (FAQs) 

Some Frequently Asked Questions regarding AXIS Payment are listed as follows:

  • What is Axis Bank Payment Gateway service?.

Axis Bank is a world-class Internet Payment Gateway Solution that facilitates you to accept payments on a 24 X 7 basis from around the world which certainly means that there is no such trouble for time difference. It nearly accepts all Visa and MasterCard issued in and outside India. 

  • Is Axis Bank payment gateway page providing its applicants a variety of payment modes?

Yes, Axis Bank Payment Gateway services are certainly providing online payments of all Credit and Debit Cards issued by MasterCard and VISA.

  • Is it secure to make transactions on Axis Bank Payment Gateway?

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) standards promises the security and authenticity of Axis Bank Payment Gateway. Each and every  transaction initiated at Axis Bank Payment Gateway services comes with 128 bit security and two factor authentication via MasterCard Secure Code and Verified-by-Visa authentication is  enabled.

  • Is there a chance of processing international payments?

Axis Bank Payment Gateway undoubtedly accepts all the international payment cards issued by MasterCard and VISA both with and without 3D secure authentication both.

  • How does a customer/applicant get the idea of a successful payment?

As the applicant fills out all the details and clicks “Pay now”, he is directed to the Axis Bank payment gateway page which shows the payment options including MasterCard and VISA. The card owner needs to provide his card number, expiry date, Name and CVV value and after that you need to click “Pay Now”. If the card owner’s Bank is enabled for 3D secure, then a page will appear for the cardholder to entire either his/her OTP/3D secure password. Else transaction would be processed. After successful completion of the transaction, the applicant is redirected to the online portal with a successful receipt of payment.

  • How do I make sure that my Bank participates in 3D Secure transactions?

If your Bank is participating in 3D Secure, during the transaction a 3D secure page would appear and the card owner needs to enter his/her password /OTP.

  • What am I supposed to do if the successful page on the portal is not shown after completion of the transaction?

You will be provided with a payment successful page along with a reference number. If you do not receive any success message even after the card account has been charged, a refund shall be initiated after due reconciliation to your card account.

  • What is the process of funding?

The process of refunding takes place when the transaction fails and the applicant’s card account is debited more than once. The amount is refunded to the applicant after the reconciliation process which takes seven days

  • What kind of support is available for the applicants ?

The technical support is provided by Axis Bank  for all payment related transactions at +91-022-7131-2125/2126 (Timings: 09.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m IST)

Technical Information

There are two important points regarding the technicality of the portal.

  • This portal website is best viewed in browsers including, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer ( Windows 9.0 and above)
  • You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your systems in order to read or print out the downloaded application form.

Important Web Links

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