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How to Get Exit Permit in India

Exit permit has required those people who want to leave the country when their visa expires. Its application is pending consideration with the state government or central government for the specific type of visa.

  • Exit permits are not required where the eVisa / Visa /  presidential permit is valid. 
  • Exit permits should be obtained only from the foreigner's Registration office (F.R.O)
  • You have to attach the required documents/information for the exit.
  • You have to submit an application request online for exit Permit 
  • Nationals of 191 Countries
  • All Foreign Nationals (Maximum Limit: If overstay is up to 1 Year)

Please Note: This is for those who have come to India on a 30-day Tourist Visa / eVisa and have a short-term Tourist Permit. It is not possible to renew an Indian Visa and extend your time in India.

However, holders of visas for longer duration can apply for visa extension and stay longer. You must extend your visa beyond its original expiration date. The application should note that this must be done before its expiration.  

Those people who have overstayed with a 30 days tourist visa (short term), in this situation you may have to apply for the exit permit. The exit permit is valid for 15 to 30 days from the date of grant. You have to visit the application form and follow the exit permitted procedure. You can check more details below.

Required Documents for Exit Permit: 

1. Applicant Photo Copy:

  • The photo should not be edited or modified by Photoshop or any other Software/ Mobile App otherwise they will reject your request.
  • The photo should be in PDF, JPG Format 
  • Photo size should not exceed 10 MB
  • A photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open
  • Center head within frame and present full head from the top of hair to bottom of the chin
  • The background should be plain light-colored or white background
  • No shadows on the face or on the background
  • Bring the same photo along with the application form.

2. Copy of Applicant Passport:

You have to upload a color scanned copy of the first biography page of the passport, which will contain all the personal details and photos of the applicant. The scanned copy should not be blurred. 

  • It should be in PDF, JPG format.
  • The size of the PDF should not exceed 1 MB.

3. A Copy of Indian visa:

Your visa copy should be clear with all the details. It should be in PDF format. The maximum size of PDF should be 1 MB.

4. Proof of Residence in India

All these proofs of residence can work. You can upload any of the following: 

  • Utility bill - You living in India with relative friend family
  • Government India Like Aadhar card - With whom you are living in India
  • Rent agreement
  • Form C, if you are staying in a hotel or Airbnb

How to apply for an Exit Permit in India?

All foreign visitors can get an Exit Permit through the FRRO/FRO online website / Mobile app. It is a completely online process and you don’t need to visit FRRO/FRO office unless you get a call from FRRO/FRO for some specific reason.

  • Apply through FRRO/FRO online for Exit Permit application. No need to make an appointment to visit the FRRO/FRO office. You will be called only in specific situations.
  • The focus of the e-FRRO/FRO application is to create a platform for foreign visitors related to visa services.
  • The objective is to provide user-friendly, paperless, cashless services and save your precious time.
  • By using this application foreign nationals are able to create their own User-ID by registering themselves. Using their own User-ID, they can apply for e Visa and related services such as registration, exit permit, and visa conversion effectively.
  • All the documents such as Exit Permit, visa documents, registration permits, visa permits, India visa extension, visa conversion, etc, will be sent on registered email and by post on the registered address mentioned on documents.
  • It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to visit FRRO/FRO offices. In case of specific conditions, they will be notified to visit the FRRO/FRO office.
  • For further information, foreign nationals can visit the FRRO/FRO office.

Please Note: The applicant must provide absolutely CORRECT information in their application – IF the applicant has provided FALSE or Wrong information then their application request will be REJECTED

Exit Permit Visa Processing Time: 

The Exit Permit Application will be processed within 7-10 days after getting complete Documents / Payment / Information. And After the complete process a response would be sent to the email provided in the visa application.

In some cases, additional documents/information may be required and current details may need to be clarified, or if any information appears suspicious and it needs to be reviewed by the Sr. Government consulate. 

In this case, you may need to upload some additional documents/information to process your application. You will receive an email to upload more additional documents/information.

Exit Permit Processing Fee:

To complete your online exit permit process in India, you may have to pay a fee. The FRRO and Service exit permit fee usually depend on the country and type of visa. You can pay by credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa or UnionPay).

  • The foreigner would be intimated to deposit the requisite fee, if any, for the service.
  • The fee has to be deposited online through the Bank Payment gateway available on the portal.
  • The amount of fee would be intimated through email/SMS/portal alerts.

There are two types of Exit Permit fees:

  • Service Fee
  • FRRO Fee

The FRRO may impose an additional fine in case of longer stay or non-return to his/her third country. The penalty will be calculated after the submission of the application. Also after submission of the exit permit application, if any, a penalty fee will have to be paid.

Procedure for exit Permit / Visa:  

You must check the exit permit process before filling out the actual form to avoid mistakes and understand it better. Given below is the step-by-step procedure to fill exit permit form in India.

Please Note: Fields marked with (*) in the application form are mandatory, the remaining fields are non-mandatory and can be left unfilled. However, providing information in these fields will help in the decision process of your application.

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 1

Present Nationality*: Fill in your present Nationality according to your passport /  granted the visa. 

Visa Type*: Select the type of visa that was granted to you on arrival in India. you have entered India with that visa

Visa Subtype: Select the subtype after selecting the visa type

On the other hand, many questions are coming which are:

Whether newly born child*: Click Yes or No if you have a newborn baby or not

Refugee*: Refugee status or asylum may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear that they will be persecuted because of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

Surrendered*: A relinquishment/surrender certificate is issued to applicants who renounce Indian nationality and surrender their passport at the consulate after acquiring foreign nationality.

Please Choose the Services you Desired: The applicant has to choose the exit permit option while filling the exit permit form.

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 1

Applicants, please check that all the details should match with your passport/visa. After filling and reviewing all the details click on the continue button.

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 2

Personal Detail: Applicants will have to provide Personal information regarding 

Surname*: Fill your Surname as per your passport

Given Name: Fill your Given Name as per your passport 

Gender: Fill your Gender 

Father Name*: Fill here your father name 

Mother Name: Fill here your Mother Name

Spouse Name: Fill here your Spouse Name if you have

Date of Birth (DD-MM-YYYY) * : Select the date you were born according to your passport

Place of Birth: Fill your place of Birth where you are born

City of Birth: Fill your city of birth in which city you born

On the other hand, many questions are coming which are:

Birth Nationality*: Fill your Birth Nationality as per your passport 

Religion*: Fill your Religion which you have belong from 

Visible Identification Mark: Fill a Visible Identification Mark if you have 

Previous Nationality (if any): Give your Previous Nationality if you have any

Manner of acquiring present nationality: choose from the given option for your Manner of acquiring present nationality 

Date of acquiring present nationality: fill the date of acquiring present nationality 

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 3

Passport Detail - The following section deals with the information they have to provide in the passport details.

Category: Select your Category of your profession from the given option 

Passport No. *: Submit your passport number with cross check

Country of Issue: Select the country where your passport was issued

Place of Issue:  Fill in the complete address of the place where your passport was issued

Date of Issue: Fill the exact date on which date your passport was issued 

Date of Expiry: Fill the exact date on which date your passport will expire 

Address: Fill your complete address as per your passport

Whether holding dual nationality?: Click on Yes or Np accordingly if you are holding dual nationality 

Whether person of Indian Origin?: 

Email Id *:  Mention your correct email id for updates

Occupation: Select your legal occupation form the given option 

Stay Address in India *: Fill the address where you are stay in India 

Zip Code *: Enter the postal/zip code of your residence/staying address

Phone: Mention your available contact number 

Contact Number in India *: Fill your Contact number which are you using in India or your relative, friend, family ( +91)

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 4

Visa Detail: The following information will have to be provided in this section 

Visa Number *: Submit your visa number with cross check

Country of Issue *: Select the country where your visa was issued

Place of Issue *: Fill the complete address of the place where your visa was issued

Date of Issue *: Fill the exact date on which date your visa was issued

Date of Expiry *: Fill the exact date on which date your passport will expire

Valid For *: Choose the entry your visa valid for- single entry / double entry / triple entry / four entry / multiple entry \

Purpose of visit to India: Select the purpose of your visit to India 

City of embarkation/boarding for India *:  Select the city where you was coming for according to visa 

Date of arrival in India: Select the date when you was arrive in India

Place of disembarkation/arrival in India: Fill the complete address of place where you was coming for according to visa 

Mode of Journey: Provide the mode of your travel to India- Air / Rail / Road / Ship / Other

Flight/Train/Bus/Ship Number: Mention the Number of your transport mode by which you traveled

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 5

Have you registered previously in India?: Click on Yes or No accordingly if you're registered previously in India

If Accompanying you?: Click on Yes or No accordingly if you're accompanying

Have you served in Military/Navy or Air Force or Reserve of any country?: Click on Yes or No accordingly if you served in the military / navy or air force or reserve of any country

On the other hand, many questions are coming which are: 

Are you registered in current locality FRRO/FRO in the current visit?: Click on Yes or No accordingly if you registered in the current locality FRRO/FRO in the current visit

Have you got extended visa in current visit in current locality FRRO/FRO?: Click on Yes or No accordingly if you got extended visa in current visit in current locality FRRO/FRO

Whether previously in India?: Click on Yes or No accordingly if

Departure Date: Mention here the date when you was going back to your nation

Expected Stay in Days*: Fill here how many days you are expected to overstay in India

Reason for Delay*: Mention the reason why you are delay in go back to your nation from the date of Departure

Reason for Exit:

In case of Missionary - Nature of work: Describe your nature of work in case that is the missionary

Exit-Permit-Online-Application-Process

 

  • Please verify that all the information you enter matches your passport or visa. After completing all the details and reviewing them, you can click on the Save and Continue
  • If you want to leave the form, click on Save and Exit to continue the form later
  • Please note down your Temporary Application ID after submitting this step to check your application status

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 6

Upload Required Document: Once you submit all valid and required details then click on the upload button which is given below

Upload Required Document

Exit Permit Online Application Process Step: 7

proceed to enter your payment details: Entry the details of payment mode to complete a secure transaction. You can choose the given payment option which are safe & secure

Make-payment

Sample of Exit Permit:

Exit Permit

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11 responses to “How to Get Exit Permit in India”

  1. Jack Sheppard 03-03-2022
    Hi, I am a Canadian citizen who has a tourist visa. Is it possible to obtain an Exit Permit in two days?. I have an emergency. Kindly reply
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      very good evening jack. Canadian visitors should apply for an exit permit in advance. The exit permit application should be submitted at least a week before your date of travel as it takes up to 7-10 days to receive the permit.
    hariaran 03-03-2022
    I'm writing to you on behalf of my father who is a Canadian national staying in Kerala due to the Covid pandemic. My father has an exit permit that expires march 31st 2022 (please see the attachment). Since international flights have been postponed, does my father need to reapply for an exit permit? or an extension?
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      good evening, I hope you are doing well. The exit permit is generally valid for 15 to 30 days and its validity starts from the date of grant. If your exit permit validity is expiring, you need to reapply for the permit because it is not possible to renew it or extend its time.
    Eric Muswaswa 25-03-2022
    My baby who was born in india last November was just charge to pay INR 50,000 for exit permit. Keep in mind that my wife medical visa is in good standing. Is this legal this is unacceptable ffro claims penalty on a baby that her mother visa is still valid unbelievable
    Mikayla Cherry 02-04-2022
    RE application ID UK1200090122 Please advise what does Your request for Exit Permit has been closed mean. This is the only communication we recieved after confirmation of application. Regards
    Chen 11-04-2022
    Hi, I have a valid e visa, do I need to get a permit to leave India?
    • Indiaevisas 29-04-2022
      If your e-visa or paper visa is valid, you will not require an exit permit to leave India. This requirement is for foreign children born in India as they require an exit permit to leave the country. Remember that an exit permit is required if your visa has expired or your visa extension application is pending for approval.
    Melinda Menz 22-04-2022
    Namaste, I applied for a visa extension from Goa on the 01/03/2022 ....I waited a few weeks and never heard back from them. I am now in Rishikesh ,Uttarakhand and have applied agIn for an exit permit to leave India ... The status of my Exit permit which I applied for from Rishikesh is closed....I called Mumbai FRRO and they told me to contact Goa FRO to cancel my application from Goa....only wjen Panjim FRO cancel this apllication and send a report to Mumbai FRRO and the application is closed and cancelled can I apply for a new exit permit from Rishikesh What should I do? I really need to exit from India...its urgent!?
    Patricia O'Neill 13-05-2022
    My friend overstayed her long stay visa due to COVID then a motor accident which disabled her for a year. Recovery was long. She is unsure how to proceed to exit India and return to US. Which procedure does she need? It is now nearly a year over stay. She is currently staying with friends and has no C form from her illness time. Please advise.
    Moulin 24-05-2022
    I am a US citizen holding an OCI card. My US passport expired in September 2019 and was renewed in India at US embassy in Feb 2020. If I want to travel back to US do I need any document as my passport was expired for more than 5 months. My current expiration date of US passport is Feb 19th 2030. I came to India in 2017 and since than I have been residing in India. Please advice.

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