What is the change? Mumbai is the latest jurisdiction to require Form C from landlords, hotels and property owners providing accommodations to foreign nationals.

What does the change mean? Foreign nationals in Mumbai must file the form when registering with the Mumbai Foreigner Regional Registration Office or applying for a visa extension.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: FRRO registration and visa extension.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals in Mumbai.
  • Impact on processing times: Foreign nationals must obtain the form from their landlords and register with the FRRO within 14 days of arrival.
  • Business impact: The form is a requirement in many jurisdictions and will become mandatory throughout India.

Background: India has rolled out the requirement in phases over the past two years to better track the whereabouts of foreign nationals. The form is now available online to make it easier for landlords to fill out.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals in Mumbai are reminded to obtain the form as soon as they arrive so they may timely register within 14 days of arrival.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in India. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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