What to expect when you land in India ?
- Immigration Check: As soon as you alight from your flight, you will be required to go in for an Immigration Check that will include checking of Passport and Visa for validity, filling up of a Disembarkation Card with personal details such as Name, age, nationality and proposed length of stay. Once the details are entered into an electronic database, your passport will be stamped with the date of your entry in India. The Arrival Card is retained by the authorities.
- As a visiting Pakistan national, you are required to carry duplicate copies of a Visa application form, which will be issued in addition to regular Visa on their passport by the Indian Mission concerned. Those on Diplomatic Visa, Non-Diplomatic Visa, SAARC Visa Exemption Sticker and SAU Visa or those who have been exempted from carrying visa application are exempted from this requirement.On presentation at Immigration check post, you will be issued a Regular Residential Permit and required to report to the FRRO/FRO or concerned Police Station in their places of stay within 24 hours unless and until you are officially Exempted from Police Reporting.
- Foreigners holding PIO cards: As a Foreigner holding PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) card, you can enter India if valid PIO card is presented along with the valid new foreign passport issued in lieu of the passport endorsed on the PIO card. However, to avoid any inconvenience, you are advised to have all necessary endorsement of the new passport from the competent authority on your PIO cards.
- If your visa is valid for over 180 days and you intend to stay in India continuously for over 180 days, then you have to be register in person or along with an authorized representative at the appropriate Registration Office in the place of your stay within the specified period mentioned on your visa. Accurate information about the stay and personal details need to be furnished. A copy of Certificate of Registration will be provided with detailed instructions and guidance concerning stay and future reporting.
- Such registration shall not be necessary in the case of a foreigner entering India on a visa valid for a period of not more than 180 days and who does not remain in India beyond the said period, unless, specific endorsement/observation is made on the visa by the Indian Mission.
- All foreigners who stay at hotels, guesthouses or places of such nature should furnish on arrival particulars for filling in the hotel register, sign therein, and also furnish the required particulars at the time of departure
- No foreigner can visit or reside in any prohibited place, declared as such under the provisions of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 without the permission of the jurisdictional authority. For a visit to a Protected / Restricted Area/ Cantonment Area, prior permission of the competent authority must be obtained by the foreigner. See Visiting Restricted / Protected Areas section for more details.