Case Studies - FRRO
Case Study - 1
Problem: A Netherlands Passport holder residing in India on an Employment Visa had completed his maximum duration of stay (5 years) permissible, when the COVID-19 crisis started. The sudden crisis forced the foreigner to stay back in India due to travel restrictions. He was unable to extend his visa despite the employer being ready to extend the employment duration. He was worried about the compliance issues and his status in India during this forced stay, when he approached the visa consultants at TTK GMS.
Solution: As per the Indian Immigration rules, a foreign national on an Indian visa can stay for a maximum of 5 years continuously by extending their employment visa on an yearly basis on due approval from the Foreigner’s Regional Registration offices (FRRO). The client is this case had already exhausted the maximum limit and given the crisis, he was clueless on how to obtain a visa extension. We approached the authorities on his behalf to understand if there could be any special extension that may be allowed due to the pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions. Based on the guidance provided by the helpful authorities, TTK prepared the supporting documentation in line with the FRRO requirements and made a representation. Further, any additional evidence requested by the authorities during the adjudication process was coordinated and sought from the employer as required.
Our Visa Specialists acted on this request very meticulously and in adherence to the process guidelines received from the authorities. The diligent work and proper representation enabled the foreigner to obtain an additional approval for one year to stay and work, given the exceptional scenario.
Case Study - 2
Problem: A foreign expat from << >> had relocated to India on a long term work visa with his pregnant wife and children. During the course of his work assignment in India, the couple was blessed with a baby. The expat was of course clueless on how to go about obtaining a valid stay permit for the new born baby in India. So he approached TTK GMS for assistance.
Solution: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in India grants stay permit through its Foreigner’s Regional Registration office (FRRO) for all babies born to foreign nationals in India, provided the request is placed with all required supporting evidence for adjudication. Given the experience in handling such unique requests and our familiarity with the adjudication process, our immigration consultants facilitated the process of getting a Birth Certificate for the baby, then followed by an Apostille stamping from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in India within a span of 2 weeks. With the help of this certificate attestation, the expat was able to obtain a fresh passport for the new born baby from the foreign mission of his country in India. All these enabled our specialist to apply for a new Visa with the FRRO office for the new-born baby and obtain a resident permit within 2 days.
Every case could be unique due to its circumstances, however our immigration specialists and visa consultants were able to handle every situation with professionalism and through following the prescribed procedures. This systematic approach enables TTK GMS to provide customized but compliant solutions, as per the expectations of the expat nationals.