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Every person entering India by Air, Land or Sea is required to complete the Embarkation/Disembarkation card (D/E card) format (Form 'D' - Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992).
Residential permit is issued at the time of registration, its validity being the period of stay specified in the visa. Application for extension of the Residential Permit should be made at least TWO months before its expiry to the nearest Registration Officer in the prescribed form.
If at any time a foreigner who is required to register as per Para 179 above proposes to be absent from his/her registered address for a continuous period of eight weeks or more; or is changing the registered address; or is finally departing from India, he shall, before leaving, inform in person, or through an authorized representative, or by registered post to the jurisdictional Registration Officer of his/her intention to leave, either temporarily or permanently. In case he/she is moving to another address in India, the new address should also be intimated to the Registration Officer.
Every registered foreigner who is about to depart finally from India shall surrender his/her certificate of registration either to the Registration Officer of the place where he/she is registered, or of the place from where he/she intends to depart, or to the Immigration Officer at the port/check post of exit from India. If the certificate is surrendered to any authority other than the Immigration Officer of the post or check post of exit, a receipt indicating such surrender of the document may be obtained and shown to the Immigration Officer. It is not necessary for a foreigner (except a citizen of Pakistan or Afghanistan) to seek exit/departure clearance from the Registration Officer of his/her place of registration. Such a foreigner can straightaway depart from the Immigration Check Point. Those Afghan Nationals who enter India on a visa valid for 30 days or less are exempt from the requirement of exit permission provided the Afghan national concerned gives his/her local address in India to the Indian Mission/FRRO/FRO. The Afghan nationals who are issued visas with 'Exemption from Police reporting' are exempt from Police reporting as well as Exit permission provided they leave within the visa validity period. The Afghan nationals who are issued visas with 'Exemption from police reporting' are exempt from Police reporting as well as Exit permission provided they leave within the visa validity period.
All foreigners who stay at hotels, guesthouses or place 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.
It is the responsibility of the Indian host/sponsor giving undertaking on behalf of the foreigner:
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