Indian Visa Extension For Foreigners In India

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Indian visa extension guidance, information & counselling services for foreigners in India: For basic counselling, please send us scanned copy of your passport and visa through email (

The Foreigner's Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs generally has the authority for Visa conversions and extensions to foreigners residing in India. The Central Government has also delegated limited powers to the FROs to grant extension of stay to foreigners.

Extension of Indian Visa (Tourist, Employment, Business, Student Visa etc.) in New Delhi

Documents required for employment visa extension in India:

01. Photocopy of passport 
02. Photocopy of visa 
03. Photocopy of foreigners' registration (FRRO) 
04. IT returns/Form 60 
05. Company's bank statement 
06. Visa extension application form 
07. A letter from the Director of the company (requesting for visa extension for his employee) 
08. A letter from the applicant (requesting for visa extension) 
09. Employment offer letter 
10. Salary details
11. Rent agreement copy
12. Online application form

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA, New Delhi)

Director (F)/Deputy Secretary (F),
MHA - Foreigners Division
NDCC-II Building
Jai Singh Road
Off Parliament Street, Near Jantar Mantar,
New Delhi – 110011

In case of any queries, Foreigners may contact Visa Support Center on telephone numbers 011-22560198, 011-22560199 or email at

Indian Visa Extension Form - Online

FRRO Registration Form | Visa Extension Form | Return Visa Form | Exit Permit

Important Public Notice by Foreigners Division - MHA

It has been observed that some Foreign nationals directly approach the Ministry of Home Affairs for availing requisite service, Which involves avoidable inconvenience, waste of time, and financial burden to the Foreign nationals. Therefore, the foreign nationals are advised to visit the concerned jurisdictional FRRO/FRO for such Visa related services.
If any service is required by foreign national which is not covered in the above mentioned delegated powers, even then the foreign national may visit the concerned FRRO/FRO and lodge formal request for the service. The concerned FRRO/FRO will examine the matter in detail and if he/she prima facie agrees with the request of the foreigner, he/she will forward the application to the Ministry of Home Affairs for appropriate decision. If the concerned FRRO/FRO feels that the Foreigner is not eligible/fit for visa conversion/extension, he will straight away advise the foreigner accordingly.
If decision is not taken by the concerned FRRO/FRO within 30 days of lodging of the request by the foreigner, then only the applicant may refer the matter to MHA in the Foreigners Division. Applicants are requested to visit MHA only in such cases and in cases of Medical Emergencies.

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