Visa & Health Regulations

Visa Requirement

Foreigners entering India on a Student, Employment, Research or Missionary Visa valid for more than 180 days are required to register with the Foreigners Registration Officer under whose jurisdiction they propose to stay. This should be done within 14 days of arrival in India, irrespective of their actual period of stay.

Foreigners visiting India on any other category of long-term VISA valid for more than 180 days are not required to register themselves if their actual stay does not exceed 180 days on each visit. If such a foreigner intends to stay in India for more than 180 days during a particular visit, he/ she should get registered within 180 days of arrival in India.

Pakistan nationals are required to register within 24 hours of their arrival in India. Afghanistan nationals are required to register within 7 days of their arrival in India.

Financial penalty regarding overstay and visa violations:

Financial Penalty for Overstay

Duration of Overstay                                                       

Financial Penalty (INR)

1 - 15 days


16 - 30 days


31 - 90 days


Above 90 days


Financial Penalty for Non-Registration

Duration of non-Registration Period                          

Financial Penalty (INR)

01 - 15 days


16 - 30 days


31 -  90 days


Above 90 days


Financial penalty in cases of (a) Tibetans, (b) Buddhist monks from Mongolia & (c) categories of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan nationals, who are eligible for grant of Long Term Visa (LTV) for regularization of overstay and/ non-registration.

Duration of Overstay and/ or non-registration period

Financial Penalty (INR)

01 - 90 days


91 - 02 years


More than 2 years


The foreign students coming to study at SRM Institute of Science and Technology should come with Student/Research visa. Student visa endorsement stating”to undergo exchange program” is required if they are coming for exchange program.

Registration facilities are not provided at the airport. Registration is done at the offices of the Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) / the Chief Immigration Officer (CHIO) or the Superintendents of Police of the Districts.

Contact Us

Immigration | International Relations
2nd Floor Central library building (West wing), 
Office of International Relations, 
SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University),
Kattankulathur - 603 203, Chennai (Madras), India.
Tel: +91-44- 27456701 / 27417252
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