Visa & Health Regulations

Visa Requirement

Foreigners entering India on a Student, Employment, Research or Missionary Visa which is 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 which is 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

Sl No. Offense Financial Penalty
1. (i) Overstay of more than 2 years; and/or
(ii) Visa violations including indulging in Tabligh activities, visiting a place in Protected/Restricted Area without the Permit, indulging in activities which are not permitted under the visa granted to the foreigner etc. and/or
(iii) Cases involving both overstay and visa violations
US $ 500
2. (i) Overstay from 91 days to 2 years; and/or
(ii) any other minor offenses under the Foreigners Act, 1946, the Passport (Entry into India) Act 1920, the Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939 and other Indian laws. 
US $ 400
3. Overstay up to 90 days and/or nonregistration US $ 300
4. In case of persons belonging to minority communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the penalty for overstay will be as follows:
For overstay of more than 2 years Rs. 500
For overstay from 91 days to 2 years Rs. 200
For overstay up to 90 days Rs. 100

Fee may vary from time to time.

The foreign students whoever is coming for studying 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 in the offices of FROs/ CHIO or the Superintendents of Police/ districts.

Health Regulation

(A) For entry into India:

Any person, Foreigner or Indian, (excluding infants below six months) arriving by air or sea without a vaccination certificate of yellow fever will be kept in quarantine isolation for a period up to 6 days if:
• He/She arrives in India within 6 days of departure from an infected area.
• Has come on a ship which has started from or transited at any port in a yellow fever affected country within 30 days of its arrival in India provided such ship has not been disinfected in accordance with the procedure laid down by WHO.

Countries regarded as yellow fever infected

The following countries are regarded as yellow fever endemic:


Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (South of 15 ° N), Togo, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia.


Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Panama.

A Yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid only if it conforms to the model. The validity period of the international certificate of vaccination or re-vaccination against yellow fever is 10 years, beginning 10 days after vaccination.

Foreign nationals residing or who have passed through the Yellow fever endemic countries during the preceding six days are granted visas only after the production of vaccination certificate of Yellow Fever. After checking the vaccination certificate an entry read as "Valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate Checked" is made in the passport of the foreigner.