Address Change at Bangalore FRRO May Cause Slowdown

7 Nov 13

INDIA

IMPACT – Medium

What are the changes? The Foreign Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Bangalore is moving to a new address on Nov. 12.

  • Implementation timeframe: Nov. 8-12.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and work permits processed at the Bangalore FRRO.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals requiring processing or appointments at the Bangalore FRRO.
  • Impact on processing times: Some delay in processing is expected because of the move.
  • Next steps: Plan ahead for the change and avoid scheduling in-person appointments at the Bangalore FRRO during the moving period.

Background: The new address for the Bangalore FRRO is: 5th Floor, TTMC “A” Block, KH Road, BMTC, Shanthinagar Bangalore – 23.

The office has undergone changes in recent years as Bangalore city has become an increasingly important hub in global technology. On Jan. 11, 2010, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs upgraded the Bangalore Foreign Registration Office (FRO) to an FRRO to handle the growing volume of applications in house rather than forwarding them to regional offices.

BAL analysis: Companies and assignees should make note of the address change and expect some delays.

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