Police urge hoteliers to submit C-forms

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Staff Reporter

Panaji

Goa police has cautioned hotel owners, owners of guest houses/service apartments, individuals, owners who let out/provide accommodation to foreigners etc to submit the C-forms to FRRO within 24 hours after the arrival of foreigners in their premises as per Section 16 of Foreigner’s (amendment order 2016). Goa police has noticed that despite the law mandating accommodators to register these details of their guests in the online C-form system (bio.gov.in) the same is not being followed.

Police said that failure to comply would invite prosecution under section 16 of Foreigners (amendment order 2016) r/w section 14 of Foreigners Act 1946. Goa Police has warned that to avoid legal action, the concerned should register online for submission of C-forms on the portal at
the earliest.

According to the police for hoteliers, registration of C-Forms has to be done by accessing http://boi.gov.in. One has to select registration and visa extension and further click on the “C” Form option. Thereafter one has to click on sign up (register). A new page will open and click on sign up (registration). A request form for user registration will pop up. Type the ID and password and other details and thereafter click on the submit button and print the filled application form. One has to bring the printed application duly signed affixed with seal to FRRO office and the FRRO will approve the User ID. Thereafter one can start filing C-Form online by logging into the
said website.

In the individual home category, the link http://boi.gov.in. an OTP (one time password) based activation has been provided. One has to select registration and visa extension and further click on the ‘C’ Form option. Thereafter one has to click on sign
up (register).