According to a circular issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs/Foreigners Division, failure to renew the Registration Certificate/stay permit will be charged with financial penalty of USD 300 to 500 based on the visa expiration date. The Department of Security, CTA issued a public advisory in this regard. Read here.
The circular reads as follows:
Financial penalty regarding overstay and visa violations:
|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
|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.
|3||Overstay up to 90 days and/or non-registration||USD 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
For overstay from 91 days to 2 years
For overstay up to 90 days