Immigration

We have an unrivalled reputation in immigration work. Our award winning immigration lawyers have handled all facets of immigration matters from initial applications through to obtaining Indian Citizenship. We understand that clients often require localized legal advice so we specialize in cross-border projects, providing complete support through our national and international network.
 
Issues in immigration affect nearly all businesses and we support our clients from start-ups to multi-national companies across various sectors including financial, IT, Power & energy, Pharmaceutical and Retail. Our lawyers assist with strategic planning, end-to-end sponsorship and visa support and provide comprehensive support with immigration compliance. As a recognized leader and one of the oldest team of immigration lawyers in India, we are known for delivering exceptional client service combined with clear strategic immigration advise.
 
Immigration Services for Individuals:
 
1. For individuals applying to come to the India from abroad, we can assist with all categories of visa and entry-clearance applications including:
  • Tourist Visa
  • Medical Visa for medical treatment, including treatment under Indian systems of medicine
  • Visa-on-arrival for Japanese nationals
  • Transit Visa
  • Employment Visa for skilled & qualified foreign professionals
  • Student and Research Visa
  • Intern Visa for a foreigner intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, Educational Institutions and NGOs
  • Entry Visa (X-1, X-2, X-3) for person of Indian origin who do not possess an OCI card or for Spouse and children of an Indian citizen with multiple entry facility
  • Others such as Sports Visa, Journalist Visa, Conference Visa etc.
 
2. For foreign individuals who are legally residing in India, we can assist them with applications for extension or help them with applications to switch into other immigration categories and settlement applications.
3. For individuals who are facing deportation or removal proceedings in immigration court, we will research the law to find every possible avenue of relief; help them to prepare for court appearance and represent them in the court.
4. We also offer specialist advice on applications for Indian citizenship under various grounds as per the Indian Citizenship Act and renouncing foreign passports.
5. Assistance with the application and filing of Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards or converting Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card to OCI.
6. Procuring, legalizing and apostilling documents, including birth and marriage certificates, educational degrees, corporate documents and letters for use in work permit or visa cases.
7. Assistance with other immigration matters such as change of address or passport or name of employer, foreign national marrying Indian citizen and New Born Baby Visa in India, visa requirement for destination wedding in India.

Immigration Services for Businesses:
 
Our immigration lawyers provide complete support to businesses that require skilled employees and professionals from abroad. We provide expert advice on sponsoring employees, obtaining work visas and much more.
 
1. We assist with all categories of visa and entry-clearance applications including:
  • Business Visa for all activities permitted under the Act
  • Employment Visa for foreign workers
  • Project Visa for foreign nationals coming to India for execution of projects in the power and steel sectors
  • Visa for Self Employed or freelance artists
2. Our experienced lawyers also provide advice on other business immigration matters such as:
  • Intra-company transfers
  • Setting up a business in India
  • Representatives of overseas businesses
  • Sponsorship for Employment
  • Investing in the India
  • Visa / License frauds, refusal, lapses and complex immigration matters 
 
FRRO Registration:
 
Foreigner registration is a mandatory requirement by the Government of India under which all foreign nationals (excluding overseas citizens of India) visiting India on a long term visa (more than 180 days) are required to register themselves with a Registration Officer within 14 days of arriving in India. Persons who fail to register within the specified time period are charged a late fee. Our lawyers assist with wide range of services including: 
  1. Preparing required documents and assisting foreign nationals with all procedures at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO)
  2. Assisting landlords and foreign nationals with post arrival police verification procedures (Police Clearance Certificate) that are required at the time of registering at the FRRO/FRO or when extending a visa or residence permit
  3. Advisory to corporates on various FRRO services for their foreign national employees/delegates such as Registration, Visa Extension, and Exit Permit etc.
  4. Representing clients in front of FRRO in case of rejection of Resident Permit/Certificate (RP/RC)
 

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