UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1612
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.03.2017
REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN STUDENTS
1612. SHRI SHANKARBHAI N. VEGAD:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government proposes to do compulsory registration of foreign students with the Ministry; and
(b) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]
(a) & (b) The Registration of Foreigners Act, 1939 and the Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992 mandate that the foreign students in India are required to get themselves registered with the Foreigners Registration Office / Foreigners Regional Registration
Office, Ministry of Home Affairs. As on 31 December 2016, the number of foreign students registered in India is 84,051.