Posted on 01 Apr 2013Click here to download
Form-C (a.k.a C-Form) is an arrival report of foreigner in a Indian hotel /homestay/ Serviced apartment or with an Indian family.
This is an important form for foreign nationals even when they are staying in a hotel /homestay/ Serviced apartment or with an Indian family. Government of India regulates the entry, presence and departure of every foreigner to and from India. The Foreigners Act and the Foreigners Rules provide the regulatory code of conduct for foreigners. Government of India has entrusted all the State (Provincial) Governments with the functions of regulating entry, presence and departure of foreigners.
Duly filled C-Form has to be submitted by the hotel/ guest house owner to the nearest police station within 24 hours from the time of guest's arrival at the hotel / guest house / homestay /Serviced Apartments. Non compliance of these rules are punishable under section 5 of Registration of Foreigner Act, 1939. Under this provision, Indian citizens are liable for a fine up to Rupees 500 and foreigners are liable for imprisonment up to one year and fine up to Rupees 1000 or both. You may download the C-Form specimen from here.