Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched the web-based application e-FRRO scheme aimed at providing fast and efficient visa-related services online to visitors to India.

The scheme has already been implemented and is running successfully as a pilot project in four FRROs in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai since February 12. Now it has been rolled out in the remaining eight FRROs Kolkata, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad.

The new scheme includes online FRRO service delivery mechanism without a requirement of visiting FRRO/FRO office barring exceptional cases. Using this application, foreigners are required to create their own User ID by registering themselves.