Going forward Japanese citizens will be issued with residence permits that are valid for the length of their visas. The good news is Japanese citizens are no longer required to appear in person at the FRRO (Foreigner Regional Registration Office) for the residence permit application or extension.  Japanese citizens can now appoint an official to handle the application.

Japanese citizens are still required to inform the FRRO / FRO for any change of address, or when they are away from their registered address for more than eight weeks, or leave from India.