Bureau of Immigration (India)

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Bureau of Immigration
Agency overview
Formed1971; 53 years ago (1971)
HeadquartersEast Block-VIII, Level-V, Sector-1, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Agency executive
  • Harinath Mishra IPS:1990, Commissioner of Immigration
Child agency

The Bureau of Immigration (BoI) is an Indian government agency, working under the Ministry of Home Affairs responsible for administering immigration related functions such as immigration facilitation service at Sea-ports, Integrated Check Posts and Airports and foreigner registration. The agency was established in 1971, and is headed by the Commissioner of Immigration, a Joint Director rank officer.[2][3] The BoI functions as an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Home Affairs.[4] The BoI manages 48 of the 108 immigration check posts operating in India. The remaining are controlled by the respective State Governments.[5] Generally Foreigners Regional Registration Office is headed by an Assistant Director or a Joint Deputy Director rank officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs.


  1. ^ "Contact Us". boi.gov.in. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Facilities & Services". Cochin International Airport. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ Magazine, Relocate. "India - Visa & Immigration | Editorial". Relocate magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Government of India Web Directory". goidirectory.nic.in. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ "About us". Bureau Of Immigration. Retrieved 21 January 2019.