THE IMMIGRATION INFORMATION PROCEDURE TO BE OBSERVED BY
THE FOREIGN CREWS/TOURISTS WHILE ARRIVING AT SEAPORT KOCHI
Telephone No 666027
The Office of Kochi seaport Registration Officer (Immigration Office) has a Dy.Supdt of police at its head. Twentyfour hours service is available here. Foreigners arrive at Kochi seaport by vessel and yacht as crew/tourist. The crew on board a vessel does not require a passport, they can travel by their CDCs. Temporary landing permit for a period of 72 hours will be issued to them during their stay at Kochi seaport at free of cost. Temporary landing permit facility upto 72 hours will be granted by immigration Authorities, to foreigners without visa who are transiting through India and have confirmed ticket for onward journey by charging a fee of Indian rupees equivalent to US $30, in case a foreigner signed off from vessel.
Foreign tourists in group of Four or more arriving by sea sponsored by a recognised Indian travel agency and with a pre-down itinerary will be granted collective landing permit for a specified period of time which does not exceed 15 days. On the written request of the travel agencies to the immigration Officer, giving full personal and passport details of the group members, the itinerary and undertaking to conduct the group as per the itinerary and assurance, no individuals would be allowed to drop out from the group at any place. Temporary landing permit fee is also charged as mentioned above.