The programme was for proprietors of hotels, lodges, educational institutions, hospitals, and individual houses accommodating foreigners.

With the Immigration Visa and Foreigners Registration and Tracking System (IVFRT) having been implemented in Tiruchi, the city police organised an awareness programme on Wednesday driving home the objectives of the project and its modules.

The programme was for proprietors of hotels, lodges, educational institutions, hospitals, and individual houses accommodating foreigners.

The police advised the participants to furnish details of foreigners living in such establishments.

The IVFRT is a mission mode project of the Ministry of Home Affairs developed to secure integrated service delivery framework that facilitates legitimate travellers while strengthening security.

The participants were asked to furnish details of foreigners through online to the Foreigners Registration Office in Tiruchi city and district.

A power-point presentation was made by technical personnel from the National Informatics Centre on the ways of furnishing details of foreigners in the prescribed format through C-Form and S-Form.

The C-Form was meant for hoteliers, guesthouses, hospitals, and service apartment while the S-Form was meant for educational institutions.

The participants were asked to get themselves registered with the Foreigners Registration Office and obtain a user ID and password to upload foreigners’ details.

The objective of IVFRT was to track foreigners living in Tiruchi and know ready hand if they had overstayed, the participants were told.