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Obligation of Masters of Vessels Regarding Foreigner Registration in India

  1. The master or the person in charge of the management of any vessel arriving at or leaving any place in India shall:

    1. Require any person who intends to disembark from or embark on any such vessel for the purpose of entering or leaving India to furnish, in writing, a true statement of the particulars set out in Form ‘D’ (Disembarkation/Embarkation Card), as the case may be.

    2. Have Form ‘D’ (Disembarkation/Embarkation Card) delivered to the Registration Officer at the place of arrival or departure.

    3. Take steps to ensure that no foreigner disembarks or embarks until authorized to do so by the Registration Officer.

    4. If so requested by the Registration Officer, a foreigner who is about to depart from India shall surrender his certificate of registration and deliver such certificate to Registration Officer.

    5. If so required by the Registration Officer, furnish on arrival at the said place a true statement in writing showing the name and nationality of every seaman employed on such vessel, and, at the time of departing from such place, take such steps as the Registration Officer may specify to ascertain whether or not any such foreign seaman is about to depart on board such vessel.

    6. Generally, render to the Registration Officer such assistance as he/she may reasonably require for carrying out the purpose of the Act and these rules.

  2. The master or the person having the management of any vessel arriving at or leaving any place in India by sea shall also furnish to the Registration Officer of any such place, before any passenger disembarks or embarks, a passenger manifest in the prescribed format.

  3. Every particular, other than the signature of a foreign passenger, which is required to be recorded in Form D, as the case may be, shall be recorded:

    1. if the passenger is able to write in the English language, by the passenger, in the English language;

    2. if the passenger is unable to write in the English language, by the passenger, in an Indian language; or

    3. if the passenger is unable to write in the English language or in an Indian language, by the master of the vessel, or by any person having the management of such vessel, or by any seaman authorized in this behalf by such master or person, in the English language or in an Indian language.

  4. If a foreign passenger does not understand the English language or an Indian language, it shall be the duty of the master of the vessel, if so requested, to explain to the foreign passenger the requirements.

  5. Passenger manifest shall be completed in the English language or in an Indian language.

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