Bureau of Immigration
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Agency overview
Formed1971; 52 years ago (1971)
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersEast Block-VIII, Level-V, Sector-1, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Agency executive
  • Rajeev Ranjan Verma, Commissioner of Immigration
Parent agencyMinistry of Home Affairs
Child agency

The Bureau of Immigration (BoI) is an Indian government agency responsible for administering immigration related functions such as immigration facilitation service at airports and foreigner registration. The agency was established in 1971, and is headed by the Commissioner of Immigration.[2][3] The BoI functions as an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Home Affairs but does not come under any of the Ministry's Departments.[4] The BoI manages 37 of the 86 immigration check posts operating in India. The remaining are controlled by the respective State Governments.[5]


  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.