Members are required to obtainprior permission of the Central Government for accepting any foreignhospitality during their private visits abroad or visits abroad in theirpersonal capacity, under Section 6 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation)Act, 2010.
As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (ForeignersDivision FCRA Wing) vide their O.M. No.II/11/21022/58(97)/2011-FCRA-I dated 11th June, 2012, Members are required to submit online application in FC-2 Form on the Ministry'sWebsite: http://mha.nic.in/fcraweb/fc_online.htm and send a hard copy thereof duly signed by the Member concerned along with invitation letter from the host orthe host country, as the case maybe, to the Ministry of HomeAffairs for necessary action through Rajya Sabha Secretariat (Conference& Protocol Section, Room No. 527, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi).
To avoid any delay, Members are advisedthat their applications for acceptanceof foreign hospitality must reach theMinistry of Home Affairs at least two weeks before the proposed date of onward journey.
Before accepting the hospitality theMembers should satisfy themselves about the credentials of theorganization/institution extending the hospitality.
Membersmay kindly note.