Apply at Foreigners Tribunals if Name don’t Appear in NRC

NRC Update Process in Assam is a very complex system. At the very begging we would like to inform you that, If your name doesn’t appear in Final NRC, you can further proof yourself as residents of Assam and appeal at Foreigners Tribunals to re-inclusion your name in NRC. NRC in Assam is updating of the ancestor and descenders of upto 1971 electoral rolls and 1951 nrc.

What are Foreigners Tribunals?

Foreigners Tribunals have the power to ask any evidence in support of your consideration to be declared as a Foreigner or non-Foreigners. The Foreigners Act, 1946 is an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly enacted to grant the certain powers to the Indian government in matters of foreigners in India. The Act was enacted before India became independent and Foreigners Tribunal ORDER 1964. (Reference).

Advocates and Judges have been appointed as the members of the Foreigners Tribunals under the Foreigners Tribunal Act, 1944 and Foreigners Tribunal ORDER 1964 as per the guidelines issued by the government of India from time to time.

Appealing to the Foreigners Tribunals arises in the case when your name wasn’t included in the Final NRC (not published yet).

Before apply at Foreign Tribunals ensure the following cases-

  1. Wait until the complete (second) draft is published.
  2. If the name doesn’t appear in the second part draft, you can claim your name in the respective offices in a prescribed format proving any stipulated admissible documents and electoral rolls upto 1971 & 1951 NRC. Here we have explained How to claim your name in Nrc.
  3. After submitting your NRC claim application, again wait for the Final NRC Draft.
  4. If your name didn’t include in the Final NRC, then you may go to the Foreigners Tribunals.

So, no need to worry if your name was in the nrc. Proof yourself again as an Indian resident and re-apply.

Foreigners Tribunals in Assam:

Initially, there are 100 nos. of Foreigners, Tribunals were functioning in Assam. The Govt. of Assam has newly established 21 numbers of Foreigners’ Tribunals in 2005.

In the year 2009, another 4 nos. of FTs had been established. In the year 2014, the Government of Assam has established additional 64 nos. Foreigners’ Tribunals for disposal of Pending Cases in FTs. for a period of 2 years only from the date of functioning in the State. (References.)

Below are the name, numbers, and headquarters of the Tribunals:

Sl. No. Name of the Tribunal No.s of Tribunals Headquarters
 1 Dhubri 8 (eight) Dhubri
 2 Bongaigaon 1 (one) Bongaigaon
 3 Goalpara 6 (six) Goalpara
 4 Barpeta 8 (eight) Barpeta
 5 Nalbari 3 (three) Nalbari
 6 Kamrup (Metro) 4 (four) Guwahati
 7 Kamrup (Rural) 4 (four) Amingaon
 8 Nagaon 7 (seven) Nagaon
 9 Morigaon 3 (three) Morigaon
 10 Darrang 2 (two) Mangaldoi
 11 Sonitpur 6 (six) Tezpur
 12 Dhemaji 2 (two) Dhemaji
 13 Dibrugarh 1 (one) Dibrugarh
 14 Cachar 4 (four) Silchar
 15 Karimganj 1 (one) Karimganj
 16 Chirang 1 (one) Chirang
 17 Baksa 1 (one) Baksa
 18 Udalguri 1 (one) Udalguri
 19 Dima Hasao 1 (one) Haflong


  1. Govinda Das August 2, 2018
  2. Rahul Sonar June 3, 2018
  3. Narottam May 19, 2018
    • NRC Assam May 19, 2018
  4. Ritu Kumar Mishra May 11, 2018
  5. Ritu Kumar Mishra May 11, 2018
    • NRC Assam May 12, 2018
  6. Moushumee Bhowmick April 18, 2018
  7. Dhanjit das April 7, 2018
    • NRC Assam April 7, 2018
      • Moushumee Bhowmick April 18, 2018
        • NRC Assam April 19, 2018
  8. Ananta bijoy Purkayastha April 6, 2018
    • NRC Assam April 6, 2018
  9. Bidut Deb April 5, 2018
    • NRC Assam April 5, 2018

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