The compulsions of expatriate life make it difficult for many NRIs to handle situations that are beyond their reach and control. Help may not be that easy and forthcoming as there are not many doors to knock. If at all any options are available, the credibility and reliability of such sources and the integrity of the people behind such ventures would often raise many question marks.

Non-resident Indians easily fall prey to machinations of unscrupulous entities and individuals and consequently lose their hard earned money as they do not have a forum for proper counsel and advice. The problems that an NRI faces may be many and varied much as property related, matrimonial and financial disputes etc. In the wake of several incidences involving cheating and fraudulent sale of the property of NRIs and other disputes, the Chandigarh Administration has set up a special NRI Cell for redressal and early settlement of matters pertaining to NRIs.

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), belonging to Chandigarh, who want the intervention of Chandigarh Administration for solution of their personal matters like property disputes, matrimonial or financial disputes, or even criminal cases, are just a phone call or an e-mail away from relief. All they have to do is to file a representation giving full details/facts in writing/ online to the Member Secretary-cum-Nodal Officer, NRI Cell, Chandigarh.

All the issues will be dealt with by a committee headed by Justice Amar Dutt (Retd.) and consisting of the SSP, Chandigarh, Senior Standing Counsel, one representative of NRIs and a legal luminary to be co-opted by the committee.


To help NRIs in protecting their rights in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, especially in property related matters, matrimonial and financial disputes etc.

The NRI Cell has been founded to look after the interests and welfare of the Non-Resident Indians belonging to Chandigarh, and to ameliorate procedural delays in matters pertaining to them.


All NRI matters, in which help/attention of Chandigarh Administration is required, can be brought before the NRI Cell. Relatives of NRIs too can approach the Cell.


Lodging a complaint is a simple process. You can call the helpline number given below or send your complaint through an email to nricell-chd AT

Located in Sector 17, the Cell works from 9 am to 5 pm on all working days to register NRI grievances

A complaint can be submitted in following ways:

  • In person or by post at the address given below
  • Through Indian Embassies/High Commissions abroad
  • On phone no. +91 172 270 0218
  • On fax no. +91 172 270 0025
  • By email at: nricell-chd AT

NRIs belonging to Chandigarh are advised not to fall prey to greedy touts and agents by engaging them to solve their disputes. The NRI Cell, Chandigarh has been created to help NRIs avoid precisely this trap. It is a place where they can voice their complaints and obtain reliable guidance and information on procedures and legal issues.

The NRI Cell can easily be accessed online, personally or on telephone.

NRI Cell established at Deputy Commissioner's Office , Sector 17, Chandigarh (Room No - 18) to handle various problems faced by the Indians abroad.




Justice Amar Dutt (Retd)



Senior Standing Counsel
One representative from NRI of Chandigarh
A legal luminary to be co-opted by the committee


Member Secretary -cum- Nodal Officer

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh
Deputy Commissioner's Office, Sector 17, Chandigarh 160 017, INDIA
Phone: +91 172 270 0218