Last updated: 14 Aug, 2014

Special Visa Status for Aurovilians

Entry Visa - special visa status for Aurovilians
Acknowledging that Auroville is an International Cultural Township, the Government of India has passed a special visa regulation for Auroville. The Secretary of the Auroville Foundation can, normally upon the recommendation of Auroville's Working Committee or Entry Service, recommend to the Indian Embassy concerned, the issue of a so-called Entry Visa (X visa). This Entry Visa will form the basis on which the authorities in India will later issue a Residential Permit. The Entry Visa and the Residential Permit are granted for a period of one year and can be for up to five years, in case of long term residents, but will be valid for a person's stay 'in Auroville only'.