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General Instructions for Registration

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The University has an International Students Facilitation Centre (IFC) under the Dean of Student Welfare, to advise and facilitate the International Students.

The mission of the IFC is aligned with the mission & vision of AUUP.

IFC services are always available to help international students, offering free personalized advice and information about all aspects of university life and on any matters related to life as an international student.

At IFC, international students are welcomed by friendly students and staff and given helpful information about settling into AUUP.

IFC helps the international students with -

  • Round the clock support to international students.
  • Airport Pick Up - an airport pickup free service for newly arriving first year international students is available from international terminal of the IGI Airport, New Delhi to her/his accommodation. Booking for this service needs to be made minimum one week in advance from the date of arrival by sending in the 'a request with details' to msahni@amity.edu
  • Briefing & Orientation - A briefing & orientation session will be conducted to facilitate the international students.
  • A Faculty Coordinator will be assigned to each international student.
  • First year international students will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight from a student buddy who will be assigned to each international student.
  • Getting accustomed to life at AUUP and the broader community, helping students with issues like home sickness, cultural, social and academic adjustment.
  • Facilitating mandatory international student registration with Foreign Registration Office (FRO) Government of India
  • Understanding AUUP policies and procedures
  • Advice about services available to them and where to get help
  • Solutions to problems with the faculty, staff or student or any other grievance
  • Academic monitoring, academic progression, academic planning and goal setting
  • Advise on personal and family issues
  • Accommodation related problems
  • Incident response (emergencies, accidents, critical incidents, natural disasters)
  • IFC organizes several workshops to help the international students with the essentials of living and studying in AUUP and India.
  • Disability Services- a range of support services are available in the campus for help and support.

International Students are advised to browse their Amizone regularly for information and notices. They must study the ‘Student Handbook’ and ‘Anti-Ragging booklet’ available on Amizone.

FAQ’s for Students

  • Is it compulsory to attend the international student's orientation?

    Yes, it is. We want our international student to feel welcome. At IFC, you will be greeted by friendly students and staff and given helpful information about settling into AUUP. A briefing & orientation session will be conducted to facilitate the international students.

  • What are the benefits to a PIO Card- holder?

    The PIO cardholders are entitled to the following benefits: 1. PIO card issued to an applicant shall be valid for his/her lifetime from the date of its issue provided that such applicant has a valid passport. 2. It is clarified that PIO cards which have been issued prior to Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Gazette Notification dated: 30th Sept 2014 shall also be deemed to be valid for lifetime of its holder subject to the condition that such person has a valid passport. 3. PIO card holder will be exempt from the requirement of registration. 4. The PIO card holder doesn’t require a student VISA for undertaking studies in India and similarly no Employment VISA will be required for taking up employment in India. 5. The PIO card holder shall enjoy parity with NRIs in respect of facility available to the latter in the economic, financial and education fields except in matters relating to acquisition of agriculture plantation/properties. However, no parity shall be allowed in the sphere of political rights.

  • My parents are coming with me to Noida and I will stay in a hotel with them for the first 2 nights, who must I inform?

    You need to inform both IFC and if you are a hosteller then hostel warden. Your parents also need to send a letter to IFC explaining the situation.

  • What are rules regarding the registration of foreigners with the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO)/Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)?

    Persons holding multiple entry visas are required to register with the FRO/FRRO within 14 days of first arrival if they intend to stay continuously for more than 180 days. Persons of Indian origin holding multiple entry X-visas, visiting India to meet relatives or for social purposes, are required to register with the FRO/FRRO within 14 days of first arrival only if they intend to stay continuously for more than 180 days. This registration is required during the first visit after the visa is issued. Subsequent travels using the same visa do not require registration.

For international students, FRRO registration is facilitated through IFC.

Checklist for Registration Formalities at FRRO

All foreigners visiting India, who have visas for a period exceeding 6 months duration, are required to get themselves registered within 14 days of their arrival, at the nearest office of the FRRO. Those who have PIO cards or OCI are exempt from the registration requirement.

A list of the type of documents that are generally required is provided here:
  • Original passport on which visa is endorsed.
  • Photocopy of the passport and initial visa.
  • Four photographs of the applicant.
  • Details of residence in India.
  • Those who are visiting India on a long-term visa of more than one year and are in the age group of 15 to 60 years. Require a HIV test report, from one of the WHO recognized Institutions.
  • Copy of the marriage certificate, in case of those seeking extension of stay on grounds of being the spouse of an Indian national.
  • Certificate from the University, College, or Institution in case of Student visa.

FAQ’s for Parents

  • I have a good friend living in Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon, can they be my ward's local guardian?

    Yes, they can be your wards local guardian. Or a like your wards sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew can also be the local guardians. He or she must be over 21 years of age and of good character and is an Indian citizen or hold a visa that allows him or her to stay in India until your ward completes his/her programme of study.

  • I am worried about my child living in Noida without family support. What support can they get to help them settle in?

    Amity University runs an Airport Pick Up service and International Student Facilitation Centre to help all international students. Faculty Coordinators, Faculty Mentors and Student Buddy will be able to assist your ward in getting settled in Noida and on campus.

  • Who do I contact if I am worried about my ward's study or living arrangements?

    Amity University runs an International Student Facilitation Centre to help all international students. Faculty Coordinators, Faculty Mentors and Student Buddy will be able to assist your ward in getting settled in Noida and on campus.

Prof (Dr) Marshal Sahni
Professor of Marketing & Strategy
Dean Student Welfare
Office: I-2 Block, Room Gr Flr 12
01204392202; 9971066841, 8700067257
msahni@amity.edu

Disability Services

The objective of the Disability Services for Students is to create inclusive and sustainable learning and working environments through access, discourse, involvement and collaboration.

Keeping in view the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 , we promote academic success, self-advocacy, inherent dignity, individual autonomy and equal opportunity through education, awareness, and the understanding that disability is a matter of human diversity.

Disability Services for Students is part of the Dean of Students Welfare Office and some of the additional duties of the office is to:

  • Recommend and coordinate reasonable provisions in examination, infrastructure, transportation,
  • Encourage student development through self-advocacy and personal decision making,
  • Support student commitment to academic success and retention,
  • Provide information to students, faculty and administrators regarding disability awareness and inclusion.
  • Help students with special needs.
  • The following on campus facilities are available –
      - Elevators in every block
      - Ramps to access any block
      - Wheelchairs, and golf carts
      - Special washrooms