World Vision India, headquartered in Chennai, is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act of Tamil Nadu 1975. World Vision International has a certain level of control over World Vision India. The relationship with World Vision International is governed by the Covenant of Partnership, a document that all national members of the World Vision Partnership are required to sign. According to this document World Vision India has to accept policies and decisions established by the International Board and must not establish an office or program outside the home country without the consent of World Vision International and the host nation. Furthermore, with the exception of direct project founding, all funds intended for outside the home country have to be remitted through World Vision International and the financial planning and budget principles adopted by the International Board have to be accepted. This is in addition to an examination of the financial affairs of the World Vision India by Partnership representatives.