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Emigration Act and Rules
India Centre for Migration
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Indian Workers Resource Center (IWRC)
Bilateral Agreements
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Guidelines for Emigration Clearance System
Emigration Abroad for Employment
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Foreign Employers(FEs)
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Documents Required for Skilled/Semi-Skilled Workers (Individuals)
Semi-skilled individuals who seek emigration clearance directly from the Protectors of Emigrants (and not through Recruiting Agents) are required to produce the following documents in original for scrutiny and return:
  1. Passport valid for a minimum period of six months with valid visa.
  2. Employment Contract from foreign employer.
  3. Challan towards deposit of prescribed fee.
  4. Insurance policy- Pravasi Bhartiya Bima Yojana.
Documents Required for Unskilled/Women Workers (Individuals)
Unskilled workers and women (not below 30 years of age) seeking employment abroad shall continue to furnish (in original) the following documents at the time of obtaining emigration clearance:
  1. Passport valid for a minimum period of six months with valid Visa.
  2. Employment contract from the foreign employer duly attested by the Indian Mission or Permission letter from the concerned Indian Mission/Post.
  3. Challan towards deposits of prescribed fee.
  4. Insurance policy Under Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY).
Documents required for skilled/semi-skilled workers (Through Recruiting Agents)
Recruiting agents who seek emigration clearance for skilled/semiskilled workers are required to produce:
  1. Passport of the worker valid for a minimum period of 6 months with valid visa.
  2. Original Employment contract, demand letter and power of attorney from the foreign employer.
  3. Challan towards deposit of prescribed fee.
  4. Insurance Policy- Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana.
Documents required for Unskilled/Women Workers (Through Recruiting Agents)
In addition to the requirements for skilled/semiskilled workers, all employment documents mentioned in (ii) above have to be duly attested by the Indian Mission.
  • The specimen employment contract lays down the basic terms and conditions of employment including salary, accommodation, medical cover, transport, etc.
  • In the case of vulnerable categories of workers i.e. unskilled Labor and housemaids/domestic workers, in respect of six countries viz. Yemen, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan, Sudan, and Kuwait, these employment documents are required to be attested by the concerned Indian Mission(s).
Emigration clearance to women to work abroad as housemaids/domestic servants etc.
On the recommendations of the National Commission for Women, a ban was imposed on grant of emigration clearance to women below the age of thirty (30) years for all kind of employment in any ECR country.
  • Such women who have come on leave to India and wish to go back to the same foreign employer are not subject to the said ban and the POEs have been empowered to grant a ‘no objection certificate’ to such women applicants to facilitate clearance by Immigration Authorities at the International Airports in India.
  • The said ban is not applicable to (i) women holding passports without ECR (Emigration Check Required) endorsement; and (ii) women going to any of the ECNR countries.
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