Emigration "POE, ECNR , ECR"

As per the Emigration Act, 1983, certain categories of Indian passport holders require to obtain "Emigration Clearance" from the office of Protector of Emigrants (POE) for going to certain countries.

As per Emigration Act, “emigration” means going out of India of any Indian citizen with a view to taking up employment in a foreign country. All Indian passports are divided into two categories as follows:
Passports with endorsement : “Emigration Check Required” (ECR)
Passports with endorsement : “Emigration Check Not Required” (ECNR)

The Indian passport holders who have the stamp of ECR, are required to get emigration clearance from Protector of Emigrants.

The POE offices in India are situated at the following places :

Emigration for Gulf Countries

All persons, having ECR endorsed passports and going to any of the 17 ECR countries for taking up employment require emigration clearance.

A person could take up employment in a foreign country either through a registered recruiting agent or directly through a foreign employer or a project exporter. The Protector of Emigrants, after satisfying himself about the accuracy of the particulars mentioned in the application and other documents submitted along with the application, grant emigration clearance in the prescribed manner and form. In case there is any deficiency, the POE intimates the same by an order in writing to the applicant or, as the case may be, the Recruiting Agent or employer, through whom the applications have been made.

We shall submit the following documents in the prescribed format to the protector Of emigrant for the purpose of emigration. Saudi, Oman, Kuwait and dubai emigration services in Mumbai. Following documents are required to submit the passport for emigration.

Power of Attorney,Demand Letter,Work Agreement

Insurance for Emigration Check Required (ECR) PASSPORT

According to the MEA notification, every Indian applying for emigration clearance from the concerned Protector of Emigrants (PoE) should obtain an insurance policy for a minimum period of two or three years and should be covered for a sum of Rs 10 lakh in the event of accidental death or permanent disability leading to loss of employment while working abroad.

Insurance will be valid irrespective of change of employer or the insured worker's location during the policy period. It'll also remain valid during the person's visit to India or any third country. The Central government's decision to make insurance mandatory for ECR workers.

By Rakesh Prakash| TOI