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