The Ministry of External Affairs has issued a notification in an attempt to protect and ensure the welfare of Indian emigrants overseas. All Non- Emigration Check Required (Non-ECR) passport holding Indian nationals who are going to the following eighteen (18) countries on an employment visa are now required to register online through the website www.emigrate.gov.in with immediate effect:
|Bahrain||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|Lebanon||United Arab Emirates|
The registration of Non-ECR passport holders must be completed at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to actual departure. Effective January 01, 2019, an Indian Non-ECR passport holder will not be permitted to go the above-mentioned countries for overseas employment without prior registration on emigrate. Upon successful completion of the registration, the emigrant will receive a confirmatory email/SMS.
There is no change in the existing procedures for the other visa categories.
Keywords: Ministry of External Affairs, Non-ECR, India, Passport, Employment, Emigrants