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What is ECR/ECNR/POE

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E.C.R. Means : Emigration Check Required

E.C.N.R Means : Emigration Check Not Required

P.O.E. Means:   Protector of Emigrants (clearance )

This E.C.R./E.C.R./P.O.E. requirement is applicable to Indian Citizens only and this requirement is implemented for the safeguard of Indian citizen travelling abroad.

As per the Emigration Act, 1983, Emigration Check Required (ECR) categories of Indian passport holders, require to obtain "Emigration Clearance" from the office of Protector of Emigrants (POE), Ministry of External Affairs for going to following 17 countries other than Business and Touristic purpose.

Also nurses travelling to these countries irrespective of E.C.N.R or E.C.R passports must obtain P.O.E clearance from the respective jurisdictional office .

Following questions will give more clarity on this E.C.R/E.C.R/P.O.E requirement and while traveling abroad

I am travelling abroad for Tourist/Business visit and my passport having an endorsement of "Emigration Check Required". Is there any problem with this status?.
Answer: If you are travelling for Tourism/Business with a valid passport, visa and return ticket, this  status is not a matter for you

I am travelling to Thailand for Tourist visit(and i will be taking tourist visa on arrival) and my passport having an endorsement of "Emigration Check Required". Is there any problem with this status?.

Answer :If you are travelling to Thailand for Tourism with a valid passport,sufficient currency and return ticket, this  status is not a matter for you.

I am travelling to abroad for Employment and my passport having an endorsement of "Emigration Check Required". Is there any problem with this status?.

Answer : If you are not  travelling to following 17 countries , there is no issues. If you are travelling to these 17 countries , you must have an E.C.N.R (Emigration Check Not Required ) status in passport or Clarence from Protector Of immigrant(POE).

List of countries P.O.E Clearance

  1. United Arab Emirates (UAE),
  2. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA),
  3. Qatar,
  4. Oman,
  5. Kuwait,
  6. Bahrain,
  7. Malaysia,
  8. Libya,
  9. Jordan,
  10. Yemen,
  11. Sudan,
  12. Iraq,
  13. Afghanistan,
  14. Indonesia,
  15. Syria,
  16. Lebanon,
  17. Thailand,
How to Check passport is  E.C.R (Emigration Check Required) E.C.N.R (Emigration Check Not Required)
E.C.R (Emigration Check Required): There will be an endorsement  of "Emigration Check Required" will be printed in last page of the passport.

E.C.N.R (Emigration Check Not Required) : Passport  does not have any endorsement of "Emigration Check Required" , automatically belong to E.C.N.R category.
POE clearance is required only when there is “Emigration Check Required” endorsement in the passport (EXCEPT NURSES TRAVELLING TO 17 COUNTRIES)
 
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