Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
07-December-2011 16:30 IST
Web-Based Attestation Procedure for Overseas Indian Workers
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government is going to implement a web-based attestation procedure for the benefit of Indian workers going to the UAE for employment. The Web Based Attestation Procedure will include registration of employers, online filing of the demand, online receipt of documents from Indian Missions, filing of details of employees selected and finally the Emigration Clearance of the Protector of Emigrants (POE). This system will provide access to all data/information related to the recruitment of Indian Emigrant Workers in the country of destination to the Indian Mission, the employer, the Protector General of Emigrants (PGE) and the Protector of Emigrants (POE). Thus, the system will provide a data bank of the employer, the Indian worker, contract validation, control on recruitment and grievance redressal and the resolution of labour disputes.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has issued an advisory to all Indian Missions in the 17 Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries to implement Web Based Attestation procedures. These countries are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Libya, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan, Brunei, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Syria, Lebanon and Thailand.

This information was given by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affair, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today