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FAQ on Recruitment from India (Recruiting Agents, Foreign Employer, Project Exporter)

What is the process of registering as a RA?

The detailed procedure of registering as a RA is available on the website of MOIA and emigrate.

I am a foreign employer. What is the procedure for recruiting unskilled workers from India?

This has to be done only through registered recruiting agents in India.

What is the procedure for getting the Emigration Clearance?

Register through eMigrate and submit the required documents and pay the fee.

Is there a prescribed age limit for hiring women migrants in ECR category?

Yes, women who are below 30 years cannot go to ECR countries for employment.

Do Indian nurses require emigration clearance for working as nurse abroad?

Indian nurses going for employment to 18 ECR countries now require emigration clearance from 31.05.2015. However, there is no age bar for them like housemaid/ domestic servant. Henceforth, recruitment of nurses for overseas employment will initially be restricted through state run recruiting agencies viz NORKA Roots, Kerala. Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants (ODEPC) Ltd. Kerala and Overseas Manpower Corporation Ltd, Tamil Nadu.