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QUESTION No-2136 INDIAN CITIZENS WORKING ABROAD

August 04, 2022

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No-2136
ANSWERED ON 04/08/2022

INDIAN CITIZENS WORKING ABROAD

2136. SHRI SANDOSH KUMAR P

Will the Minister of External Affairs be pleased to state:

(a) the total number of Indian citizens working in other countries, country-wise; and

(b) state-wise distribution of Indian citizens working abroad?

(a) & (b) As per data available on the e-Migrate portal, country-wise data of Emigration Clearance (EC) issued for 18 ECR countries during last three years is given in Annexure - A.PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.

State-wise distribution of ECR passport holding Indian citizens working in 18 ECR category countries, based on data available on the e-Migrate portal is given in Annexure B.PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.

Bureau of Immigration (BoI) maintains departure and arrival data of Indians. But there is no index for specifically capturing the category of Indians going abroad for employment/work purpose. Purpose of Indians for going abroad is usually captured manually based either on their verbal disclosure or the type of visa of the destination country produced by them at the time of according immigration clearance.

The number of Indians who verbally disclosed their purpose of visit either as employment/work or produced employment/work visa of the destination country while going abroad for the period from 01.01.2020 to 27.07.2022 is as below:

Year

2020

2021

2022 (till 27 July)

Number

7,15,770

8,33,845

13,02,240

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