ECR Vs Non ECR Know The Difference 

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ECR Vs Non ECR  Know The Difference


Passport is off utmost importance. For any kind of service may be getting another proof, or going for any task passport serves as a national identity. Keeping somebody’s passport without permission is also a crime. You need to keep your passport safe as it is used when you want to travel to any country. In this, the passport is of two types that is ECR and Non-ECR. You need to know the difference between both of them. Given below are clear details to it.

ECR Emigration Clearance Required


This category is mostly given to those group of the passport holders who are illiterate and labourers and are travelling for work in a number of Gulf countries like Iran, UAE, Indonesia etc. These Passport Holders during their emigration check by Protector of Emigrants POE they are informed about their rights and are given details of a number of fraudulent scams in which these citizens are lured into going for illegal activities in the name of work. Most of the time these labourers are caught and are jailed in foreign countries and further, they have no one to protect or save them. Long in their life period, they stay there in jail and they cannot even come back to their country.

Non ECR Emigration Check Not Required


As you can judge out by the name in this category falls the literate and educationally qualified citizens who are going to any country for any kind of purposes such as work, business or pleasure. They are kind of aware citizens who know about the law and well practice it accordingly

To learn about the procedure to get an ECR and NON-ECR passport and various documents required for the process visit here.

There are certain documents which you need to submit along for Non-ECR Passport

Documents Required for Non-ECR 

Non-ECR Category

Documents Required


1. For all the holders of Diplomatic/official Passports, no separate document needs to be submitted except Diplomatic passport.

2. All GAZETTED Government servants, their spouses and dependent children.

For Gazetted Government servants 

i Identity Certificate as per Annexure BOR 
ii No Objection Certificate as per Annexure M

For spouses of gazetted government servants

i Identity Certificate as per Annexure BOR

ii An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by Registrar of MarriageOR 

iii Joint Affidavit as per Annexure D

iv For dependent children of gazetted governmentservants 

Identity Certificate As Per Annexure BOR


i Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authorityor any office authorized to issue Birth Certificate byRegistrar of Births and DeathsOR 

ii School leaving certificate / Secondary Schoolleaving certificate/ Certificate of Recognized Boardsfrom the school last attended by the applicant or anyother recognized educational institution OR

iii Passport copy of the government servant

1. All persons who have educational qualifications of matriculation and above should show a Matriculation Pass Certificate

2. All persons above the age of 50 years 

i Birth Certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth and Death Certificate by the Registrar of Births & Deaths OR 

ii School leaving certificate / Secondary School leaving certificate/ Certificate of Recognized Boards of room the school last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution OR 

iii Affidavit sworn before a Magistrate/Notary stating date/place of birth as per the specimen in Annexure "A" by illiterate or semi-illiterate applicantsLess than 5th class

1. All children up to the age of 18 years. For re-issue of passport, after they attain the age of 18 years, documents to proof their non-ECR category has to be submitted, else ECR stamping will be done. Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth Certificate by Registrar of Births and Deaths

2. Income-Tax payers including Agricultural - Proof of assessment of income tax and actual

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