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Migration of Indians



Migration of Indians
Data about global migration of Indian nationals is not maintained / available in this Ministry.

            Data about the number of Indian workers who emigrated through Emigration Clearance to 18 notified Emigration Clearance Required (ECR) countries is available with this Ministry.


            Data for emigration clearances granted during the last three years is as under:

Year
Emigration Clearance granted
2013
8,16,655
2014
8,04,878
2015
7,81,146

            According to the above data, there is 1.44% decrease during 2013 to 2014 and 2.94% decrease during 2014 to 2015, in the number of emigration clearances granted.

There is no provision for dual citizenship in India as per the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the rules made there under.

The Minister of State for the external Affairs Gen. Dr. V. K. Singh (Retd.) provided this information in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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Passports to Children
The Government has already put in place a liberal policy for issue of passports to children of single parents whereby they can obtain passports for their minor children by furnishing an affidavit in the form of Annexure ‘C’ in case of children disowned by other parent or children born out of wedlock; or Annexure ‘G’ in all other cases. There is, therefore, no need felt for any further modification in the present policy.

ANNEXURE ‘C’

SPECIMEN AFFIDAVIT TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OF A PASSPORT TO A MINOR CHILD BY A SINGLE PARENT OF THE CHILD BORN OUT OF WED-LOCK

(To be executed on non-judicial stamp paper of minimum value)

I, …………….(name of single parent) resident of ………………..............……… ….............……….solemnly declare and affirm the following :-

1. That I am the mother/father of ………………(name of the child) who is minor and on whose behalf I have made an application for his/her passport.

2. That no legally valid marriage ever existed between me and father/mother of the minor child.
OR

3. The father/mother of …………………..(name of the child) has deserted me after conception/delivery.

That …………………(name of the child) is exclusively under my care and custody since birth.


Place:
Date:

DEPONENT
Aadhaar Card No…………………………………..; or
Voter ID Card No………………………………..…; or
Passport No. ...............................................

VERIFICATION

Verified on …………… (date) at …………. (place) that the contents of the above mentioned affidavit are true and correct and nothing material has been concealed.


DEPONENT
Attestation with stamp

Note: Affidavit to be sworn before/attested by Judicial Magistrate /Executive Magistrate/Oath Commissioner/Notary Public.
ANNEXURE ‘G’

SPECIMEN AFFIDAVIT/DECLARATION BY APPLICANT’S PARENT OR GUARDIAN FOR ISSUE OF PASSPORT TO MINOR WHEN ONE PARENT HAS NOT GIVEN CONSENT

(To be executed on non-judicial stamp paper of minimum value)

I/We ……………………………………….. (name of the parent / guardian applying for passport) resident of ………………………………………………..solemnly declare and affirm as under :-

(I)        That I/we am/are the mother/father/parents/guardians of ………………….(name of the minor child) who is minor and on whose behalf I/we have made an application for his/her passport.

(II)       Signature/consent of Shri/Smt……………………….(name of the father/mother) who is the father/mother/parents of the child has not been obtained by me for the following one or more reasons:-

(a)           The father/mother of the minor applicant is travelling abroad/is on sea/travelling in India and unable to file consent; or/and
(b)          The father/mother is separated and  no court case is pending before the court regarding divorce/marital dispute/custody of the child; or/and
(c)           The father/mother has deserted and the whereabouts are not known; or/and
(d)          There is an ongoing court case for divorce/custody of the minor child and the court has not given any order prohibiting the issue of passport without the consent of father/mother; or/and
(e)           There is a court order for the custody of the minor child with a parent who is applying for the passport and consent of other parent (who has visitation rights) is not available or he/she is refusing to give consent/the other parent is not availing the visitation rights and his/her whereabouts are not known; or/and
(f)           The parents are judicially separated and custody of the minor child has not been defined in the court’s decree; or/and
(g)           The father/mother of……………………..(name of minor child) has deserted me after the conception/delivery. That…………………(name of minor child) is exclusively under my care and custody since separation/delivery.

(III)     That I/we only am/are taking care of ……………………….(name of the minor child) and he/she is exclusively in my/our physical custody.

(IV)     I/we also affirm that in the case of a court case arising due to issue of a passport to the minor child ……………..(name of the minor child), I/we would be solely responsible for defending the case and not the Passport Issuing Authority.

Signature of the parent(s)/
Guardian(s) applying for the Passport
Place:
Date:

Name(s):…………………………………………………..
Aadhaar Card No……………………………….…..; or
Voter ID Card No……………………………………; or
Passport no…………………………………………..

Attestation with stamp

Note: Affidavit to be sworn before/attested by the First Class Judicial Magistrate or the Executive Magistrate.

The Minister of State for the external Affairs Gen. Dr. V. K. Singh (Retd.) provided this information in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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Indo-Iran Ties
India welcomed the announcement of lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in January 2016. External Affairs Minister, in a letter to her Iranian counterpart, stated that the milestone represented triumph of diplomacy and signalled a new chapter of peace, progress and prosperity for Iran and our region opening up vast opportunities for our two countries to expand their ongoing mutually beneficial cooperation in a number of spheres including energy infrastructure and regional connectivity. Number of steps in this regard were also discussed during the Foreign Office Consultations led by the Foreign Secretary on the Indian side and Deputy Minister for Asia and Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Iranian side on 4 February 2016 in New Delhi. A contract between Indian Special Purpose Vehicle and Arya Bander of Iran for development of Chahbahar Port has been finalised. Government approved Credit of USD 150 million to Iran for development of Chahbahar Port. Requisite credit by EXIM Bank for beginning supply of 2.5 lakh tonne of steel rails under contracts negotiated by State Trading Corporation (STC) was also approved in January 2016. Indian oil companies are in negotiation with their Iranian counterparts for investment in Farzad B upstream project. Negotiations on an Agreement on India-Iran-Afghanistan Trilateral Transit Corridor have made progress and the next meeting of Experts to finalise the clauses will be held in India shortly.

Iranian banks’ accounts in India will be activated once Reserve Bank of India reinstates Iran under the Asian Clearance Union (ACU) mechanism. RBI has sought the concurrence of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance for reinstating Iran under the ACU. Also, requests of Iranian banks regarding reactivating their accounts existing in various Indian banks and opening branches in India are under consideration of Government/ Reserve Bank of India.

The meeting between Prime Minister and President of Iran Dr Hassan Rouhani in Ufa, Russia on 9 July 2015 on the margins of the SCO Summit provided a roadmap for developing India-Iran bilateral relations and consulting closely on regional issues. This meeting was followed by the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran in August 2015, which built on the momentum generated at Ufa. External Affairs Minister co-chaired Joint Commission Meeting with Minister of Economy and Finance of Iran on 28 December 2015 in New Delhi. In the Joint Commission Meeting, which was preceded by meetings of Joint Working Groups on Trade, Infrastructure and Energy, several decisions to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation were taken. These decisions pertain to India’s involvement in the Chahbahar port development and exploration of natural gas in Farzad B field etc.

The Minister of State for the external Affairs Gen. Dr. V. K. Singh (Retd.) provided this information in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


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