India defers controversial ECNR registration for NRIs

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The Indian government on Wednesday deferred a controversial decision to make online registration mandatory for ECNR (emigration clearance not required) passport holders flying to 18 countries, including the UAE.
In a public notice, India’s top emigration officer who signed the advisory stated that the decision to make ECNR registration mandatory for Indians flying to these countries on employment visa has been “deferred due to difficulties raised by the community”.

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