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On what grounds can an application for emigration clearance be rejected?

On what grounds can an application for emigration clearance be rejected?

Subject to other provisions of the Emigration Act 1983, the PoE may reject an application for emigration clearance on any one or more of the following grounds:

  • That the terms and conditions of employment which the applicant proposes to take up are discriminatory or exploitative.
  • That the employment which the applicant proposes to take up involves work of a nature which is unlawful according to the laws of India or goes against the public policy of India or violates the norms of human dignity and decency.
  • That the applicant will have to work or live in sub-standard working or living conditions.
  • That having regard to the prevailing circumstances in the country or place where the applicant proposes to take up employment or any other relevant circumstances, it would not be in the interest of the applicant to emigrate.
  • That no provision or arrangement has been made for meeting the expenses which may be incurred in case it becomes necessary to arrange for the repatriation to India of the applicant, or that the provisions or arrangements made in this regard are not adequate for the purpose.

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