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Introduction


Labour Section
(Indian Workers Welfare Center)

India is one of the major skilled/semi-skilled manpower-exporting countries in the world. About 10 million Indians are working in various parts of the globe. Of this, an estimated 5 million Indian nationals are working on temporary contractual employment, more than 90% of whom are in the Gulf countries. As per the statistics of the Government of the State of Kuwait, the size of the Indian community in Kuwait is expected to be closed to I million in end 2017.

The Embassy of India provides the following welfare services to Indian emigrant workers in Kuwait at its "Indian Workers Welfare Center" located at the Embassy:

Help Desk & Labour Complaints Desk:
(i)Provides guidance to Indian nationals on routine immigration, employment, legal and other issues, etc. It also provides illiterate workers assistance in filling up labour complaint forms. (Open from 9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 4.30 PM, Sunday to Thursday)

(ii)Accommodation: Indian domestic workers in distress are accommodated and provided food, clothes and other basic necessities, while their grievances are being addressed. .

Attestation of Work Contracts
As per the Emigration Rules of India, it is mandatory for all work contracts for recruitment of manpower from India, to be attested by the Embassy of India Kuwait. All sponsors in Kuwait who intend to recruit manpower from India are, therefore, required to follow the following procedures:

Private Sector Workers (Visa No. 18)
Work contracts, in prescribed format, are to be got attested by the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait. Thereafter the contracts are to be submitted to the Embassy of India for attestation (Open from 9 AM to 1 PM, Sunday to Thursday). A set of documents including the prescribed format of work contract and other documentation may be obtained from the Embassy of India or downloaded from the Embassy’s website:

Set of contract forms for recruitment of individual workers (Visa No. 18)
Set of contract forms for bulk recruitment of workers (Visa No. 18)
Time required for attestation:FIVE working days from the date of submission of documents complete in all respects. In case documents submitted are incomplete, a communication regarding the shortcomings will be sent to the company concerned within three working days.
Domestic Sector Workers (Visa No. 20)
Work contracts, in prescribed format, are to be submitted to the Kuwait Union of Domestic Labour Office (KUDLO) located at 19th Floor Behbehani Building, Sharq, Kuwait City (Phone 22412882 and 22413883) (open from 0830 HRS to 1600 HRS SATURDAY TO THURSDAY). A set of documents, including the prescribed format of the employment contract and other documentation, as also the contact details of KUDLO and insurance companies may be obtained from the Embassy of India or downloaded from the Embassy’s website:
http://www.indembkwt.org/forms/Visa_20_contract_domestic.pdf
ATTESTATION FEE SCHEDULE FOR ATTESTATION OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
It has been decided to revise the Indian Community Welfare Fund fee on attestation of employment contracts for Private Sector i.e. for Article No 18 and Domestic Sector Article No 20. The revised fee will be KD 1.000 (One Kuwaiti Dinar) with effect from 01-04-2015


S. No

Category of Contracts

Attestation of Employment Contract (EMI)

Attestation of Demand Letter

Attestation of Authorization Letter

Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF)

Total

1. Domestic Sector (Article 20)

(a)

Contracts for Male  Workers

KD 9.000 per contract

-

-

KD 1.000
per contract

KD 34.500 (includes Service charges of KD 24.500 )

2. Private Sector (Article 18)

(a)

Individual Contracts

KD 9.000

-

-

KD 1.000
for each work

KD 9.500

(b)

Bulk recruitment

KD 9.000 per contract

KD 3.250 per contract

KD 3.250 per letter

KD 1.000
for each worker

KD 16.000 [Extra KD 0.500(half Kuwaiti Dinar) per additional worker]

LEGAL ASSISTANCE : For initial legal assistance, please click at the Panel of Lawyers window available on the Embassy’s website.

Introduction of eMigrate system.

. The Mission has implemented (since June 2015) a web-based attestation and clearance system known as e-Migrate implemented by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, New Delhi. The e-Migrate system fully automates the operations of offices of Protector of Emigrants (PoE) and Protector General of Emigrants (PGoE). Also all key stakeholders in the emigration lifecycle like Indian Missions, PGoE, PoE, Employers, Recruiting Agents, Emigrants and Insurance Agencies are electronically linked on a common platform. The system is transparent and the emigrant is protected as he/she is able to verify all documents online basis related to his employer, and his prospective employment. The above system has been introduced in all 17 ECR countries. As on date, over 35,000 foreign employees in Kuwait have registered in E-Migrate system



Use of e-Migrate System by Foreign Employers

• The system has been developed to allow Foreign Employers to apply on line for Demand approval to Indian Mission/Consulate.  However, to apply online, the Employer would need to obtain user id and password by submitting/uploading employer’s/company’s details i.e. commercial license, Chamber of commerce license, authorized signatory, Civil ID of the sponsor (all with English translation) and duly filled in Foreign Employer Letter ( available on  on website) (http://www.emigrate.gov.in).
• On receiving the application of the Foreign Employer, the Labour section of the Embassy would verify the details submitted by the employer.  The Embassy approves or rejects application for granting access to Foreign employer (FE) based on the scrutiny of the documents and verification of the application’s credentials, If the application is approved, the Employer would be allowed to use e-Migrate system and would receive login credentials to access e-Migrate system.
• Foreign Employer applies online for demand approval and attestation.
• The entire process of demand aapproval will be through eMigarte system and in this case employer and demand details will be uploaded by the respective employer himself.

 Demand approval/attestation process
 Employer to submit demand details on eMigrate portal using its id and password.
 In case Foreign Employer (FE) proposes that the recruitment for such demands will be done through Recruiting Agents(RA), Foreign Employer(FE) to deposit requisite fee with this Embassy for attestation of the documents.
 In case the Foreign Employer proposes that the recruitment for such demands will be done directly, it is mandatory that the contract of the workers for ECR category is attested by the Embassy.
 eMigrate system auto approves the Demands where recruitments is to be done through licensed recuriting Agent’s, if demand details satisfy the prescribed criteria such as Minimum Referral Wages(MRW). In other cases, Embassy officials scrutinize demand application and gives approval on the system.
 For further detailed information please visit: https://emigrate.gov.in/ext/help.actiion

Note: Foreign Employers are advised not to share their login ID and password with outsiders/temporary employees (Mandoup)and Recruiting Agencies for its possible misuse.




 

 eMigrate System

Introduction of eMigrate system. The Mission has implemented web-based attestation and clearance system known as e-Migrate implemented by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, New Delhi in June 2015. The e-Migrate system fully automates the operations of offices of Protector of Emigrants (PoE) and Protector General of Emigrants (PGoE). Also all key stakeholders in the emigration lifecycle like Indian Missions, PGoE, PoE, Employers, Recruiting Agents, Emigrants and Insurance Agencies are electronically linked on a common platform. The system is transparent and the emigrant is protected as he/she is able to verify all documents online basis related to his employer, and his prospective employment. The above system has been introduced in all 17 ECR countries.


The main collective aim of creating e-Migrate project is to transform emigration into a simple, transparent, orderly and humane process with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs. The purpose of regulating the deployment of Indian nationals seeking foreign employment is to ensure that the Indian nationals obtain legally valid employment abroad under acceptable conditions. This is achieved mainly by verifying employment contracts, regulating the recruitment through licensing the recruiting agents (RA), Issuing permits to the Foreign employers/Project Exporters more vulnerable to violation of employment contract and recruitment abuses.


Demand Approval Process

  • Foreign Employer (FE)
  • To register into emigrate system online through Internet explorer (only)-
  • Register their details and to upload the requisite company’s documents

 

Submit the registration form (duly signed) along with the photo copies of the uploaded documents to the Embassy for verification and approval.
eMigarte system authenticates and will issue an user-id and password to FE’s registered email.

  • FE need to mention the mode of recruitment – i.e.
  • Bulk recruitment through recruiting agency (or)
  • Direct recruitment

 

FE has to submit the following documents to the Embassy after duly vetted by Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Foreign Office, for verification and attestation by the Embassy:


Bulk Recruitment

Direct Recruitment

  • Demand Letter
  • Authorization Letter
  • Specimen Contract
  • Employment Contract

 

FE need to login to the eMigrate system with their given user-id and password.

 

Procedure to be followed

Bulk Recruitment

Direct Recruitment for Visa Article 18 (private company & 20 (domestic)

eMigrate system- go to service menu

Raise Demand – fill up the form with required details and upload the copy of the demand documents attested by the Indian Embassy.

FE will receive an acknowledgement with PT number.

FE to submit copies of acknowledgement mail and demand letter to the Embassy for issue of Demand ID.

eMigrate system – service menu

Direct Recriutment – fill up the form with required details and upload the copies of passport, visa and employment contract attested by the Embassy.
eMigrate system will generate employment contract, which needs to be attested by the FE.
FE will receive two email communication in their registered email id mentioning emigrant’s

  • Job id and
  • Job description

FE should send the foolowing (5) documents to the emigrant:

  • System generated contract of the emigrant duly attested by the FE
  • Job ID for which the emigrant has been recruited
  • Job description for the emigrant
  • Original visa (18/20)
  • Original employment contract attested by the Embassy.

 



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