Documents Required for Non-ECR
Non-ECR Category Document(s) Required
All holders of Diplomatic/official Passports No separate document is required except Diplomatic passport.
All GAZETTED Government servants, their spouses and dependent children.
  1. For Gazetted Government servants
     i) Identity Certificate as per Annexure B
     OR
     ii) No Objection Certificate as per Annexure M
  2. For spouses of gazetted government servants
     i) Identity Certificate as per Annexure B
     OR
     ii) An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by Registrar of
     OR
      iii) Joint Affidavit as per Annexure D
  3. For dependent children of gazetted government servants
      i) Identity Certificate as per Annexure B
     OR
     ii) Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth Certificate by Registrar of Births and Deaths
     OR
     iii) School leaving certificate / Secondary School leaving certificate/ Certificate of Recognized Boards from the school last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution
     OR
     iv) Passport copy of the government servant
All persons having educational qualifications of matriculation and above Matriculation Pass Certificate
All persons above the age of 50 years
  1. 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 from 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 applicants (Less than 5th class)
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
Income-Tax payers (including Agricultural Income-Tax payees) in their individual capacity, their spouses and dependent children below the age 18 years
  1. i) Proof of assessment of income tax and actual payment of income tax for last one year
     OR
      ii) Income Tax return statement (with income tax being paid by the applicant) for last one year that is stamped by income tax authorities and a copy of the PAN card
    Note: i) Proof of payment of advance tax is not sufficient. You need to submit additional documents as specified above
    ii) Applicants submitting NILL income tax return statement are not eligible.
  2. For spouses, certificate signifying relation
     i) An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Marriage Registrar needs to be submitted. For verification, spouse's name needs to be endorsed in the applicant's passport.
     OR
  3. For dependent children certificate signifying relation
     i) Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth Certificate by Registrar of Births and Deaths
     OR
     ii) School leaving certificate / Secondary School leaving certificate/ Certificate of Recognized Boards from the school last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution
Persons possessing two years diploma from any institute recognized by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) or State Council of Vocational Training (SCVT), or persons holding three years diploma/equivalent degree from institutions, such as Polytechnics recognized by the Central/State Governments of India Pass Certificate issued by the Institute
Nurses possessing qualifications recognized under the Indian Nursing Council Act. 1947 Nursing Certificate
All professional Degree holders , their spouses and dependent children. Examples of professional degree holders are Doctors holding MBBS degree or equivalent degree in AYURVED or HOMEOPATHY, accredited Journalists, Engineers, Chartered Accountants, Cost Accountants, Lecturers, Teachers, Scientists, Advocates, etc
  1. Certificate of the professional degree held
  2. For spouses, certificate signifying relation
      i)An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by the Marriage Registrar needs to be submitted. For verification, spouse's name needs to be endorsed in the applicant's passport.
     OR
      ii) Joint Affidavit as per Annexure D
  3. For dependent children certificate signifying relation
     i) Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Authority or any office authorized to issue Birth Certificate by Registrar of Births and Deaths
     OR
      ii) School leaving certificate / Secondary School leaving certificate/ Certificate of Recognized Boards from the school last attended by the applicant or any other recognized educational institution
All persons who have been staying abroad for more than three years (the period of three years could be either in one stretch or broken) and their spouses
  1. Passport copy (first two and last two pages, including ECR/Non-ECR page and the page of observation (if any), made by Passport Issuing Authority)
  2. For spouses certificate signifying relation
     i)An attested copy of marriage certificate issued by Registrar of Marriage
     OR
     ii) Joint Affidavit as per Annexure D
     OR
     iii)Spouse name should be endorsed on each others passport
  3. Applicant has to submit a written statement detailing all the dates of exit and entry into India and produce the passport for verification. (Format: Sl. No, Date of Exit. Port of Exit, Page Number of passport containing the stamp, Similarly details of corresponding entry. The last column should mention number of days spent outside India. This should be more than three years (1095 days).
Seamen who are in possession of Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC), or Sea Cadets and Deck Cadets

  1. Who have passed the final examination of three years B.Sc. Nautical Sciences courses at T.S. Chanakya, Mumbai and
  2. Who have undergone three months pre-sea training at any of the Government approved training institutes, such as T.S. Chanakya, T.S. Rehman, T.S. Jawahar, MTI (SCI) and NIPM, CHENNAI, after production of identity cards issued by the Shipping Master at Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai
Continuous Discharge Certificate
Persons holding Permanent Immigration Visa, such as the visas of UK, USA and Australia. Copy of Immigration Visas, or the Permanent Resident card of the country of stay
   Note:If the applicant does not have Non-ECR status then All such ECR passport holders need to obtain Emigration Clearance Certificate from the Protector-General of Emigrants, Ministry of Overseas India Affairs.