Govt unveils website for kin of deceased abroad


MANGALORE: Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has launched a new website to help the kin to apply online for transportation of mortal remains of the deceased emigrant in any of the ECR (Emigration Check Required) countries. The ECR countries are Malaysia, Jordan, UAE, Yemen, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Thailand.

If Indians in any of these above mentioned nations die, in such case their relatives and legal heirs can now apply at the MOIA website with effect from August 12, 2014, an official press communique from the office of Mangalore City Police commissioner here on Tuesday states. The communique advised people to log on to this website in case of need and obtain necessary assistance from the ministry in their time of distress.

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