Ministry of External Affairs
Government of India

Pre Departure Orientation Training Online Registration Module

About PDOT

In light of Ministry of External Affairs motto ‘Surakshit Jaaye, Prashikshit Jaaye, Vishwas ke Saath Jaaye” MEA started its flagship program, Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) in 2018. Under this program, the emigrant going abroad for employment is given a free of cost 8 hours Orientation training in order to apprise him with the Dos and Don’ts of the country of employment, his rights and welfare measures made available to him by Government of India. PDOT started with 4 centres in Delhi and Mumbai and has now expanded to 39 PDOT centres across India in partnership with State Governments and NSDC.

Benefits of PDOT

This training helps migrant workers in learning about the culture, language and regulations of their destination country to ensure their safety and security. Further, the program gives the migrant an opportunity to know about the welfare measures undertaken by Indian Government for their benefit such as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF), Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY), eMigrate Portal, MADAD Portal, Pravasi Bharatiya Kendras (PBSKs) and 24 X 7 helplines at Indian Embassies and Consulates.

Online PDOT Registration

In the aftermath of strict lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic various type of travel restrictions were put in place and it was getting difficult for an Emigrant to travel to the PDOT centre. Thus, to ensure seamless delivery of PDOT to the Indian Emigrants, and to enable them to undergo PDOT as per their convenience, Online PDOT module has been introduced by MEA as another step towards ensuring safe and legal migration. In this module every emigrant has a choice to either undergo Online or Offline PDOT at each centre as per their convenience. At the end of the training they have the option of downloading the PDOT completion certificate. This intervention is proving to be a landmark step in empowering our Indian Emigrants and will expand the reach of PDOT multiple times.

To know the procedure for Online PDOT registration kindly visit:

Offline PDOT Centers | Online PDOT Centers | Online PDOT Process | PDOT Booklet