6 Useful Portals by Indian Government for Students Studying Abroad

Updated on 05 January, 2024

Bulbul Sharma

Bulbul Sharma

Manager- Content @upGrad

For those looking to ease out their international student journey abroad, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India has suggested a number of portals, serving as a one-stop solution for all concerns related to visas, immigration, registration of grievances and others.

In light of the recent India-Canada conflict and the resultant uncertainties for those aiming to study or work overseas, these Indian government-recognized portals serve a higher purpose of connecting Indians abroad with the government in the times of adversities. 

MADAD Portal

The MADAD Portal, or Consular Services Management System, is a web-based platform that provides consular services to Indian nationals and students abroad. It can be used to register grievances, track their status, and get updates from the MEA.

Check out the Portal

Student Registration Portal

The Student Registration Portal allows Indian students studying abroad to register voluntarily with the MEA. This helps the MEA to track the number of Indian students abroad and provide them with assistance in case of an emergency.

Register Now

India Centre for Migration (ICM) Website

ICM is a think tank under the MEA that focuses on migration issues. Its website provides information on migration trends, policies, and research. It also includes a section on migration and education, which contains resources for Indian students studying abroad.

Know More About ICM


e-Sanad is a platform aimed at providing online attestation and apostille of documents. This is particularly beneficial for students who require the authentication of their Indian-origin academic certificates by foreign institutions.

It provides a transparent, accessible, and affordable mechanism for users to get their documents attested or apostilled.

Check the services here

MEA India Mobile Application

This mobile app is an initiative by the MEA to bridge the gap between the ministry and the vast diaspora of Indians residing abroad.

It offers a range of services including real-time updates on public advisories, locating the nearest Indian mission or post, and even setting up appointments.

Download the App Now 

Passport Seva Portal

It’s an essential portal for all passport-related services and queries. Indian students abroad often require assistance with passport renewals or other related issues that can be easily resolved via this issue. 

Key Features: Enables users to apply for a new passport, renew an existing one, or seek any passport-related services.

Visit the Portal

Related Social Media Accounts

In addition to these portals, the MEA also has a number of social media accounts where Indian students abroad can get information and assistance. These include:

  • Twitter: @MEAIndia, @DrSJaishankar
  • Facebook:  facebook.com/MEAINDIA
  • YouTube: youtube.com/user/MEAIndia


Indian students studying abroad are encouraged to use these portals and social media accounts to stay informed and to get assistance from the MEA if needed.

Bulbul Sharma

Manager- Content @upGrad

Bulbul is a self-driven professional and an expert writer & editor. She has been a part of the ed-tech industry for the past 2 years now and is motivated to provide study abroad aspirants with factually correct and relevant information. Her knack for impactful writing makes her blogs worth a read!

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