Emigrate and emigration – denote the departure by sea out of British India of a Native of India under an agreement to labour for hire in some country beyond the limits of India other than the island of Ceylon or the Straits Settlements. Provided that a domestic servant when accompanying his employer shall not be deemed to emigrate within the meaning of the above definition.
Indian Government (1883). The Indian Emigration Act 1883. Government. https://www.fijijournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Indian-Emigration-Act-and-Colonial-Emigration-Rules.pdf