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Introduction

The Police Clearance Certificate for getting visa by the Public to go abroad is being issued hitherto by the Government in Home Department.

Eligibility

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Instructions

  • You can obtain Police Clearance Certificate by submitting the filled in Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Application Form at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/, within the jurisdiction of your Passport Office (PO).
  • You need to attach the self-attested photocopies of all required documents along with the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Application Form.
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) can only be issued for one country through one application form.
  • There is no age limit for getting the Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) can be issued to minors, if a country asks for the same.

Please refer below various cases for issuing Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) in various cases:

  • Police Verification Report in respect of the existing passport is clear and there is no subsequent adverse entry in the system Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) will be issued on the same day at PSK/ Mini PSK. The PCC shall be issued on the same day only if the previous police verification has been done in the last 6 months. Else this has to undergo another police verification post which the PCC has to be collected from the PSK.
  • Police Verification was not required when the passport was issued as the applicant was then a minor and has now become an adult Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) will be issued only after completion of police verification process. After PVR is received, Passport Office (PO) will inform the applicant through e-mail/ letter. Applicant needs to come to the Passport Office (PO) with his/her passport to collect Police Clearance Certificate (PCC). Country for which Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is being issued will be stamped on the passport.
  • Police Verification was not required when the passport was issued as the applicant was a dependent of a Government employee
  • Police Verification process could not be completed at the time of issuance of passport due to various reasons
  • Applicant's present address is different from that mentioned in the passport
  • Any other such cases where passport was issued without police verification

Required Information

  • Passport Number
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Place of Issue
  • Country for which PCC is required
  • Name of the Applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Marital Status
  • Employment type
  • Education Qualification
  • Family Details
  • Residential Address
  • Period of residing

Procedure

  • If you are in India, you can submit the filled in Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Application Form at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/, within the jurisdiction of your Passport Office.
  • If you are abroad, you need to contact the respective Indian mission/post of that country.
  • You need to attach the self-attested photocopies of the required documents along with the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Application Form.

N.B Link where you can apply for PCC http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/locatePSK/locatePFCInp

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Required Documents

  • Passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first two and last two pages, including ECR/Non-ECR page (previously ECNR) and the page of observation (if any), made by Passport Issuing Authority and validity extension page, if any, in respect of short validity passport.
  • Proof of Present Address (if address is different from the one mentioned on passport). You are required to submit atleast 1 of the documents listed below.
    • Water Bill
    • Telephone (landline or post paid mobile bill)
    • Electricity bill
    • One year statement (with transactions)/ Passbook of running bank account (Scheduled Commercial bank excluding Regional Rural banks and local area banks)
    • Income Tax Assessment Order
    • Election Commission Photo ID card
    • Proof of Gas Connection
    • Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head ( some PSK's don't recognize this as a valid address proof)
    • Spouse's passport copy (First and last page including family details), (provided the applicant's present address matches the address mentioned in the spouses passport)
    • Applicant's current and valid ration card
    • Parent's passport copy, in case of minors(First and last page)

Fees

You have to pay Rs 500 while filling the form online. this can be paid through credit card/ debit card or net banking. Also a chalan process is there where you get a chalan number and you can pay the same in statebank branches. for the tatkal scheme you have to pay 500 during online application and the rest can be paid in the passport office in cash

Validity

There is no validity specified for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC). However, if the particular country asks for a specific validity, then you need to meet Assistant Passport Officer (APO) at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) for the same.

Validity is six months as confirmed by Coimbatore passport office on 08/10/2013


Police certificates are not required for periods spent in the United States. Police certificates from certain countries are considered unobtainable. All police certificates are considered to be valid for one year from the date of issuance and must be valid on the day the your visa is issued. Refer : http://mumbai.usconsulate.gov/ivpolicecertificates.html

Documents to Use

Passport in original with self-attested photocopy of its first two and last two pages, including ECR/Non-ECR page (previously ECNR) and the page of observation (if any), made by Passport Issuing Authority and validity extension page, if any, in respect of short validity passport. Proof of Present Address (if address is different from the one mentioned on passport). You are required to submit atleast 1 of the documents listed below. Water Bill Telephone (landline or post paid mobile bill) Electricity bill One year statement (with transactions)/ Passbook of running bank account (Scheduled Commercial bank excluding Regional Rural banks and local area banks) Income Tax Assessment Order Election Commission Photo ID card Proof of Gas Connection Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head Spouse's passport copy (First and last page including family details), (provided the applicant's present address matches the address mentioned in the spouses passport) Applicant's current and valid ration card Parent's passport copy, in case of minors(First and last page)

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

2-4 weeks

Office Locations & Contacts

Locate Passport Seva Kendra http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/locatePSK/locatePFCInp

normally it takes 15 - 20 days to get an appointment from passport seva kendra PSK. After that you generally get PCC in 2 weeks. this service is faster than the passport service.

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Information which might help

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Passport Seva – Consular, Passport & Visa Division http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/welcomeLink

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) in India http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AiwwSGcQj5gm2uQqBBkVvsS5HQx.;_ylv=3?qid=20121016172156AAwOYro

Others

  • The Police Clearance Certificate for getting visa by the Public to go abroad are being issued hitherto by the Government in Home Department. In order to simplify the issue of Police Clearance Certificate for getting visa, the Government have issued orders entrusting the issue of Police Clearance Certificate to the visa applicants by the concerned Superintendents of Police/ Commissioners of Police without levy of any fee for this purpose.
  • Hence, the General Public, who are in need of Police Clearance Certificate for getting visa to go abroad are requested to apply directly with the concerned Superintendents of Police/ Commissioners of Police and get the required Police Clearance Certificate there itself.
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