is a Police Clearance Certificate?
A ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ is a document issued
by the District Superintendent of Police to an applicant, which
certifies the following:
- That the applicant is a citizen of India
- That the applicant is indeed the person whose
photograph has been affixed on the PCC application form.
- That the applicant has not been involved in
any criminal case and that there is no criminal case pending
against him /her in the court of law as per district police
- That the applicant has not come to any adverse
notice, which would render him/her ineligible for the grant
Who needs a PCC?
A PCC is needed by all Indian citizens who apply for a visa for
visiting/ emigrating to a foreign country. The PCC has to be produced
before the concerned embassy/consulate alongwith the valid Indian
passport and other necessary documents. The PCC may also be needed
by Indian citizens living/working abroad who wish to apply for
foreign citizenship or for permanent resident status in a foreign
Who can issue the PCC?
The District Superintendent of Police of the district of which
the applicant is a permanent resident, is authorized to issue
How to apply for the PCC?
To apply for a Police Clearance Certificate, the applicant is
required to fill an application form that is available free of
cost at the Security Branch, District Police Office, Police Lines
Railway Police City. The duly filled-in application form may be submitted
personally or through a representative (having an authority letter
duly signed by the applicant).
An all-inclusive fee of Rs.300/- has to be deposited with Incharge
Security Branch against proper receipt. A copy of this receipt
must be attached with the application form.
The following documents must be attached alongwith the application
- Copy of valid Indian Passport
- Copy of any of the following documents as proof
of residence (if the applicant's present address is not the
same as that mentioned in the valid passport)
- Two copies of latest passport size photograph
in addition to one affixed on the application form