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Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
This is a document issued by the Consulate/High Commission, certifying that the applicant has never been involved with the Indian police, and required when a person applies for emigration status to countries.
Effective 1 March 2014, PCC / IDLV application service charges have been changed to $4.60 (Inclusive of GST). This rate will be applicable to all applications accepted at IPVSC centres on or after 1 March regardless of the date of completion or payment Online. In another update, return of all applications of PCC / IDLV will be done by overnight courier only.
Passport must be valid for minimum six months from the date of application.

PCC for foreign passport holders: Application from foreign nationals will be accepted only on pre-approval basis and issuance of PCC is subject to clearance/verification from concerned authorities in India. Applicants are required to provide the details of registration done with FRRO during their stay in India.
Police Clearance Certificate Application

Step 1
Read the requirements and gather details to prepare your application.

Step 2
Complete the application ONLINE, download & print the form/s, read and complete checklist

Step 3
Check fees payable and payment Fees are also automatically calculated once you apply Online.

Step 4
Sign form/s and checklist at all indicated places

Step 5
Ensure photos are as per specifications

Step 6
Check processing times based on your requirements. Remember this can take 4 weeks to 2 months to process and your original passport cannot be withdrawn during processing. If you need to withdraw your passport you will need to lodge a fresh application once again.

Step 7
Attach all supporting documents required as per the checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted and will be returned.

Step 8
Submit your application based on jurisdiction by Express Post/Courier in person or through a representative (where you reside determines where you need to submit your application)

Step 9
Track your application online. If your application is not processed in 4 weeks it will take 2 months to process and cannot be fast tracked.

Step 10
Your completed application will be returned to you by the mode of delivery selected by you once processed.