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Information for Police Clearance Certificate

The Police Clearance Certificate details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in the India and is required as part of the visa process by the respective high commission or embassy. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), is a national unit. In India, the criminal record information is maintained at the National Crime Records Bureau, Indian Police Force. Police Clearance Certificate is a document that is issued by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Indian Police Force, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries.Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in India. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. First Entry and Last Exit date STAMP is also required. All pages of VISA (Colour Copy).

It is issued to any individual who resides more than 6 months in India.

Procedure of Getting Police Clearance Certificate

For foreign national the Police Clearance Certificate needs to be obtained from the District Police at the place of residence in India. Copies of such a certificate may be attested by the High Commission on production of the original. Applicant must apply with Completed Prescribed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided at our lab for Police Clearance Certificate. Ensure all sections are completed in BLOCK CAPITALS and in black ink, original signatures are required throughout. Documentary prove of legal stay in India is also required for this process. The certificates will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) take 8 to 10 working days to process the application if no criminal record found and after that they send the certified criminal record check (hard copy) via regular mail. Criminal record information released by the police is dated, numbered and stamped by a Deputy Commissioner of Police or other police officer of similar status. The document will also contain the signature of the relevant police officer. In case you need it urgently, the (NCRB) can send it to our Organization and then we forward it to you, via courier, at an additional cost.

Documents required for Police Clearance Certificate

  1. Fully completed application form: Ensure all sections are completed in BLOCK CAPITALS and in black ink, original signatures are required throughout.
  2. Colored copy of your passport. Clearly showing passport photo, personal information including expiry date, nationality, extension pages if applicable and signature.
  3. Two proofs of your current address. Official correspondence showing your name and address both dated within the last 6 months.
  4. ONE recent colour passport size photo (Approximately 45mm x 35mm).
  5. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in India and need for the said certificate or Schedule of background declaration (Address, Applicant).

Processing Time

We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 10 working days.  The processing time can be up to 1 month if a person was ever charged by the police.

Processing Fee

Applicable Fee

Payment is non-refundable once the application is processed.

Police Certificate Issuing Authority

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB),

East Block-7,

R.K. Puram,

New Delhi-110066,India.

Police Clearance Certificate Check-list

Before leaving our office please verify the check-list that documents in order-

  1. Application Form (Fully completed and signed).
  2. Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address.
  3. Self-attested photocopies of your passports.
  4. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in India.
  5. Processing fee for the application.
  6. All copies of documents must be certified.

Head Office

2443, Basement, Hudson Line,
Kingsway Camp, Delhi-110009
Email: pcc@fingerprintexpert.in
Call: +91-1145152301, +91-9599313306

Address of Embassy in India

Foreigners Division
Ministry of Home Affairs
Jaisalmer House
26 Mansingh Road (opposite Taj Mansingh
Hotel) New Delhi – 110001


  • Asked by : Aayush Jakhete
    2017-05-06 17:16:20
    This for foreigners. What about Indian student holding Indian citizenship who want to go abroad for 2 months internship.. ?
  • Asked by : Adeyinka
    2016-04-28 11:53:24
    Good Day, pls I would like to find out if you assist foreigners in getting police clearance for their stay while in india. I lived in india for 11 months and i've since gone back to my home country. Efforts to get it from where i am is impossible as i have to come all the way to india to get it. The police clearance is for immigration purposes only. I would appreciate your response. ?

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