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Information for Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance Certificate or Certificate of Criminal Record-PCC Certificate is an official document that is issued by The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD). TMPD will issue a police certificate, when you are required by foreign authorities (an embassy, immigration agency, etc.) to submit it to them. To apply for the certificate, you must write a letter to stating that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our organisation to collect it on your behalf. National Police Agency (NPA) to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. The National Police Agency (NPA), certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, 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 Japan. 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 Japan.

Procedure of Getting Police Clearance Certificate

In order to obtain a police clearance certificate from Japan. You should send a written disclosure request to Japanese Embassy in the country where you are currently residing. You have to fill the prescribed application form in all sections completed in BLOCK CAPITALS with black ink. Obtained a complete set of 10 fingerprint impressions* taken by a qualified fingerprint officer at our lab. The original of the fingerprints must be posted with your completed application form. We will prepare some document which need you to sign and send us. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Japan, including full addresses. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided at our lab for Police Clearance Certificate. The certificate will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application. The police clearance certificate should be authenticated by the Japanese Embassy. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) takes 2 to 3 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. We forward it to you with in a short interval of time, via courier, at an additional cost.

Documents required for Police Clearance Certificate

  1. A letter explaining the purpose for which the police clearance certificate is required.
  2. A document that confirms your necessity of the certificate: for example, a letter from the authority stating the requirement to submit it.
  3. Fully completed application form (Personal Particular).
  4. Two recent passport size photographs of the applicant.
  5. A certified copy of document that shows you lived in Tokyo (an official copy of your Alien Registration Card).
  6. A copy of your passport, driving license or similar for identification purposes.
  7. A set of applicant’s fingerprint impressions (ten prints). The applicant must submit a set of his/her fingerprint impressions duly attested by our organisation.
  8. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in japan and need for the said certificate.
  9. Copies of the first three of the data pages of his/her passport as well as the pages containing Japan visas, entry and departure stamps.

Processing Time

We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 15 to 20 working days. (The processing time will increases 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 Police Certificate Sub-section
1st Foreign Affairs Section
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
2-1-1, Kasumigaseki
Tokyo, Japan

Police Clearance Certificate Check-list

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

  1. Copy of the current passport.
  2. Copy of the passport on which Japanese entry and final exit was stamped.
  3. Authority Letter for the individual who will deposit the fee and collect the PCC.
  4. Application Form (Fully completed and signed).
  5. Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address.
  6. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Japan.
  7. Processing fee for the application.
  8. All copies of documents must be certified.

Head Office

2443, Basement, Hudson Line,
Kingsway Camp, Delhi-110009
Call: +91-1145152301, +91-9599313306

Address of Embassy in India

Embassy of Japan

Plot No.4&5,
50-G Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110021

  • Asked by : Pat Brown
    2019-07-09 23:12:13
    needing to know how to or can I receive a background check (police clearance) from Japan for my fiances K1-visa that will allow her to come to USA from the Philippines. this is a requirement from the U.S.C.I.S. due to the fact that she lived in Japan from 2014 - 2017. . ?
  • Asked by : hannah jane cabalfin
    2019-05-28 18:46:42
    Hi good evening i am a trainee here in japan for 3years i just want to ask if where i could get a police clearance i am residing in chiba,my husband requested me to go to canada and one of my requirements is police clearance,can you help me how to get one,,thank you . ?
  • Asked by : atul dhakal
    2017-05-13 06:30:54
    I want to obtain police certificate from Japan I already applied It from embassy of Japan but they told me it takes more than 2 to 3 months now I am in Kathmandu nepal I am scheduled my interview in june1st at us embassy Kathmandu how can I apply it to get As soon as possible by your side thanks . ?
  • Asked by : pranita
    2017-04-28 09:59:56
    Hi, i just want to know one information i live in australia but one of my relative is trying to apply australia from Japan but dont know much information about police clearance. How can he apply for police clearance and will he get PCC as he is not permanent yet still working in japan. If he will get but what are the process and whome should he meet in japan in which place. How much will it cost? How long will it take to get PCC? Thank you. ?
  • Asked by : amit
    2017-02-23 15:20:46
    Need a PCC of japan , how can i get it help me .. ?
  • Asked by : Girish Hari
    2016-05-31 10:34:28
    Can you let me know if i can get Japan PCC directly or want for the Australian immigration to send me a letter requesting the same. ?

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