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A Police Clearance Certificate is issued by the National Criminal Register (NCR). In Iceland, decisions of criminal cases involving individuals or legal entities are recorded in a national database, the National Criminal Register (“NCR”). This register is maintained by the office of Director of Public Prosecutions. Records are held in the register indefinitely and form the basis for criminal records disclosure. Police Clearance Certificate or Background Check (Criminal Records) Certificates (BCC) or is a document that is issued by the National Criminal Registry Govt. Agency, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Icelandic National Police, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. PCC Certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the (Iceland Police Authorities) 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 Iceland. 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 reside more than 6 months in Iceland.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

In order to obtain an Icelandic National police clearance certificate from Iceland. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided at our lab for Police Clearance Certificate. 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. You should send a written disclosure request to Director of Public Prosecution, Iceland. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Iceland, including full addresses.  The police clearance certificate should be authenticated by the Iceland Embassy also. The current processing time is 3 to 4 weeks for PCC. The certificate will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application.

Documents required for PCC

  1. A Letter from the Embassy requesting for the “Criminal Status” of the applicant
  2. Fully Completed Prescribed Application Form signed by the applicant.(personal particulars)
  3. Attested photocopies of your passports (All Pages) either by our Organization or Notary Public of the Current Passport and passport which you used while you were in Iceland
  4. Certified copy of your work Permit/Appointment Letter/Dependent Pass etc.
  5. Fingerprint impressions of both hands is duly attested by our organization on a prescribed fingerprint form
  6. A detailed self-explanatory letter stating the period of stay in Iceland and need for the said certificate
  7. Description form (Personal Particular) attested by our organization
  8. Certified Copy of Icelandic Identity Card. (if any)

Processing Time

We will give the original certificate in 4 weeks under normal mode of processing. (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

Prosecutions (Director of Public Prosecution)
Hverfisgötu 6,101 Reykjavik,Iceland

Address of Embassy in India

Embassy of Iceland
11 Aurangzeb Road,
New Delhi-110011

Check-list of Documents

Before leaving our office please ensure that documents in order-

  1. Prescribed application Form
  2. Provided Fingerprint Form duly attested by our Organization (or similar fingerprint form)
  3. Four recent coloured passport size Photographs
  4. Copies of two identification documents
  5. Application processing fees