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Police Clearance Certificate is an official document that is issued by “Department of Police Headquarters”, Colombo 01 to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. You will have to write a letter to state that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our organization to collect it on your behalf. The Department of Police Headquarter Office, (Inspector General of Police) certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of Sri Lankan Police authorities, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. The person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is required to state the period of stay in Sri Lanka. 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 Sri Lanka.

Procedure of Getting Clearance Certificate

In order to obtain a police clearance certificate from Sri Lanka. You should send a written disclosure request to Sri Lankan High The commission 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. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in Sri Lanka, including full addresses. The applicant must apply with the 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 Sri Lankan High Commission Embassy. The Sri Lankan Police Headquarter, Crime Record Bureau takes 3 to 4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. We forward it to you within a short interval of time, via courier, at an additional cost.

Documents required for PCC

  1. The fully completed application form or letter containing the information of the applicant
  2. A letter stating that you are authorizing our organization to apply on your behalf. (Power of Attorney)
  3. A copy of your passport, driving license or similar for identification purposes
  4. A set of applicant’s fingerprint impressions (ten prints). The applicant must submit a set of his/her fingerprint impressions duly attested by our organization
  5. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Sri Lanka and the need for the said certificate
  6. Copies of the first three of the data pages of his/her passport as well as the pages containing Sri Lankan visas, entry, and departure stamps

Processing Time

We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 2 to 3 weeks. (The processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police)

Processing Fee

Applicable fees        
Payment is non-refundable once the application is processed.

Police Certificate Issuing Authority

Inspector-General of Police.
Department of Police Headquarters.
Colombo 01, Sri Lanka

Address of Embassy in India

High Commission of Sri Lanka
No: 27, Kautilya Marg,
New Delhi 110021, India.

Check-list of Documents

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

  1. Colored Copies of both current and old passports
  2. Colored copies of National Identity Card
  3. Copy of the passport on which Sri Lankan entry and final exit was stamped
  4. Power of Attorney Letter
  5. Application Form (Fully completed and signed)
  6. Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address
  7. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Sri Lanka
  8. Processing fee for the application
  9. All copies of documents must be certified