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Information for Police Clearance Certificate

The issuance of Police Clearance Certificate or Extract from the Criminal Records is a service provided by the Swiss Criminal Records Section, Federal Office of Justice, Switzerland which is solely in connection with a person’s application for a visa to visit or reside in another country. Applications for the Certificate for any other purposes will not be accepted. In Switzerland, the criminal record information is maintained at the Swiss Criminal Records Section. Extract from the Criminal Records certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Switzerland 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 Switzerland. 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 Switzerland.

Procedure of Getting Police Clearance Certificate

You will have to write a letter to the Switzerland Embassy stating that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our organisation to collect it on your behalf. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. You should send a written disclosure request to the relevant Consulate / Immigration Authority / Government Authority, which contains his or her name and clearly indicates that the production of the Certificate is required. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, and place and period of all residences in the Switzerland, including full addresses. A set of 10 fingerprint impressions* taken by a qualified fingerprint officer at our lab. The certificate will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application. The Federal Office of Justice takes 2 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found.

Documents required for Police Clearance Certificate

  1. A letter explaining the purpose for which the police clearance certificate is required. (A letter from the requesting entity)
  2. Two passport size photographs (4×6 cm).
  3. 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.
  4. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Switzerland and need for the said certificate.
  5. A certified copy of Switzerland Civil Identification Card of the applicant (if applicable)
  6. A clear & coloured Passport Photocopy (both Current & Old passport) as well as, three of the data pages of his/her passport as well as the pages containing Switzerland visas, entry and departure stamps, which shows the total period of the applicant’s stay in Switzerland.

Processing Time

We will give the original certificate within 15 days 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

Federal Office of Justice, Swiss Criminal Records Section,
Service for Private Individuals, Bundesrain 20,3003 Berne,

Police Clearance Certificate Check-list

Before leaving our office please ensure 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 Switzerland.
  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 :
Call : +91-1145152301, +91-9599313306

Address of Embassy in India

Embassy of the Swiss Confederation
Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi, Delhi 110021

  • Asked by : Werner Meyer
    2017-02-21 13:23:03
    Good day, I'm in process of applying for a permanent residence visa for my wife to live in Australia, we are currently living in South Africa. I understand She has worked in Switzerland. Can we take fingerprints here and post it to You for the police clearance Certificate? . ?

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