A Police Clearance
Certificate or ‘Police Certificate’ is issued by the Department of Justice
(DOJ) California, to furnish state summary criminal history information to any
individual who is the subject of the record requested if needed in conjunction
with an application to enter the United States or any foreign nation. In
California, the criminal record information is maintained at the Department of
Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Investigation. PCC Certifying that the applicant has
never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the
(California Police Force).Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate
(PCC) are required to state the period of stay in California. 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 California.
Procedure of Getting Police Clearance
In order to
obtain a police clearance certificate from California. You should send a
written disclosure request to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of
Investigation. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Investigation
coordinates with immigration police, security police for obtaining police
clearance certificate. All the supporting documents must be certified, shall
only be considered by the consular Office. 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 on FD 258 Fingerprint Card. The original of the
fingerprints must be posted with your completed application form. We will
prepare some documents 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 California, including full addresses. Applicant must
apply with the Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided at our
Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. The certificate will be posted
to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application.
Documents required for Police Clearance
- Completed application form.
- Fingerprints Impressions on FD-258 Card.
- Three recent passport size photographs
(without wearing spectacles or Cap).
- Self-Attested colored scanned/photocopies of
your passports (current & old) and another Identity document.(email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Social security number (if any).
- Proof of residence in California State (if
- The purpose for PCC (Immigration Authority
Letter) or Letter stating the reasons for PCC.
We will give
the original certificate in 25 working days under normal mode of processing.
(The processing time will increases if a person was ever charged by the police)
is non-refundable once the application is processed.
Police Certificate Issuing Authority
of Justice Bureau of Investigation
Address of Embassy in India
U.S. Embassy, Consular
New Delhi –
Police Clearance Certificate Check-list