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Efficient and effortless fingerprinting for Iowa police clearance. Our experts ensure seamless experience with the highest level of accuracy and reliability.


RealScan Biometrics provides fingerprinting services using advanced technology for background checks, identity verification, and legal documentation. Our Delhi-based agency specializes in fingerprinting solutions for visas, immigration, police clearance certificates, and work or study abroad needs adhering strictly to legal standards.

We take high-quality, clear, and smudge-proof fingerprints for Iowa police clearance certificate on original fingerprint cards using rolled and flat techniques accepted by law enforcement agencies globally. 

Note: We only do fingerprinting for Iowa PCCs. For reference, below is an overview of how to get a police clearance certificate from Iowa.



Overview

A Police Clearance Certificate or criminal history issued by “The Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)” maintains the records at Des Moines, Iowa. PCC Certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the (Iowa State 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 Iowa. 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 Iowa. DCI will not accept any requests for criminal history record information by phone or email.


Procedure of Getting Police Clearance Certificate from Iowa

You will have to write a letter to the Iowa State Police, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) stating that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our Organization (RealScan Biometric) to collect it on your behalf. Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. The applicant should also include, foreign and Iowa addresses (if applicable), date and place of birth, father’s name, mother’s name and maiden surname and a copy of a valid passport page including the personal details and photo. The certificate will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application. The Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) takes 2 to 3 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found.


Documents Required for Iowa Police Clearance Certificate

  • A letter explaining the purpose for which the police clearance certificate is required
  • Fully completed application form (Personal Particular)
  • A set of applicant’s fingerprint impressions (ten prints). The applicant must submit a set of his/her fingerprint impressions with Official stamp of certifying authority
  • Attach three recent coloured passport size photos with white background
  • A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in Iowa and need for the said certificate
  • Copies of the first three of the data pages of his/her passport as well as the pages containing Iowa visas, entry and departure stamps
  • Attach a copy of your new passport. (If applicable)


Processing Time for Iowa Police Clearance

15-20 working days. The processing time can be up to 4 months if a person was ever charged by the police.


Processing Fee for Iowa PCC

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


Iowa Police Certificate Issuing Authority

Division of Criminal Investigation

215 East 7th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319


Iowa Embassy Address in Delhi, India

U.S. Embassy,

Consular Section,

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri

New Delhi – 110021


Check-list of Documents for Police Certificate from Iowa

  • Application Form (Fully completed and signed)
  • Prescribed fingerprint form duly attested by our Organization
  • Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address
  • Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Iowa
  • Processing fee for the application
  • All copies of documents must be certified
  • Copy of the passport on which entry and final exit was stamped
  • Authority Letter for the individual who will deposit the fee and collect the PCC

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