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Criminal History Background Check or Police Clearance Certificate is an official document that is issued by the Department of Law and Public Safety, New Jersey. The New Jersey Criminal Records History is maintained at the Division of State Police, Criminal Information Unit to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. You will have to write a letter to the Department of Law and Public Safety, New Jersey stating that you require a PCC and that you are authorizing our organization to collect it on your behalf. These clearances are sometimes referred to as “Criminal History Background Check” or “Police Clearance Certificates”. These certificates must be valid at the time of issuance of the visa or other immigration permits. The Criminal Information Unit Office (Division of State Police) only, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the Division of State 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 New Jersey. Documentary proof of stay is to be provided. First Entry and Last Exit date STAMP is also required. All pages of VISA (Colour Copy). Applicants that have lived in New Jersey for more than 6 months at any time should obtain the Police Clearance Certificate.

The procedure of Getting Police Clearance Certificate

You should send a written disclosure request to the Department of Law and Public Safety, New Jersey. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, place, and period of all residences in the New Jersey, including full addresses. Applicant must apply with the Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. The New Jersey State Police will not issue the certificates to applicants not in possession of a dependent pass/work permit. The New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State Police, Criminal Information takes 2 to 3 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. The certificate will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application.

Documents required for Police Clearance Certificate

  1. Completed application form
  2. Fingerprints Impressions on FD-258 Card
  3. Two recent passport size photographs (without spectacles & Cap)
  4. Self-Attested colored scanned/photocopies of your passports (current & old) and another Identity document.(email:
  5. Purpose for PCC (Immigration Authority Letter) or Letter stating the reasons for PCC
  6. Social security number (if any)
  7. Documentary proof of last residential address in New Jersey State

Processing Time

We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 30 working days. (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

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

Address of Embassy in India

U.S. Embassy, Consular Section,
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021