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Police Clearance Certificate or Criminal History Record Check is a document contains the details of any “disclosable” convictions relating to the applicant under Criminal Law (The North Dakota State Police). Police Clearance Certificate is issued by the Criminal Record Section, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, certifying that the applicant has never partaken in any criminal activity that led to the involvement of the North Dakota State Police Authorities, and is also required when a person applies for an immigration status to other countries. The PCC details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in the North Dakota State and is required as part of the visa process by the respective High Commission or Embassy. Person applying for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) are required to state the period of stay in North Dakota State. 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 North Dakota State.

Procedure of Getting Police Clearance Certificate

In order to obtain a police clearance certificate from North Dakota, applicant should write an application letter explaining why police certificate is being requested. Documentary prove of legal stay in North Dakota is also required for this process.  Applicant must apply with Completed Application Form (Personal Particular) provided by our Organization for Police Clearance Certificate. You have to fill the prescribed application form in all sections completed in BLOCK CAPITALS with black ink only. Obtained a complete set of 10 fingerprint impressions* taken by a qualified fingerprint officer at our lab. The Criminal Record Section, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation Police Headquarters, and (North Dakota Police Service) takes 3 to 4 weeks to process the application if no criminal record found. The applicant should furnish his or her full name, date and place of birth, place and period of all residences in the North Dakota, including full addresses. The certificates will be posted to the forwarding address as indicated by the applicants in the application.

Documents required for Police Clearance Certificate

  1. A letter explaining the purpose for which the police clearance certificate is required
  2. Fully completed application form (Personal Particular)
  3. Two recent Passport size photograph with a white background, taken within the past 3 months (only photos with a white background will be accepted)
  4. Certified copy of your work permit card or dependant card (if applicable)
  5. 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
  6. Certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  7. A detailed covering letter stating the period of stay in North Dakota and need for the said certificate
  8. Two proofs of your current address. Official correspondence showing your name and address both dated.

Processing Time

We will give the original Police Clearance Certificate within 3 to 4 weeks.
(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

Criminal Record Section
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
4205 State Street
PO Box 1054
Bismarck ND 58502-1054

Address of Embassy in India

U.S. Embassy,

Consular Section,

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri

New Delhi – 110021

Police Clearance Certificate Check-list

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

  1.  Application Form (Fully completed and signed)
  2. Two proofs of current address showing both your name and address
  3. Certified copy of your passport visa page(s)
  4. Self-attested photocopies of your passports
  5. Document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in North Dakota
  6. Processing fee for the application
  7. All copies of documents must be certified.