Police Clearance Certificate in India – Passport Office

Indian police clearance certificate from passport seva kendra. Pay fees online Rs 500. Processing time 1 to 30 days. Police verification may be required.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  18 Feb, 20


How to get Indian Police Clearance in India

If you are currently living in India, the Indian PCC should be obtained from Indian Passport services.

If you are currently living outside India i.e. you are an NRI, then you should get Indian police clearance from Indian Embassy.

Indian PCC Fees in India

The Indian Police clearance fees is INR 500 per person in India. Fees is non-refundable.

Indian PCC processing Time in India

Indian police clearance certificate is issued the same day (1 day)  on your visit to Indian passport office if there is no need for police verification.

If police verification is required, then it may take up-to 1 month. Indian PCC is issued after physical police visit to your address and a positive report.

Is Police Verification Required for PCC?

Police verification is required if your current residence address is different than what is written in your current valid passport.

  1. If your first passport was issued on 1 Jan, 2005 and you apply for certificate in 2012.

    You are currently residing at the same address as in current passport, then you are issued the PCC on the same day of appointment in passport office, without any new police verification.

  2. If your first passport was issued on 1 Jan, 2005 and was renewed on 1 Jan, 2015 with the same Indian address, then applying PCC any time until 31 Dec 2017 will not trigger any new Police verification.

    If you apply for PCC anytime after 1 Jan, 2018, there will be a physical police verification required, even if you have been staying at the same address.

    Police verification is valid for a period of 13 years, after which, a new one is required.

Documents for Indian PCC in India

#1 Application Receipt – or SMS on mobile from Passport services.

#2 Passport (Original) with self-attested photocopy of first two and last two pages including ECR/Non-ECR page and page of observation (if any).

#3 Current address proof

You are required to submit the proof of address of the present address only, irrespective of the date from which you are residing at current address.

  • Water Bill
  • Telephone (Indian landline or post paid mobile bill)
  • Electricity bill
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Election Commission Photo ID card
  • Proof of Gas Connection
  • Certificate from Employer of reputed companies on letter head
  • Spouse’s passport copy (First and last page including family details mentioning applicant’s name as spouse of the passport holder), (provided the applicant’s present address matches the address mentioned in the spouse’s passport)
  • Parent’s passport copy, in case of minors (First and last page)
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Rent Agreement – The Rent Agreement duly registered under Section 17 of the Registration Act, 1908 and executed in favour of the tenant by the landlord for a period of more than one year, will be accepted as a valid proof of address
  • Photo Passbook of running Bank Account (Scheduled Public Sector Banks, Scheduled Private Sector Indian Banks and Regional Rural Banks only)

How to Apply Indian PCC Online

#1 Register (create an account) on the Passport Seva Online Portal. Click on “Register Now” link on the Home Page.

Register passport seva kendra for Indian police clearance online
Register passport seva kendra for Indian police clearance online

If you have already registered earlier like when you applied for Passport, you can directly log in to your account.

#2 Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal.

#3 Click “Apply for Police Clearance Certificate“. You can either apply online or download and fill the form offline.

Apply Indian PCC in India
Apply Indian PCC in India

#4 Enter Passport Details: Fill your current valid passport details.

Indian pcc application form-passport details in India
Indian pcc application form passport details in India

#5 Country for which PCC is required: Select the country like Canada, Australia, UK or the country you are applying for.

#6 Purpose for which PCC is required:

Select the purpose. For Australia 189/190/489 PR, choose ‘Residence Permit‘.
For Canada PR, choose ‘Residence Permit‘.

Options for selecting purpose:

  • Citizenship/Nationality Application
  • Education/Research
  • Employment Visa/Work Permit
  • Immigration Purposes other than Citizenship
  • Long Term Visa Stay
  • Residence Permit
  • Tourist Visa
  • Others

#7 Applicant Details

Indian PCC application form Applicant details in India
Indian PCC application form Applicant details in India

If you do not have Aadhar card, then choose ‘No’ on the ‘Agree’ check box.

If you choose ‘yes’ check box, you will have to provide ‘Aadhar number’.

#8 Fill Family Details – Father Name, Mother Name and Spouse name (if married).

#9 Fill your current address. Choose Regional passport office (RPO) that you want to visit and then pay fees online.

You cannot change the RPO after saving the application form details.

#9 Click the “Pay and Schedule Appointment” link on the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” screen to schedule an appointment.

Online Payment is mandatory to book appointment.

You can pay by Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa), Internet Banking (State Bank of India (SBI) and Associate Banks and Other Banks) or SBI Bank Challan.

#10 Click the “Print Application Receipt” link to print the application receipt containing Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.

#11 Upload self-attested scanned copy (only pdf) of supporting documents.

You can scan using mobile Camscanner app.

#12 Visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where appointment has been booked within 90 days along with original documents.


   81 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

  1. supriya sharma
    supriya sharma 18 Feb, 20 at 4:02 pm

    How long is Indian PCC valid for, I’m waiting for my interview call for spousal visa for USA. My PCC was issued on May 2019.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 20 at 4:02 pm

      There is no validity mentioned on PCC. It depends on how long USA immigration considers it valid. Usually, it is 6 -12 months.

  2. Shailesh Kumar Narendra Kumar
    Shailesh Kumar Narendra Kumar 31 Jan, 20 at 4:25 pm

    We have applied for residence permit for Canada. Last date for submission of PCC is 4/02/2020 in Canada immigration department. We applied for PCC on 16/01/2020. Pl guide hoe to get earlier PCC from police commissioner office or SP office ahmedabad.
    Will it affect PR confirmation from canada immigration department if PCC process is delayed.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Jan, 20 at 4:25 pm

      PCC is issued by passport office and not police commissioner office.
      You can ask for time from Canada immigration officer by saying that Indian passport office is taking time to issue it.

      Where did you apply the PCC?

  3. anmol ahluwalia
    anmol ahluwalia 31 Jan, 20 at 4:25 pm


    I recently got a chalan for drunken driving in gurgaon. Will it appear in PCC?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Jan, 20 at 4:25 pm

      I don’t think Indian traffic police shares the challan data with Indian police. It should not appear. I am not sure though.

  4. Suman Halder
    Suman Halder 15 Jan, 20 at 9:29 am

    Hi, I have booked my PCC, with conditions of “Immigration purposes other than citizenship”, for Australian immigration.
    Will the same be acceptable or I will have to apply one for residence permit. Please inform.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Jan, 20 at 9:29 am

      That’s fine. You have selected correct option.

  5. Gurpreet kaur
    Gurpreet kaur 6 Jan, 20 at 1:22 pm

    Hi , I live in Spain from last 10 year . Now I am going to apply Spanish passport and I need P.C.C , my family member applied for me. But they rejected bcoz they said only mother, father, brother, sister can apply. In my family my mother, father brother all they live outside of India . I’m from Punjab . Can u help me , how can I get pcc.

  6. Shekhar Singh
    Shekhar Singh 11 Dec, 19 at 10:38 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have got a job offer from Australia and I am about to start my VISA process. Immigration agent from Australia has requested many documents and among them one is PCC. I am not sure if this a problem or not but this is where I need your advice. I got my passport issued in 2014 from Delhi. I was staying with my parents that time and now they moved to Pune last year. So I had a house rented under my name last year which I vacated in Aug 2019. Since I vacated my rented house I am travelling for work outside India and back in December end and then move to Australia in Feb.

    My office is in Gurgaon, I am working overseas on a project and I do not have a current address in delhi.

    So can I use my parent’s pune address as current address in PCC form and get PCC done in Delhi passport office since passport is issued from Delhi office. Please let me know if this is a right approach or happy to hear from you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Dec, 19 at 10:38 am

      If you are currently in Australia, then you should get PCC from Indian embassy in Australia.

      • Shekhar Singh
        Shekhar Singh 16 Dec, 19 at 2:38 pm

        Actually I am in Kuwait and back full and final on 26 Dec. Aand planning to apply from India only. Then in that case what shall I do.

  7. Uma
    Uma 5 Dec, 19 at 4:21 pm

    Hi.. Anil
    I am Govt Servant i am appling for australian pr, so i nedd pcc do i need noc from my office. I dont want to tell at office about my process.
    Kindly help me.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Dec, 19 at 10:38 am

      Why do you need NOC from your office? I am not aware of any such requirement to get Indian PCC.

  8. Razi Ahmed
    Razi Ahmed 17 Nov, 19 at 12:06 am

    My current address is different from my passport address.. Do I need to change address on my passport for PCC?
    Also, no one lives at the address mentioned in my passport because we relocated, so police verification will happen on that address also or I just have to do my PCC using current address and not worry about my address mentioned in passport?

    Kindly help as I need my PCC for Visa processing

  9. Venu Gopal
    Venu Gopal 6 Nov, 19 at 1:45 pm

    dear sir,
    i need pcc for work in airport for AEP pass (passport is vaild 5 yrs to apply for aep)

  10. Parvez Khan
    Parvez Khan 4 Aug, 19 at 4:29 am

    dear sir i had recieve pcc 25/7/2019 for kuwait(working visa) at passport office jaipur i found there is no seal of passport office jaipur only sign of officer its valid ya ya not for further visa stamping process
    if its valid tell me asap coz my visa exapring soon

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Aug, 19 at 9:12 am

      It should be valid if you got it from regional passport office.