About Us Police Clearance Certificate

POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (PCC)

Police Clearance certificate is not a Passport service. Issue of PCC is a distinct miscellaneous service rendered on behalf of Police authorities in India and does not form an integral part of the Passport service.  Please note that competent authorities in India have decided that henceforth PCC will only be issued after receipt of fresh police verification on the PCC application. This will apply to all categories of applicants.   All PCC applications should be accepted only with a valid Passport and not with passport reissue applications. PCC may be applied after reissue of passport if it is due for renewal.

Applicant must note that if while applying for PCC, he/she is providing details in PCC application which are different than details available in his/her passport (such as name, place of birth, any discrepancy in parents’ name, change in marital status, addition/deletion of spouse name),  the applicant should instead of applying for PCC, should first apply for reissue of passport with changed/current particulars. After the reissue of passport with changed particulars, the PCC application must be submitted at the BLS.

Processing Time

PCC can be issued only after receipt of a ‘Clear’ report from Police authorities in India which is to be made available in the system by the concerned Passport office. This process may take 6-8 weeks. PCC can be issued earlier provided a ‘Clear’ report is received. Please note that there is no guarantee that PCC will be issued within the indicated time frame, as it is purely related to receipt of a ‘Clear’ report from authorities. After Police Verification, the report is sent by Police authorities for uploading purpose to the Regional Passport Office (RPO) concerned [applicant get to know at this stage that his police verification has been done], however, its transmission to RPO and its uploading by RPO in the system takes about 7-10 days. And once it is uploaded in the system, PCC is issued by the Consulate and dispatched through BLS. Those PCCs for which courier charges are paid are dispatched by BLS. In other cases, the PCC is keep at BLS office for collection by the applicant.

In view of this, applicants are requested to assess their requirements for obtaining PCC for India well in advance and submit their applications accordingly at the BLS. The PCC is valid for a period of 6 months and can be applied before if there is any expectation of its requirement for PR or renewal of work permit/study permit, etc. 

Emergency PCC:  Please note that there is no emergency PCC.  Hence, Consulate has discontinued acceptance of PCC applications at the Consulate. All PCC applications have to be submitted at the BLS, the outsourced agency.

Where to submit PCC applications:  All types of PCC applications are to be submitted at the BLS, whether by Indian nationals, Canadians or other foreigners of Indian origin or other foreigners who have stayed in India in the Past for education, training, family reason, etc. and need Police clearance for the period of their stay.  

Please note that Postal applications take longer to process at BLS.  Therefore, for faster processing, it is better to submit PCC application at BLS as walk-ins are allowed and walk-in applications are reaching Consulate, the next working day for processing.

BLS Walk-in Centres

Toronto: 1448 Lawrence Avenue E, Unit 6 A, ON M4A 2V6 / Phone: +1-416 307 2237

Brampton: 20 Gillingham Dr, Unit 701, Brampton, ON L6X 5A5 / Phone: +1-416 307 2237

Winnipeg: 1770 King Edward St, Winnipeg, MB R2R 0M5 / Phone: +1-204 285 3985

BLS Postal Application centre

Brampton: Unit 202, 10 Gillingham Drive, Brampton, ON L6X 5A5, Canada;

BLS Email/website: qc.ca@blsinternational.net  / Website - https://www.blsindia-canada.com/

POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (PCC)  TO INDIAN NATIONALS

Such applicants have to fill up application form on line and after completing application, take a print out and submit it with required documents at the BLS.  The applicant should provide correct permanent/present address in India with PIN CODE, at which his/her Indian citizenship and other particulars could be verified by his/her parents or relatives, and select correct Police Station. If the applicant has doubt about the Police Station under which his permanent/present address comes, he should google it or check it with Police Authorities in India, before filling up the application.

 

Requirements for PCC application:

  • Fill in the application form - https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/
  • Affix recent passport size photograph
  • A copy of first and last page of Indian passport of the applicant (original not required).
  • A copy of valid PR Card/Work Permit/Student Permit/ Visitor Record etc

[If you’ve received an ITA (for PR application, super visa) or have applied for renewal of these documents in case of expiry, please submit supporting documents at BLS, no need to seek approval from the Consulate]. Please note that if your work/study permit is expired and you have applied for its renewal in the last 3 months, your PCC application can be accepted at BLS with implied status, there is no need to seek Consulate’s approval.

  • Proof of current Canadian residence address: (copy of any one of the following)

Canadian Driving License /  SIN Letter bearing residential address /Utility bills -  Gas, Electricity, Water or Landline Telephone Bill displaying applicant's address /House Lease Agreement. (Note:  Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof).

  • Fee: C$ 44.40 (Fee C$34 + C$3 Consular surcharge + C$ 7.40 as BLS service charges) to be paid by Debit card or Bank Draft / Money Order to be drawn in favour of BLS International Services Canada Inc.

PCC requests of Foreign Nationals, including Canadians of Indian origin

Canadians or other foreigners of Indian origin who have stayed in India in the Past as they were born in India or for purposes of education, training, family reason, etc. and need Police clearance for the period of their stay in India, such applicants are required to submit their PCC application form (click here) along with following required documents and fee at the BLS.  If all required documents are not available with the applicant, he/she should take prior approval on email from Consul (CPV) – cons.toronto@mea.gov.in before submitting application at the BLS.

Requirements for PCC application:

  • Fill in the application form click here
  • Affix recent passport size photograph
  • Copy of current Passport
  • Copy of Citizenship Oath Certificate
  • Copy of Citizenship Card
  • Copy of last held Indian passport
  • Proof of address (as mentioned above)
  • Fee of C$ 44.40 to be paid by Debit card or Bank Draft / Money Order drawn in favour of BLS International Services Canada Inc.

 PCC for Other Foreigners who have stayed in India in the past for education, etc.

Foreigners who have stayed in India in the Past for education, training, family reason, etc and need Police clearance for the period of their stay in India, such applicants are required to obtain prior approval on email from Consul (CPV) – cons.toronto@mea.gov.in by emailing copy of their current Passport, previous Passport on which they travelled to India, copy of Indian visa along with Entry/Exit stamp by the Immigration. Once the approval is received through email, the PCC application may be submitted at the BLS with required documents and fee.

Requirements for PCC application:

Fill in the application form click here 

Affix recent passport size photograph

Copy of current Passport

Copy of previous Passport on which applicant traveled to India

Copy of Indian visa along with Entry/Exit stamp by the Immigration.

Proof of address (as mentioned above)

Fee of C$ 44.40 to be paid by Debit card or Bank Draft / Money Order drawn in favour of BLS International Services Canada Inc

Track the status your PCC Application:

https://www.blsindia-canada.com/

https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/statusTracker/trackStatusInpNew

To check on status on passport server, please give file No. starting with cat………….. (in small letters)

 Note: Since tracking application mechanism is available, applicants are requested to exercise restraint for making status enquires.

Caution Applicants are advised not to submit multiple applications for PCC unless and until the previous file is closed with the issuance of PCC. Care must be taken to select correct gender, as Mr. or Ms. and son of/ daughter of is printed by the system based on entries made by the applicant in his/her PCC application, correction in such cases is not possible. Applicants with such correction requests may submit their application again at the BLS.

 For PCC enqueries / notes

  • Consulate is doing its best to issue PCCs in time. The application is put to process as soon as possible after its receipt from the BLS. It is important that applicant submit PCC application in person at the BLS in person so that it get processed quickly by them the same day and sent to Consulate the next working day, as compared to postal applications which takes 7-10 days, hence delay in Postal applications. There is also delay in postal application on account of lack of documents or any other deficiency.   
  • After Police Verification, the report is sent by Police authorities for uploading purpose to the Regional Passport Office concerned, which takes about 7-10 days.
  • Since tracking application mechanism is available to track status of your application online and that the issuance process takes about 6-8 weeks, applicants are requested to exercise restraint for making status enquires as Consulate is inundated with such queries. However, if you still have query, please write an email with passport number and application reference number(20-………) to -  cons.toronto@mea.gov.in

 

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