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PCC during COVID-19 circumstance

In the wake of outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19), it has been decided to suspend all walk-in /over the counter services at the Consulate General of India, Toronto with immediate effect, until further notice.

Please note that the 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. The processing time after receipt of application from the BLS (the outsourced agency) will be about 6 weeks or it can be issued after receipt of approval, which can be earlier or later. Applicants are requested to assess their requirements for obtaining PCC for India well in advance and submit their applications accordingly at the BLS, since walk-in will be practicable, given the instructions.  

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for Indian nationals – There is no emergency PCC service at the Consulate. Applicants may please mail a print out of the duly completed online PCC applications to the BLS by Post/courier along with required documents and fee.  BLS Brampton contact 416 307 2237  - Address: Unit 202, 10 Gillingham Drive, Brampton, ON L6X 5A5, Canada; email at – qc.ca@blsinternational.net  / Website - https://www.blsindia-canada.com/

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
Proof of current Canadian residence address: (copy of any one of the following)
  • Canadian Driving License.
  • SIN Letter
  • 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 Bank Draft / Money Order to be drawn in favour of BLS International Services Canada Inc.

PCC request by foreign nationals of Indian origin, including Canadians, are required to submit the PCC application form (click here) affiixed with a recent passport size photograph, along with a copy each of their current passport, Oath Certificate / Citizenship Card, Indian passport, proof of address (as mentioned above) and fee of C$ 44.40 to be paid by Bank Draft / Money Order drawn in favour of BLS International Services Canada Inc.

PCC for Other foreigners who have previously resided in India and need PCC, are required to obtain prior approval on email from Consul (CPV) – cons.toronto@mea.gov.in After their request for PCC is approved, they may submit dully filled in PCC application form (click here) affixed with a recent passport size photograph by mail to the BLS along with copy of the proof of their stay in India (Visa/ Entry/Exit Stamp /Passport) in India along with copy each of their current passport, legal status in Canada, proof of address and fee of C$ 44.40 to be paid by Bank Draft / Money Order drawn in favour of BLS International Services Canada Inc.

For return of the PCC issued, either send a prepaid self-addressed envelope or for courier service, please see BLS website - https://www.blsindia-canada.com/

Important Note: Due to COVID-19, Consulate is working with skeletal strength, we seek your cooperation. Delays may be expected in the given circumstances.

For PCC queries, please write email tocons.toronto@mea.gov.in / pcc.toronto@mea.gov.in

To view the status of your PCC, please see BLS Website https://www.blsindia-canada.com/