Police Clearance Certificate Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance Certificate


PCC to Indian passport holders

This is issued for the purpose of employment, foreign resident status or immigration purposes. Visa status of applicant shall be checked at the time of accepting PCC application. A valid Indian Passport is must for accepting PCC application. Application shall not be accepted from those who are on a Tourist/Visitor visa.  PCC applications may be accepted from Indian citizens in Canada who arrive on tourist/visitor visa and later aspire to obtain residency visa or employment visa in Canada and have acceptance of Canadian immigration for the same. 

Applicant must apply PCC with only those particular and details which are available on his/her currently valid Indian passport. If it is not so, instead of applying for PCC, he/she should first apply for reissue of passport with changed/current particulars. It may be noted that only after re-issue of passport with changed/current particulars, the PCC application against reissued passport will be processed further for the issue / grant of PCC.

Checklist and Information Booklet on PCC

Important: Please note that Government of India has decided that with immediate effect, PCC will only be issued after receipt of fresh police verification on each application. This will apply to all categories of applicants. After receipt of PCC application in the Consulate, PCC will be issued only after receipt of fresh police verification which may take approximately 6 – 8.

  • Applicant should fill online PCC application on https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in.This will generate the Application Reference Number (ARN) and PDF file.
  • The print-out of the saved PDF file of online PCC application should be submitted to the nearest center of BLS International, the outsourced agency (blsindia-canada.com).

PCC to Foreigners

Foreigners who have resided in India in the past may apply for PCC for obtaining visa for certain countries, which require such documentation. Purpose for seeking PCC should be mentioned. Canadian nationals of Indian origin cannot seek PCC for their past stay in India while they were holding Indian Passports/citizenship.

Requirements for applying PCC:

1.Application form duly filled in.

2.One recent colour passport size photograph (size 2 inch x 2 inch)

3.Valid Indian passport or its self-attested copies with pages having immigration stamps of exit from India and entry into Canada.

4.Canadian/foreign passport (with valid visa) in original and its photocopy.

4 (a) Canadian/foreign passport holder, please submit copy (ies) of the relevant page(s) of the passport on which travelled to India or any other document confirming the stay in India for the said period.

5.Copy of legal status in Canada such as PR card, work permit, student permit, etc.

6.Copy of address proof in jurisdiction of this Consulate.

7.Pre-paid stamped self-addressed envelope for return of documents.

Time taken: Police Clearance Certificate shall be issued within ten working days if a clear police verification report is available in the system.  Otherwise, a reference shall have to be made to the authority which issued the Indian passport and the application would be processed further only on receipt of instructions from the said authority.

There is no Emergency PCC service