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Police Clearance Certificate – Application Procedure


Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is a legal document issued to the Indian passport applicants and passport holders by a Government Agency or the Police Department to certify that the applicant has no criminal records. The police clearance certificate is mainly required for Indian citizens who are looking to migrate to a foreign country for the scope of employment, long-term stay or residential stay. People travelling abroad on a tourist visa does not require to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate from Indian authorities. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Police Clearance Certificate in India.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must have an Indian passport and valid address proof. The current address of the applicant must be the same as in the passport and other supporting documents.

 Required Documents

  • Identity Proof
  • Address Proof
  • Birth Certificate
  • CENOMAR or Bachelorhood Certificate (if bachelor)
  • Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Photographs

Online Application Procedure

An applicant must visit the official passport website to apply for the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).

Step 1: The applicant must register through the Passport Seva Online Portal on the home page. If the applicant already lives in India, then he/she must select which Police district from the drop-down menu.


Step 2: Now, the applicant must log in to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the Login Id created.

Step 3: Then click on the “Apply for Police Clearance Certificate” link for the application form.


Step 4: The user has to fill all the required details and click on the submit button.

Step 5: Click “Pay and Schedule Appointment” on the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” option to make the payment and to schedule an appointment. The fee for the application form is Rs 500/-  and the applicant can make payment using a credit or debit card or with the Internet banking account.


Step 6: Then click the “Print Application Receipt” option to print the application form. The application receipt will have the Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number. Also, SMS with your appointment details is accepted as proof of appointment during a visit to the Passport Office.

Step 7: Then visit the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) where the appointment has been booked, along with original documents.

e-Form Submission 

Download the application form by clicking on the “Download e-Form” option available on the Home Page. The user must fill the downloaded e-Form and click the Validate and Save button. After downloading e-Form, the XML file will generate, which should be uploaded during the above online application process.