Indian Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is issued to non-residents of India who are currently living in Australia. PCC is an official document given by the authorised official of the Indian government or by the Indian police to a person. It will recognize any criminal history that a person may have and will provide a clearance certificate if the record is clear.
The authorities in India have decided that the police clearance certificate will not be issued until a new police review of the PCC and application has been received. The PCC application will only be accepted for valid passports and not for passport renewal applications. The applicant should note that in order to apply for a PCC the applicant must include details in the application that differ from those in his passport – such as name, place of birth – any discrepancies between the parents names when the applicant applies for a PCC or applies for a new passport, changes in current dates, etc.
In order to apply for the police certificate, you must complete the PCC application form.
Applicants must provide the correct permanent address in India, the applicant’s PIN code for Indian citizenship and other information should be verified by their parents/relatives to get the correct police station selected.
Do not confuse the Australian PCC as it is different from Indian PCC, with Australia, Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Canberra issues national police clearance certificates covering criminal records in all states and territories except Queensland. The application can be done online and has some conditions which must be met before an application for National Police Control (NPC) can be made. You must confirm the application with the local authority that accepts the certificate.
If you live in India, the process will be different as you will have to apply for PCC through the Passport to India website. If you have additional information or documents in support of your request, you need to contact VFS Global Australia.
Consular and other fees are subject to revision, so it may be different, Team at IVACS Australia can give an estimate of the cost.
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