What is a Police Clearance Certificate?
A ‘Police Clearance Certificate’ is a document issued by the District Superintendent of Police to an applicant, which certifies the following:
Who needs a PCC?
- That the applicant is a citizen of India
- That the applicant is indeed the person whose photograph has been affixed on the PCC application form.
- That the applicant has not been involved in any criminal case and that there is no criminal case pending against him /her in the court of law as per district police records. ?
- That the applicant has not come to any adverse notice, which would render him/her ineligible for the grant of visa/immigration
A PCC is needed by all Indian citizens who apply for a visa for visiting/ emigrating to a foreign country. The PCC has to be produced before the concerned embassy/consulate alongwith the valid Indian passport and other necessary documents. The PCC may also be needed by Indian citizens living/working abroad who wish to apply for foreign citizenship or for permanent resident status in a foreign country.
Who can issue the PCC?
The District Superintendent of Police of the district of which the applicant is a permanent resident, is authorized to issue the PCC.
How to apply for the PCC , Application Form ?
To apply for a Police Clearance Certificate, the applicant is required to fill an application form that is available free of cost at CPRC
Centre situated at near District Court Hoshiarpur. Application form can also be downloaded from the district police website The duly filled-in application form may be submitted personally or through a representative . (click here to download application form)
Police Clearance Certificate is issued ‘free of cost’ by the district police.
The following documents must be attached alongwith the application form: