Police Clearance Certificate Attestation
Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is issued to Indian Passport holders in case they have applied for Residential Status, Employment or Long term visa or for immigration. PCC cannot be issued for persons going abroad on Tourist Visa. A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document issued by Police Department or Regional Passport Office from where the passport issued, to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have a criminal record may include arrest conviction and criminal proceeding. The applicant may have to submit the application for PCC with certain personal information at concerned department if there is no criminal record found then the Police Clearance Certificate will issue. A police certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a statement that you do not have a criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory. Police Clearance Certificate is good conduct certificate, judicial record extracts.
PCC is mainly used for the following purposes:
- To engage in business abroad.
- Obtaining entry visas for certain countries.
- Migration to other countries.
- Employer’s Request.
- Joining the University.
- Other similar purposes.
- Working as Tourist Guide.
There should not be any criminal records for the person who is going abroad. To prove your genuinity, you have to attest police clearance certificate from the concerned Embassy. The legalization/attestation of Certificates includes the authentication from the regional authorities till the attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The attestations consist of Authorities of Notary, General Administration Department, Human Resource Department, Ministry of External Affairs, Embassy or Consulate, Foreign Ministry, Indian Embassy or Indian Consulate etc. This attestation proves that the certificate is issued from home country and the document is authenticated by proving the originality of the same. Police Clearance certificate is the legal document which explains criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, police clearance certificate, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who pose criminal charges. It is must for attaining the higher education from abroad, for attaining family as well as employment visa and work permits. The laws of different states insist to have different code in Police clearance certificate. We deal with UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, Kuwait, USA, UK and all most all countries.
For using the Certificate in foreign countries like UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia etc.. The first process which should be conducted is the regional authentication for making the certificate legalized. With the exception of the U.K. police certificate which is considered valid for 12 months from the date of issuance, a police clearance certificate is valid indefinitely, provided you do not return to the country and reside for six months or more if it’s your country of birth or current residence. Police certificates are typically valid for one year from the date they are issued. For the applicant’s current country of residence, the police certificate must be issued no more than six months before submission of the e-APR (Electronic Application for Permanent Residence)
- Have to get attestation on your Police Clearance Certificate from respective State Home Department by yourself
- The document will attest by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) New Delhi
- Finally, the document will be attested or legalized by the concerned Embassy.
There is an alternative way to get Police Clearance Certificate Attestation
- We will attest Police Clearance Certificate from Notary Public, New Delhi
- We will attest by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi
- Finally, the document will be attested or Legalized by the concerned Embassy
For all procedures, we need 10 to 12 working days [working day is calculated from Monday to Friday in India]. There is no complication in attesting a Police Clearance Certificate.
For Apostille Service needed in PCC, we will attest by Sub-Divisional Magistrate [SDM], New Delhi. It will take 7-10 working days to get apostille in PCC
Document needed for Attestation
- Original Police Clearance Certificate
- Passport copy ( Front page and Last Page)