About Us Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance certificate is not a Passport service. Issue of PCC is a distinct miscellaneous service rendered on behalf of Police authorities in India and does not form an integral part of the Passport service.  Please note that competent authorities in India have decided that henceforth PCC will only be issued after receipt of fresh police verification on the PCC application. This will apply to all categories of applicants.   All PCC applications should be accepted only with a valid Passport and not with passport reissue applications. PCC may be applied after reissue of passport if it is due for renewal.

Applicant must note that if while applying for PCC, he/she is providing details in PCC application which are different than details available in his/her passport (such as name, place of birth, any discrepancy in parents’ name, change in marital status, addition/deletion of spouse name), the applicant should instead of applying for PCC, should first apply for reissue of passport with changed/current particulars.

PCC for indian nationals

Such applicants have to fill up application form on line and after completing application, take a print out and submit it with required documents at the Embassy.  The applicant should provide correct permanent/present address in India with PIN CODE, at which his/her Indian citizenship and other particulars could be verified by his/her parents or relatives, and select correct Police Station. If the applicant has any doubt about the Police Station under which his permanent/present address comes, he should google it or check it with Police Authorities in India, before filling up the application. The applicant can also Click Here to find out more information about his/her police station.

Requirements for PCC application for indian passport holders:

  • Fill in the Application Form: Click Here
  • Enclose letter explaining your requirement.
  • Two recent passport size photograph size 5 x 5 cm. One pasted in the designated space on the Application Form.
  • Original  passport along with self attested copy of front,back and visa, immmigration stamp pages (For Argentina/Uruguay).
  • A copy of proof of current residence/status in Argentina or Uruguay and self-attested.
  • Applicable Fee.
Track the status your PCC Application

The applicants can check the application status on the passport server by visiting the following link: Click Here

PCC for foreign nationals and foreign passport holders

Please contact us at cons.buenos@mea.gov.in

Processing Time

PCC can be issued only after receipt of a ‘Clear’ report from Police authorities in India which is to be made available in the system by the concerned Passport office. This process may take 6-8 weeks. PCC can be issued earlier provided a ‘Clear’ report is received. Please note that there is no guarantee that PCC will be issued within the indicated time frame, as it is purely related to receipt of a ‘Clear’ report from authorities. After Police Verification, the report is sent by Police authorities for uploading purpose to the Regional Passport Office (RPO) concerned [applicant get to know at this stage that his police verification has been done], however, its transmission to RPO and its uploading by RPO in the system takes about 7-10 days.

Note: Kindly note that there is no emergency PCC, hence, it is requested to apply for PCC well in advance to avoid any inconvenience.