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Police Clearance Certificate

'''Police Clearance Certificate'''

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) '''is issued on the basis of Police Verification Report received in respect of the passport held by the applicant.''' A Police Clearance Certificate is an official document that is issued by the police service of the relevant country by certifying the criminal record of the applicant. Usually the clearance certificate is issued on official, watermarked paper, bears the official stamp of the police service from that country and is signed by an authorized government official. Every person who resides permanently in a country for six months or more even after the age of 18 years requires a Police Clearance Certificate from that country when applying for visa or immigration services.

'''Procedure to apply for police clearance certificate:'''
To apply for a Police Clearance Certificate, the applicant needs to fill a Miscellaneous Application Form No. 2. The application form is available at the Passport Office at a cost of Rs.5/- or can be downloaded from the website. The filled-in application form may be submitted personally or through a representative having identity document and authority letter signed by the applicant. Only one set of application is necessary unless specified otherwise by the officer concerned.

'''Application fee:'''
An all inclusive fee of Rs.300/- is to be paid along with the application form either in cash or by demand draft drawn in favour of Regional Passport Officer, Delhi. In case of bank draft, full name and date of birth of the applicant should be written on the reverse of the bank draft.

'''Documents:'''
The following documents need to be submitted by each applicant to get PCC:
 First, submit the valid Passport which should be original.
 Proof of residence.
 A set of three completed Personal Particulars Form if the applicant has not stayed at the present address for the last one year.