Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is generally aimed at certifying an individual’s record in matters of criminality, whether he or she has a clean record or not. It is mostly needed when a person seeks a visa or permanent residency in a foreign country. Most Importantly, it is to be noted that PCC gets issued only after getting a clean police verification report. This applies to individuals wanting to move to another country for good and not to tourists who wish to travel overseas temporarily.
The documents needed to apply for a police clearance certificate are:
Original passport and self-attested copy of the first 2 and last 2 pages of the passport, including the ECR/ECNR page as well as the page of observation (if any)
Address proof if the address is different from what is shown in the passport.
Copy of visa and translation of the same into English if the original language is non-English
Countries Where PCC Is Mandatory
There are countries where a police clearance certificate becomes necessary. And if you wish to go to any of these destinations for employment purposes it is an absolute must. The countries where it is required happen to be Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Indonesia, Kuwait, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, UAE and Yemen. Previously, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was also there in this list, but the country recently eliminated the rule. So, if an Indian wants to go to these aforementioned countries for employment, a police clearance certificate has to be furnished.
Procedures To to Apply for a PCC
You can get the Police Clearance Certificate online or offline. Following the same, it needs to be filled up and submitted to the Passport Seva Kendra. Also, self-attested copies of the above-mentioned documents must be attached to the Police Clearance Certificate application form.
Getting A Police Clearance Certificate From A Local Police Station?
Go to the nearest police station
The police officer will perform a background check and would try to know the purpose of the passport application.
Present all the required documents (Above-mentioned)
Pay the application fees.