Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is allocated to Indian Passport holders when they apply for these purposes - residential status, visa for a long term, employment, or immigration. However, PCC cannot be allocated for any tourist going abroad.
The procedure of obtaining the Police Clearance Certificate is explained step by step:
Step 1: The applicant must first register through the Passport Seva Online Portal. If the applicant lives in India, it is necessary to select the district or the police jurisdiction from the drop-down menu.
Step 2: The applicant should log in to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the login ID and password. Next, click on the “Apply for Police Clearance Certificate,” which will redirect to the application form.
Step 3: It is necessary to fill in all the required particulars and submit them. After that, the next procedure is initiated by clicking on “Pay and Schedule Appointment” under the “View Saved/Submitted Applications” option. The application form fee is Rs 500/- paid using a credit or debit card or with an Internet banking account.
Step 4: Then click on the “Print Application Receipt” option, and the application receipt will carry the Application Reference Number (ARN)/Appointment Number.
Step 5: Check with the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK)/Regional Passport Office (RPO) to ensure that the appointment has been booked, along with original documents.
The application form is downloaded by clicking on the “Download e-Form” option, which you will notice on the Home Page. Fill the downloaded e-Form and click the button to Validate and Save. After that, an XML file will be generated, uploaded during the above online process of application.