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Documents Required for PCC with Complete Procedure to get PCC

Updated on 09 April, 2024

upGrad Abroad Team

upGrad Abroad Team

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The Police Clearance Certificate or PCC is sometimes needed by those planning to pursue overseas education. So what documents are required for PCC issuance? There is an extensive list that you will find below for your perusal. Coming back to the need for PCC, it is required, especially when students stay longer duration in a foreign country. Those applying for long-term visas or permanent residence must obtain their PCC. The certificate may be obtained by submitting a form at PSK (Passport Seva Kendra) under your Passport Office or PO jurisdiction. Destination nations may ask for a PCC for minors as well. 

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What documents are required for PCC- A list 

The list includes the following: 

1. Passport

You will have to self-attest a photocopy of your passport, the first and last two pages (inclusive of the observation page if it is present), and the ECR (Emigration Check Requirement)/Non-ECR page.

2. Receipt of your Application

You will have to furnish the receipt of the application you received from the Passport office and keep the SMS received from them handy. 

3. Proof of Current Address

You can submit your Aadhar Card or Voter ID Card for this purpose or even your bank account passbook. You may also submit your rent agreement with the landlord (for current address proof) or your electricity, telephone, or water bill. 

If you submit a rent agreement, it should have been registered under the 1908 Registration Act, Section 17. You can also submit a passport copy of your spouse though the present address should match the same. The first and last page with family details should be furnished. You can also provide an employer or company certificate on the official letterhead. The parent’s passport copy is needed for a minor. 

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Procedure for Obtaining PCC 

First, you will have to get the PCC form at the Passport Seva Kendra, which falls under the jurisdiction of your Passport Office. Then you have to submit the filled-up form with all the required documents. The final step will be the police verification for PCC if the current address stated by you is different from the one in your passport. 

Suppose you are applying for PCC in February 2022 while your passport was issued on 2nd March 2012, and you are staying at the same address as given in the passport. In this case, you will get the PCC directly during your passport office appointment. 

However, suppose your passport was issued in March 2009 and renewed again in March 2019, and you have not got your residential address changed (you are staying at a different address now). In this case, you will need police verification. However, if the address remains the same, you will not need police verification until the expiry of your passport. 

Yet, if you apply for PCC once the passport expires, you will need physical police verification even while staying at the same residential address. The police verification will have validity for 13 days. You will require physical police verification once again after this duration.


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