About Us Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for Indian Nationals-
Immigration/Visa purpose only

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is issued by the High Commission, certifying the person’s criminal record with the Indian police. It is generally required when a person applies for a visa/ permanent residency.

** Foreign nationals/New Zealand Passport holder may also apply for PCC for their stay in India. Click here

1 Procedure for applying for Police Clearance Certificate
2 Where and how to send the applications
3 Timings 
4 Status Enquiry
5 Emergencies
6 Jurisdiction
7 Processing Time

  • Procedure for applying for PCC Service:

All applicants would need to:

  • Visit the https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/ (Passport Seva at Indian Embassies and Consulates)
  • Complete one-time registration and create a USER ID.
  • Login using the newly created USER ID and fill in the user-friendly application form online at the same portal.
  • complete an online registration to obtain the application form.
  • Take a printout of the application.
  • Paste photo and put signatures at the designated place.

Submit the application printout along with following documents.

  Fee for PCC service is NZ $ 40 and can only be paid by Banker Cheque drawn in favour of “High Commission of India Wellington”. Personal Cheques or Money Orders are NOT accepted. Debit Card is accepted at the counter, if application is submitted in person.

(It may also be noted that fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances, even if the application is withdrawn by the applicant or services are not provided to the individual as his/her case does not qualify for that particular service.)

  • Valid original Passport.(Not attested photocopies).
  • One recently taken (within 6 months) passport size photograph pasted on the application. Do not staple/pin the photograph.
  • Self-addressed prepaid courier envelope to return your passport. (Please keep the record of tracking number).  

2. Where and how to send the applications?

The applicant should use the courier service (with tracking facility) of their choice and are advised to keep the tracking numbers (for return courier as well) with them. The High Commission of India will not accept any responsibility in case the courier is lost/misplaced/damaged or delayed. Do NOT send the application via ordinary post.

All applications for PCC service should be sent to the following address or submitted in person:
PCC Service 
High Commission of India

Ranchhod Tower, Level-2, 102-112, Lambton Quay,
Wellington-6011 PO Box:4045
New Zealand

3. Timings

Applications for all passport/consular services can be submitted at the counter from 0930 hours to 1200 hours on all working days.

4. Status Enquiry

  • No telephonic/fax/e-mail queries regarding receipt or status of applications will be entertained before the time limit indicated for processing the application. 
  • The status enquiries will only be entertained after the given processing time. Before making any status enquiry about the application, please check with the courier service whether the application has been delivered to our office and on which date. Processing time of applications is calculated from the date of delivery of completed applications at the High Commission.
  • Only the completed applications will be accepted for processing. Incomplete applications will be returned.

5. Emergencies.

Emergencies by definition refer to unexpected urgent situation. Emergency applications must be supported by documentary evidence.

6. Jurisdiction

The High Commission of India has the jurisdiction over in New Zealand, Republic of Samoa & Niue. Applicant not residing in these countries must contact their nearest Indian Mission/Embassy.

7 Processing Time for PCC.

5-8 Working days 

NOTE: Processing time is indicated for routine and clear-cut cases. Referralcases may take longer.