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Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for Indian Nationals

NOTE 1 : For every PCC applicant, fresh police verification will be conducted and PCC will be issued only after receipt of CLEAR police verification report from India. Hence, applicants are requested to apply for PCC well in advance (at least one month) to enable us to provide timely service.

Also, if your personal particulars have changed since the issue of latest passport, please apply for re-issue of passport for incorporating those changes in passport and then apply for PCC. Otherwise, PCC may get rejected during verification stage in India. It may also be noted that your Passport should be valid for more than 6 months before you apply for PCC.

NOTE 2 : With effect from 24th July 2020, submission of Original Indian Passport is not required for PCC applications. In case one has sent his/her original passport for PCC, it will not be returned back until the PCC is ready for dispatch (Exceptions to genuine emergency cases). Please check procedure below.

Note 3 : While filling online application form for PCC, it will ask for file number in Passport. Please find the file number mentioned on the back page of your Passport. 

*For submission of application/ collection of document personally in office, please book an online appointment.

** 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
Police Clearance Certificate for traffic convictions/Taxi License/Passenger endorsement
3 Where and how to send the applications
4 Fees

5 Timings
6 Status Enquiry
7 Jurisdiction
8 Processing Time

   1. Procedure for applying for PCC Service

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. Kindly ensure that your current passport is valid for atleast 6 months before applying for PCC.

All applicants would need to:

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

Submit the application printout along with following documents:

  1. Coloured copy of first & last pages of current Passport attested by Justice of Peace. 
  2. Copy of current New Zealand Visa attested by Justice of Peace. 
  3. One recently taken (within 6 months) passport size photograph pasted on the application. Do not staple/pin the photograph.
  4. Self-addressed prepaid courier envelope (separate for each applicant) to send the PCC. (Please keep the record of tracking number). The High Commission of India will not accept any responsibility in case the courier is lost/misplaced/damaged or delayed and he/she may have to apply again.
  5. Fee for PCC service is NZ $ 42. (Please attach transaction receipt if fee is paid by online bank transfer).
Mode of Payment of Fees : 
 
  • At High Commission’s Counter – payable by banker’s cheque in favour of “High Commission of India, Wellington” or by Debit Card only. We do not accept Credit Cards/Money Orders/Credit Card etc. 

  • By Courier/Post – 
    1. Online Bank Transfer Click here
    2. By Banker’s Cheque in favour of “High Commission of India, Wellington” payable at Wellington. Personal Cheques or Money Orders/Credit Card are not accepted.  

  • The applicant would need to attach a printed confirmation of the payment made along with the application.
  • Fees once received will not be refunded under any circumstances, even if the application is withdrawn by the applicant or services are not provided to the individual if his/her case does not qualify for that particular services

      2. Police Clearance Certificate for traffic convictions/Taxi License/Passenger endorsement.

    You may require a Police Clearance Certificate for Employment, Taxi License, Passenger endorsement etc.

    *Foreign nationals may also apply for this PCC for their period of stay in India by clicking here

    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:

    1. Affidavit against Traffic convictions (Form) completed and duly attested by Justice of Peace or Notary.
    2. Coloured copy of first & last pages of current Passport attested by Justice of Peace. 
    3. Copy of current New Zealand Visa attested by Justice of Peace. 
    4. One recently taken (within 6 months) passport size photograph pasted on the application. Do not staple/pin the photograph.
    5. Self-addressed prepaid courier envelope to send the PCC. (Please keep the record of tracking number). The High Commission of India will not accept any responsibility in case the courier is lost/misplaced/damaged or delayed and he/she may have to apply again.
    6. Prepaid courier envelope addressed to Land transport authority to send the PCC. (Please keep the record of tracking number.)
    7. Fee for PCC service is NZ $ 42. Click here for mode of payments.

    3. 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

    4. Fees

    Rate is effective from 16th November 2020.

    • Fee for Police Clearance Certificate is 42 NZD.

    Mode of payment:

    • At High Commission’s Counter – payable by banker’s cheque in favour of “High Commission of India, Wellington” or by Debit Card only. We do not accept Credit Cards/Money Orders/Credit Card etc. 
    • By Courier/Post – 
    • Online Bank Transfer Click here
    • By Banker’s Cheque in favour of “High Commission of India, Wellington” payable at Wellington. Personal Cheques or Money Orders/Credit Card are not accepted.  

    5. Timings

    Applications for all Passport/Consular services can be submitted at the counter from 0930 hours to 1230 hours on all working days. Timing for collection of documents is from 1600 hours to 1700 hours on all working days. Prior online appointment required. 

    6. Status Enquiry

    • No telephonic/fax/e-mail queries regarding receipt or status of applications will be entertained before the time limit (5-6 weeks) indicated for processing the application. 

    • 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.

    • For enquiries regarding your application, please send an email to pcc.wellington@mea.gov.in with your ARN/File Number and Passport Number.

    7. 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.

    8. Processing Time for PCC

    Email of acknowledgement upon receipt of completed application at High Commission

    &

    Initial processing and forwarding of application for police verification in India

                    1 week

    Verification by concerned authorities in India

    [NOTE: High Commission has no role in Police Verification]. 

    Police authorities may take up to 3-5 working days to upload the report on the system after physical verification is completed in India. 

     

                  3-4 weeks

    (Some cases may take longer. If this takes more than 3 weeks, applicant needs to contact the local police station in India.)

     

    Issue of PCC upon receipt of police clearance

             2-3 working days

    Total indicative time taken in issuance of PCC

                 5-6 weeks