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Outsourcing of Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Service for Indian Nationals with VFS Global

Outsourcing of Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Service for Indian Nationals with VFS Global

With effect from May 17, 2021, the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) service for Indian Nationals will have to be applied through the outsourcing partner VFS Global. Details related to the process can be accessed from the link https://services.vfsglobal.com/usa/en/ind/apply-for-pcc

Process: Applicants may apply only according to the Consular Jurisdiction. Only those living in New York, Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Pennsylvania seeking PCC may apply at Consulate General of India, New York

Applicants should apply at https://portal4.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html . They may create a Login ID choosing CGI, New York as the Mission and then fill out the online PCC application. While filling up the application, applicants may write their Indian Address and the name of the concerned Police Station, enabling the police authorities to verify their antecedents. After filling the online application, applicants may take a printout and complete the set by enclosing the supporting documents listed below.

  1. Self-Attested copy of passport.
  2. Valid US Visa status.
  3. Proof of address (any one of these): US Driving License, Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, State Identity Card or Mortgage Deed.
  4. One color passport-size photograph, to be pasted and to sign below in the respective spaces.

Please refer to the VFS Global link above for the submission of the physical application and payment of fees.

PCC, as per the current government of India guidelines, would be issued only after clearance from the relevant Police authority in India.

Fees:

**Fee for applicant holding passport issued by Consulate General of India, New York: $25 as fee and $2 as contribution towards Indian Community Welfare Fund + Outsourcing charges of $15.90, besides shipping charges and online payment charges (as applicable).

**Fee for applicant holding passport issued by Regional Passport Office in India or other Indian Embassy/ High Commission/Consulate: $40 as fee and $2 as contribution towards Indian Community Welfare Fund + Outsourcing charges of $15.90, besides shipping charges and online payment charges (as applicable).

(Please note that PCC for non-Indian nationals will continue to be processed by the Consulate General of India, New York directly. For details, please refer to the link  https://www.indiainnewyork.gov.in/Miscellaneous_service

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New York

May 17, 2021