How to Get Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from India

why you need PCC

if you are Indian Citizen or spent few months  in India

and applying for any immigration application if they ask you to get Police clearance Certificates

form all countries you have lived in for more than months in last 10 years or after the age or 18

then you have to apply for Indian Police Clearance Certificate  PCC

click here if you need PCC from India and you are living in Australia 

how to apply for PCC

first you need to go to BLS’s website click here for link

and scroll down you will see following options


in the column  passport you will see police clearance click there

or you can click here for that page

following window will pop up


then click on requirements

then click on click here 

then in the following window choose your country from where you are applying for PCC

when you choose Canada next window will be


click on register

please make sure you have to register accounts for every applicant

for example if you are also applying for spouse then you have to register two accounts

but yes any one can submit application at BLS office on your behalf  its not required that applicant need to go there

but application must signed by applicant

so after click on register you have to fill following details


then you will get an email to confirm please confirm that

after you have to sign in,  in the previous window where is user login


after login next window will pop up with all options


choose Apply for police clearance certificate


choose according to you

but if applying for PR you must choose

immigration purposes other than citizenship


fill all the details choose country where PCC is required

choose Canada if  its for Canada

then most complicated is file number

file number is at the last page of your passport

you can check this picture to get an idea



click on next


you must fill

Aadhaar Number (if available), Voter ID number OR PAN

please click on save each time before pressing next

next window will be


fill Indian address as on passport

and choose local  police station for your town or area

fill Canadian address

answer following questions

and click on next for review

choose place where are you today  for example city or town


if you find anything wrong and need to correct it

you can do it, just click on back button

if everything is correct

then click on agree and submit

click on green button validate 

then following window will pop up

then click on green home button


you can see in the picture your file here at the bottom

and if you also wanna apply for your spouse or other family member click on same button

apply for Police Clearance Certificate

then do everything same as you did for your application

please write Indian home address as its on passport do not go with your spouse’s home address

yes if its updated on passport then you can go with that

then click on small button in the select column then you will se following options

so click on print Application form

then you will get you application form ready here

print the form and

please check again every single detail and paste your picture

  • Provide 1 photo of size 51mm x 51mm.

and do not sign on the picture sign below the picture where is space for sign

and sign again at the end of application where it is required

then click here

choose your city in the forms/checklist

then click on checklist because we have already printed application form


or you can get checklist for Toronto by clicking here

then you should print it and you must gather copies of required documents

for passport copies of front page, last page. and all visa stamps and arrival, departure stamps pages

copy of your work permit, study permit, PR card

copy of  marriage certificate (if applicable)

copy of and Canadian(current residence ) proof of address 

Driver’s license or utility bill

no bank statement accepted

copy of any Indian id if applicable 

signed application form

signed checklist form


now you have 2 options to submit

1 you can go to BLS office with all required  documents

you can pay fees there in person cash or by card

if applicant do not want to go to BLS office that’s fine you can send anybody

2 you can schedule the  pickup click here

then  choose option which one you want

also you  need to make PAYMENT in the same portal

Police Clearance Certificate (Indian Passport Holder) 31 3 7.40 41.40
2 Police Clearance Certificate (Canadian/Foreign Passport holder) 31 3 7.40 41.40


After submit the application 

you will get receipt from the office if you applied in person

so on the receipt there will be number 21-123456789 etc.

to track your application status click here

then you will need choose

submission type walk-in or postal

for postal you will need to fill these details and click on track application

for Walk-in application you will need to fill these details and click on track application

then you will be able to track it

you will also get an email for that when SP office will receive it

if its showing that pending at SP office

then send someone to local police station to talk with this concern

but usually police officers go to you back home address they will collect some information

and will take pictures of your home and they may ask your Indian proofs also

and if you do not have your spouse’s name on passport and they are trying to make any issue regarding that then you know the best how to request to police officers there

because it happened with many of applicants

and they got rejected their applications

and many got PCC without spouse names on passports so its all upto officers who do verification

when its all done from their side they will send back to Indian embassy to stamp it

then you will get it at your home address or you have to go to BLS office contact them if you do not get it or ask them for another tracking number because some time they send back by third party

keep tracking

PCC is valid for 6 months only

we wish you all the best

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17 thoughts on “How to Get Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from India”

  1. Hi Brother

    Thanks for the information. Please let me know if there are any other options except BLS and which should work. I got married In Canada and according to Indian documents I am still single, So, Am I able to put my status as single when filling my details on BLS website?

  2. Hello brother!
    I have applied for my PCC by April 17, 2021 through BLS Canada and submitted it on may26, 2021. It’s been more than three months the status is still the same “The form has been submitted.” I tried calling and leaving emails past 8 weeks but no any positive response. Please suggest what can I do for the same. Thanks

      • No it was postal application. I sent it through purolator on 26 May 2021. I checked there too but it says no results found. I called them too and every time, they took information and said they made request from their side and status will be updated with in 48 to 72 hours. Is this common or rare case I mean no updates.

        • Oh sorry to hear that but you have 2 options now you can get pcc from district SSP office or apply by walk-in at bls you can also ask them about previous application if they will be unable to track then apply again please do not waste your time please apply again

    • Hello bhene tusi mailing address bare push rheo o I guess apna current address pao card tusi dekhlo kehda acceptable a but yes tusi walk in krk koi v card nal or cash payment kr skde o


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