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

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Washington: With effect from May 17, 2021, the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) service for Indian Nationals will be outsourced to 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 according to their Consular Jurisdiction. Only those living in Bermuda, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia seeking PCC may apply in Washington DC.
 They may create a Login ID choosing Washington DC 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.   Notarized copy of passport.
2.   Valid US Visa status.
3.   Proof of address: 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 Embassy of India Washington DC: $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 RPO 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 Embassy of India directly. For details, please refer to the link https://www.indianembassyusa.gov.in/extra?id=17)
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