Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for Indian Passport holders (Nationals)

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

Jurisdiction

8 Processing Time

1. Procedure for applying for PCC Service

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is issued by the Consulate General of India in Sydney, 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. Also, if you have applied for re-issue of passport, then kindly do not apply for PCC until the new passport has been issued. 

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. Kindly check your details in the form carefully before submitting it. High Commission will not be responsible for any error in the application form from applicant's side.
  5. Take a printout of the application.
  6. Paste photo and put signatures at the designated place.
  7. Send the application printout to High Commission, along with following documents:
  • Coloured copy of first & last pages of current Passport attested by Justice of Peace. 
  • Copy of current New Zealand Visa. 
  • One recently taken (within 6 months) passport size photograph pasted on the application. Do not staple/pin the photograph.
  • Fee for PCC service is NZ $ 45. (Please attach transaction receipt if fee is paid by online bank transfer).

Mode of Payment of Fees : 

  • At High Commission’s Counter - Payable by Debit Card/Online bank transfer only. We do not accept Cheques/Credit Cards/Money Orders etc.
  • By Courier/Post -
    1. Online Bank Transfer Click here
    2. 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 service.

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.

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. Kindly check your details in the form carefully before submitting it. High Commission will not be responsible for any error in the application form from applicant's side.
  • 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. 
  4. One recently taken (within 6 months) passport size photograph pasted on the application. Do not staple/pin the photograph.
  5. Fee for PCC service is NZ $ 45. Click here for mode of payments.

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 number 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 Section High Commission of India 72 Pipitea Street, Thorndon Wellington-6011 PO Box: 12211 New Zealand

Rate is effective from 01 April 2024

         Fee for Police Clearance Certificate is AUD 38 + AUD 4

Mode of payment:

  • At High Commission’s Counter– payable by Debit Card/Online bank transfer only. We do not accept Cheques/Credit Cards/Money Orders etc. 
  • By Courier/Post– 
  • Online Bank Transfer Click here
  • Cheques or Money Orders/Credit Card are not accepted.  
  1. Timings

    Applications for all Passport/Consular services can be submitted at the reception counter of High Commission 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. 

6. Status Enquiry

1. To track online status of your PCC application, please click on the given link  https://portal6.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.htmland login with your Registration ID and Password which was used to submit your online application form.

2. Please note that no separate acknowledgement email is sent.  Applicant may use the PCC form or the status page (available at link : https://portal6.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html ), as a proof of applying PCC, if required.

3. All the applicants are advised to track their courier bag to check the delivery date of their documents at HCI Wellington and wait for 8-10 working days for processing of their application.  If the online status does not change in first 8-10 working days, then only applicant should email to pcc[dot]wellington[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]inwith the following details: (a) Application/ARN Number, (b) Passport Number, (c) type of service applied for and (d) Courier tracking number along with delivery date of their documents at HCI Wellington by courier or date of submission in person.

4. No telephonic/e-mail queries regarding receipt or status of applications will be entertained before the time frame limit indicated in below table.

5. To understand the status of your PCC application better, please read the information given in the below table: