How to get a police certificate - India

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a police certificate with my application for permanent residence? Yes

How to get a police certificate:

Name of document(s) to get: Police Clearance Certificate

If you are a citizen of India:

If you live in India:

For residents of Punjab: You can apply to your local Senior Superintendent of Police, or the senior ranking police official at the police station in your district.

For residents of Delhi: You can apply at your local district police station or online on the Delhi Police website. The website will list what information and documents you need. If you apply online, your certificate will be returned to you electronically.

For residents of other states: You can apply at your local district police station.

For all residents of India: You can apply for a Police Clearance Certificate from the Passport office on the Passport India website. The website will list what information and documents you need.

If you live outside of India:

You can apply at your nearest Indian embassy or consulate.

If you are not a citizen of India:

If you live in India:

You can apply at your local district police station.

If you live outside of India:

You can apply at your nearest Indian embassy or consulate.

Information and documents you need:

  • Each district police station may need different information and documents. Ask the station you apply at for specifics.
  • Applicable fees.

Special notes and considerations

Character Certificates are not accepted.

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