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

PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)

  • PCC is issued to Indian passport holders only.
  • There is no need to seek an appointment. Applicants could visit The Consulate on any working day between 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The service will be on first come first serve basis.
  • The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
  • The Consulate does not attest any document issued by authorities in India. If any document issued by authorities in India (such as birth and death certificates, affidavits, diplomas, marriage certificate and educational certificates issued by authorities in India ) are required to be presented to authorities in USA, these should be apostilled in India. For details, please check the “Legalization of Documents and Implementation of the 'Apostille' Convention” section of the Ministry of External Affair's website.

Applying In Person: 

Supporting Documents:
Carry originals of all the supporting documents to be presented to the Consular Officer (photocopies of which are to be attached with the application). In case you are not able to present the original documents at the counter, bring notarized copy of documents being attached to the application. Ensure that notarized copy is legible, otherwise Consulate may ask to see the original. However, the passport and the document (which is to be attested) should be presented in original.

-  A non refundable fee of $27 (Twenty seven only). Applicants are requested to come with exact fee amount for efficient service.

If you want to receive the attested documents back through mail, either send a traceable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX Express etc.).

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashiers’ cheque drawn in favor of the ‘Consulate General of India, Chicago.’ Personal cheques, debit cards, credit cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.

Applying by Mail:

Mailing Address:
Consulate General of India, Chicago
Misc. - PCC
455 North Cityfront Plaza Dr.
NBC Tower, Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60611

Supporting Documents:
Photocopy of all supporting documents should be notarized and attached to the application. Do not send any original documents.

How to Apply:

  • Miscellaneous Services Form - Download the Miscellaneous Application form , Personal Particular form and complete the application form.
  •  Attach the following documents with the application form:
  • Current Indian passport in original and photocopy of the first  page and last page of the  passport.
  • Proof of your US Visa Status: (copy of any one of the following) :
  • Photocopy of the page containing visa on passport (H1B, H4 etc) and the copy of I-94
  • Clear Photocopy of Green Card
  • Employment Authorization Document (Work Permit)
  • I-797, I-140 or I-20 (If approval copy of these notices are pending, also attach a handwritten note detailing the efforts being taken to regularize status)


  • Proof of current US residence address: (copy of any one of the following) :
  • U.S Driving license.
  • PG&E, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address
  • House Lease Agreement
  • State Identification Card
  • Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof
  • A letter indicating  reason (s) and name of the country for which PCC is required


In case the Consulate receives applications with incomplete documentation, the same will be sent back unprocessed in the return envelope sent by the applicant.

Processing Time :

·         Applying in person: No same day service for PCC. PCC will be generated upon receiving the clearance from concern authorities.

o    Drop-off time is between 9:30am and 12:30 pm

·         Applying by mail: PCC will be sent upon receiving the clearance from concern authorities.

o    Applicants will be informed once the clearance is received.

Kindly bring photocopies of the required documents as there is no facility of photocopy at the Consulate.


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