Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) of Indian Nationals
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Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) of Indian Nationals


Consulate General of Indian serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin. Only the applicants residing in these states are eligible to apply at this Consulate.

Any queries / clarifications regarding PCC may please be sent at email address : cons.chicago@mea.gov.in with the subject “Miscellaneous Services – PCC”. The applicants must provide full facts and details of the case while writing the e-mail. The applicants are also required to provide their complete contact details (along-with their reachable contact number) so that they may be contacted accordingly while addressing their issues.

PCCs, as per the current government of India guidelines, would be issued only after receiving clearances from the respective Police authorities in India. Therefore, applicants may please note that there could be delay, which is beyond Consulate’s control, for issuance of PCC.


Applying through postal means:

1.  Applicants have to apply for PCC at https://portal4.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html. They have to create a log in ID choosing Chicago as the Mission / Post and then fill out the online PCC application. Applicants have to apply only according to the Consular Jurisdiction. While filling up the application, applicants have to 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 have to take a printout, paste photographs and put their signatures as per the instructions on the website.

2.Applicants have to enclose the supporting documents listed below:

a) Notarized copy of passport

b) Notarized copy of valid US visa status. (see list of documents which are accepted at notes section below) .

c) Notarized copy of proof of address. (see list of documents which are accepted at notes section below).

d)  A self-addressed traceable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX, UPS etc.) to receive the PCC back by post.

3. Fee: (the fee given below includes USD 2/- ICWF contribution)        

   USD 27/- : for the applicants holding passports issued by Consulate General of India Chicago

   USD 42/- : for the applicants holding passports issued by RPOs and other Indian Embassies / High Commissions / Consulates.

The fee charged is non-refundable. Fee should be paid through Money order or Cashiers' cheque drawn in favor of the 'Consulate General of India, Chicago’. Cash, personal cheques, debit / credit cards or other banking instruments are not accepted.

4. Application set complete with all the listed documents as above may be sent to:

                Consulate General of India, Chicago

                455 North Cityfront Plaza

                Suite 850, NBC Tower

                Chicago, IL 60611

5. Please mention “Miscellaneous Consular Services - PCC” on top of the envelope.


Applying in person:  (Facility not available at the moment due to COVID-19)

1. There is no need to take an appointment for this service. 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.

2. All the above-mentioned documents must be presented in duplicate ( i. e. in original along with the photocopy ) to the Consular Officer. 

3. Fee : As mentioned above. Cash is also accepted.


Notes :

1. Documents accepted as valid US Visa status : (Any one of the following)

• The page containing visa on passport (H1B, H4 etc) and I-94.

• 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).

2. Documents accepted as proof of current US residence address : (Any one of the following)

•  U.S. Drivers license.

• PG&E, Water or land-line telephone bill displaying applicant's address.

• House Lease Agreement.

• State Identification Card.

3. Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof.

4. The photocopies whether notarized or un-notarized must be legible enough otherwise Consulate may ask to see the original.

5. Only recent photographs (not more than 6 months old) of the applicant should be used wherever necessary.



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