PCC or Police Clearance Certificate is an important document for verifying whether the document holder had any past criminal record in his or her home country. It is issued to Indian passport holders for immigrating to foreign countries. The PCC certificate is issued either by the Regional Passport Office or the Police department.
A PCC certificate is needed especially if you are immigrating to Middle-East countries like UAE, Saudi, Qatar, Oman, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain. It is required for applying for a work permit, residential visa, or long term visa. It is not needed if you are traveling to another country on a tourist visa.
PCC certificate attestation is the process of legalizing the document with an official signature and seal from the concerned authorities of the document issuing country. The PCC certificate should be attested from the document issuing country before using it abroad for various purposes.
The main process of attesting the PCC certificate from India is as follows:
Home / Notary attestation: The PCC certificate is attested from an authorized notary and then from the respective state Home department.
MEA attestation: The document is attested from the Ministry of External Affairs [MEA].
Embassy attestation: After MEA attestation, the PCC certificate is attested from the embassy of the country you are intending to travel to.
For more information regarding the PCC certificate attestation from India, please visit our official website.