How to Get a Police Certificate - India

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

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

How to get a Police 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 other states: You can apply at your local District Police Station.

For residents of Delhi: You can apply at your local District Police Station or online on the Delhi Police website or on the Passport India website. The Web site will list what information and documents you need. If you apply online, your certificate will be returned to you electronically.

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

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

NOTE: CIC will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

Character Certificates are not accepted.

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