PCC Apostille in India

The full form of PCC is a police clearance certificate.

There are three ways to get a PCC.

  1. From the police station
  2. Passport offices where your passport was issued
  3. FFRO offices (here only foreign nationals can apply who are staying in India or resided earlier in India)

To get a police station PCC, a person can get it from the police commissioner office by offline process or from the passport office; it can be done online.

But to travel out of India, only PCC is not enough; it must be apostille from the Ministry of External Affairs.

How to get PCC Apostille?

The apostille for the PCC process is determined by where and from which state the certificate was issued.

There are two ways to apostille a PCC.

First one is

  1. Passport office issued PCC process
  2. Notary + SDM + Apostille

The other one is

  1. The police station issued a PCC.
  2. Notary + State authentication + Apostille

Location of ministry of external affair office

Several benefits of PCC Apostille

  • It is helpful for the immigration procedure while getting a visa
  • Beneficial for the application process for student visas
  • Helpful for long-term visa travel
  • Helpful while you are traveling for work

What is the apostille's validity?

It is valid for six months in the majority of countries.

You can check with the immigration department if you have an apostille that is older than six months.

How long does it take to receive an apostille?

If you conduct the process alone, it may take 10 to 15 working days. However, if you work with us, we can complete the task in 5 working days.

How to begin the process?

We have offices in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and New Delhi.

We also collaborate with DHL and Bluedart. If you are located elsewhere in India, we will pick up your documents from your address.

To use services you can contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 8000399331.

We are pleased to help you throughout the process even if you choose to handle it yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to get a PCC Apostille?
    PCC Apostille is a lengthy procedure and the time required to get it depends upon the state it belongs to and other such factors but it usually takes 7-9 working days to get a PCC Apostille.
  • How much does it cost to get a PCC Apostille?
    The total for getting a PCC Apostille depends upon how many levels it goes through. Does it get authenticated directly from the MEA or from state levels too? It also depends on the extra services the customer avail of.
  • What are my documents laminated?
    Our skilled and professional staff carefully takes the lamination off so that the document doesn’t get damaged if the documents submitted are laminated. We still suggest you submit unlaminated documents only, as the process of getting the document apostille involves various stamping and signing processes, and taking lamination off again and again may damage the document.
  • For which countries an apostille certificate is necessary?
    An apostille certificate is mandatory to get the visas for the countries that come under the Hague Convention. It is a treaty currently signed by 117 for document verification.
  • How can ND Universal help me get a Police Clearance Certificate Apostille faster?
    PCC Apostille is a time-consuming and sensitive process. Mistakes occupy no room in the process and thus you should trust us as we are the leading and one of the topmost trusted service providers. Hiring us will save your time and your certificate will get its apostille faster with the streamlined and safe process we follow.