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Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

Overview

Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is issued to both Indian nationals and foreign nationals (in respect of their stay in India) for specific purpose as requested by the applicant.

NB: All applicants are required to be present at the Visa application centre for individual processing of applications.

Applicants should apply as per the jurisdictions mentioned below.

Jurisdiction Provinces
Johannesburg Gauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga provinces
Durban Kwa Zulu Natal, Free State and Eastern Cape Provinces
Cape Town Western Cape and Northern Cape Province

Fees

S NO.  SERVICE RENDERED FEE IN ZAR SERVICE CHARGE IN ZAR TOTAL IN ZAR
1 Police Clearance Certificate 405 117 522

Please Note: The fee is for each signature and stamp of the Consular Officer. If there is more than one document that needs to be attested, fee should be paid accordingly. Fees once tendered are non–refundable.

Payment Instructions:

Preferred mode of payment

  • At the application centre by Credit/Debit Card
  • Cash deposit in the bank
Name of Bank : Nedbank

Account Number : 1012505804

Name of Account Holder : VFS Visa Processing SA Pty Ltd

Branch Code : 198765

Documents Required

  • Duly filled in and signed PCC Application Form.
  • Applicant's valid passport in original and self-attested photocopy pages containing personal particulars of the applicant.
  • Visa Status:

    • For Indian passport holders: Self-attested photocopy of the passport page containing valid SOUTH AFRICA Visa or SOUTH AFRICA Residence Permit Card.
    • For foreign passport holders: Applicants who are foreign passport holders and who never held any Indian passport need to submit self-attested photocopy page containing Indian visa on their passports.

      • Proof of Residence for all nationalities: Any of the following self-attested documents South African Driver’s license, Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s South Africa address, House Lease Agreement, State Identification Card., Any other document as specified by the Consular Officer. Note: Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements are not accepted as residence proof
    • Foreign passport holders who previously held Indian passport need to submit any of the following: 
      • Self-attested photocopy page containing valid Indian visa on their passports.

        OR
      • Self-attested photocopy of the OCI or PIO Card (if the applicant holds OCI or PIO Card).

        OR
      • Self-attested photocopy of Indian Passport Surrender Certificate (foreign passport holders who previously held an Indian passport are required to surrender their last held Indian passport at the nearest Indian Mission/Post and obtain Indian Passport Surrender Certificate).
  • Please note if the applicant is unable to provide the original passport, the competent authorities may not be able to issue a PCC.
  • All fee paid for this service are non-refundable.

    Processing Time: If you are Indian passport holder and if your complete passport particulars are available in the passport data base, this service is rendered normally within 7-8 working days (excluding the date of submission of application and date of dispatch of original and processed documents) subject to the application being complete in all respects.

  • If you are Indian passport holder if your complete passport particulars are not available in the passport data base, this service is rendered after obtaining the confirmation/ clearance from the original Passport Issuing Authority/ concerned police authorities in India and it may normally take up to 6-8 weeks. In such a scenario, original passport shall be returned to the applicant by post if so requested by the applicant (for this purpose, the applicant needs to send a request for return of the passport to the VFS Centre where the application was submitted by enclosing a self-addressed pre-paid envelope). On receipt of confirmation/ clearance from the original Passport Issuing Authority, the applicant shall be informed to re-submit his/ her original passport for completion of prescribed formalities following which the PCC shall be despatched to the applicant.
  • In case of other passport holder , this service is rendered normally within 7-8 working days (excluding the date of submission of application and date of dispatch of original and processed documents) subject to the application being complete in all respects.

Please Note: 

  • Original documents provided will have to be submitted along with the photocopies, the same shall be returned to the applicants once the process is over.
  • The above are mandatory requirements. The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, after scrutiny of the application and documents by the High Commission of India or its respective Consulates, on case to case basis.
  • Kindly note appointments are mandatory; please click here to schedule an appointment.

 

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NB: Appointments are mandatory for all applications; please click here to schedule an appointment under miscellaneous services for a Police clearance application.

Collection Of Processed Documents

Documents once approved & ready will be delivered at the counter or by Courier as per the mode of delivery opted for, by an applicant while submitting the application.