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Hi Folks

I have a question regarding filling the DS230 Form , in that it states that you need to get a police clearence certificate from all the countries u lived after the age of 16?

I am a canadian citizen, lived in Canada for the last 12 years, before that I lived in India ..

Do I need to get the police clearance from both Canada and India ?

Please do reply ..If police clearence is needed from India ,does anyone have any idea how to go about doing it in Canada?

Thank you in advance



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Police certificate is needed from all countries you lived in after age of 16. I believe that the way to get it from another country is to go to that country's embassy at least that is where I would start.

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It might be the same for most countires, you need to contact either the police or canadian embassy in india...


Indian Police Clearance Certificates should be obtained as follows:

All Indian IV applicants aged 16 and above, residing in India, should obtain police certificates from the local Passport Office. These are usually more dependable than those obtained at a local level and indicate that the subject had no serious criminal convictions on record at the time of passport issuance. Applicants whose Indian passport was issued within the past six months may present just the Passport Office Police Certificate, and need not obtain additional police clearances.

Applicants over age 16, whose passports were issued more than six months previous to visa application, must also obtain a police clearance from the District Police Office serving the applicant's place of residence.

Indian passport holders applying for visas outside India should obtain a statement from their local embassy or consulate confirming they have no criminal record.

Non-Indian IV applicants residing in India should obtain police certificates from the District Police Station serving their area of residence.

Indian police certificates are not available for foreign (non-Indian) applicants applying outside India

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If you lived in India for longer than 6 months or a year after age 16, then yes you will need one from there.


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Indian police certificates are not available for foreign (non-Indian) applicants applying outside India.


So you may not have to worry about, DOS and consulate should know that you will be unable to get one.

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