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We are at the final stages of the NVC process. My wife went to the local passport office in New Delhi for the PCC and they said that they need some evidence for why the PCC is needed. They initially mentioned that they need a letter from the Embassy. Has anyone else had this experience? I am curious to know what is needed to get a PCC from New Delhi?

Also, is a local police clearance certificate still needed, or is it just the PCC? Many thanks for any help!


"Wild"

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and I don't give legal advice.

01/29/2011 - Expressed interest through www.shaadi.com

01/30/2011 - Interest accepted. :)

05/23/2011 - Got married in New Delhi, India

07/16/2011 - I-130 filed.

07/18/2011 - I-130 delivered at the Chicago Lockbox.

07/19/2011 - NOA-1.

07/21/2011 - USCIS text notification of acceptance of the I-130.

07/22/2011 - Check for $420 cashed.

08/04/2011 - Touched.

02/03/2012 - Received I-130 approval notification via text and email. Website updated as well.

02/08/2012 - Received NOA-2 hard copy.

02/17/2012 - NVC generated case #.

02/17/2012 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

02/22/2012 - AOS fee bill paid online.

02/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed.

02/23/2012 - AOS fee bill cleared, IVR updated.

02/24/2012 - Received 'We have received your DS-3032 email from NVC.'

02/25/2012 - AOS Packet mailed.

02/27/2012 - IV Fee Bill generated.

02/28/2012 - 'Item missing in AOS Packet'. NVC mails out letter.

03/01/2012 - IV Fee Bill Paid (Status 'IN PROCESS')

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We are at the final stages of the NVC process. My wife went to the local passport office in New Delhi for the PCC and they said that they need some evidence for why the PCC is needed. They initially mentioned that they need a letter from the Embassy. Has anyone else had this experience? I am curious to know what is needed to get a PCC from New Delhi?

Also, is a local police clearance certificate still needed, or is it just the PCC? Many thanks for any help!

Here's what you should do. Go to google and type Passport Seva Kendra. It will open up a website, wherein you look for PSKs in Delhi. To make it easy for you, here's a list of PSKs in Delhi.

PSK GurgaonGurgaon

MM Towers, Plot No. 8 & 9

Phase IV, Udyog Vihar

Gurgaon - 122002

PSK Herald House - ITONew Delhi

Ground & First Floor, Herald House

5A, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

New Delhi - 110002

PSK Shalimar PlaceDelhi

Aggarwal Auto Mall, Plot No.2

District Center, Shalimar Place

Outer Ring Road

Delhi-110088.

Landmark: Galaxy Toyota Showroom, Opp. Hotel Premier Inn(3 Kms from Madhuban Chowk towards Karnal Bypass)

Check the nearest PSK, for that's where you should be going for your PCC.

First, go to the website I mentioned. On the right hand side, you'll find online application filling. Create an id there and proceed with filing for a PCC online. You can choose an appointment date and time. Once this is done, on the day of the appointment, go to the PSK with a copy of your passport biographic page as well as the original passport. If the address on your passport is different from your current place of residence, you need to carry address proof with you. At PSK, the maximum wait time is less than 2 hours. When you leave, you'll have a Passport Clearance stamped on your passport as well as two Police Clearance Certificates with you.

This is all you need. You don't need to get any further PCCs from local police stations.

Good luck and many blessings!

Edited by Divya Rao

07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Thanks for the quick response and for your help Divya. Some follow up questions here:

1) Just for clarification, the PSK should not ask for a letter from the Embassy, is this correct? With the PCC needed by the NVC to complete the case, I can't imagine how a beneficiary could get a letter before hand.

2) So basically once my wife gets this clearance, she does not need to go to her local police station, or are there any exceptions to this rule, based on your length of stay or address or something else? Or have the Embassy rules changed? I am wondering if this is only for Delhi where you no longer need to approach your local police station and can get all clearances from the passport office.

Again, I appreciate all your help. :)


"Wild"

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and I don't give legal advice.

01/29/2011 - Expressed interest through www.shaadi.com

01/30/2011 - Interest accepted. :)

05/23/2011 - Got married in New Delhi, India

07/16/2011 - I-130 filed.

07/18/2011 - I-130 delivered at the Chicago Lockbox.

07/19/2011 - NOA-1.

07/21/2011 - USCIS text notification of acceptance of the I-130.

07/22/2011 - Check for $420 cashed.

08/04/2011 - Touched.

02/03/2012 - Received I-130 approval notification via text and email. Website updated as well.

02/08/2012 - Received NOA-2 hard copy.

02/17/2012 - NVC generated case #.

02/17/2012 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

02/22/2012 - AOS fee bill paid online.

02/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed.

02/23/2012 - AOS fee bill cleared, IVR updated.

02/24/2012 - Received 'We have received your DS-3032 email from NVC.'

02/25/2012 - AOS Packet mailed.

02/27/2012 - IV Fee Bill generated.

02/28/2012 - 'Item missing in AOS Packet'. NVC mails out letter.

03/01/2012 - IV Fee Bill Paid (Status 'IN PROCESS')

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I guess the reason for my confusion is that how could a local passport office issue a police clearance certificate, which ideally should come from the local police station based on a background check (unless the passport office has that capability as well). Again, I am not sure if the rules have changed but when I did this for myself many years back, I had to get two, one from the local passport office and for the second, I had to visit my local police station.


"Wild"

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and I don't give legal advice.

01/29/2011 - Expressed interest through www.shaadi.com

01/30/2011 - Interest accepted. :)

05/23/2011 - Got married in New Delhi, India

07/16/2011 - I-130 filed.

07/18/2011 - I-130 delivered at the Chicago Lockbox.

07/19/2011 - NOA-1.

07/21/2011 - USCIS text notification of acceptance of the I-130.

07/22/2011 - Check for $420 cashed.

08/04/2011 - Touched.

02/03/2012 - Received I-130 approval notification via text and email. Website updated as well.

02/08/2012 - Received NOA-2 hard copy.

02/17/2012 - NVC generated case #.

02/17/2012 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

02/22/2012 - AOS fee bill paid online.

02/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed.

02/23/2012 - AOS fee bill cleared, IVR updated.

02/24/2012 - Received 'We have received your DS-3032 email from NVC.'

02/25/2012 - AOS Packet mailed.

02/27/2012 - IV Fee Bill generated.

02/28/2012 - 'Item missing in AOS Packet'. NVC mails out letter.

03/01/2012 - IV Fee Bill Paid (Status 'IN PROCESS')

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Thanks for the quick response and for your help Divya. Some follow up questions here:

1) Just for clarification, the PSK should not ask for a letter from the Embassy, is this correct? With the PCC needed by the NVC to complete the case, I can't imagine how a beneficiary could get a letter before hand.

2) So basically once my wife gets this clearance, she does not need to go to her local police station, or are there any exceptions to this rule, based on your length of stay or address or something else? Or have the Embassy rules changed? I am wondering if this is only for Delhi where you no longer need to approach your local police station and can get all clearances from the passport office.

Again, I appreciate all your help. :)

When you fill the application online, it will ask you why need a PCC. Since there's no possible way for you to get a letter at this juncture, you could perhaps ask your wife to carry the G-325A form copies with her, just to be on the safer side.... but from my personal experience, there are no questions asked. On your passport, they'll stamp the endorsement number, date on which it's issued, and for which country the pcc is issued.

PSKs are available in most cities now, though I've heard Mumbai doesn't have one yet. Also, you only need your passport clearance as well as pcc from the PSK, you won't need anything else. Also, let me just tell you that these documents are issued to you by the passport officer himself with his official seal as well as the ministry of external affairs seal, and your pcc is printed out on Ministry of External Affairs letterhead. So don't worry, just ask your wife to get it done this way.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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There is one more option -

There must be an email that NVC has send you to provide documents to NVC for your wife.

Do you have it? She can take it to PSK... G-325A has lot of information that nobody should see. (My 5 cents)

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There is one more option -

There must be an email that NVC has send you to provide documents to NVC for your wife.

Do you have it? She can take it to PSK... G-325A has lot of information that nobody should see. (My 5 cents)

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07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Dont use G325-A it has lot of personal information and it does not show why you need PCC.

Just take the email from NVC, which shows you are applying for immigrant visa and PCC is one of the step required.

If you have PSK approach them, I think they are faster.

Agree that the NVC email should suffice.

As for PSK, they don't approach anybody. The visa officer at PSK has access to your database. On that, he can verify if there is any adverse information about you. Based on that is how they issue the PCC.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Yes, we do have the NVC email. Problem is with the scheduling of the appointment itself. Apparently, the window opens up at 6 PM every evening, there are 2-3 openings which get filled in like 2 minutes. The wife has been trying to schedule an appointment for the last 2 days with no luck. So frustrating! :angry:


"Wild"

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and I don't give legal advice.

01/29/2011 - Expressed interest through www.shaadi.com

01/30/2011 - Interest accepted. :)

05/23/2011 - Got married in New Delhi, India

07/16/2011 - I-130 filed.

07/18/2011 - I-130 delivered at the Chicago Lockbox.

07/19/2011 - NOA-1.

07/21/2011 - USCIS text notification of acceptance of the I-130.

07/22/2011 - Check for $420 cashed.

08/04/2011 - Touched.

02/03/2012 - Received I-130 approval notification via text and email. Website updated as well.

02/08/2012 - Received NOA-2 hard copy.

02/17/2012 - NVC generated case #.

02/17/2012 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

02/22/2012 - AOS fee bill paid online.

02/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed.

02/23/2012 - AOS fee bill cleared, IVR updated.

02/24/2012 - Received 'We have received your DS-3032 email from NVC.'

02/25/2012 - AOS Packet mailed.

02/27/2012 - IV Fee Bill generated.

02/28/2012 - 'Item missing in AOS Packet'. NVC mails out letter.

03/01/2012 - IV Fee Bill Paid (Status 'IN PROCESS')

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Divya and others - did you face the same issues with scheduling an appointment, or are we missing something here? Its very frustrating! We have not been able to get an appointment in 3 days now! :angry:


"Wild"

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and I don't give legal advice.

01/29/2011 - Expressed interest through www.shaadi.com

01/30/2011 - Interest accepted. :)

05/23/2011 - Got married in New Delhi, India

07/16/2011 - I-130 filed.

07/18/2011 - I-130 delivered at the Chicago Lockbox.

07/19/2011 - NOA-1.

07/21/2011 - USCIS text notification of acceptance of the I-130.

07/22/2011 - Check for $420 cashed.

08/04/2011 - Touched.

02/03/2012 - Received I-130 approval notification via text and email. Website updated as well.

02/08/2012 - Received NOA-2 hard copy.

02/17/2012 - NVC generated case #.

02/17/2012 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

02/22/2012 - AOS fee bill paid online.

02/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed.

02/23/2012 - AOS fee bill cleared, IVR updated.

02/24/2012 - Received 'We have received your DS-3032 email from NVC.'

02/25/2012 - AOS Packet mailed.

02/27/2012 - IV Fee Bill generated.

02/28/2012 - 'Item missing in AOS Packet'. NVC mails out letter.

03/01/2012 - IV Fee Bill Paid (Status 'IN PROCESS')

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Yes, we are using the PSK. Turns out the wife's computer was slow. So I tried to schedule an appointment from my computer and we were successful. She has an appointment for tomorrow. Thanks everyone!


"Wild"

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and I don't give legal advice.

01/29/2011 - Expressed interest through www.shaadi.com

01/30/2011 - Interest accepted. :)

05/23/2011 - Got married in New Delhi, India

07/16/2011 - I-130 filed.

07/18/2011 - I-130 delivered at the Chicago Lockbox.

07/19/2011 - NOA-1.

07/21/2011 - USCIS text notification of acceptance of the I-130.

07/22/2011 - Check for $420 cashed.

08/04/2011 - Touched.

02/03/2012 - Received I-130 approval notification via text and email. Website updated as well.

02/08/2012 - Received NOA-2 hard copy.

02/17/2012 - NVC generated case #.

02/17/2012 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

02/22/2012 - AOS fee bill paid online.

02/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed.

02/23/2012 - AOS fee bill cleared, IVR updated.

02/24/2012 - Received 'We have received your DS-3032 email from NVC.'

02/25/2012 - AOS Packet mailed.

02/27/2012 - IV Fee Bill generated.

02/28/2012 - 'Item missing in AOS Packet'. NVC mails out letter.

03/01/2012 - IV Fee Bill Paid (Status 'IN PROCESS')

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Turns out that the PSK refused to issue the PCC because the wife hadn't changed her last name yet. So now she has to apply for a new passport under the Tatkal seva. So our process has now gotten delayed by another 2 weeks.


"Wild"

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and I don't give legal advice.

01/29/2011 - Expressed interest through www.shaadi.com

01/30/2011 - Interest accepted. :)

05/23/2011 - Got married in New Delhi, India

07/16/2011 - I-130 filed.

07/18/2011 - I-130 delivered at the Chicago Lockbox.

07/19/2011 - NOA-1.

07/21/2011 - USCIS text notification of acceptance of the I-130.

07/22/2011 - Check for $420 cashed.

08/04/2011 - Touched.

02/03/2012 - Received I-130 approval notification via text and email. Website updated as well.

02/08/2012 - Received NOA-2 hard copy.

02/17/2012 - NVC generated case #.

02/17/2012 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

02/22/2012 - AOS fee bill paid online.

02/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed.

02/23/2012 - AOS fee bill cleared, IVR updated.

02/24/2012 - Received 'We have received your DS-3032 email from NVC.'

02/25/2012 - AOS Packet mailed.

02/27/2012 - IV Fee Bill generated.

02/28/2012 - 'Item missing in AOS Packet'. NVC mails out letter.

03/01/2012 - IV Fee Bill Paid (Status 'IN PROCESS')

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Turns out that the PSK refused to issue the PCC because the wife hadn't changed her last name yet. So now she has to apply for a new passport under the Tatkal seva. So our process has now gotten delayed by another 2 weeks.

Very strange reason to refused to issue the PCC!!!

I applied for re-issue passport thru PSK under Tatkal, I got it in 48 hours in my hand. It just took 2 days! That is it! :)


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