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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India


My wife, an Indian citizen, just received her new passport in Oct 2014. For the Police Clearance Certificate, she visited the local police office and was issued a local police clearance certificate from superintendent office. My wife is from Indore, MP and has been living there for all of her life. My question is, is the local police clearance certificate acceptable to NVC authorities or they require a clearance certificate from the local passport office. Please help. Thanks


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No, the police certificate locally means nothing. The NVC requires a passport clearance certificate.


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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.
  • Indian passport holders applying for visas outside India should obtain a statement from their local Indian embassy, consulate, High Commission, or Deputy High Commission 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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

Yes. You need to submit both pcc from superintendent of police as well as passport office. Local pcc was not needed earlier. But now they are asking both. My friend got checklist since he didn't submit local pcc. So when I filed I kept both and my case was approved without any checklist. My advice is to play the safer side.

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IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Mumbai, India

Marriage: 2014-01-29

I-130 Sent : 2014-02-18

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-02-24

I-130 Approved : 2014-07-22

NVC Received : 2014-07-25

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-22

Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-26

Send AOS Package : 2014-10-17

Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-04

Receive IV Bill : 2014-09-09

Pay IV Bill : 2014-09-10

Send IV Package : 2014-10-17

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2014-12-04

Case Completed at NVC : 2014-11-21

Packet 4 Received : 2014-12-09

Interview Date : 2015-01-21


Estimates/Stats : My I-130 was approved in 148 days from my NOA1 date.

My interview took 331 days from my I-130 NOA1 date.

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Filed: Country: India

If she goes to the Passport Seva site, she can get an appointment for a PCC. Given that her passport was issued within 6 moths, when she goes to her appointment she will get a PCC right then and there.

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