Police clearance certificate is a document issued to passport holder for getting residence visa, employment visa, permanent visa etc. in foreign countries. Police clearance certificate is given by the police to show the background of the individual .The certificate is given to prove that the individual does not have any criminal record. The act of legalising the police clearance certificate is termed as PCC attestation. Foreign countries need PCC to make sure that their country is safe after letting the individual to the country.
A criminal record is a police record of the individual’s criminal history. Criminal history includes his traffic misdeed, arrest warrants, or any other criminal offences. Police clearance certificate attestation is necessary for people who wish to move to foreign countries in search of jobs and higher education.
What documents do you need when your are applying for PCC?
• Original certificate (certificate depends upon the purpose of your migration)
• Passport copy
The police clearance certificate attestation is done with the seal or signature on the certificate. The signature on the certificate signifies that the document is proved genuine by the respective authority. It is necessary to prove that the person is not harmful to the country which he is migrating.
A police clearance certificate depends on the activities of the individual in the past. It is difficult for individuals to get a police clearance certificate attestation if he has done any crime in the past. The police authorities should feel that the person does not have any criminal record in his name .
Purpose of police clearance certificate attestation
• For getting work permit in a foreign country.
• Residence visa
• For Higher education
• Getting a Dependent visa etc.
PCC attestation is done to prove your certificate is real and authentic before the foreign government. The name used for police clearance certificates is different in different countries. The certificate also helps to know the character of the individual whether he is a good or bad citizen.