The High Commission of India in Wellington has issued a notice earlier this week for Indian passport holders applying Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) outlining specific directions when making an application.

The five-point notice clarifies doubts and state corrections on common mistakes made by applicants when applying for PCC.

The notice has encouraged people making applications to the High Commission to keep a copy of the PCC form submitted for future references.

The notice has also requested people to ensure they attach ‘a return courier bag with tracking facility for the return of documents once the High Commission issues PCC.

High Commission has asked applicants to pay the revised fee of $42 for PCC application and not $40 failing which the application might be returned or put on hold.

“It has been observed that applicants for PCC are still sending old fee of $40, whereas the correct fee is $42 now. Please note that such applications may be put on hold or returned,” the notice read.

Since changes in PCC applications last year, High Commission has once again confirmed that original passports need not be sent along with the PCC application.

“Only JP attested coloured copy of front and back page of the passport is required for the application, original passport is no longer needed,” the notice said.

High Commission also stressed getting the coloured copy of the front and back of the passport attested by Justice of the Peace (JP) before sending with the PCC application, which is mandatory and failing which the application will be returned.

The full procedure for applying PCC with the High Commission can be found in the link below.