Apply for an Overseas Citizen of India OCI card from Canada

Daljot Singh
April 06, 2023

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only. The process for obtaining an Indian Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from Canada using BLS International Services may change over time, and applicants should always refer to the official website of BLS International Services for the latest and most accurate information. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided, and shall not be held responsible for any errors or omissions in the content. Applicants should seek professional advice if they have any specific questions or concerns regarding the Indian PCC application process.

If you are an Indian citizen living in Canada, you may require an Indian Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) for various purposes, such as employment, immigration, or travel. In Canada, the Indian PCC application process is handled by BLS International Services, an authorized service provider for the Government of India. Here's how you can obtain an Indian PCC from Canada using BLS:

Required Documents


The fee for an Indian PCC application in Canada is CAD 38.50 (inclusive of all taxes). This fee is non-refundable and payable by credit card or money order.

Processing Time

The estimated processing time for an Indian PCC application in Canada is 15-20 business days. However, the processing time may vary depending on the volume of applications received and the complexity of the case. 

Ways to Submit the Application

You can submit your Indian PCC application in Canada in two ways:

In-person — can visit the BLS International Services center in Vancouver, Toronto, or Ottawa to submit your application and biometric data (fingerprints and photo) in person. You will receive an acknowledgement receipt as proof of submission.

Via mail — You can send your application package to the BLS International Services center in Ottawa by mail. Your biometric data must be taken at a designated Canada Post location using a fingerprint kit provided by BLS. You must include a self-addressed return envelope with sufficient postage and tracking number to receive your PCC.


The Indian PCC is valid for six months from the date of issue. After that, it becomes invalid, and a new PCC must be obtained if required.


In conclusion, obtaining an Indian Police Clearance Certificate from Canada using BLS International Services is a straightforward process that requires a few necessary documents and a modest fee. Applicants can choose to submit their application in person or by mail, and the estimated processing time is 15-20 business days. It's essential to plan ahead and allow enough time for the application to be processed before it's needed.

Check out the BLS International Services website for more information and to start your application process today!

Hope this blog gave you a good overview on how to apply a for an Indian PCC.

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