Hi yukon,Lakhvinder this is an excerpt from the old instruction guide EG7:
that mean my PCC is valid even after three months, as i got it after sending my app to CIO. can u please tell me where from i can confirm this?
All applicants must submit police certificates/clearances as part of the application process.
Note: Do not submit your police certificates to the CIO. If your application is recommended by the CIO for further assessment, you will be required to submit the police certificates along with the full application to the Canadian Visa Office indicated on your application.
You and all of your family members who are 18 years of age and older and who are not permanent residents or Canadian citizens will have to provide:
a valid police certificate, or
a police clearance, or
a record of no information.
These documents are to be provided for each country other than Canada, in which you have lived for six consecutive months or longer since reaching the age of 18.
Note: If you or your family members were under 18 years of age (16 years of age in certain jurisdictions) for the entire time you lived in a particular country, you do not need to provide a police certificate for that country.
You may begin to gather your police certificates before submitting your application to the CIO. Although you will not submit the police certificate to the CIO, you must be ready to submit them to a visa office if your application is recommended for further assessment at a Canadian visa office. When you submit the application to the visa office please ensure that your certificates were not issued more than three months before you submitted your application to the CIO.
For applicants requiring multiple police certificates, please be certain these documents can be produced at the time of the submission of your application to the Canadian visa office.
If the original certificate is not in English or French, submit both the certificate and the original copy of a translation prepared by an accredited translator.