Dear Saki and mitali and anyone else who can answer this...
Plz help me with police clearance certificates. I lived in USA for 4 yrs and in UK for 1 year. How do i get police clearance certificates? I have seen the FBI website and it says tht u must get the finger prints done form some agency. But currently i am in saudi Arabia and i dnt knw where to contact. I have tried calling American embassy but the silly guy told me to go to ABU DHABI and get them done from ther. Does tht makes any sense?
Anyone can help me?
My situation demanded that I produce 10 police certificates - India - 2, Singapore - 2, US Fed - 2, US CA - 2, US GA - 1, UK - 1. Following was my experience:
Every Police Commissioner (or equivalent) has a CID (or equivalent) department. This dept has several sections - Crime Branch, Special Branch, Finger-Printing Branch, Cyber Crime Branch, Economic Offences WIng ec. These are the names giventothe branches and sections at the Mumbai Police Commisionerate. Your region may have different names but the tasks may be same or similar.
We got ourselves finger-printed by the officers at the Finger Printing branch of the CID section
at the Mumbai Police Commisionerate. They have an official fee but the way things work here, one
has to shell out "chaai-paani", which we had to.
These guys have their own format for taking finger-prints. In our case, their format was accepted
by Singapore, UK an US Fed. Singapore, UK and US Fed promptly sent in the PCCs. UK was the slowest.
Singapore the fastest. US Fed somewhere in-between!!
Their format was REJECTED by US - CA and US - GA. Our application for PCC from these two states
was returned back along with blank FD-258 cards.
We took these blank cards back to the Finger-printing section and got ourselves finger-printed on
the FD-28 cards all over again and sent these to US-CA and US-GA authorities.
I have received the PCC from GA. The PCC ws CA was sent but was lost in transit. They have sent
copies which I may receive by this weekend.
I hope that helps.