I wasn't aware of BofA's policy of only-signature-notarizations. I keep away from BofA and try to stick to our cute little credit union as much as possibleDEEPCUR said:Thanks for posting this. Bank of America doesn't notarize copies, they notarize only signatures.
For Indian passports that were recently issued in India, they will have PCC s up to date and can give it immediately. If it is a old passport, like 2008 or 2009 ones, they won't have clearance in their system and will request one. Most likely new verification request will be initiated and police will physically verify.
What if i initiate PCC for India now? I am currently in USA & supposed to move back to India immediately after PR application needs to be submitted (90th day is Jul 19th).Maverick28 said:Till you next visit India.
If you travel to India after AOR, you are good. Anything before AOR will require a new one. I think you have sufficient time to get it - based on what I have read, embassy should issue PCC pretty fast - maybe a week or two at best even if it takes time.ash_b said:What if i initiate PCC for India now? I am currently in USA & supposed to move back to India immediately after PR application needs to be submitted (90th day is Jul 19th).
If India PCC results aren't received until this date, will it require me to take any action for India PCC once i land in India?
Thanks @dopehead.dopehead said:So my wife and I drove up to NY last week to get the PCC done and over with in person at the Consulate General (CGNY). Here's our experience in case it helps anyone.
- There is an option to drop off all documents in person including original passport between 9.15 and 11.30am Mon - Fri, where the staff at the Consulate will verify that all documents are present and will issue a receipt (one per passport)
- In person, you can either pay by cash or money order/cashier's check. No credit/debit cards accepted
- The fees are: $25 for passports issued by CGNY, $40 for passports issued by other authorities. Plus $3 per passport for the Indian Community Welfare Fee
- For documents, we submitted per passport:
- Filled up form for miscellaneous services
- passport in original
- photocopy of driver's license for address proof (for proof that you do fall under the jurisdiction of that consulate)
- photocopy of first and last page of passport
- photocopy of visa page (or Green Card if applicable)
- copy of I-94 (if applicable)
Once the documents/passport were collected by the staff and receipts issued, we were asked to return between 12.30pm and 1pm, or 4.30pm and 5pm that day - these are the windows for delivery of documents.
We did not need to notarize any document since we were applying in person.
If you're applying via mail, all photocopies from the list above need to be notarized. I would suggest going to any bank you're a member of to get this done. We usually go to our local credit union where notarization is done for free.
The Misc. services form on the CGNY website has no reference to the country that the PCC is issued for, so we had to write something on the lines of "Applying for immigration to Canada" on the form.
Finally, my passport was issued in India (in 2015) while my wife's was issued in New York. According to https://www.indiacgny.org/pages.php?id=87 same day service is NOT applicable to passports not issued by CGNY. However while dropping off the passport, I asked the clerk if I could get the PCC the same day and she said it depends on what they see in their systems about my background. I.e. if it's all clear, the PCC would be issued the same day and if more details were needed, it would take longer.
We picked up the PCC's the same day at 12.30pm.
Hope this helps.
That is correct.ash_b said:Thanks @dopehead.
So, if i understand this correctly, I should fill in "Canada" in the space below on the PCC application form?
o Police Clearance Certificate
for _____________________ (Country)
For PPT issued in San Francisco $25
For PPT issued in countries other
Than San Francisco
Same day services are typically only for those cases where passport was issued by that consulate - if passport was issued in India, I think it might take a bit longer but should not be too long. I too am in the same boat - waiting for ITA and then will go to Atlanta consulate - passport issued in 2009 in India - will report back on my experience and timelineI have my passport issued in 2009 , would I not get the same day PCC from NY consulate. Please suggest.
Hi... i have a query with reference to exactly this point, so posting here....That is correct.
This is needed as the PCC states "This is to certify that there is no adverse information in respect of <NAME> holder of Indian passport <Passport#> issued at <wherever> on <whatever date>, which would render him/her ineligible for the grant of travel facilities including visa for CANADA"