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Indian PCC

srinikrish

Full Member
Dec 23, 2017
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Hi,

I got the Indian PCC 11 months ago from indian embassy in USA. I never travelled to india in last 5 years.
I'm planning to enter the pool next month. Can i use the same PCC or do i need apply for new.?
Please advise.

Thanks,
Krish
 

Takentaken421

Hero Member
Aug 30, 2018
286
62
Hi,

I got the Indian PCC 11 months ago from indian embassy in USA. I never travelled to india in last 5 years.
I'm planning to enter the pool next month. Can i use the same PCC or do i need apply for new.?
Please advise.

Thanks,
Krish
Although you haven't visited India for a long time but to be safe you should still apply New. It should not be more than 6 months old when you submit your e-APR.
 

mr.preetsingh

VIP Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,472
794
Canada
Hi,

I got the Indian PCC 11 months ago from indian embassy in USA. I never travelled to india in last 5 years.
I'm planning to enter the pool next month. Can i use the same PCC or do i need apply for new.?
Please advise.

Thanks,
Krish
You will need a new PCC. CIC has rejected many cases recently because of that.
 

pizzaboy99

Hero Member
Apr 3, 2018
607
372
Hi,

I got the Indian PCC 11 months ago from indian embassy in USA. I never travelled to india in last 5 years.
I'm planning to enter the pool next month. Can i use the same PCC or do i need apply for new.?
Please advise.

Thanks,
Krish
Yes, it is fine as PCC was issued after the last time you visited the country.
 

pizzaboy99

Hero Member
Apr 3, 2018
607
372
Although you haven't visited India for a long time but to be safe you should still apply New. It should not be more than 6 months old when you submit your e-APR.
Six months applies if the PCC is for your current country of residence. For countries other than your residence, a PCC issued anytime after your last stay there is OK.
 

pizzaboy99

Hero Member
Apr 3, 2018
607
372
None of them contradict what I said

1st link - Poster submits a 8 month old certificate from what appears to be his current country of residence as he admits he is not living in Canada.

2nd & 3rd links - I don't see any rejection mentioned. Its just people asking questions about validity of PCC.

The rule is simple

* If PCC is for your current country of residence, should not be more than 6 months old
* For all other PCCs, can be issued anytime after last stay

For the thread creator, the second scenario is applicable.
 

mr.preetsingh

VIP Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,472
794
Canada
None of them contradict what I said

1st link - Poster submits a 8 month old certificate from what appears to be his current country of residence as he admits he is not living in Canada.

2nd & 3rd links - I don't see any rejection mentioned. Its just people asking questions about validity of PCC.

The rule is simple

* If PCC is for your current country of residence, should not be more than 6 months old
* For all other PCCs, can be issued anytime after last stay

For the thread creator, the second scenario is applicable.
You can dig more in the forums. There are many similar cases rejected this year.