PCC needed to leave India - asked for at immigration?

#1 Sep 14th, 2016, 23:14
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My wife has just received her UK spouse visa (settlement - 30 months). I read somewhere that Indian nationals who have 'long term' visas need to get a PCC. Will this be asked for at immigration at the airport when she leaves India?

It is a bit confusing as some countries (not the UK - currently!) ask for PCC before they will grant visas.

Any help/advice is much appreciated!

(She currently has a relatively new Indian passport issued just last year).
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Some countries including Australia, require it before granting a spouse visa, but the UK does not require a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate). There is no reason for the Indian Emigration Authorities to stop her boarding a flight to the UK without one. Where did you "read somewhere that Indian nationals who have 'long term' visas need to get a PCC"?

Would you explain what you mean by "UK spouse visa (settlement - 30 months)"?
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Website at: http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlin...pdf/HydPCC.pdf

From my reading of this - UK is a non-ECR country so PCC is needed... although is it the case that this is only relevant for people who are applying for an Indian passport (which needs a PCC)? (No need to get a PCC to satisfy Indian immigration officials at the airport on departure?)

From my past dealings with Indian bureaucracy I know different officials have different interpretation(s) of the 'rules'

All very confusing!

Otherwise - wife has just gotten a UK spouse/settlement visa but validity is for 30 months (after which time a second spouse/settlement visa has to be applied for which will also last for 30 months). Total time under this system is 5 years then she can apply for ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain).
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On the basis of a quick glance... What you are looking at is to do with "ECR..." Emigration check required.

Does your wife, according to her passport, come under "ECR?" Previously, Indian passports were printed with ECR, and "ECNR" would be endorsed if ECR was not required. For several years now, Indian passports have been "ECNR" by default.

Anyway, if I remember rightly, UK is not an ECR country.
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Thanks for the clarifications. As Nick has observed above, the UK is not an ECR listed country. It does not require a PCC to issue a Long Term Visa. Your wife has already been granted the LTV. She will not require a PCC to fly to the UK.
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Thanks for the feedback and info. Much appreciated!
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My would be spouse is on 485 graduate work visa,  he want to apply for my visa so i need pcc,  please  tell me what should i select for purpose of applying pcc.  And can i apply it now being unmarried?



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