Can you please offer me some advice on the following.
Indian PCC for Canada ITA - Not living at Indian address
Got an ITA for Canada PR and applied for PCC – India through VFS at Consulate General India Edinburgh as I currently live in Scotland, UK.
I have an Indian passport which has a Bangalore address where I was living while working there and it was a rented flat.
Obviously, I no longer live there and my family lives in New Delhi. So while submitting PCC application, I have entered my permanent address as my family’s address in Delhi.
My understanding is for Indian living abroad, PCC applications through their local embassy/consulate would be forwarded to the concerned passport-issuing authority (PIA) in India.
In my case, I believe that would be Bangalore.
Is Bangalore’s address on passport and different Delhi’s permanent address be a concern?
I mean I do not know how they check records (in case of PCC for Indians abroad) but do the police visit the address and check?
I am not even sure who is living there now and whether the people I knew in the building are still living or have moved on.
Basically, if the address on your passport is not your permanent address, will it be an issue?
And when the consulate sends the application for verification in India, would you know if it will be sent to passport office in Bangalore or Delhi ?
How much time does PCC application take?
Secondly, while submitting PCC application, lady at VFS counter said there is no defined timeline for getting PCC – may take any number of months – 1, 2, 4, 6 etc.
Can Canada PTA be extended based on delay in Indian PCC application?
As the ITA for PR is valid for 90 days and assuming PCC does not come, I believe there is a way to seek extension.
What is generally the period of extension, if given ? and if i demonstrate that I have actually applied for PCC and still waiting (through receipts and acknowledgement) will they actually give me an extension ?