Passport office asked for Police verification - PCC for Australia

Hi Anil,
I had my PCC appointment today. Though I had all the docs handy like telephone bill , rent agreement , employment letter , they still asked for police verification. Any idea how long this will take? Is it because my passport address and my current address is different , that’s why they asked for Police verification?

Yes, if your current address is different than the one printed in Indian passport, a police verification is required.

The processing time varies with each police station as the policeman has to visit your house. Usually, this verification takes about 3 to 30 days.

Thank you Anil. I will visit the police station and try to expedite it if possible