Glycine doped potassium thiourea chloride (PTC) crystal has been grown by slow solution evaporation technique. The dielectric studies have been employed to examine substantial improvement in dielectric constant and dielectric loss of glycine doped PTC crystal. The etching studies have been performed to investigate the surface quality of this crystal. The z-scan studies have been carried out at 632.8 nm to explore the third order nonlinear optical nature. The negative nonlinear refraction of glycine doped PTC crystal was found to be of 7.27 × 10−12 cm2/W. The origin of high magnitude of third order nonlinear optical susceptibility and reverse saturable nonlinear absorption have been investigated. The obtained results were explored to discuss the nonlinear optical applications of PTC crystal.