Procedure to get Pakistani Police Clearance Certificate

A Police Clearance Certificate in Pakistan is very important document issued as a result of a background check by the relevant police department to show any criminal records that the applicant may have.

Why Police Clearance Certificate is needed?

This document can be required in many situations but normally a Police Clearance Certificate is needed for following reasons:

  1. By your employer if you are applying for a job
  2. For immigration process
  3. For visa process
  4. To get admission in foreign college or university
  5. For marriage in other countries

Requirements to get Police Clearance Certificate in Pakistan:

  1. Copy of applicant’s valid CNIC / NICOP
  2. Copy of applicant’s valid passport
  3. Copy of CNIC / NICOP from father
  4. Copy of CNIC / NICOP from mother
  5. Copy of CNIC / NICOP from husband (for married women only)
  6. Marriage Certificate (for married women only)
  7. Copy of any utility bill / residence proof of address
  8. Passport size photographs of applicant (with blue background)
  9. An affidavit (if applicant is out of country)
  10. Application Form

Sample image of Application Form:

Police Clearance Certificate

Sample image of Police Clearance Certificate:

Police Clearance Certificate

Step by step procedure:

  1. Where to Go – Normally a Police Certificate can be obtained from SSP Office or D.I.G Police Office of the city and if there is any other issuing office they will guide you accordingly.
  2. Application Form – You will be asked by the issuing police office to fill an application form which they will provide.
  3. Fee – As per our knowledge and information there is no official fee to get Police Character / Clearance Certificate but the concerned police department will inform you if there is any fee for this process.
  4. Submission – Submit filled application form along-with all required documents. In case they need any additional step from you like verification from local police station they will guide you for that.
  5. Completion – There is no specific time period for completion of this verification process by the issuing police department. But keep in mind approximately 7-12 days. Further, issuing police department will better inform you about the completion date and time.

Note: For updated and more accurate information please call or visit local police department of your city.

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  • Kashif Amanullah

    If you need assistance in issuance of Police Character Certificate or any other documents in Pakistan contact: http://chachuinpakistan.com/get-police-clearance-certificate-pakistan/

    • Ednan

      Many thanks Kashif, I’m done with everything and the certificate is about to be sent to me by tomorrow. I reached the citizens facilitation center of my local police station.

      • Haris Ansari

        Which province are you from Adnan?

        • Ednan

          I’m from Punjab

  • Ednan

    Is there anyway I can make an application for police clearance certificate at the nearest office ( other than the one near my permanent home address )?
    Thank You!

    • Kashif Amanullah

      sorry for late reply, as per our understanding Police Character Certificate can be issued from any address of stay where applicant stayed more then six months. For example, if someone stayed in multiple cities for job then he might be required to provide Police Character Certificate from each city of stay.

  • Anita

    I live in gulistan e johar so where do I go for a police certificate

  • Haris Ansari

    I live in Surjani so where should I be going for Police Certification?

  • Sikandar Rana

    what will be filled in the nominee information
    who will be the nominee?
    the one who is applying for visa is applicant
    kindly guide me

  • Babar

    If someone send his affidavit to his brother name but his brother is going for out of country then what should he do?
    Make a new affidavit ?
    use the old one and someone else like his father,wife or any other can receive one the affidavit send for his brother name?
    Kindly guide me I’m really worried what to do.
    Thank you.

  • Babar

    This very certificate must also testify by Spain ambassy.
    Please guide me

  • Muhammad Junaid Qureshi

    can anybody give me or tell me what to write on affadavit and will it be on stamp or normal paper .. /??? any sample affidavate

  • Muhammad Junaid Qureshi

    also please tell me , its written in requirement that you need to get copy of letter from embassy ? what does that mean ?