January 18, 2022

How to Get Lahore Police Clearance Certificate

The police clearance certificate or a character certificate is an official document that is issued by the police department for your criminal records. You may need this for the immigration, VISA, job, or other official purposes. Over the period, Lahore Police has simplified the process. There are a few simple guidelines that are needed to be followed to receive your police certificate.

Local Citizens

It is important for you to appear yourself at the police clearance office or a designated police station for getting the application form submitted.

Overseas Pakistanis

If you are not currently present in the country, you will need to have a blood relative presented at the office with the authority letter stamped by the embassy. We have summarized the processed for you in the graphic below.

Lahore Police Clearance Certificate


There is NO official fees required for this certificate. However, you will need to bear the delivery charges.

Application form

The form is available in two languages:

You need to fill BOTH of these forms and attach the required documents as listed below:

Required Documents

  1. Hard copy (printed copy) of the filled out form in the English and Urdu.
  2. Three (3) RECENT passport size photos (1.5×1.5cm) blue background.
  3. 02 CNIC copy attested by gazetted officer.
  4. 01 passport copy attested by gazetted officer.
  5. 01 affidavit worth of rupees 50 only form attested by the oath commissioner.
    The affidavit must be clearly stating your reason for getting the certification. Oath commissioner usually has set formats for such affidavits. It is necessary that you testified that your provided information is correct.
  6. Authority letter stamped by an embassy in case the applicant is not available in Pakistan. (As explained above)

Office Contact Details

Luckily, You can search effortlessly nearby clearance office through google maps – technology you know! LOL.
Liberty market 042-99268285
Moon market near Iqbal town 042-37808877
Bhatti gate 042-37300904
Townhall near the Secretariat 042-99214571
Hall road 042-37311500

You can also email your query at pkm.lahore@punjabpolice.gov.pk
They always reply, however there could be a delay in getting a reply.


For every address that you mention, you need to fill up an additional Urdu form and attach an attested photo. So, plan ahead before submitting. A sample of the form is attached.

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