How to Get Your Police Character Certificate in Lahore, Pakistan

Amin Shah Gilani
7 min readOct 26, 2018

After an intense day of inquiring, I submitted my application. This is the procedure to get a Police Character Certificate in Lahore.

EDIT JUNE 2020: The process has substantially changed, someone else wrote a new article here.

EDIT AUG 2019: This procedure is now outdated. The forms have been combined into a single one, but it’s not available online. Please just show up with 1 attested photocopy of your CNIC, 1 attested photocopy of your Passport, and a passport sized photograph against a blue background for all cases. The officer will give you a form, and you’ll pay 350 PKR. You are also made to swear that you will not visit a police station, and will report any officers that ask you to visit one for an interview. Please call them to ask for clarifications. I may write a new article, eventually. Or you can.

The procedure is fairly straightforward, it’s just not documented publicly. I submitted my application on October 25, 2018, the process may have changed at the time you read this. It is your responsibility to check if this article is still up to date. You can do that by calling the official sources below.

If you find that I missed something, or something has changed, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll update this article.

This guide is only valid if:

  • You’ve been living in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • You’re in the country and are…



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