How to Get a Police Certificate - Pakistan

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Character Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Pakistan:

If you live in Pakistan:

You need to get an application form (see below for locations) and complete it. All the documents and information you will need (such as reference signatures and a copy of your National Identity Card) are listed on the application form.

In larger cities: Application forms are available at the “Town” or “City Police Officer” of your area. The “Town” or “City Police Officer” will issue the required certificate directly to you.

In smaller cities, towns or rural areas: Application forms are available at the local district office of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of the Police Security Branch. The superintendent of Police (SSP) will issue the required certificate directly to you.

If you live in a Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) in Pakistan or in areas where there is no police presence: Each agency is divided into Tehsils where there is a non-gazetted officer (Tehsildar) and a gazetted officer (Assistant Political Agent). The administrator in charge of the agency is usually the Political Agent. You should obtain a clearance from the Tribal Elders and forward it to the Tehsildar in your area. The Tehsildar forwards the clearance to the Assistant Political Agent (or sometimes the Political Agent). The clearance certificate is issued from the office of the Assistant Political Agent (or sometimes the Political Agent). The seven FATA agencies are: Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, Orakzai, Kurram, North Waziristan, South Waziristan

If you live outside of Pakistan:

You should contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Pakistan for assistance. You should bring:

  • Certified copies of your passport, including all the pages showing your legal stay
  • Certified copy of your National Identity Card
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Applicable fees

In some cases, a relative who lives in Pakistan can apply on your behalf. They need all of the above items and they need:

  • To fill in the application form
  • To write an affidavit (on 20Rs judicial stamp paper) stating that they will receive your certificate on your behalf
  • An authority letter, in their name, to get your certificate on your behalf

If you are not a citizen of Pakistan:

If you live in Pakistan:

You may apply directly at the local district office of the Senior Superintendent of Police of the Police Security Branch. You may need to present:

  • Certified photocopies of your passport, including all the pages showing your legal stay
  • Certified photocopy of your national identity card (if applicable)
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Applicable fees

If you live outside of Pakistan:

You should apply at your nearest Embassy or Consulate for Pakistan. You may need:

  • Certified photocopies of your passport, including all the pages showing your legal stay in Pakistan
  • Certified photocopy of your national identity card (if applicable)
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Applicable fees

Information and documents you need:

Please see above for specifics

Special notes and considerations

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

Note: CIC will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

Note: The Canadian High Commission in Islamabad cannot help you get a police certificate.

Date Modified: