Police Character Certificate

Police Character Certificate

Police Character Certificates are processed at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Melbourne for the Pakistani community members and foreign nationals residing in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. The applicants can apply Police Character Certificates in person or by mail/email.

For Police Character Certificates applications related to Sindh, KPK, Baluchistan, Islamabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, the applications are processed manually while for the overseas Pakistanis hailing from the Punjab province, the applications are processed online through an online portal developed by the Punjab Police. The overseas Pakistanis belonging to Punjab province, who intend to apply for Police Character Certificate from Punjab Police, may avail this online facility which provides considerably shorter processing times (02-03 weeks). It may, however, be noted that personal presence of the applicant is mandatory to avail this online facility.
Requirements for Police Character Certificate
Following documents are needed for processing the Police Character Certificate:

Original Valid NICOP/CNIC Card along with its photocopy (front & back) (for Pakistanis only)
Original Passport with photocopy of its first two pages.
Duly filled Police Character Certificate Form available at our website.
Government / Semi Government Employees should apply along with a NOC obtained from the Head of Department of the parent department.
A photocopy of foreign passport / PR Card / landing paper / Status abroad, if any.
Self-addressed Express / Registered Post envelope, if sending by Post.
Email all documents including Fee receipt to info.melbourne@mofa.gov.pk if applying via email.


Processing fee is A$20.00 per document in the form of Postal Money Order / Certified Bank Cheque / Bank Draft or via “Bank Transfer” in favour of “Consulate General of Pakistan, Melbourne” or by EFTPOS at the Consulate.

For Bank Transfer, Bank account details are:

Account Name: Consulate General of Pakistan, Melbourne

BSB: 063-019

Account Number: 11856597

(Please mention your CNIC/NICOP as your reference number and share a copy of the receipt alongwith other documents in the email. Please note that fee is non-refundable)

For prompt service, please ensure that the information required in the form and documents are complete.
While sending us the application by mail, please do not forget to send Self-Addressed Express or Registered Post Envelop for return of the document.
After receiving your applications, we will forward it to the Police Authorities in Pakistan for processing and decision. This process may take 4-6 months and your Certificate will be issued after receiving clearance from Pakistan. In some cases it might take longer to get reply.
Please note that we do not have any control over processing by the Police Authorities in Pakistan.
Processing fees can be paid through Postal Money Order / Certified Bank Cheque / Bank Draft in favor of “Consulate General of Pakistan Melbourne” or via “Bank Transfer” (Bank account detals are given above). Alternatively, payment can be made in person through EftPOS machine (bank charges apply) available in the Mission. The same is neither acceptable in cash nor refundable.
1. Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant

2. Three (03) photographs (fresh-passport size) attested by J.P.

3. Photocopy of the Passport duly attested by J.P.

4. Government / semi-Government employees should apply along with NOC of the relevant Ministry

5. Staff Nurses and Dispensers should apply along with their NOC obtained from the Government of Pakistan, Social Welfare Division Islamabad

6. Payment of processing fee amounting to AUD $20.00

7. Self-addressed Express Post or Registered Post Envelop for dispatch of the Police Character Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions (Police Character Certificate)

The authorities in Pakistan generally take 4-6 months to process the cases. Processing time is, however, shorter for Punjab Province as applications are processed online on a portal developed by Punjab Police. As and when the clearance is received, the applicant is informed.

Alternatively, the applicants can get a ‘Letter of Authority’ attested from the Consulate and ask his/her relatives in Pakistan to get his/her Police Character Certificate on his/her behalf from the concerned police authorities.

The fee for the PCC is AUD 20.00.

You can find all the relevant information on this page in the instructions and checklist for Police Character Certificate Sections.

If you had obtained a Police Character Certificate (PCC) from Pakistan yourself, then you need to get the original PCC attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Islamabad or its camp offices in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar or Quetta. Once you get the PCC attested from MoFA, you can then submit it to the Mission for counter Attestation with the attestation Fee.
There is no National Police Certificate in Pakistan. Each District Police Authority is responsible for issuance of Police Character Certificate (PCC) to the applicant. Please be advised that if you are submitting such a certificate to any Department in Australia, the same is required to be attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan and Consulate General of Pakistan, Melbourne.
Yes. Photographs of the executants are required to be affixed on the Power of Attorney Document.