How to get medical certificate for driving license in Pakistan


Medical certificate is a requirement for getting a new driving license in Pakistan or at the time of renewal of driving license. Driving requires a person to be medically fit and be aware of and able to respond and make decisions while on the road. Medical examination is conducted in almost all countries to assess for medical fitness in order to drive. There are several medical conditions that can adversely affect a person’s ability to drive or ensure safety of himself and fellow passenger, as well as road users.


Medical certificate for driving license online pakistan

What medical conditions affect the ability to drive?

Several medical conditions can affect your ability to drive e.g., uncorrected eyesight, cataract, epilepsy, unstable angina, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neuron disease.

Vertigo, dizziness.

Respiratory issues, e.g., Obstructive sleep apnea.

Psychiatric disorders etc.


How can I get medical certificate for driving licence in Pakistan?

The medical certificate form (available here) is required to be filled by the registered doctor from one of the district headquarter hospital of the city.

The applicant takes the form to his DHQ or Allied Hospitals of the city, usually hospitals have made dedicated sections to cater to medical certificate issuance, along with that they might charge a fee for the medical exam, first an eyesight exam is conducted where the applicant is asked to read letter/figures from a fixed distance and his eyesight is assessed. Followed by a colour exam where colour sight is assessed by asking the applicant to read coloured numbers made out of patterns of different colours called ishihara test.

Medical certificate for driving license online pakistan

Subsequently, a medical officer will ask and fill out the form and will assess for any past or present illnesses that can impair one’s ability to drive, e.g. any uncorrected eyesight, heart or lung issue, deafness, any body-deformity and use/influence of any drugs.


Medical certificate for driving license online pakistan

When the doctor has concluded that the licensee is physically and medically fit to operate a motor vehicle, he or she issues a full medical certificate in the required format that reflects their conclusions and sign it with their credentials.


Who can issue medical certificate for driving license in Punjab?

Although medical certificate can be issues by any doctor registered with the Pakistan Medical commission, however, for the purpose of Driving license, medical certificates can be only issued by registered medical practitioners often in the dhq’s and Govt. teaching institutes only. Depending on the district health authority they may or may not allow private doctors to issue such licenses. For clarification about who can issue you medical certificate, contact your regional license branch.

What is Medical fitness certificate for driving license?

Medical fitness certificate for the purpose of driving license is an additional requirement for obtaining driving license in Pakistan for those aged 50 and above. The medical fitness certificate is issues after physical assessment by a doctor that a person is fit enough to drive or are there any medical issues that hamper the applicant’s ability to drive safely. Medical fitness certificates are issued at DHQ & Allied teaching hospitals in all major cities.


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