In a small but lovely country called Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance is a requirement in order to get a job. This being essential in every application, you should expect a long line in every NBI satellite office, but do not be alarm, the office created a website where you can file your Authorization request and skip the old, “Fill-up” the form line. These steps applies for New and Renewal applicants, just select the correct drop down option.
*I renewed my NBI clearance today and I was really surprised how fast it is now as compared to last year. Want to know how I got my NBI clearance in less than 30 min?, that being said I have the actual paper and I don’t have to return after a week or so.
Step 1: Register to NBI Clearance website or online application and be SURE that all information you type in correct. (http://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/)
Step 2: Once registered, you’ll have to select your application type: New or Renew and the type of ID you will be presenting at the office (Driver’s License, PRC, Old NBI clearance, SSS/TIN, Passport).
Step 3: Branch or satellite office selection (where you will be going to get your clearance) and mode of Payment. Upon selection of the NBI branch, a calendar with number of slots available on AM (morning) and PM (afternoon) in a certain date should appear, since as we know each satellite office only process a total of 1,000 applicants each day.
Bonus: They also let you know if the office is on a holiday like the one in the pic 🙂 *Clap Clap*
Step 4: In this step we all have our chosen convenience. Mine happened to be over-the-counter at BDO (and this is also the same case with BPI OTC service, i have not tried other mode of payment yet). NOTE: Info highlighted in yellow are the info you need so BDO/BPI will accept your payment and incircled in blue is the reference number the NBI office will need.
Step 5: After making the deposit or payment you may visit the NBI office (within the validity date). in my case I went immediately after I made the payment. Here’s my time stamp.
2:41 PM – BDO payment (this varies on the number of people, i was lucky no one was their)
2:43 PM – Cross the street and head to Ali Mall NBI satellite office.
2:48 PM – Get a number slash in line (My number was 375, and they were calling 265)
2:56 PM – My number was called, I showed them my PRC ID, reference number, BDO deposit slip, verify the information you encoded online, took my picture, finger print scan and the actual NBI Clearance.
3:00 PM – I was done. Yey!
Tip: Registering more than once might cause you to get a “HIT” thus causing you delay. This is just my opinion, since last year I registered twice and was tagged with a “HIT” , that didn’t happen this time 🙂
-The list of valid IDs accepted by NBI Clearance Outlet are:
- Valid passport
- Voter’s ID
- Driver’s License
- PRC License
- SSS ID
- GSIS UMID
- School ID
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
- Philhealth ID
- NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
- Alien Certificate of Registration
- Senior Citizen
- Previous Copy of NBI Clearance
- Postal ID
– NBI Satellite office caters 200 Online applicants, 200 Priority applicants (Elderly, Persons with Disability, Etc.) and 600 Walk-in Applicants per day (Total of 1,000 Applicants).
– Foreign Nationals: Same process online, for walk-ins, Fill-out the NBI application form for foreigners (red Fingerprint Chart). Attach photocopy of your passport and Alien certificate of registration (ACR). I’m not a foreign national, information’s is based on the Guards announcements from the office.And I suggest you visit the main office.
– Kudos to NBI office for making a great improvement!