NBI Clearance Renewal Requirements and Procedures

An NBI Clearance is a requirement for most employers. This blog post will teach you how to get your NBI clearance step by step.

The first thing to do is locate the nearest NBI branch to you. You can do that by looking for 'National Bureau of Investigation' (under 'Philippines') in your phone directories. Alternatively, you can look at the online directory of NBI field offices.

NBI Clearance Requirements

After having located the NBI office nearest to you, prepare two valid IDs (these are the only NBI clearance requirements) and 140 pesos.

As a requirement for the NBI Clearance, you may choose to bring any of the following IDs:
Valid passport
Voter’s ID
Driver’s License
PRC License
SSS ID
GSIS UMID
Postal ID
School ID
TIN ID
Philhealth ID
Authenticated Birth Certificate
Alien Cert of Registration
Senior Citizen
Of course, aside from the valid IDs, please bring your expired NBI clearance. While it is not an NBI Clearance requirement, it may be a good idea to bring it. Personal appearance is also a requirement by the way for your NBI Clearance.

The NBI does not ask for a lot of requirements, so it really does not make any sense for you not to be able to come up with them. Before I forget, some of the most important requirements that you should have in mind (but are always forgotten) are to bring a ballpen and to be in proper attire. The NBI prefers government issued IDs.

The fee for your NBI clearance is much higher if it isn't for local employment only. If the purpose of your NBI Clearance application is Business Requirement or NFA, POEA, PRA, SEC Requirement, the cost is 165 pesos. If the NBI Clearance is for Naturalization, ACR, or Repatriation Requirement, the cost is 415 pesos.

Be sure to be at the NBI office very early. Locate window 1/A and say that you are applying for an NBI clearance. Tell them it's for local employment. Now you'll be asked to present two valid IDs and 140 pesos. Note that the NBI is very strict when it comes to valid IDs.

Now you'll be given a receipt. The receipt is used when claiming your NBI clearance. Your picture would then be taken. You'll also be given a form to fill up. After filling up the form, ask the guard or officer to take your finger marks. Then wash your hands.

Ask the guard or officer in charge when you should go back. Usually, you'll be asked to go back at around 2 PM the same day. You can, however, go back anytime and any day you want.

Upon going back to the NBI office, give them your receipt. If your name has no 'hit', you'll already be given an NBI clearance. But if your name has a 'hit', then you'll be asked to come back after a week.

There are different places where you can get your NBI Clearance:

Place to get your NBI Clearance #1- Your Local City Hall

Place to get your NBI Clearance #2- Your Local Municipal Hall

Place to get your NBI Clearance #3- NBI Regional Offices and Sattelite Offices

Place to get your NBI Clearance #4- Big Malls in your area

For a complete list of place where to get your NBI Clearance and contact numbers, please visit http://www.nbi.gov.ph/

Just a disclaimer: I am not connected to any government office, so I won't be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding procedures and processes on how to procure documents such as an NBI clearance, an NSO authenticated birth certificate, etc. All the information that have been already presented above. The information presented in this post was gathered when I transacted with the Zamboanga City (region 9) branch/office in 2007.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you! this article is pretty much Useful! Godspeed!

Anonymous said...

thank you! this article is pretty much Useful! Godspeed!

Anonymous said...

Uhm, what if I only have one ID which is my school ID? Would an SSS E1 Form suffice? Hope for the reply. Thanks so much.

Jerome Cadungog Herrera said...

Try getting a TIN ID. The E1 is not considered an ID.

Anonymous said...

My other ID is my passport but my name there isn't my full name although it still is the right name. Can i still bring this? Thanks for this posting. It really helps.