Thursday, November 01, 2007

How to get a Police Clearance (from the Philippines)

A police clearance is needed for some jobs (especially those that deal with finance). Here now, is a step by step guide in how you can get a Police Clearance.


First locate the main police station in your area. Try calling them up and asking them where to get a police clearance. Go to the one neareast to you. Usually, it is only in the main branch that one can get a police clearance.

Go to the city treasurer's office and pay for your documentary stamps which usually costs 40 pesos. Just tell the teller that you're going to pay for the police clearance. Usually, the city treasurer's office is inside the city hall.

After paying, you'll be given a receipt. Present this receipt at the police station. And then you'll be given a form to fill up. After filling it up give it (and the receipt) to the officer and pay them 60 pesos.

Your name would then be called up. When you hear your name, your picture will be taken. After that your name will be called again. This time your police clearance will already be given to you. Then ask the guard or officer to take your thumb mark.

That's it! You're done!

Remember that the process is not the same in all police stations in the Philippines. However, I am sure that any difference will not be that significant. I actually got my police clearance from the Zamboanga city police station main branch.

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, and etc. All the information that I have is already presented above. The information presented in this post was gathered when I transacted with the Zamboanga city (region 9) branch/office.

13 comments:

plitenz said...

if i moved to another city, is the police clearance im going to get from there different from the police clearance i secured from the city i previously resided in? are they not the same like the n.b.i. w/c is just one application?

Jerome C. Herrera said...

Police clearances can only be acquired at the city you reside in. However, I do believe that if you just moved to a certain city then the police clearance from your previous city will be honored.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jerome,

I would like to ask you...Can I get a police clearance if I ask to my cousin to get one for me? Even I'm in abroad?I really need it for my registering nursing license and citizenship here in abroad. I hope for your reply soon. Thanks and happy holiday. Macy

Jerome C. Herrera said...

Hi. I believe you have to give your cousin an authorization letter for that. Im not really sure about this so it would be best if you called the police station in this country.

Anonymous said...

I am going to the Philippines soon. I want to contribute, from Ottawa, to a Canadian charity which would send some of my money to the Philippines to help a person there whom they have chosen for me. I have visited the Philippines a number of times, and the Canadian charity requires Philippine police clearance for me to contribute to them. I can't figure out from the net how I can get this in Canada. Can someone advise me?

Jerome C. Herrera said...

same thing, I think you need to get a proxy who has a an authorization letter.

cris001 said...

HI.. I just want to ask you though. I made a stupid act 2 years ago. I played a prank on my 'friend'. I took her cellphone and planned to return it the next day. However, she took that seriously and had my name blottered to a local police station. so my question is, will that offense appear on my police clearance even if it happened 2 years ago? because i will be getting one sometime.

Anonymous said...

I'm currently in Australia and I need to get a police clearance or NBI clearance from the Phil. How do I get one? can I obtain it thru online?

Police Clearance Philippines said...

In addition, if you are a male applicant, you need to shave off your beard or mustache if you have one.

Anonymous said...

this are some circumstances and problems na tagal ng hindi nasosolosyunan pag kukuha ka ng police clearance and nbi tagal ng pila, sometimes u need one to two days to aquire ur nbi or police clearance....at saka sana sa sabado pede kumuha kc un lang vacant time....cause monday to friday nasa work ka or nasa school....dba??

Anonymous said...

i need a police clearance but i have police record 8 years ago....
thanks..i need advice please...

Anonymous said...

i need to have a poolice clearance for my job application...but i have a police records 8 years ago...

Anonymous said...

you mentioned that the applicant must pay 60 pesos lateron or apart from the 40 pesos that was paid to the treasury where in you will get Official Receipt. will you get a receipt for the 60 pesos? or did you get a receipt for that 60 pesos?