NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview - NBIClearance.Com

Recently, I was fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to experience NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview. It was really annoying because (1) the NBI Clearance Personnel asked me to go to NBI Clearance Main Office where Quality Control Interview is held and (2) it delays the releasing of my NBI Clearance. I’ve been asking myself what the heck is this Quality Control Interview? I have encountered five years of having a HIT status, what’s in it this time?      

What is NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview?

In my own understanding, NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview is a process by which an NBI Personnel reviews or verify the true identity of the NBI Clearance applicant. This results from receiving a HIT Status in Database verification process. The derogatory record can be his or her own criminal case or under his namesake. In short, your name has been tagged as critical and NBI wants to make sure that they’ll be giving out NBI Clearances to “clean” persons.

Why is this Happening?

The disappointment of not having my NBI Clearance really bugs me while sitting on the cab going to the NBI Main Office. Why did NBI Clearance Main office doing this Quality Control Interview? Then I realize few things that might be a good reason why applicants is suffering this.
    Maybe:
  • You have a pending or ongoing case.
  • You are under for arrest and needs to be identified in relation to a crime by the Police Authorities
  • Your Namesake has a pending or ongoing case or
  • Your namesake are under for arrest and needs to be identified in relation to a crime by the Police Authorities

What to do if asked to attend Quality Control Interview?

It’s really a no brainer this time, if you are asked by the NBI Clearance Personnel to attend the Quality Control Interview then you have to. If you have a clean conscience and have a clean record and as innocent as a child, then you should go. You don’t have to be afraid, it’s not that you did anything illegal that violates our laws, are you?
    Few advice that I can give you (since I already experienced doing this) are:
  • Bring at least two (2) valid supporting documentation that proves your identity. I suggest you should bring Valid IDs accepted and recognized by NBI.
  • Be on time. The NBI Personnel asked me to go there the next day at 9AM. I arrived in the place with a lot of people waiting for their turn. The person I was talking to said that the Quality Control Interviewers starts interviewing at around 8AM.
  • Wear the proper dress code. I can still see few ignorant applicants that was denied to enter the vicinity of NBI Clearance Office because they are wearing slippers and short. You are going inside a Government Building; therefore, everyone is required to wear proper and decent attire. When I say proper and decent, you don’t have to wear your Barong or your Necktie and Suit.
  • In case you have a criminal case, and the decision has been made. Bring the original and a photocopy of it. This will really help you to clear your record.
  • Don’t forget to bring your NBI Clearance Receipt.

The Quality Control Interview

While waiting for my turn, I realized that the Quality control interview is not that scary at all. I’ve seen many smiling people going out of the enclosed office where the interview is being held. I didn’t see anyone being arrested! Maybe because applicants with criminal case don’t bother to come to the scheduled interview because they really know that they will be instantly arrested because of the crime they have done. The interview lasted for about 5 to 10 minutes. The NBI Clearance Quality Control Interviewer asked simple questions, most of the time answerable by a Yes or a No. I guess she really knows that I’m not the one they been looking for (I mean my namesake).
    Some questions asked was:
  • Are you Mr. Juan Dela Cruz?
  • Are you living in (your present address)?
  • How long have you been living in your (present address)?
  • Have you been to Palawan? It was the place where my namesake committed the crime.
  • Do you have a criminal case (such as) Rape, Theft, Serious Physical Injury, Attempted Murder, Plunder, Arson or Treason?
Once you easily denied all their allegations,[lol] you are directed to the NBI Clearance Resident Lawyer to take an oath. The interviewer will give you a piece of paper, an Affidavit of Denial. You just need to fill out the form. You will be then ask to leave the room and fill out the Affidavit of Denial in the waiting area.
    In working with the Affidavit of Denial, there are things you need to remember:
  • It is for FREE! So avoid the oh-so-Filipino-scheme fixers waiting for unsuspecting victims outside offering their services for a fee.
  • Fill out the necessary fields: the date of your NBI application and your reference number found in the receipt your NBI Clearance Payment. The NBI Clearance QC Interviewer will check all the required details you need to fill out.
Once done, wait for the NBI Clearance Personnel to get your Affidavit of Denial. You will then be in queue for taking an oath. Just be patient in waiting. When it’s your turn, you will be then ask to stand in front of the NBI Clearance Resident Lawyer. He will ask you to raise your right hand and be ready to recite “Panatang Makabayan” lol! He will (again) ask few question which is answerable by Yes or No. Sometimes, he would ask you to say your Complete Name and Address or any Personal Details he might think of. In a few seconds, you’ll notice that it’s already finished. The oath taking is finished! Hoooray! You’re not done yet. Wait for your Affidavit of Denial to be notarized. This is also for free and no need to shell out some dough. After receiving your Affidavit of Denial back, hand it over to the person who interviewed you. He or She will write the time of release of your NBI Clearance. You can now leave the room and proceed to the Printing and Releasing Section of NBI Clearance. When the scheduled time arrives, you can easily get your NBI Clearance. Head down to the Exit door and leave the entire building of NBI Main Office and GO HOME! When I was walking down the exit path of NBI Main Office, I decided to share my own experience so that many people can find help on the internet with their questions. Do you have one? I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. I’m sure there are a stories you’ve heard that’s worth sharing? Your experience or a friend’s experience doing the Quality Control Interview, per see (anong per see?)? I am happy to hear ALL of them! Just leave a message in the comments section.

Valid IDs accepted in applying for NBI Clearance - NBIClearance.Com

When you arrive at the NBI Clearance Outlets, you are required to present both your Valid and acceptable identification documents (Valid IDs). The valid ID you present, including any required signatures, must be original, not a photocopied or reproduced, and should not be expired. Only the following identification documents are acceptable. If it's not on this list, it's not acceptable, and you will not be acknowledged.          

    The requirement is any two (2) of the following valid Identification Cards:
  • 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
  • Previous Copy of NBI Clearance
You are responsible for understanding and following these identification (valid ID) requirements and policies. You may be denied to enter an NBI Clearance Outlet if you cannot present an acceptable ID or if the validity of the ID is in question. The NBI Personnel has sole discretion for determining the validity and acceptability of any ID presented for admission of your application, and for any determinations regarding non-compliance with valid ID policies.
    ID documents must:
  • Be issued by a governmental organization or the school which you currently attend to.
  • Be an original document — photocopied documents are not acceptable.
  • Be valid and current — expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recent the expiration may be.
  • Bear the applicant’s full name.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker.
  • Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph.
There you have it! Make sure to bring valid IDs when you apply for an NBI Clearance. If we miss something regarding the topic, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this! Valid IDs accepted in applying for NBI Clearance Application

NBI Clearance Application Form - NBIClearance.Com

An NBI Clearance Application form is an essential part of the NBI Clearance Application. Every day, there are thousands of applicants lining up to get their NBI Clearance. This document is the very first step you need to finish before moving to the other processes such as data check/verification, payment, image capture and so on. Filling out the NBI Clearance application form deserves your full attention, whether it's completed on site or online. Many of our fellowmen gets rejected or delayed because of simple mistakes. To familiarize the applicants with the NBI Clearance Application form, we decided to post the actual image of the Application form that every applicant should accomplish. This guide gives you information to help you fill out your NBI clearance application form correctly. NBI Clearance Application Form You don't have to download or print the application on your own. It is freely given to all NBI Clearance applicants when you arrive at the NBI Clearance Outlets.

What do they cover?

    The NBI Clearance Application form is easy to accomplish.
  • Valid ID presented
  • Personal Information
    • Complete Name
    • Husband’s Surname for Married Woman
    • Nickname
    • Other Name / AKA
    • Present Address
    • Date of Birth
    • Place of Birth
    • Highest Educational Attainment (Elementary, High School or College)
    • Contact Numbers
    • Email Address
    • Gender
    • Citizenship
    • Complexion
    • Scars/Marks/Peculiarities
    • Religion
    • Height and Weight
    • Name of Husband or Wife for Married Applicants
    • Name of Father and Mother
    • Their Place of Birth
The bottom right of the application is only applicable to foreign citizens who want to apply for NBI Clearance. If you don’t fall on the said category, you can just skip this part.
  • Applicant is Alien (if applicable)
  • Passport or ACR name
  • Address Abroad
  • Passport Number
  • The date and place issued
  • ACR Number
  • The date and place issued
Important! For the second time around, You don't have to download or print the application on your own. It is freely given to all NBI Clearance applicants when you arrive at the NBI Clearance Outlets. Make sure to write the required information clearly and accurately. Check your spellings and the correct dates. The information you’ve written in your NBI Clearance application form are the same information that will appear on your NBI Clearance. The application form will serve as a guide for the NBI Clearance personnel who encodes all your information on their database. While your information is being encoded, a monitor will be provided for your counter checking while the NBI Personnel is typing the information. Double check and confirm all the details are correct. Now it’s your turn: in the comments, tell us which area of your NBI Clearance Application Form you had a hard time filling out? Have a great day!

How to Apply for NBI Clearance Online - NBIClearance.Com

NBI Clearance has become an important part of our lives. Few years ago, we had only one way to obtain a copy of the Clearance but everything changes for the better. Our Government, through the National Bureau of Investigation opened the opportunity to its applicants to for an online application which makes the entire process more efficient. The big problem with the manual processing of NBI Clearance is that it is too slow (a perfect venue for Red Tape). Majority of the applicants are ranting about the long queue lines and it’s driving them crazy! NBI Clearance can be easily done online and skip a few steps of the manual old way. It also eliminates the manual filling out of application forms since it can be done online. No more long queue lines. No more wasted time waiting for your turn. NBI clearance online application eliminates 3 steps of the process namely: Data Verification, Payment to the Cashier and Filling out the Application Form! The only disadvantage or draw back from the new system is it delays you for a day because of the Scheduling Task as to when to visit your selected NBI Clearance Outlet where you process your online application.

Payment Scheme – Where should we pay?

The NBI Clearance Online Application starts from Payment of your application. First, you need to know where to pay the appropriate fees. NBI gives us two (2) options to pay for the NBI Clearance Application Fees. This can be done through:
  • Pinoy Pera Padala (PPP) or
  • Globe GCash
In using PPP, just tell the cashier that you are paying for your NBI Clearance Fees. Keep your receipt and take note of the Reference number. This number will be used in your registration of your account in NBI Clearance Online Website. In using Globe GCash, you can simply go to the nearest Globe center and pay the right amount for your NBI Clearance. You can also use your own GCash account if you have one by sending the correct amount to 28829175638053. To use your own GCash, text (space) MPIN and send to 28829175638053 Example:
140 0001 and send to 28829175638053
I guess the major take away on this part is to take note the reference number that you will be receiving. This would be your ticket to a successful registration of your account in NBI Clearance Website!

NBI Clearance Fees – How much do we need to pay?

Applicants must pay the exact amount of NBI Clearance Fees according to their purpose of application. Excess and short payments will not be processed and are considered void and forfeited. That means you just wasted your money, so be careful on paying the amount. The list of purposes and the fees is listed below:
NBI Clearance - Local Purposes at P140.00
Bid Requirement
CA Requirement
DOT Requirement
Enlistment AFP
Enlistment PNP
For Probation
For Promotion
ID Purposes
Lateral Entry
Local Employment
LTO Requirement
Marriage Requirement
Other Requirement
PNP Requirement
PRC Requirement
Seaman's Book
Seawoman's Book
SSS Req
Student VISA
NBI Clearance - Travel and VISA at P140.00
Immigration Requirement
Passport Renewal
Travel Abroad
Travel Africa
Travel ASIA
Travel Australia
Travel Canada
Travel Central America
Travel Europe
Travel Europe
Travel Hongkong
Travel Libya
Travel Middle East
Travel New Zealand
Travel North America
Travel Palau
Travel Papua New Guinea
Travel Qatar
Travel Singapore
Travel South America
Travel Taiwan
Travel U.S.A
VISA Australia
VISA Canada
VISA China
VISA New Zealand
VISA Seaman
VISA Seawoman
VISA U.S.A
NBIs Clearance - Purposes above P140.00
PURPOSES PRICE
ACR Requirement P440.00
Adoption P190.00
Business Requirement P190.00
Cancellation of ACR P440.00
Change of Name P190.00
Firearm License P190.00
Naturalization P440.00
NFA Requirement P190.00
Permit to Carry Firearm P190.00
POEA Requirement P190.00
PRA Requirement P190.00
Repatriation P440.00
SEC Requirement P190.00
SPL Investors RES VISA P190.00
Make sure to take note of the Payment Reference Number. I would like to reiterate that this will be your ticket in registration page of your NBI Clearance Online. No Reference Number, No Registration, No NBI Clearance!

Register Your Name!

Once payment has been made, it’s time to register an account in NBI Clearance Online in their website here. nbi clearance online On the right side of the screen, enter an active email address. Correctly select the mode of your payment whether GCash or Pinoy Pera Padala (PPP) then enter the Reference Number and the Date of Receipt. Select the purpose of your application. Finally, enter correctly the captcha and click the button VALIDATE. The NBI Clearance Website will send a confirmation email. Keep it. This will prove your registration is successful. NBI Clearance Confirmation Email You will be then directed to the next page where you enter all your personal information. Fill up the form with your personal information accurately. Don’t worry if you input a wrong entry, you can STILL edit your profile by updating the information. nbi clearance online registration Double check your personal information and Click “Save to Clearance” once you’ve completed filling in the required fields. Keep in mind that the personal information and the purpose of the NBI Clearance you’ve entered will appear on your NBI Clearance. Next thing to do is to “Print” the NBI Clearance Application Form. An email will also be sent to your email address if you don’t have a printer available for the moment. nbi clearance qr code The printed application form (image above) is what you need to bring when you do the last steps to process your NBI Clearance.

Schedule your Appointment

We’re half way through! At this point, we need to schedule our appointment to process our NBI Clearance. First what we need to know is where we should process our NBI Clearance Online Application. You can select one from the list below where you want to process your NBI Clearance.
NBI Clearance Outlet Address Office Hrs. Location Code
NBI Main Office U.N. Ave., Ermita, Manila 8AM - 5PM NBIMAIN
Robinsons Place Ermita Basement I Ermita, Manila 10AM - 7PM ROBERMITA
Robinsons OTIS Level 2 Guanzon St Paco, Mla 10AM - 7PM ROBOTIS
Robinsons Galleria Basement I Ortigas Ave., QC 10AM - 7PM ROBGALLERIA
Robinsons Metro East Level 4 Marcos Hi-way Pasig 10AM - 7PM ROBEAST
Robinsons Novaliches Novaliches, Quezon City 10AM - 7PM ROBNOVA
EVER Gotesco Mall Recto 3rd Flr Cinema 3 Recto Ave., Mla 8AM - 5PM EVERRECTO
EVER Commonwealth 2nd flr CInema I Comm., QC 8AM - 5PM EVERCOM
When you have made up your mind, you can now Book your request by sending a text message using the following format. Text:
BOOK 1234ABC NBIMAIN 02142013 0900 Nico Robin Salazar
NBI Clearance Outlets are open from Mondays thru Fridays except Holidays. The office hours is listed above for your convenience.

Process your NBI Clearance

The previous step above will lead you to your selected NBI Clearance on the day that you have scheduled. In our example above, we have selected the Main Branch of NBI which is located in Taft Avenue, Manila. Some useful advice:
  • Bring Two (2) Valid Identification Cards.
  • Make sure to follow the appropriate dress code allowed in the NBI Clearance Outlets so that they will let you in without any problem.
  • Bring the printed NBI Clearance Application code, the one you filled out in the NBI Clearance Website or the email confirmation you have received from them. Make sure that the QR code is included in your printout.
  • Be there on time! That’s the reason why you schedule your appointment in processing your NBI Clearance.
When you arrive in the gate of NBI Main, or any of its satellite offices, don’t waste your time. Ask an NBI Personnel currently stationed to assist the NBI Clearance Applicants right away. Ask them that you are an NBI Clearance ONLINE applicant. He or she will give you some directions where to proceed so listen carefully. Have your picture taken then the Biometrics will be the next step. The two steps will be too easy for you, right? No need for a thorough explanation for this! :) The last step would be the issuance of your NBI Clearance. This is where you go to the printing facilities of NBI Clearance and receive your fresh-from-the-printer NBI Clearance! Congratulations! You just successfully applied for your NBI Clearance! Do you have anything to say to us? Let us know in the comments!

Youve been HIT Reasons why you cant afford a One Day Processing NBI Clearance - NBIClearance.Com

It’s supposed to be easy and should be a one day job. It should be a get-in-get-off-and-get-out kind of thing. You were half smiling when you approached the Releasing window when suddenly, the woman from the other side of the counter deliberately stamp a date on the back of the receipt and hand it back to you. You looked at it and it says “HIT” then a Date of Release is written which is on the next eight (8) working days. What the F*** just happened? Well… My precious little young one, you’ve just been HIT!      

What’s the deal with this HIT?

“HIT” is the term used by NBI Clearance Outlets if the applicant has a namesake. There are 104 Million (and counting) breathing individuals in the Philippines. With that size of population, there’s a chance that you have a namesake who already applied for their NBI Clearance. You?ve been HIT: Reasons why you can?t afford a One Day Processing NBI Clearance! Once a HIT status appears, NBI Personnel needs to perform further verification on the applicant’s identity. Applicants are instructed to return after eight (8) to ten (10) working days to claim their NBI Clearance.

What to do when you were HIT?

Nothing! As long as you don’t have a criminal record then you’re good to go. You just need to wait for the date of release of your NBI Clearance and claim it or ask someone to pick your NBI Clearance for you. You just need to be patient. You might be aware of stories about having a namesake with criminal records, right? This is the time when the NBI Personnel do a further investigation about you.

The time has come (After Several Days of Waiting!)

When the assigned date of release of your NBI Clearance arrives, come early as possible. Claiming your NBI Clearance should be a quick business for you since they already did what they want to do. The thing that can make you stay much longer and delays you to get your NBI Clearance is due to:
  1. Long queue lines because of high volume of NBI Clearance applicants and the people who also want to claim their NBI Clearance scheduled on the same day as yours.
  2. NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview (to know more about this, refer to this separate article.)
We advise you to bring at least two (2) Government Issued Identification Cards and especially your NBI Clearance Receipt. The valid IDs will prove your identity whenever they require you to undergo an on the spot NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview. Best of luck with your NBI Clearance application! If you’ve got a great NBI Clearance HIT experience or valuable tips to add (or a question to ask), just leave a comment below.

Where to apply NBI Clearance Complete List of NBI Clearance Outlets in the Philippines - NBIClearance.Com

When NBI launched the new NBI Clearance Biometric System, they made sure to eliminate the long queues in NBI Clearance Outlets that results to every applicant’s head ache and irritation. To resolve this matter, NBI placed several NBI Clearance outlets that can accommodate the large volume of NBI Clearance Applicants especially in Metro Manila. Presently, NBI Clearance outlets have 63 fully operational Clearance Centers nationwide. There are sixteen (16) Regional NBI Clearance and twenty-two (22) from District offices, while eleven (11) of them are located at Local Government Units and the rest of them are located at some selected malls such as Robinsons Malls, Ever Gotesco and Duty Free Philippines. The Regional NBI Clearance and District Offices are accepting applicants from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. While NBI Clearance located at Duty Philippines opens at 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Duty Free Philippines only accepts NBI Application for Travel Abroad purposes only. Lastly, Robinsons Malls starts their NBI Clearance processing at 10:00AM to 7:00PM. All of the mentioned NBI Clearance Location is open Monday to Friday, except Holidays. Due to large volume of applicants, NBI Clearance Outlets allow Applicants to stay outside the venue and wait in the queue line as early as the opening time. This happens especially in the Malls. Many applicants prefer to wait in line to finish the process early. And to cut the long story short, I will now share to you the list of NBI Clearance Outlets in the Philippines:

NBI Clearance Outlet NBI Location Address
NBI Clearance Center U. N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila
Quezon City Hall Makatarungan St. Diliman QC
Muntinlupa City Victory Shopping Center, Alabang
Mandaluyong City Hall Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City
SM SouthMall Alabang Zapote Rd, Las Pinas
Robinson’s Place Basement I Ermita, Manila
Robinson’s Otis Level 2 Guanzon St Paco, Mla
Robinson’s Galleria Basement I Ortigas Ave QC
Robinson’s Metro East Level 4 Marcos Hi-way Pasig
Robinson’s Cainta Level 2 Junction Cainta, Rizal
Robinson’s Novaliches Novaliches QC
Ever Gotesco Recto 3rd Flr Cinema 3 Recto Ave, Manila
Ever Commonwealth 2nd Flr Cinema I Commonwealth Ave., QC
Duty Free Fiesta Mall Ninoy Aquino Ave., Paranaque City
Outside Metro Manila (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao)
NBI Clearance Outlet NBI Location Address
Marilao Municipal Hall Beside PNP Stn Marilao, Bulacan
Lipa City Hall Lipa City, Batangas
Rodriguez Municipal Hall Rodriguez, Rizal
Calamba Municipal Hall Calamba, Laguna
Robinson’s Tarlac Hacienda Luisita
Robinson’s Dasmarinas Dasmarinas, Cavite
Robinson’s Imus Imus, Cavite
Robinson’s Sta Rosa Sta Rosa, Laguna
CyberGate Cebu City
Tuburan Satellite Office Tuburan, Cebu
Tagbilaran Bohol Tagbilaran, Bohol
Bien Unido Bohol
NBI Regional and District Offices
Cordillera Administrative Region Baguio City
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region I
Ilocos Regional Office San Fernando, La Union
Dagupan District Office Dagupan City
Laoag District Office Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Vigan District Office Vigan, Ilocos Sur
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region II
Cagayan Valley Regional Officeice Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Bayombong District Office Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Isabela District Office Ilagan, Isabela
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region III
Central Luzon Regional Officeice San Fernando, Pampanga
Bulacan District Office Malolos City, Bulacan
Cabanatuan District Office Cabanatuan City, N Ecija
Olongapo District Office Olongapo City, Zambales
Tarlac District Office Tarlac City, Tarlac
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region IV-A
CaLaBaRZon Batangas City, Batangas
Cavite District Office Tagaytay City, Cavite
Lucena District Office Lucena City, Quezon
Laguna District Office Sta Rosa, Laguna
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region IV-B
MiMaRoPa Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Puerto Princesa District Office Puerto Princesa, Palawan
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region V
Bicol Regional Office Naga City, Camarines Sur
Legaspi District Office Legaspi City, Albay
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region VI
Western Visayas Regional Office Iloilo City, Iloilo
Bacolod District Office Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region VII
Central Visayas Regional Office Cebu City, Cebu
Dumaguete District Office Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region VIII
Eastern Visayas Regional Office Tacloban City, Leyte
Samar District Office Catbalogan City, Samar
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region IX
Western Mindanao Regional Office Zamboanga City
Dipolog District Office Dipolog City
Pagadian District Office Pagadian City
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region X
Northeastern Mindanao Cagayan de Oro City
Iligan District Office Iligan City
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region XI
Southeastern Mindanao Regional Office Davao City
Tagum District Office Tagum City
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region XII
Central Mindanao Regional Office Koronadal City
Saranggani District Office General Santos City
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region XIII
CARAGA Butuan City
NBI Regional and District Offices - Region XIV
ARMM Cotabato City
So readers, did we miss anything? Do you know any NBI Clearance Outlet that is not on our the list? We need you. Tell us about it (to improve this blog), leave it right down in the comment section! Thank you! Where to apply NBI Clearance? Complete List of NBI Clearance Outlets in the Philippines

Ask Someone To Claim Your NBI Clearance Using the Authorization Letter - NBI Clearance.Com

One reason why you can’t claim your NBI Clearance on the same day you applied for it is because you’ve just been tagged as “HIT”. There are a lot of reasons why you got that status but we’re not going to discuss that today. Unfortunately, you will go home empty handed and wait for at least eight (8) working days before your NBI Clearance is released. If you are a busy Employee, leaving your job for a day just to claim your NBI Clearance is not a wise thing to do. Not unless you are scheduled for NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview, in which your presence is required for questioning. If you happen to know someone who’s willing to claim your NBI Clearance on your behalf, why not do it? It will save you time. Plus, you don’t have to file for a vacation leave to claim your NBI Clearance. Claiming another person’s NBI Clearance is simple. NBI Clearance Outlets allows another person to claim an NBI Clearance that he doesn’t own provided that he presents an Authorization Letter.

What is an Authorization Letter?

Authorization letter is a dated and signed letter, granting authority to another person to perform a certain task or transaction. Authorization letter is usually used for business purposes. Authorization letters plays an important role in claiming another person’s NBI Clearance. It is a valuable requirement presented before the NBI Clearance Outlet releases the NBI Clearance to another party who doesn’t own it. In writing an Authorization Letter for Claiming NBI Clearance, it must be polite and write written in a positive tone. Make sure to state the clearly the purpose of the letter and the important details such as:
  • Your Name.
  • Name of the Authorized Person.
  • The Date.
  • Some Personal Details about yourself and the authorized person (such as Age, Address and Contact Numbers).
  • Signatures (You and the Authorized Person).
There is no standard template for NBI Clearance Authorization Letter. It can be handwritten, typewritten or Computer printed text. But for the sake of formality and professionalism, we encourage that the NBI Clearance Authorization Letter should be computer printed. Here in NBIClearance.Com, we try to make things easier for the NBI Clearance Applicants. We enjoy spoon feeding our beloved readers with information and practical tips. What we are going to do next is we’ll just give the Authorization Letter for claiming you NBI Clearance Template so that you will not have to write a letter from scratch. Just make sure to change the following personal details.
February 14, 2013 Juan Dela Cruz Block 7, Lot 12 Cauliflower Street, Dasmariñas Village Makati City To Whom It May Concern, Good day! I, Juan Dela Cruz, 25 years old, is writing to you regarding my NBI Clearance which is due to be claimed on February 15, 2013. I am giving Mr. Efren Reyes the authority to claim my NBI Clearance on my behalf. I have enclosed my Postal ID which will serve as proof of my consent on the said matter. Accompanying my Postal ID is Mr. Efren Reyes’ SSS ID as a proof of his identification. If you have any questions about this transaction, you can contact me by at 09068796542. Thank you. Sincerely, Juan Dela Cruz
Download MS Word copy of the NBI Clearance Authorization Letter Sample here.

Guidelines to be followed by the Authorized Person before claiming your NBI Clearance

  1. NBI Clearance Applicants must observe proper dress code. Avoid coming to the venue wearing slippers, shorts and sando.
  2. You must send one of your Valid ID to your Authorized Person.
  3. Authorized Person must bring his own one (1) valid ID. Two IDs would be great. Government Issued ID’s are preferred.
  4. Proceed directly to the releasing window and present the signed Authorization Letter, your Valid ID and the Authorized Person’s ID.
  5. The NBI Clearance Releasing Personnel will release your NBI Clearance if no problems encountered relating to identity.
Please bear in mind that NBI Clearance Outlets are still cautious in handing out NBI Clearances to avoid future dilemmas and complaints. Therefore, make sure to submit the proper requirements. Are you thinking about using Authorization Letter in claiming your NBI Clearance? Do you know someone who already did this? Did he succeed? Let others know your experience by telling us in the comment section. Have a nice day! Ask Someone To Claim Your NBI Clearance Using the Authorization Letter

How to Apply for NBI Clearance - NBIClearance.Com

Over the years, the NBI Clearance has been one of the most popular Valid Identification to obtain. One of the reason is it is government-issued and it is easy to acquire. It is also one of the basic requirements from most employer’s before we get hired plus it instantly provides a background check that serve as a proof that we don’t have a “stained” criminal record. All over the Philippines, there are hundreds of thousands of NBI Clearance applicants daily. It’s such an embarrassment if you don’t know how to apply for one. Well, today is the day. We will walk you through the application of NBI Clearance so that no one will get lost when applying for one. The key element in applying for an NBI Clearance is learning the entire process and what to expect so that when something happens, you won’t be shocked and lost in the dark. We will eliminate the element of surprise to avoid disappointments and irritation that most applicants suffer. So what are we waiting for? Let’s start. To give you a brief update, NBI is now implementing the NBI Biometric Clearance systems. This means, the new system involves the scanning of the ten fingerprints of the applicant. We can now forget the previous process where we we’re assisted by a NBI Employee having our fingerprints with their messy inks on our fingers then charging us two pesos for the ink remover. The new system boasts a computerized finger print scanner which is really convenient for us. The old NBI Clearance (the one with inked fingerprints) is not valid anymore for renewal. Though, it can also be used as a reference to your application.

Requirements for applying NBI Clearance

Before going to the nearest NBI Clearance Outlet, make sure to bring all the necessary requirements in applying for your NBI Clearance. NBI requires you to present two (2) valid IDs. 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
  • Postal ID
  • School ID
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Senior Citizen
  • Previous Copy of NBI Clearance
Some NBI Clearance Outlets requires Community Certificate or Cedula together with the two (2) Valid Identification Cards you present. As of this writing, we still don’t know the bearing of cedula in applying for NBI Clearance. Maybe the Government wants to dupe more bucks from us.

NBI Clearance Fees

The NBI Clearance fee depends on the purpose of application, please be aware of the fees to be collected.
Purpose of Application Clearance Fee
Naturalization P 415.00
Cancellation of Alien Certificate Of Registration (ACR)
Repatriation
Business Requirement P165.00
Change of Name
Permit to Carry Firearms
Adoption
NFA, POEA, PRA, SEC Requirement
Travel Abroad P 115.00
Visa Seaman
Local Employment
Other Requirement
Based from our experience, an NBI Clearance with the purpose of Travel Abroad can also use as a requirement in Local Employment. But a NBI Clearance for Local Employment is not acceptable for Traveling Abroad.

NBI Clearance Outlets

It is convenient that you know where you can get your NBI Clearance. Before heading down to your chosen NBI Clearance Outlets, keep in mind to wear the proper dress code. You can refer to the Guidelines to be observed in applying NBI Clearance or you can refer to the Proper Dress codes in applying for NBI Clearance. The list of NBI Clearance outlets in Metro Manila is enumerated below
NBI Clearance Outlet NBI Location Address
NBI Clearance Center U. N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila
Quezon City Hall Makatarungan St. Diliman QC
Muntinlupa City Victory Shopping Center, Alabang
Mandaluyong City Hall Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City
SM SouthMall Alabang Zapote Rd, Las Pinas
Robinson’s Place Basement I Ermita, Manila
Robinson’s Otis Level 2 Guanzon St Paco, Mla
Robinson’s Galleria Basement I Ortigas Ave QC
Robinson’s Metro East Level 4 Marcos Hi-way Pasig
Robinson’s Cainta Level 2 Junction Cainta, Rizal
Robinson’s Novaliches Novaliches QC
Ever Gotesco Recto 3rd Flr Cinema 3 Recto Ave, Manila
Ever Commonwealth 2nd Flr Cinema I Commonwealth Ave., QC
Duty Free Fiesta Mall Ninoy Aquino Ave., Paranaque City
You can see the complete list of all the NBI Clearance Outlets in the Philippines here. We cannot say which NBI Clearance outlet has the least applicants because (1) we can’t monitor the volume of applicants daily per NBI Clearance Outlet and (2) it’s really pure luck if you manage to get your NBI Clearance on your target processing time. All NBI Processing Centers are open from Mondays to Fridays except Holidays. NBI Clearance Outlet office hours varies from one to another.
  • Regional and District Offices, Local Government Units and Ever Gotesco Malls are open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
  • NBI Clearance in Robinsons Malls is open from 10:00AM to 7:00PM
  • Duty Free Philippines is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Steps in Applying NBI Clearance

  1. Fill out and present the accomplished application form together with two (2) valid ID’s to the Data Check Counter for checking if data are complete and correct. Make sure that you accurately fill out your NBI Clearance Application Form or else it will be returned to you for corrections.This is the part where you wait in line. Several NBI Clearance Outlets encounter long lines of applicants in obtaining a blank NBI Clearance Application Form and in the presentation of the filled out Application form to the Data Check Counter. What you need here is to be patient and wait for your turn.
  2. Pay for the corresponding NBI Clearance fee at the Payment Counter. Refer to the NBI Clearance Fee above for the fees related to the purpose of your application.This might sound redundant but you need to fall in line again (after the Data Check Counter). This time, you’ll pay the corresponding NBI Clearance Fee.
  3. The data on the application form will be encoded at the Data Entry or Encoding Counter. A PC monitor is provided for the applicants to check any encoding error, thus, avoiding repayment on their part and complaint against the encoder.You don’t have to do anything here.The NBI Clearance Personnel will encode every detail that you have disclosed in your application form. Your only responsibility here is to write legibly. You don’t want the NBI Clearance Personnel to get confused with your poor handwriting.
  4. Picture-taking or image capture and scanning of the applicant’s fingerprints (Biometric) will follow.It is not clearly stated in NBI Clearance Application if having a beard or mustache is allowed. We’re not aware of “No Beard, No Mustache Policy”. But for those people who really don’t mind shaving, then do it. Those who feel not shaving, do what you want. Remember that if the NBI Clearance rejects you because of your thick beard or mustache, it’s your fault. But it’s really up to you and we don’t have a business in your personal lives, so feel free to do anything. Finger printing is one easy task to accomplish. You just need to place your ten fingers on the scanner and that’s it.
  5. At the Image and Biometric Counter, name of applicant is automatically searched against the Name Database to check whether one has no or with namesake.This is the part where you need to pray that you don’t have a namesake. Because if your do, further verification will be needed.
  6. NBI Clearance certificate of one who has no namesake will be printed at the Printing Counter and released on the same date of application. Those with namesakes are verified against the Criminal History Database to check whether one has criminal record/s.
  7. Those with namesakes are advised to proceed to the Releasing Counter. The release date is written at the back of the Official Receipt when to claim your NBI Clearance. The applicants with “Hit” Status will return to the NBI Clearance Outlet after Eight (8) working days.
  8. Those found to have criminal records are advised to proceed to the Quality Control for interview. Interviewers will require an applicant to execute an Affidavit of Denial if he is not the offender and Court Clearance/Order if he is the offender.

Guidelines to be observed in applying NBI Clearance

The following guidelines must be observed by any applicants:
  1. NBI Clearance is a First Come First Serve Basis.
  2. NBI Clearance Applicants must observe proper dress code. Avoid coming to the venue wearing slippers, shorts and sando to prevent rejection.
  3. Applicants must bring two (2) valid ID. Government Issued ID’s are preferred.
  4. Courtesy lanes are provided for Senior Citizens, Pregnant Women, Nursing Mother and those with Disability (PWD).
  5. There is no more renewal of NBI Clearance. However, the old NBI Clearance (with ink fingerprints) can be attached to your application form for NBI Personnel’s reference.
  6. NBI Clearance can be claimed by any Authorized Person of the Applicant as long as an Authorization Letter is provided.
While most of the people still prefer the old conventional way, we highly suggest using the NBI Clearance Online Application (NBI E-Clearance). We have heard a lot of positive feedback about the new NBI Clearance Online application. You can learn more about the NBI Clearance Online application here. If you are a Filipino living abroad and you are trying to apply for NBI Clearance, you may read this guide on how you can easily submit your NBI Clearance application in any part of the world. Our job is done here. Are there any noteworthy information that we have missed? Some practical tips that we left out? Please share us your thoughts and help others especially the future NBI Clearance applicants. Write them down in the comments section. Have a great day ahead!