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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON NBI CLEARANCE PROCESSES

1) We heard there is a new system of clearance processing at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)? - Yes, the NBI is now implementing the NBI Biometric Clearance System, which involves the scanning of the ten fingers of clearance applicant. If the previous system of taking fingerprint impressions uses ink and is messy, the new system uses fingerprint scanner and will not leave any smudge on the fingers. 2) How do we apply for NBI clearance under this new system? - Go to the nearest NBI clearance outlet, the list of which will be enumerated below, and line up to get an application form. Answer all the required personal data on the form. 3) What are the steps and requirements in applying for the new system? - The requirements are two (2) valid Identification Cards, such as: a) Valid passport h) School ID b) Voters ID i) TIN ID c) Drivers License j) Philhealth ID d) PRC License k) Authenticated Birth Cert e) SSS ID l) Alien Cert of Registration f) GSIS UMID m)Senior Citizen g) Postal ID n) Previous Copy of NBI Clr

- The steps are as follows: a) Present the accomplished application form, together with two (2) valid IDs, to the Data Check Counter, for checking if data are complete and correct; b) Pay for the corresponding clearance fee at the Payment Counter; c) 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; d) Picture-taking or image capture and scanning of the applicants fingerprints (Biometric) will follow; e) 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; f) NBI clearance certificate of one who has no namesake will be printed at the Printing Counter and released on the same date of application; g) Those with namesakes are verified against the Criminal History Database to check whether one has criminal record/s; h) Those with namesakes are advised to proceed to the Releasing Counter located at the Ground Floor of the Clearance Building, on the release date written at the back of the Official Receipt; i) 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.

4) How much do we pay for NBI clearance application? - Clearance fee depends on the purpose of application such as the following: Purpose of Application Naturalization Cancellation of Alien Certificate Of Registration (ACR) Repatriation Business Requirement Change of Name Permit to Carry Firearms Adoption NFA, POEA, PRA, SEC Requirement Travel Abroad Visa Seaman Local Employment Other Requirement 5) Where can we apply for NBI clearance in Metro Manila and any part of the country? NBI Clearance Outlet a) NBI Clearance Center b) Quezon City Hall c) Muntinlupa City Alabang d) Mandaluyong City Hall e) Robinsons Place f) Robinsons Otis g) Robinsons Galleria Address U. N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila Makatarungan St. Diliman QC Victory Shopping Center, Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City Basement I Ermita, Manila Level 2 Guanzon St Paco, Mla Basement I Ortigas Ave QC P115.00 P165.00 Clearance Fee P415.00

h) i) j) k) l)

Robinsons Metro East Robinsons Cainta Robinsons Novaliches Ever Gotesco Recto Duty Free Fiesta Mall

Level 4 Marcos Hi-way Pasig Level 2 Junction Cainta, Rizal Novaliches QC 3rd Flr Cinema 3 Recto Ave, Mla N Aquino Ave Paranaque City

Outside Metro Manila (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) l) Marilao Municipal Hall Lipa City Hall Rodriguez Mun Hall Calamba Mun Hall Robinsons Tarlac Robinsons Dasmarinas Robinsons Imus Robinsons Sta Rosa CyberGate Tuburan Satellite Office Tagbilaran Bohol Bien Unido Beside PNP Stn Marilao, Bulacan Lipa City, Batangas Rodriguez, Rizal Calamba, Laguna Hacienda Luisita Dasmarinas, Cavite Imus, Cavite Sta Rosa, Laguna Cebu City Tuburan, Cebu Tagbilaran, Bohol Bohol

NBI Regional and District Offices 1) Cordillera Administrative Region Region I 2) 3) 4) 5) Ilocos Regional Office Dagupan District Office Laoag District Office Vigan District Office San Fernando, La Union Dagupan City Laoag City, Ilocos Norte Vigan, Ilocos Sur Baguio City

Region II 6) Cagayan Valley Reg Office 7) Bayombong District Office 8) Isabela District Office Region III Tuguegarao, Cagayan Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya Ilagan, Isabela

9) Central Luzon Reg Office 10) Bulacan District Office 11) Cabanatuan District Office 12) Olongapo District Office 13) Tarlac District Office Region IV-A 14) 15) 16) 17) CaLaBaRZon Cavite District Office Lucena District Office Laguna District Office

San Fernando, Pampanga Malolos City, Bulacan Cabanatuan City, N Ecija Olongapo City, Zambales Tarlac City, Tarlac

Batangas City, Batangas Tagaytay City, Cavite Lucena City, Quezon Sta Rosa, Laguna

Region IV-B 18) MiMaRoPa 19) Puerto Princesa District Off Calapan, Oriental Mindoro Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Region V 20) Bicol Regional Office 21) Legaspi District Office Naga City, Camarines Sur Legaspi City, Albay Region VI 22) Western Visayas Reg Office 23) Bacolod District Office Iloilo City, Iloilo Bacolod City, Negros Occ

Region VII 24) Central Visayas Reg. Office 25) Dumaguete District Office Cebu City, Cebu Dumaguete City, Negros Or

Region VIII 26) Eastern Visayas Reg Office 27) Samar District Office Tacloban City, Leyte Catbalogan City, Samar

Region IX

28) Western Mindanao Reg Off 29) Dipolog District Office 30) Pagadian District Office

Zamboanga City Dipolog City Pagadian City

Region X 31) Northeastern Mindanao Regional Office 32) Iligan District Office Cagayan de Oro City Iligan City

Region XI 33) Southeastern Mindanao Regional Office 34) Tagum District Office Davao City Tagum City

Region XII 35) Central Mindanao Regional Office 36) Saranggani District Office Koronadal City General Santos City

Region XIII 37) CARAGA Butuan City Region XIV 38) ARMM Cotabato City

6) How do persons living abroad apply for NBI Clearance? - Secure NBI clearance application form from the Philippine Embassy/Consulate in the country where applicant resides, else, ask a relative in the Philippines to send application form, which can be secured from the Office of the Identification and Records Division (IRD), 4th Floor, NBI Clearance Building, UN Ave., Manila. Accomplish the form and ask for assistance in taking your fingerprint impressions (rolled) and have it signed by the one who assisted in the fingerprinting. Attach one (1) 2x2 picture in white background, photocopy of passport, photocopy of

Identification Card/s and authorization letter if a relative in the Philippines will submit the application in your behalf. This relative will also be in-charge of sending you your NBI clearance certificate. If you are sending the application to the Philippines thru mail or forwarders, address same to Ms. Julie Macalit, Mailed Clearance Section, 2nd Floor NBI Clearance Building, U.N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila. If you will send a check, it should be payable to the NBI Director in Philippine currency in the amount of two hundred pesos (P200.00) with drawee bank in the Philippines. If you will send cash, dollars are acceptable, the amount of which, is equivalent to two hundred pesos (P200.00). Your NBI clearance certificate will be mailed to you thru air mail. 7) How about foreign nationals who need NBI clearance? - Fill-out the NBI application form for foreigners (red Fingerprint Chart). You will also be required to fill-out the application form for the Biometric Clearance System. Indicate on the application form your name that is reflected on your passport. Attach photocopy of your passport and Alien certificate of registration (ACR). - Go through the steps of clearance processing, after which, submit application to the Alien Counter, where you will be fingerprinted for rolled impression. - You will be advised when to claim for your NBI Clearance Certificate. 8) For more information and clarification, where and how do we contact the NBI? - You can reach at Telephone number 5261294 or at Trunkline 5238231 Local 5523, 5499 and 5502; - Email us at nbiclearance@nbi.gov.ph; - You can text your questions regarding online application and GCash Payment at 0917-5638052.