Applying for a job locally or overseas, or for a visa to travel? Well, that’s perhaps the reason why you have landed into this article as an NBI clearance is one of the required documents. This is because an NBI clearance is one way of proving you are not convicted or wanted for any crime in the country.
Now the question is how… How can I get one? How can I skip all the hassle and get it fast and easy? Don’t fret, you’ve come to the right page.
Whether you have applied online or not, you still need to go to an actual NBI Clearance Center to have your photo and fingerprint taken and to claim your NBI clearance. So the techniques really here are going to the “right” NBI center and knowing the requirements and to-do’s beforehand.
NBI SATELLITE BRANCHES
There are four NBI clearance centers in Cebu:
- Paseo Arcenas in Banawa, Cebu City (newly opened)
- J. Center Mall in Mandaue City
- Enan Chiong Activity Center in Naga City
- Old Municipal Hall of Bogo City
If you’re living in the city or at least near to it, we highly recommend getting your NBI Clearance at Paseo Arcenas in Banawa, Cebu City . Why? Primarily because of the clean, organized place and fast processing of your application that can be done in 30 minutes to an hour only.
STEPS ARE AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3…
It’s true. How easy is it? Let’s go through each process.
STEP 1: ONLINE DATA ENCODING
An encoder will type your personal data (filled out application form) on the computer while you continuously check the data encoded on the screen. Be alert for any wrong entry to avoid redoing the steps. A fee of P60 should be given to the encoder who will issue an official receipt.
STEP 2: GO TO THE CASHIER FOR PAYMENT
The cost for each NBI clearance is P115 (in case you need more than one). After receiving the official receipt of your payment, proceed to the next step.
STEP 3: HAVE YOUR PHOTO & FINGERPRINT CAPTURED
During this step, your personal information will be verified for any namesake while your electronic fingerprint and photo will be captured.
STEP 4: CLAIM YOUR NBI CLEARANCE
If you are one of the few lucky people who are cleared and don’t get a “hit” status, then you can claim your NBI Clearance Form not later than 5 minutes.
But if you are on HIT (no need to panic, this is ironically “normal”; talk about a faulty system), then you will be asked to return and claim after 2 weeks from the day you applied. Unfortunately, I was one of those unlucky people.
This is what the latest NBI Clearance Form looks like:
NBI CLEARANCE ONLINE APPLICATION
Just follow these four simple steps:
- Fill out the online form (downloadable from the nbi.gov.ph website). Make sure you fill in all the necessary fields.
- Print out the accomplished form and take note of the Application Code.
- Go to any NBI Clearance processing center for image capture and fingerprint biometrics
- Read Step #4 above to claim your NBI Clearance.