How to apply NBI Clearance OnlineJanuary 9, 2013
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
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 plus a convenience fee of P25 according to their purpose of application. That means, the fees presented below is inclusive of the convenience fees! If you are in doubt, call their hotline and ask them. The amounts below are the total amount to be paid. Example, if you get an NBI Clearance Travel purpose using the old or manual way. You will pay P115. But if you try to apply for it online, you add P25 for convenience fee. Making it a total of P140 (which is clearly written below).
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|
|NBI Clearance – Travel and VISA at P140.00|
|Travel Central America|
|Travel Middle East|
|Travel New Zealand|
|Travel North America|
|Travel Papua New Guinea|
|Travel South America|
|VISA New Zealand|
|NBIs Clearance – Purposes above P140.00|
|Cancellation of ACR||P440.00|
|Change of Name||P190.00|
|Permit to Carry Firearm||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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOOK 1234ABC NBIMAIN 02142013 0900 Nico Robin Salazar
then send it to: 09175638054
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!