You’ve been HIT: Reasons why you can’t afford a One Day Processing NBI Clearance!
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.