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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.

HIT, NBI Clearance, Namesake, one day processing, 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.

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  1. Ruth says:

    Hello po ask po ako kasi kmuha ng nbi yong asawa ko tapos ang nkalagay n purpose ay visa canada po at hit cya tapos nkuha nya po ang problema po ay kukuha cya ng pasport ang kaialangan ng dfa po ay travel abroad pwedi p ba cya kmuha ng travel abroad hindi npo ba cya hit nyan uli.kc ds july 13 2016 nya kinuha tapos kuha cya uli ds month po

  2. Unknown says:

    May bayad po ba ng Php 5.00 if magclaim ng NBI Clearance if yung name mo may “WITH HIT”? Nung kinuha ko na kasi NBI for release may bayad na Php5.00 sa NBI Legazpi, Albay. HAHA Salamat

  3. reza says:

    yong concern ko lang po ay kung bakit sa pagkuha ko ng NBI for LOCAL hindi ako na hits dito sa cebu .at nong kumuha ako ng NBI for traveling abroad doon na ako na hits sa Manila.ano ba ang dahilan ng aking pagka hits for travel abroad na NBI?

  4. tin valdez says:

    I just got from nbi and i got a HIT. am i suppose to claim the clearance at their main branch at UN or can i just get it from the branch i came? Thankyou

  5. edgardo chu vivero says:

    ako si edgardo chu vivero seaman po ako tuwing ako po ay mag renew ng nbi lagi na lng po ay HIT ang name ko. ano po ang aking gawin matangal ang pangalan ko sa HIT LIST.THANKS PO

  6. winston says:

    ang pangalan ko po ay winston ian so meaning dalawa po ang pangalan ko pero na hit pa rin po ako at first time ito at 4 times na po akong kumuha ng nbi clearance, paano po nangyari may kapangalan po buh ako na winston ian rin?

  7. Jessica says:

    Hi my friend had apply for nbi clearance However his nbi clearance is with a hit- administrative case.. He is awol from govt office Can he still get nbi clearance? Thank u

  8. SIMON ISIDORE says:

    is adultery ground for a HIT?

  9. Ma. Adelina Ranosa- Rex says:

    May know the reason(s) why I’ve been marked with HIT?

    Thank you!

    Ma. Adelina Ranosa Rex

  10. MINE says:

    Is it allowed that my relative will get my NBI clearance on my behalf this coming July 22, 2016? Do i need to write an authorization letter? And is it okay if I will get later than July 22, 2016. Thank you for the answer :)

  11. chichi says:

    hi, im just worried because before when i applied my nbi clearance it is released on the spot but today, it wasn’t and i was been HIT! omg. i dont have any criminal records so far as i know. and no subpoena received….. the only thing that makes me scared is I have a credit card debt since last year of october 2015 and another one this janiuary 2016 i can no longer pay for it because i was jobless and now the chance for me to settle little by little by applying a new job and getting an NBI… would it be possible that I have a case filed because of my credit card unpaid debt??? pls healp im going crazy.

  12. Rhinae Mae Palma says:

    Is it possible po na sa main kse ako ngapply ng nbi ko and unfotunately may hit ako then plan ko po sna dto ko sa rob novaliches kunin pd kya un? Thanks

  13. Dave Birondo says:

    I’m hit

  14. Marivic says:

    Is it possible po ba na nhit ako kasi sa cp lang ako ng online application? And I just thought na baka kasi sa kakaonline ko at kakasearch ng page ng nbi or sa pag eedit ko ng profile information? First time lang ako na hit and first time ko lang ng online application help me thanks

  15. Zee says:

    They should not consider the loan and whatever utang case we have . How are we going to settle those debts if we can get an nbi clearance?We cant apply for job. As long as we dont travel and dont go out of the country they should consider.

  16. Kiko R. says:

    I got a hit despite my name being unique at may jr pako. Nagtry ako magonline kast year around october pero hindi ko kinuha. Will that be a possible reason for the hit? Ni kaso sa barangay nga wala ako e. Hassle.

  17. Keith villanueva says:

    I’m always HIT in securing my Nbi clearance since the very first time so I’m planning to change my first name legally. Is it possible?

  18. jared says:

    Good morning po. Tanong kulang po kumuha na ako ng NBI clearance before ika tatlo ko na yata ngayon pero first time, ngayon lang ako na HIT. Then but yung una at ika dalawa ko pag kuha nag NBI Clearance ngayon lang ako na HIT. Ano po ba yung ibig-sabihin po. Salamat.

  19. Maica says:

    pag ng renew uli ng nbi llbas ba uli ung hint..wala nmn ako criminal record and same name..bkit ako nka hint

    1. Yukxian Cresperdido says:

      Na hit din po ako. Same tayo ng kapalaran.. Unique ang name ko pati na rin ang surname ko.. Pero pagkatapos Kong mapicturan binigay sa akin ng personnel ung receipt ko tapos may nakatatak na hit.. Then naalala ko na may utang ako sa globe.. Ganon ganon na lang un… 6k na utang ko sa kanila nasa list of civil case na ang name ko.. Ganon ba katindi ngayon? Di ka na ba makakakuha ng nbi clearance pag di mo nasettle ang remaining balance sa globe.. Buti sana kung napakaganda ng serbisyo ng globe.. E wala naman silang kwenta.. Napakaraming hidden charges..pero un nga.. Un kaagad una Kong inisip kung bakit ako nahit sa nbi

      1. Kiko R. says:

        pano nyo po nalaman na ito yung reason ng pagkakaron nyo ng ‘hit’ sa NBI clearance? may utang ako sa bayan DSL kasi di ko na binayaran nung pinacut ko sya lilipat kasi ako probinsya e wala naman pala sila dun available na tower e nung nagapply ako sabi meron daw.

  20. Ferdinand says:

    Ask ko lng po…10 yrs.after my nkpending akong minor case so pgkumukuha ako ng nbi lge akng hit….anu po kya kylangan kong gwin pra mwala ang hit

  21. Marlon Sapallo Pacia says:

    Hi just want to know if i have a hit?

  22. jay sebastian says:

    pag sobrang haba ng pila isa ka sa ma hit dahil baka di sila makauwi ng maaga :)

  23. Anthony says:

    Na- HIT ako and scheduled to release my NBI clearance today (June 14) sa Manila pero I cannot claim it dahil nandito ako sa province ngayon. Tanong ko lang if macclaim ko pa ba yun next week (June 20) pagbalik ko sa Manila? Pls reply. Thanks!

  24. lenard says:

    if i got a case last 3 years then my case was finish can i apply or i have no hit after that fuck

  25. eric says:

    Mkukuha p po ba nbi knit 1 month n hndi nkuha?

  26. Janice Revilla says:

    is it allowed that my friend will get my nbi clearance on my behalf this coming june 7 2016,,,?i have a namesake …do i need to write an authorization letter?

  27. Leon says:

    Hi I just have a question, regarding having a namesake hit why do they not check on the NSO birth certificate or your middle name to have their search limited to the right person. It really is a pain to keep on coming back for someone else’s misdeeds and clearing your name in the process. I already have valid government IDs as well as other clearances but isn’t this enough that the person and I are different entities? Surely the NBI have more details regarding the person and probably knows how old that person is. This is just so frustrating especially if the person ‘assisting’ you really does not care.

    1. 1nfr4r3d says:

      I share same sentiments with you. They just include you in the hit list just because your first and surname is the same. How about your middle name which I think will differentiate you with the other person.The hassle of going back is the burden. What if you really need it badly and cant wait for another 8-10 days Hope this will change with the upcoming gov’t.

  28. apple says:

    Pahelp po panu po makakakuha ny nbi kng may kapangalan ako na nahit dn..

  29. Annie_Star says:

    Every year i apply for clearance, and for the past two year i have never had a “hit”. I applied for one again recently and now I’ve been “hit”! My last name is very uncommon together with my middle name, so how come 3 years ago I have a hit then 2 years without then now with hit again! Whats the deal?…

    1. Anonymous! says:

      Ano ng balita sis?

    2. chichi says:

      we have the same experience mam, its been 3 months now did you get your nbi without a problem?

  30. fragola says:

    hi, i’ve just read
    sa main lang talaga pede kmuha ng nbi?

  31. Ging says:

    Ask q lng po if pwde pa ba kunin yung nbi clearance q kc nung dec. 22 2015 pa yung releasing nun dpat kaso na bz sa work kya d q nkuha till now?

    1. Yoy says:

      hey Ging, pareho tayo ng case tanong ko lang kung nakuha mo pa ba yung NBI clearance mo :)

    2. Geramy says:

      Na-HIT ako kaya pinababalik ako after 8 working days. Dapat nung March ko pa kinuha yung NBI Clearance pero na-busy ako sa work. Ngayong June ko pa lang sana balak kunin yung NBI Clearance. Pwede pa bang ma-claim yun kahit super late na sa scheduled date of claiming?

    3. Melfhie says:

      Hi Ging have you claimed your NBI already?

  32. Jerico says:

    Question lang po.

    May pending case po kasi ako, considered as HIT po ba yun?

    Pano po ang gagawin ko para makakuha ng clearance and ano pong files ang mga kakailanganin kong dalhin?

    Thank you po

  33. Cheryl says:

    Nag apply ako for renewal akala ko one day process lang kaso my HIT ako. two days after bumalik ako kasi ni rush nako ng agency need ko na I pass .so nakiusap ako sa releasing at nakuha ko sya that day.ngayon need ko na mn I pa trace kasi Hindi masyado clear ang pag ka print..

    1. Adrian says:

      seryoso po. 1 day lang processing. may additional payment po ba yan? ano po sinabi nyo. Need ko din po kasi makuha agad yun sakin. possible po ba yun?

  34. Marikenyo says:

    I went to the nbi satellite office in marikina riverbanks last April 29 and they had me go back May 2. When I went there last May 2 there was a message in their releasing booth that says “wala munang releasing, balik May 3.” Without any explanation why. Since i had work i opted to go back today May 6. I arrived ther 720 am. A few people were already in line waiting. 8a, one personnel gave instructions where people should sit. It was so disorganized that people just went to the available seats and did not consider that there were people who arrived early which caused a lot of people to get irritated. I came to get my NBI clearance in the releasing booth and was advised that I was cleared but i had to go back on May 12 since they do not have any printer. VERY INCONVENIENT. There were people who already were frustrated and the personnel was no accommodating at all and even said that if you want to get it today you can go to the NBI office in Manila. Really now???

    I wanted to say a lot of things and i wanted to look for a manager but there was none. Why are satellite offices not provided extra inks? How much would it cost, i’ve been paying taxes eversince i started working and I wonder why we don’t think in advance and give extra supplies. Is this how NBI manages their customers. We pay a minimum of php115 for a paper that will prove that we did not commit any crime. How much does a paper cost? And how much is you ink? Basic supplies that should never run out. And you should train your people how they should talk and explain to their customers. A lot of companies look for NBI clearance to have the employment processed and a week delay is not something that hardworking tax payers deserve. Your wasting our time because of incompetent officials not thinking of how they can serve their people well. Where do you place the money that you get everyday? This says a lot about the leaders that you have.

  35. Ana leza Navales Bunda says:

    last monday i go to the nbi, for applying , all in process then sunddenly , it comes now with , signing , omg , my nbi got a hit , my goodness im surprised… now im waiting till tuesday may 10 to get my nbi clearance……im nervous, i can’t wait till may 10 to get my nbi clearance…

  36. katrin mae regner says:

    bakit walang nakalagay kung kailan ko makukuha ang nbi clearance ko kasi hit applicants ko papanu ko ma uupdate ang pagkuha ko ng nbi clearance??

  37. Giedynah says:

    I was expecting na di mag hit because of my unique name until now di pa rin ako maka move on. Bakit? I really want to k ow if sino pa kapareho ko ng name na akala ng lahat pati ng mga magulang ko wala talaga ako kapareho. Pwede ba tanungin ang personel kung sino at kung taga saan siya?

    1. Kirby says:

      Me too. I have a unique name. I was being HIT too. Whats the reason?

    2. Gelsandra says:

      Me too. Confident ako na makukuha ko that day but then it was a HIT.. I applied at Ortigas, wrong move kasi ang hassle. napadaan lang ako kasi kailangan ko ng valid ID that day, thought it would be easy. I didnt got to ask WHY.. :(

    3. NotAMurderer says:

      What happened to those with unique names who got a hit? Hindi rin ako maka move on! Appreciate if you can share your experience. I got a hit too considering that my name is unconventional. I am now being asked to come to the main NBI office. Hassle!

      1. NotAMurderer says:

        After my trip to the NBI office earlier today, it turns out that someone from a faraway province who happens to have the same name as my second name, has a case of issuing bad checks thus the HIT. So see, even if we are all confident that we are the only one in this world to have such unique name, IF you have a second name who happens to have a namesake with a bad record, you’ll be tagged as a hit.

        I totally get it that NBI is doing strict measures to make sure they’re giving out clearances to the right people but hey this is just so inconvenient! Bad trip parin ako!

  38. Dj says:

    Hit n nmn ako. Everytime kmukuha ako nbi lagi ako hit. Pero dati 4 yrs ago kpg hit ako pnpapunta ko sa main nbi office pra mkuha agad. But now i have to wait 8 days for release? At hindi ako pnpunta sa main pra mkuha agad. WTF!!!

  39. carmelo n. go says:

    May ka name daw po ako pwede po bang malaman identity ng ka name ko at anu kaso di po kasi ako naka ng nbi clearance t.y