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NBI CLEARANCE APPLICATION WHEN ABROAD: STEP BY STEP GUIDE

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NBI Clearance is one of the important documents that should be kept updated from time to time. There are some cases that even if you’re out of the country as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), you are still required to get or renew your NBI Clearance for employment purposes.

The NBI Clearance is only valid for a year. But most of the OFWs have contracts signed for more or less than two (2) years. So it is impossible for them to go back to the Philippines immediately just to get or renew their NBI Clearance.

Luckily, you can still get or renew your NBI clearance even though you’re miles away from your homeland. How? Just keep on reading and I will provide you the easiest way possible on getting your NBI clearance.

NBI CLEARANCE APPLICATION WHEN YOU’RE ABROAD

There are two ways on how you can get your NBI Clearance: 1) with an authorized representative or 2) without an authorized representative.

CHOICE # 1: With an Authorized Representative

Through the help of a relative or a friend from the Philippines, you can get your clearance by giving them your signed authorization letter along with your requirements and they will do the process on your behalf. (Take note that an online appointment is also required in this process)

Here are the steps on how you can get your clearance with the help of an authorized representative:

STEP 1: COMPLETE ALL THE REQUIREMENTS

Here are the things that you will need for new applicants.

  1. NBI Form No. 5 or also known as the Fingerprint Form.
  • You can get this from the Philippine Embassy or consulate in the country where you live. Your authorized representative can also get this from the Mailed Clearance Section located at the 3/f, NBI Clearance Building, UN Avenue, Manila.
  • Fill out this form then submit it at the embassy or to the nearest police station (for your representative). Personnel in-charge will take your fingerprint impression and he/she must sign on the form. ( Fingerprinting service provided by the Embassy comes with a fee which may vary every country)
  1. 2×2 Picture
  • Passport size
  • In white background
  • Must be taken within three (3) months prior to application
  1. Photocopy of your Passport (recent departure stamp) and other valid IDs issued by you host country
  2. Letter of Authorization (with signature)

Send all these requirements to your authorized representative in the Philippines.

STEP 2: MAKE AN ONLINE APPOINTMENT

You have to make an online appointment before going to an NBI office.

  1. Go to the NBI Clearance Online Services Website. (https://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/)
  2. Click on the “NO” box next to the question “Do you have an old NBI clearance?” on the REGISTER box.
  3. Fill out your NBI Clearance Online Registration form. Don’t forget to make sure to fill the necessary information and avoid putting the wrong information about you.
  4. Read the “Terms of Service” and click the box next to it indicating that you agreed.
  5. Click the “Sign Up” button, then a reminder box will appear. Click “Yes” to confirm.
  6. Log in to your account by entering your email address and password once you see a confirmation of successful registration on the screen.
  7. Fill out the NBI Clearance Application Form and then click the “Save the Information” button.
  8. Review all your information then click the “Edit” button if you are changing your personal details then click “Save”.
  9. Click the “Apply for Clearance” button if you are finish filling out.
  10. A confirmation box will appear then enter the valid ID that you will present for your NBI Clearance application (preferably your Passport). Click the “I Agree” button
  11. Choose your preferred appointment schedule. The main branch located at the UN Avenue, Manila is the only NBI Clearance Center that processes applications and renewals from Filipinos abroad.

STEP 3: PAY THE NBI CLEARANCE FEE

After your application is done, choose your preferred payment option. After the successful payment, a reference number will be provided. The NBI clearance costs Php 130 and an additional fee of Php 25 for the service charge of the payment service that brings to the total of Php 155.

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR REQUIREMENTS TO NBI

  • Direct your authorized representative to go directly to the Mailed Clearance Section located on the 3/f of the NBI Clearance Building in UN Avenue, Manila on your appointment day.

(Remind your representative to also bring his/her own valid ID)

  • Submit the reference number for them to verify if the payment has been successfully done.
  • The NBI processor will provide your representative a claiming stub with indication on when he/she can claim it

STEP 5: ISSUANCE OF NBI CLEARANCE

  • Direct your authorized representative to return on the claim date then proceed to the printing section to get the NBI clearance.
  • Ask your representative to send your NBI clearance via email to you. When you receive it, go to the Consulate to have your clearance stamped.

CHOICE # 2: WITHOUT AN AUTHORIZE REPRESENTATIVE

If you don’t have any representative that you can trust from the Philippines that can help you, this is the only option that you can take to get your NBI Clearance. You will be the one who will be doing all the work. The procedure is easy so there’s nothing to worry about. Just allot a time to do it so you can finish the process easily without any hassles.

Here are the steps on how you can get your NBI Clearance all by yourself:

STEP 1: COMPLETE ALL THE REQUIREMENTS

  • NBI Form No. 5 or also known as the Fingerprint Form.
  • 2×2 passport size picture in the white background must be taken within 3 months before the application
  • Photocopy of your Passport (recent departure stamp) and other valid IDs issued by you host country
  • Letter of Authorization (with signature)

(This is the same requirement if you have a representative)

STEP 2: MAKE AN ONLINE APPOINTMENT

  • Just follow the procedure covered in Step 2, Choice # 2 (with a representative). And after registering for an account, click the “Apply for Clearance” button.
  • Choose your preferred payment option and don’t forget to take note of your reference number since you will need this to process your NBI clearance application.

STEP 3: WAIT FOR YOUR NBI CLEARANCE

It takes five (5) to seven (7) days to process your NBI clearance application. When you receive your clearance, look for the embossed dry seal of NBI to ensure its authenticity. Affix your right thumb mark on the box intended for fingerprints.

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