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Press Release
PR-157-2015

 

Advisory:
GUIDELINES IN APPLYING FOR AN NBI CLEARANCE
FOR APPLICANTS ABROAD

(Riyadh, 24 October 2016) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informs all Filipino nationals and other concerned individuals of the updated guidelines in applying for a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance while abroad:

FOR NEW APPLICANTS:

  1. Secure NBI Clearance Application Form (NBI Form No. 5) from the Philippine Embassy/Consulate in the country where applicant resides. This Form No. 5 is furnished by the NBI upon request by the Department of Foreign Affairs, which is free and not for sale.
     
  2. A relative in the Philippines can also secure said form from the Mailed Clearance Section, 3rd Floor, NBHI Clearance Building, UN Avenue, Manila.

  3. Fill out the Form and go to the Embassy/Consulate or nearest police station for fingerprinting, which should be rolled impressions. The one who took the fingerprint impression must sign on the Form. Processing/Notarial Fee for NBI Clearance is SAR100.00.
     
  4. Attach a 2x2 picture in white background, taken within three (3) months prior application, photocopy of passport and other valid identification card/s.

  5. Other than the instructions above, new applicants are also required to register online at www.nbi-clearance.com.
     
  6. An applicant is required to sign-up and to sign-in to apply for clearance where a Reference Number will appear on the computer screen.

    Copy this Reference Number which will serve as the NBI’s code in the retrieval of applicant’s data and status of application.

  7. Enclose money order or bank draft in the amount of two hundred pesos (P200.00), Philippine currency, negotiable in the Philippines, payable to the NBI Director. Cash is also accepted equivalent to two hundred pesos (P200.00). Clearance fee is one hundred fifteen pesos (P150.00) and the remaining eighty-five pesos (P85.00) will be used to send clearance certificate through the Philippine Post.
     
  8. Send completed application form to:
  9. Ms. SANDRA P. SOBIDA
    Mailed Clearance Section
    3rd Floor, NBI Clearance Bldg.,
    UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila
     
    She can also be reached at Telephone Number 5238231 Local 5465

  10. Processing time for applications will take a maximum of five (5) days upon receipt of documents.
     
  11. If a relative would submit documents, a Letter of Authorization is required.

THIS PROCESS ALSO APPLIES TO FOREIGN NATIONALS WHO HAD LIVED IN THE PHILIPPINES AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT NBI CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.

 

FOR RENEWAL APPLICANTS:

  1. Applicants who were previously issued NBI Clearance Certificates dated 2011 and beyond will have their Certificates authenticated first by the Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD).
     
  2. Together with the above, attach a 2x2 picture taken within three (3) months before application, photocopy of passport or valid Identification Card issued by the country of his/her residence abroad and two hundred pesos (P200.00) in money order or bank draft addressed to the NBI Director;
     
  3. Send the documents to:
     
  4. Ms. SANDRA P. SOBIDA
    Mailed Clearance Section
    3rd Floor, NBI Clearance Bldg.,
    UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila
     
    Should a relative would hand-carry the documents, a Letter of Authorization is required.

  5. Other than the instructions above, applicants are also required to register online at www.nbi-clearance.com.
     
  6. Applicant will sign-up and sign-in to fill-out all the personal information thereat until a Reference Number appears on the screen.

    Copy this Reference Number which will serve as the NBI Code in the retrieval of the encoded data and verification of status of application;

  7. However, if renewal was issued from 2014 to present and there is no correction in the name, place and date of birth, applicant need not register online.
     
  8. All requirements mentioned in Item No. 2 together with the Certificate dated 2014 to present to be sent to the above-mentioned address;

  9. Processing of applications will take a maximum of five (5) days upon receipt of documents.
     
  10. Upon receipt of Clearance Certificate, examine it for the presence of embossed NBI dry-seal. Affix right thumb-mark on the space provided for.

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