An application for NBI Clearance can be completed ONLY at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the Philippines. The Embassy wishes to clarify that it can only assist in the initial requirement of fingerprinting for clients. After the fingerprinting is done and the Clearance application card is processed, it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit the duly accomplished application card to the NBI in the Philippines. He/she can either go directly to an NBI Branch in the Philippines, or, if the applicant is unable to travel, mail the application card directly to the NBI with an enclosed International Check / Money Order amounting to P200.00 (euros equivalent to pesos). Another option is to authorize a representative to request the Clearance on his/her behalf. This can be done by filing a Special Power of Attorney at this Embassy. The Special Power of Attorney should be sent along with the fingerprint card form (Form No. 5) to the authorized representative in the Philippines.
Note: Applicants who have been previously issued NBI Clearances from 2014 onwards can now renew their NBI Clearance without the need to accomplish a new NBI fingerprint card form provided that no changes are made on their personal data.
The processed NBI Clearance fingerprint card form will be available three (3) working days after filing.
Requirements for New Applicants:
1. Personal appearance – fingerprint imprints need to be taken at the Embassy with the assistance of the consular officer (ROLLED IMPRESSION fingerprinting must be done accurately);
2. Duly accomplished fingerprint card form (available at this Embassy);
3. One (1) 2x2 photograph on white background, taken during the last three (3) months;
4. One (1) passport data page photocopy;
5. One (1) identity/residence card photocopy; and
6. Notarial Fee: €22.50 (to be paid in cash).
• Applicants who are married women must write their name on the space provided the following prescribed order:
o Maiden Surname (family name or surname of the father);
o First Name or Given Name;
o Maternal Surname (maiden surname of the mother); and
o Husband’s Surname or Family Name.
• Other than the instructions above, new applicants are also required to register online at clearance.nbi.gov.ph. An applicant should sign up and log in to apply for clearance. Once this is done, select NBI Clearance Center as your preferred NBI Site. Then select a payment channel (e.g. Bayad Center) to complete your transaction 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 at the upper portion of your application.
• Should the applicant wish to have the processed NBI Clearance application card mailed back to their place of residence, a self-addressed, registered-mail return envelope with the appropriate type and number of stamps must also be submitted to the Consular Officer/Assistant.
• For direct mailing of the application card to NBI in the Philippines (to complete the process) via mail or forwarders, address the mail to:
EMELYN M. AOANAN
Chief, Information and Communication
4th Floor, NBI Clearance Building,
U.N. Avenue, Ermita,
Manila, Philippines 1000
o If the applicant opts to send a check, it should be payable to the NBI Director in Philippine currency in the amount of two hundred pesos (PHP200.00) with drawee bank in the Philippines. He/she may also send cash (dollars are acceptable, the amount of which should be equivalent to two hundred pesos). Clearance fee is one hundred thirty pesos (P130.00) per clearance certificate. The remaining seventy pesos (P70.00) will be used to mail clearance certificate via Philippine Post. Make sure to provide e-mail address through which an advance copy of applicant’s NBI Clearance Certificate may be transmitted.
*THIS PROCESS ALSO APPLIES TO FOREIGN NATIONALS WHO HAD LIVED IN THE PHILIPPINES AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN NBI CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.
Requirements for Renewal Applicants:
Applicants who were previously issued NBI clearance certificates dated 2014 and above can now renew their NBI Clearance Certificate.
1. Mail your old NBI Clearance Certificate together with the amount of two hundred pesos (PHP200.00), a 2x2 photograph (on white background, taken within the last three months), and a photocopy of your passport data page to the above-mentioned address or to your representative. If mailed to a representative, a consularized Special Power of Attorney is required.
2. Processing of applications will take a maximum of five (5) days upon receipt of documents in the Philippines.
3. Upon receipt of clearance certificate, look for the embossed NBI dry-seal. Affix right thumbmark on the space provided for.
Note: Applications coming from abroad are processed only at our Mailed Clearance Section located at the 3rd Floor of the NBI Clearance Building, UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila.