Monday, June 15, 2009

How to Get NBI Clearance while in Singapore

A NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) clearance is an important document issued by the government attesting that you don’t have any previous criminal records. It is usually asked when you apply for work, get a visa, etc. Its validity usually last six months after issued.

You can visit the nearest Philippine Consulate Office and ask for a Fingerprint Card Form.

a.)    Fingerprint Card Form – fill up the personal data called for on both sides of this card truthfully and legibly.

b.)    Request the assistance/endorsement of the nearest Philippines Consulate Office or the police agency in your locality to have your fingerprints impressed (ROLLED IMPRESSION) on the appropriate spaces. The officer/person who fingerprinted you should sign his name, state his official designation on the space provided for the purpose on the card.

c.)    In case you are a married woman, the order of writing your name is as follows:

c.1)  Your maiden surname (father’s surname).
c.2)  Your husband’s surname.
c.3)  Your first name or given name.
c.4)  Your maternal surname (family name of your mother)

d.)    Attach a latest copy of your 2”x2” photograph with white background (taken within three (3) months prior to your application).

e.) Enclose Money Order in the sum of Php 200.00 Philippine currency or bank draft which is negotiable in the Philippines payable to the Director, National Bureau of Investigation, Taft Avenue, Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines.

The following accredited banks are:

1.      Philippine National Bank (PNB)
2.      Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Co. (HSBC)
3.      ANZ – A New Zealand Bank
5.      Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI)

Upon completion of this requirement, send your accomplished form to:

Ms. Julie Macalit
IRD - Mailed Clearance Section
National Bureau of Investigation
Taft Ave., Ermita 1000 Manila

The NBI will then mail to you your clearance certificate after they have processed the application papers. Processing of application normally takes a maximum of three (3) days excluding days of transit.

You may also send your accomplished form to your relative/representative in the Philippines together with your authorization letter authorizing him/her to transact business on your behalf. Your relative may visit the office of the Electronic Data Processing Division (EDPD) in NBI Taft Avenue, Manila for further assistance.

Upon receipt of your clearance certificate, please examine it for the presence of the embossed NBI DRY SEAL at its lower left portion, the clearance is invalid without it. You must also affix your clear and properly taken THUMBPRINT on the space provided for on the clearance certificate with the assistance of any local police in your area before submitting it to your end-user.


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