NBI Clearance Application 2011

As part of my pre-employment requirements (yes, I’m back on Corporate world!), I need to get an NBI Clearance. Too bad my last NBI Clearance was March 2011 so I have no choice but to get a new one.

I never knew that NBI Clearance application/renewal was changed due to previous system’s issue. I’m not sure about that but my friend Coe just got her NBI Clearance and informed me of the new process. Since according to blogs and internet search results, the fastest place to get your NBI Clearance is in Robinsons Otis. There are a number of Robinsons Malls that has NBI Clearance services but since I’m scared with all the information that it will take you 6-8 hours just to get your clearance, I’d rather risk going to Otis.

NOTE: Don’t forget to bring a VALID ID when getting your NBI Clearance.

NBI Otis

enter the small room to fall in line

Problem: How to get to Otis?
Easiest way is to go to Pedro Gil either via LRT or Jeepney if you’re coming from Manila. And then ride a tricycle in Pedro Gil going to Robinsons Otis. That’s it!

I got there 9:00am and yes, true to what I read, there was a long queue. I then reserved a seat for my friend since she’s on her way already. Since it was inside the mall, luckily aircons are available so it wasn’t too bad since we were also sitting.

NBI Otis

inside the small room waiting for our turn

These are the Steps in getting your NBI Clearance:
Step 1 – Payment (Php 115 for Local Employment)
Step 2 – Encoding
Step 3 – Thumbmarks and ID Picture taking
Step 4 – Releasing

The duration of your stay depends on the number of persons encoding and how fast they can input your details. There was supposed to be 2 persons encoding your details but from time to time either one of them take breaks so there would only be one person to do the work.

NBI Otis

we're halfway through…

After 4 hours I got my NBI Clearance, meaning we finished around 1:00pm. Good thing I was confident that I don’t have a “hit”. If in case you got a “hit”, you have to go back after 10 days for the release of your clearance. Well, that’s too much hassle for me who is not living around Manila.

All in all, the system was executed smoothly and no negative comments for their service. By the way, one employee also orients how to fill up the application form while waiting for their turn. Things to take note are the following:

NBI Otis

NBI Clearance Form

1. On the field DATE, input complete date meaning: November 9, 2011 (month – day – year)
2. On the field LAST NAME, input Maiden Name for those who are married woman and Last Name for those who are not.
3. On the field HUSBAND’S SURNAME FOR MARRIED WOMAN, input your Last Name when you got married, leave BLANK if Single.
4. PASSPORT DETAILS is only applicable if applicant is ALIEN.
5. Don’t forget to affix your SIGNATURE after filling up the form.

Basically that’s it.

Actually, I really want to know how it works in other Robinsons Malls. They say that it is advisable to go there by 3pm since there are less applicants compared in the morning. If you’re near the area, maybe you can do that. However, if you leave far from the area like me, I won’t risk that late. Hahaha!

I heard other Robinsons Mall have a cut-off, only first 500 applicants. That is not true in Otis branch. Their cut-off time is 4:30pm so they still accept applicants until that time. In Robinsons Galleria, they say that you have to be there by 6:00am and will finish at 4:00pm. Process and system is poor I guess. Anyway, if you have inputs to better serve and inform other readers who wants to get their NBI Clearance fast, I would appreciate if you post a comment in this entry.

I got this list from RianTalks blog:

AS OF October 25, Here is an updated list of NBI Clearance centers:

  • NBI Main office Taft Avenue, Manila
  • Robinsons Place Ermita
  • Robinsons Otis
  • Robinsons Galleria
  • Robinsons Metro East
  • Robinsons Cainta
  • Ever Gotesco Grand Central
  • Ever Gotesco Manila Plaza
  • Ever Gotesco Commonwealth
  • Quezon City Hall
  • Mandaluyong City Hall
  • Muntinlupa City Hall

NBI Central Luzon Regional Office

  • Capitol Compound, San Fernando City, Pampanga
  • Capitol Site, Batangas City
  • City of Sta. Rosa, Laguna

NBI Central Visayas Regional Office

  • Capitol Site, Cebu City

NBI Eastern Visayas Regional Office

  • Sto. Nino Extension, Tacloban City

NBI Western Visayas Regional Office

  • Fort San Pedro, IloIlo City

NBI Southeastern Mindanao Regional Office

  • J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City

NBI Northeastern Mindanao Regional Office

  • Provincial Capitol Compound, Cagayan de Oro City

NBI Dagupan District Office

  • A.B. Fernandez West, Dagupan City, Pangasinan

NBI Cordillera Administrative Regional Office

  • 125 Upper Session Road Baguio City

NBI Cagayan Valley Regional Office

  • Carig Regional Center, Tuguegarao City

NBI Caraga Regional Office

  • 2nd Flr, FCB Building, J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City

NBI Legazpi District Office

  • Quezon Avenue, Legazpi City

NBI Sarangani District Office

  • San Pedro St., Lagao, General Santos City
  • cookie_tolosa

    waaaaah… so informative nito kath… hehehe, ikaw lang talaga ang magaling sa details.. thumbs up kapatid!

  • Gpabasolo

    kat hindi mo tinry sa rob.junction and metro east?? im planning to get too… do you have any feedbacks about these 2 robinsons?

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Thanks kapatid! Ikaw naman ang magaling sa reflection.. ung tipong tagos sa puso! hahaha.. :)

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Nde nga eh.. pero tempted akong i-try since malapit lang.. Well, pwede mo i-risk kse malapit lang tayo.. may ksama din kse ko kaya ok lng sa akin yung sa Otis.. nnBalitaan mo ko kung kamusta ang system/process.. :)

  • Robert John Sabater R.N.

    December 7, 2011nnHi, thanks for posting, this is very informative, i would like to share our experience also, we went in Robinson’s Otis at around 7:30am with my brother, nasa pang 104 kami sa line, 500 lang daw ang tinatangap nila, nag start magpapasok exact 8am, super well organized dun(ewan ko lang sa iba), 1st step payment, then endodingm biometrics (finger printing today hindi na dugyot) they use finger scanner then picture taking, Then releasing… natapos kami around 11am, ganon na kabilis. unlike before talagang isang araw ka sa pag kuha nun, pero… yung sa kapatid ko nakuha nya agad, for local employment sa kanya and yung akin.. hassle… i need to go back pa, travel abroad yung akin although hindi pa naman mag eexpire sa march pa pero hassle tlga babalik pa ako ng December 20, 2011, taga Dasma pa ko :( anyways malaking improvement ng NBI ngayon, like before…nRJ

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Thanks for sharing RJ. Pero bakit may numbering? Nung pumunta ako wala naman ah.. nagbago na ba sila ngayon? nnWell, yup mas ok nga ang processing ngayon. Pero sana mabilis din pag magpa-renew ka ng NBI Clearance. I used to renew mine sa Megamall dati. Yun ang mabilis, wala pang 15mins makuha mo na kagad. Sana ganon din ngayon pag renewal.

  • http://twitter.com/marksalin Mark Michael Salin

    Hi guys, just a query: Is the NBI Main Clearance Center [at its Head Office on Taft Avenue] open every Saturdays? Thanks!u00a0n

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    I’m not sure.

  • http://twitter.com/norrenandrei Norielyn (len) Clima

    hi anyone can help me? may passport renewal na po ba ever commonwealth? thanks

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    I’m not sure. Sorry. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/editha.soriano Edith Sagana Soriano

    good day po! ask ko lang po if talagang babalikan pa yung NBI clearance pag for abroad sa robinson otis? kahit na walang “hit”? thanks….

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Hi Edith.. pag walang hit, you get the NBI Clearance on the day.. Pag may hit, saka lang babalikan after 7 days.nnThey have online application now but I haven’t tried it yet. Maybe you can try using it. But if it’s urgent. It’s better if you can go apply in person. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/editha.soriano Edith Sagana Soriano

    thanks po!

  • famela san agustin

    ate… 2008 pa ung nbi ku…renewal paba un o kukuha nako ng bago??? ung sa otis na cnasabi mu pag mga 2 ako pumunta onti nlang po ang tao?

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Hi famela,nnYup, kailangan mo ng new application. Wala na kse renewal ngayon.nYung sa Otis naman, sbe lang nung lalaki dun mas maluwag pag sa hapon.nKung malapit ka lng dun, try mo para ma.confirm natin. Hehe.nnGoodluck. Balitaan mo kme :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36BKKZRVW6PGHTJY5MEEYRK4OY Arman

    Kathleen thanks for all the info.u00a0

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36BKKZRVW6PGHTJY5MEEYRK4OY Arman

    Thanks a lot for the info.

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    You’re welcome. Thank you for dropping by :) nWill update one of these days about the eClearance system.

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Welcome :)

  • reigh

    ask lang po ako ang anak ko minor age 10 yrs old anu ang requirements sa pg kuha ug nbi clearance para pasport po

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Sorry hindi ko po sure pero malamang same lang din yon. :)

  • John Edward Bacani

    Hi Kath. Pano po yan. Kasi magrrenew po parents ko ng NBI for immigration purpose at ako din po. E kaso nasa ibang bansa po sila. Possible po ba yun? Kasi magpapadaa daw ng letter parents ko. At ipprint ko and ipapakita dun sa NBI, I’m from Pampanga.

  • http://kathmadula.com/ Kathleen

    Hi Sir, ang alam ko po, kailangan ng power of attorney for you to be able to claim their NBI Clearance. Pero to be safe, you can call the nearest NBI from your place then confirm yung process pag ganon. Alam ko pwede naman kse marami na rin ang kumukha ng NBI overseas. Thanks!

  • jorek

    mabilis lang sa Metro East. siguro 15min tapos mo na.. ang parusa lang dyan yung pila.. dumating ako dun kanina ng 2:30am pang 20 na agad ako.. what’s worse is nung paakyat na ng mall may mga singit na tila nagbayad ata or something para mauna.. pang 22 ako sa bilang ko nun then suddenly naging pang 41 ako.. Question pala.. na HIT kasi ako.. and after ko malaman nakalimutan ko na magtanong siguro sa puyat at pagod.. Will i come back to the same branch para makuha yung clearance or sa main pa??