NBI / Police Clearance

Note:

  • The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is the primary entity of the Philippine Government which issues a clearance certificate for all persons without criminal convictions in the Philippines. The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) consularizes the NBI Form No. 5 (Fingerprint Card form) which is required in obtaining the NBI Clearance from the Philippines. After accomplishing the NBI Form No. 5 available in the Philippine Consulate, applicants then send this to the NBI to obtain the NBI Clearance.

Applicants, Filipino nationals and foreigners, who require NBI / Police clearance as a requirement for immigration (permanent residency), citizenship, employment, school requirements, or whatever purpose it may serve their need.

For applicants who have original copies of their previously issued NBI clearance certificates from 2014-onwards, they can now renew their NBI clearance without the need of accomplishing new NBI fingerprint card form No. 5 provided that no changes have been made on their personal data.

Requirements

  1. Original previously issued NBI clearance (2014-onwards)
  2. Copy of Passport data page
  3. Latest 2” x 2” passport photo, full front headshot view with white background

Form

Walk-in applicants may accomplish the NBI form No.5 and have their fingerprint impressions taken at the Consulate.

Mailed-in requests for a blank NBI form No.5 should be accompanied by a letter of request and a self-addressed prepaid return envelope. The envelope will be used to mail a blank NBI Clearance Application form no.5 to the applicant.  The applicant then goes to the nearest police station (RCMP) to have their fingerprints impressed (ROLLED IMPRESSION) on the appropriate spaces.  Applicant then mails back the accomplished NBI Fingerprint Card Form No. 5 to the Philippine Consulate General for consularization with a photocopy of valid passport datapage, money order or bank draft for CAD$ 36.25 payable to the Philippine Consulate General, and a self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking number. Applicants may secure said prepaid envelope from Canada Post (Xpresspost envelope).

The Consulate, however, will not assume responsibility for passports/documents that may be lost in the mail.

Please note that each NBI form no. 5 bears a unique bar code and therefore may not be photocopied or downloaded.

For applicants who have original copies of their previously issued NBI clearance certificates from 2014-onwards, they can now renew their NBI clearance without the need of accomplishing new NBI fingerprint card form No. 5 provided that no changes have been made on their personal data.  In using their old NBI clearances for renewal, applicants are still required to submit the abovementioned requirements and send these documents to their authorized representative in Manila.

Fees

Fee of $36.25 payable in cash, bank draft or money order made payable to the Philippine Consulate General.

Processing Period

For applicants personally applying at the Consulate, the NBI clearance application form no.5 can be issued on the same day. 

For mailed-in applications, processing at the Consulate takes two-three (2-3) business days upon receipt of the documents.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to mail the consularized NBI clearance application form no.5 and photocopy of your passport to the NBI.  Applicants have two options:

(1) Mail directly to the NBI:

Ms. Sandra P. Sobida
IRD – Mailed Clearance Section
National Bureau of Investigation
Taft Ave., Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines

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.  Applicants may seek the services of PNB Remittance in Broadway in Vancouver, or in Surrey.

NBI will mail to you the corresponding clearance certificate after it has processed your application papers. Processing of application normally takes a maximum of three (3) days excluding days of transit.

 

(2) Mail to your authorized representative:

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

Date modified: July 8th, 2020