NBI Clearance Right?

Ok. First and foremost, you’ll need this as a requirement before getting employed. Aside from resume and other credentials, NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) Clearance’s purpose is to clear your identity to the government as well as to your future boss. Having one makes you a reliable citizen of the Philippines. However, the location of the said government agency has been subject to change with insufficient notice. Conclusions will all be made after a persevering individual engages himself to get one. Himself and the people of the Philippines.

I had my first clearance in the year 1999. It was located in United Nations Avenue near Philippine General Hospital. A couple of years after, I issued one again at the upper part of a mall in Carriedo. Conspiracy rose during those times because every Filipino will pay P20 as an entrance. Yes, air-conditioned place is assured and fast assistance awaits you. After four years, I had a chat to a friend of mine who’s in need of that certificate and she’s getting it from Monumento. You can reach Monumento thru LRT scrambling along hundreds of people going North. I haven’t gone there.

Now, after 12 years, my hubby needs one as a requirement to get a passport. Astonished with sudden abruptness when I knew that he venue was in United Nations Avenue again. Curiosity strikes with me so I managed to see the station where it is used to be. We were at the main entrance at exactly 4:00 am. Guys lane was separated from gals. There were about 500 applicants waiting outside by that time. The main entrance is placed at the front of Manila Doctors Hospital. Tarpaulins are everywhere for you to notice the schedules. Check time 8:30 am. His NBI Clearance was subject to be claimed after two weeks. He got a hit, his name also locates a guy from Pangasinan. They have the same name.

Looks like moshpit


Schedules of Clearance Processing

Number (of Applicants)      Time
1 – 400                       7:00 am – 8:00 am
401 – 900                   8:01 am – 9:00 am
901 – 1400                 9:01 am – 10:00 am
1401 – 1900              10:01 am – 11:00 am
1901 – 2400              11:01 am – 12:00 nn
2401 – 2900              12:01 pm – 1:00 pm
2901 – 3400              1:01 pm – 2:00 pm
3401 – 3900              2:01 pm – 3:00 pm
3901 – 5000              3:00 pm – 5:00pm

Two weeks after, he claimed his document by 1:00 pm. After all, we arrived late like 10:00 am. I noticed another tarp addressing these info:

National Bureau of Investigation

Starting September 11, 2011
Please be informed that the following NBI Clearance Centers
is open to serve the public
from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

NBI Headquarters Clearance Center
Robinsons Manila (Located at Padre Faura)
Robinsons OTIS
Robinsons Galleria
Robinsons Metro East – Pasig
Robinsons Cainta – Rizal
Ever Gotesco Grand Central – Caloocan
Ever Gotesco Manila Plaza – Manila
Ever Gotesco Commonwealth – Quezon City
Las Piñas City Hall
Mandaluyong City Hall
Marilao Municipal City Hall - Bulacan
Muntinlupa City Hall
Quezon City Hall

  1. Patience
  2. 2 Valid ID's
  3. P115 for the clearance fee

One more thing. No slippers and sandals allowed. No shorts for both men and women. Wearing sleeveless is also not allowed. Wear clothes appropriately. Use closed shoes. There are lots of vendors scouring around people who weren’t dressed properly. At first, you may seem that they’re selling unisex shoes and pants but it’s not. It’s for rent. You can rent it for P70 each. Choose your size. You have your choice. To rent or not to rent.

At least we got it with ease.


  1. I've recently applied for NBI myself, just last month actually (May 2012.) It took us halfday too so I agree, patience is a requirement. Luckily though (and for the first time too) I didn't get hit. I think it's because their database is under reconstruction and I was the first to apply for clearance under my name hehe.

  2. Hello Jenn! Thanks for leaving a comment. Lucky for you coz you didn't got a git unlike my hubby who is obliged to come back after two weeks to clear his name. Anyway, all goes well there dear. =)