Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I avail an NBI clearance from abroad?
You can contact the nearest Philippine Consulate/Embassy near you to avail the NBI Blue form 5. Request the assistance of the police/ accredited fingerprinting agency in your locality to have your INK Rolled Fingerprints impressed on the appropriate spaces. Submit the form to any NBI office in Manila Philippines along with the corresponding fee for processing or ask the assistance of your friend/ family to process for you or hassle-free and 1 stop shop processing service, visit NBI Renewal website at https://nbirenewal.ca/nbi-renewal-form/ or email email@example.com for more information.
2. If I have an old NBI Clearance, Can I renew Online?
3. What do I need if my marital/civil Status Changed?
If there is a change in Marital/Civil status, you have to submit a fingerprint application to update your information.
4. If I will avail your Service, do I have to go to Philippine Consulate first?
5. How long does it take to process my NBI clearance?
Processing time depends on the type of application. For Renewal, it takes 2-3 weeks including mailing to your doorstep. For Fingerprint applications, it usually takes 4-6 weeks including shipping/mailing days. If there is a “HIT” on the applicant’s name then processing time may take longer than usual.
6. What is a “HIT”?
7. What is a “NAMESAKE”
8. What should I do if I have a “HIT”?
9. What is NBI Quality Report?
10. Where can I get the “Affidavit of Denial” or the “Affidavit of Admission”?
You may download the fillable Affidavit form from the Philippine Consulate website and get it notarized and authenticated. You can also ask JCA LAW OFFICE to assist in drafting, Notary, and authentication of your affidavit for a fee but time-saving process. Interested parties can visit https://filipinolawyer.ca/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. What should I do, if required to avail a court clearance or case disposition?
12. I am not a Filipino Citizen and I have stayed in the Philippines for quite some time, do I really need to provide an NBI Clearance for Immigration?
Generally speaking, you should comply and provide the immigration processing requirements. If you are applying for Canadian Immigration and have stayed in the Philippines for more than 6 months then you should submit your NBI clearance as indicated on the CIC website.