The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has updated their procedures for acquisition of NBI Clearances in the Philippines. NBI has fully implemented the online registration, electronic payments / over-the-counter (OTC) payments and appointment system for NBI Clearance applicants.
To quote the GMA News Article:
“Applicants can pay the processing fee via online banking; over-the-counter bank payment; over-the-counter non-bank payment like Bayad Center, LBC, and Robinsons Department Stores; ATM and debit cars; and mobile payment systems.”
Walk-in Applicants are also discouraged as noted on the NBI Website:
All applicants are advised to accomplish the online registration. Walk-in applicants are discouraged at the NBI Clearance Centers / Kiosks. Payments can be done through online banking, over-the-counter payments, and other centers as mentioned above.
This is a required step and cannot be skipped. The applicant will need to show up at an NBI Clearance Center / Kiosk and present the Reference Number (and Receipt) and it will serve as your “pass” to enter the establishment. The applicant’s photo, signature, and fingerprints will be taken/scanned and they will give you further instructions.
Just minutes after they’ve taken the applicant’s photo and biometrics, they will be called to get their NBI Clearance and/or given further instructions to claim it at a later date if there’s a “HIT”*.
*A “Hit” means there could be a namesake that has a pending case with the Department of Justice.