One of the requirements for the application of PRC ID for Accreditation as Real Estate Salesperson is NBI Clearance. From the stories I’ve heard from friends on how hard it is to get an NBI Clearance nowadays made me a little hesitant. But I need to have my PRC ID for my credentials. That left me no choice but to schedule one whole day just to get an NBI Clearance.
The first question I asked myself was where to get one. I searched online to see if there’s a more convenient way to get a clearance. On NBI’s website, there’s a step-by-step guide on how to get an e-Clearance. I tried first this method by paying thru GCash the amount of P115.00 for local purposes and completed the application form online. After getting the QR code as proof of application, it was time to book an appointment for my application. You just have to follow a text format and send to a certain number. This booking will be used so that when you go to the NBI Main Clearance Center, Taft Ermita Manila , you just have to go directly to their e-Clearance lane. Unfortunately, when I was doing the booking, I got no reply or confirmation message. The cellphone number written on their website was different from the cellphone number written on the QR code print-out. I booked using those 2 numbers but still no confirmation. I emailed NBI about this but got no reply. So goodbye to my P115.00 😦
Because of the unsuccessful online experience, I decided to apply personally. I was informed that since NBI has a new system, there’s no more renewal. All applications will be treated as new applications. I was deciding whether I will go the the Main Office or satellite offices in Las Pinas or Tagaytay (since I’m from Cavite and I read a blog that it’s better to spend hours there because of the cool breeze). I decided to go to the Las Pinas satellite office.
|Las Pinas City Hall|
The NBI Satellite Office is located in a building at the back of Las Pinas City Hall. We arrived around 6:30 a.m. because some said that others fall in line during the wee hours of the morning just to get a number. You can park right in front of the city hall or go at the back and park near the NBI Satellite office. There was already a long line. I estimated that we are already 70-80 people in line.
We had Taho as mini breakfast thinking that the whole process will only take around an hour or two. We could still have a hearty breakfast somewhere by then. Then we heard someone say that there was a separate line for women. Yipee! I went straight to that line while Mark went to the City Hall to fall in line to get a Cedula because some said it is one of the requirements. I don’t want to get out of my line just to get a Cedula so Mark tried to get one for me. Unfortunately, you must be personally present in getting one.
The following are the requirements needed to secure an NBI Clearance in Las Pinas:
1. Two (2) Valid IDs (preferably with picture for identification but some brought their birth certificate). No 2 valid IDs, no application form.
2. Cedula – But that time, they didn’t require us to submit. Lucky me! Some said that in other satellite offices, this is not required. It would be better if you’ll have one ready on hand. Giving out of cedula starts at 8:00 a.m. in the City Hall. That’s the same time the processing of NBI Clearance starts.
3. Php115.00 (for local employment or other local use). For other purposes like travel or employment overseas, fees are Php165.00 or Php 415.00. Sorry but I wasn’t able to know for which specific purpose for those amounts.
I also brought a copy of our Marriage Certificate just in case they ask for it since my first NBI clearance was just my maiden name.
|NBI Clearance Application Form|
|#31 in line|
The 3 steps during the NBI Clearance processing were: