The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) (Filipino: Pambansang Kawanihan ng Pagsisiyasat) (PKP), is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Justice, responsible for handling and solving major high profile cases that are in the interest of the nation.
Below are the steps and requirements on how to get an NBI clearance.
1. 1 Valid ID
2. Php. 115
1. Have your valid ID ready, get a form(which serves as a priority no.) and fill it up.
2. Pay Php. 115 to the cashier.
3. Check if your name is entered correctly in the computer.
4. Get inside the office to get yourself identified(picture and thumb prints).
5. Wait for your clearance to be released.
Fairly easy right? But the thing is, a lot of people would come to request for a record clearance every single day. In our City, Cagayan de Oro, [the office of the NBI is located at Provincial Capitol Compound], with a population of 602,088(according to 2010 census); 500 people a day are entertained by the NBI, and more than 500 would come. They usually open at 8:00 A.M. and priority numbers are released at 6:00 in the morning. I went at 5:00 A.M and the priority number that i got was number 168. I finished processing by 11:30 A.M., that is like more than 6 hours of waiting. Good thing i brought a book with me. It kept me from getting bored after my colleagues left.
Now, if you have so much thing to do in the morning, or just want to save time, my advice is that you come at the NBI office by 6:00-6:30 A.M to get a priority number. Odds are, the number you would probably get is from 300 to 500. Priority numbers from 1-250 are entertained in the morning and the rest are in the afternoon. So it would likely be that your number would be called by afternoon. After getting your form, fill it up and then comeback by afternoon. That way, you wont have much time wasted. (Note: This advice may not apply to cities with larger population like Manila or Cebu, in such case, it would be wise to come as early as possible)