HOW TO GET AN NBI CLEARANCE : NEW AND RENEWAL

THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN SYDNEY PROVIDES THE NBI FORM, ASSISTS WITH FINGERPRINTING AND A CONSULAR OFFICIAL SIGNS THE FORM.  THE CONSULATE DOES NOT PROCESS OR ISSUE THE CLEARANCE. THE PROCEDURE BELOW IS FOR THE ABOVE SERVICE AND NOT FOR THE ACTUAL NBI CLEARANCE.

THIS SERVICE IS BY APPOINTMENT.  PLEASE READ THE PROCEDURE FIRST PRIOR TO BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT.

FOR FIRST TIME NBI CLEARANCE, WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS AND STEPS TO GET THE FORM FINGERPRINTED AND SIGNED BY THE CONSULATE?

If you never got an NBI Clearance in the past, following are the steps to secure a clearance which is issued by the NBI in the Philippines:

  1. Book an appointment (there are no walk in services).

  2. Bring the following:

    • Passport and photocopy of passport data page; 

    • One 2x2 photo -full front view/white background;

    • Processing fee of AU$45 payable in cash or postal money order made payable to the Philippine Consulate General;

  3. Be at the Consulate on time or 10 minutes before to avoid any waiting time.

  4. At the Consulate, please accomplish the NBI Clearance Form 5 to be provided by the Consulate.

  5. Consulate consular assistant will assist you in fingerprinting the NBI Clearance Form.

  6. Pay the processing fee of AUD 45.00 at the cashier. At present, the Consulate only accepts cash. EFTPOS and credit cards are not accepted. 

  7. The NBI form will by signed by a consular officer, and released within 15 to 20 minutes while you wait at the Consulate. 

HOW TO SEND THE NBI FINGERPRINTED FORM TO THE NBI?

After receipt of your document from the Philippine Consulate General, send the NBI requirements to:

Ms Sandra Sobida

Mailed Clearance Section

3rd Floor, NBI Clearance Bldg

UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila


She can be reached at telephone +632 5238231 loc5465

NBI requirements:

  1. NBI Fingerprint Card Form No. 5 duly accomplished and signed by the Philippine Consulate General;

  2. Authorization letter to a representative in the Philippines to process the NBI clearance in Manila.

  3. Photocopy of Philippine passport, and

  4. Money Order in the sum of Php 200.00, Philippine currency, or bank draft which is negotiable in the Philippines payable to the Director, National Bureau of Investigation, Taft Avenue, Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines.


NBI Manila will mail corresponding clearance certificate after it has processed the application papers.

Processing of application normally takes a maximum of five (5) days excluding days of transit.


You may also send your accomplished form and other requirements to your relative/representative in the Philippines together with authorization letter authorizing him/her to transact business on your behalf. Your relative/representative may visit the office of the Electronic Data Processing Division (EDPD) in NBI Taft Avenue, Manila for further assistance.


Upon receipt of your clearance certificate, please examine it for the presence of the embossed NBI DRY SEAL at its lower left portion; the clearance is invalid without it. You must also affix your clear and properly taken THUMBPRINT on the space provided on the clearance certificate with the assistance of the local police in your area before submitting it to your end-user.

HOW TO CONTACT THE NBI IN THE PHILIPPINES?

Should there be issues concerning NBI, you may directly contact the bureau through the following details:​

National Bureau of Investigation

Trunk line: (+632) 523-8231 to 38

Fax: (+632) 526-1216 / (+632) 523-7414

Email: director@nbi.gov.ph​To follow up the issuance of the NBI Clearance:

Trunk line: (+632) 523-8231 to 38 local 5523 or 5499


Text : +63917 999 9421 (globe)
+63 920 412 9999 (smart)

E-mail: nbiclearance@nbi.gov.ph

Website: http://nbi.gov.ph

CANNOT TRAVEL TO SYDNEY? NOT FROM NSW?

Those in NSW but far from Sydney may apply by mail.  Those from other states, please check our ABOUT page for the contact of the other missions/consulates.

  1. Request an NBI Fingerprinting form from the Consulate, and send the Consulate an AUSPOST self addressed stamped envelope.

  2. Go to the nearest Police station to have your fingerprint taken.

  3. Send the accomplished NBI form to the Consulate with a processing fee of $45 in postal money order and self addressed stamped envelope.

  4. The Consular officer will sign the NBI form and will be mailed back to the applicant.

  5. Send the NBI fingerprinted form to NBI Manila.

HOW TO RENEW NBI CLEARANCE ISSUED FROM 2014 ONWARDS

For applicants who have previously issued NBI clearances from 2014 to present, they can now renew their NBI clearance without the need of accomplishing a new NBI fingerprint card form No. 5 provided that there are no changes made on personal data (name, place or date of birth).  Any change in personal data is considered a new application.

Submit the requirements to:

Ms Sandra Sobida

Mailed Clearance Section

3rd Floor, NBI Clearance Bldg

UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila

NBI requirements:

  1. Old NBI Clearance issued from 2014 onwards

  2. Authorization letter to a representative in the Philippines to process the NBI clearance in Manila. (IF SENDING DIRECTLY TO A REPRESENTATIVE)

  3. Photocopy of Philippine passport, and

  4. 2x2 photo full front view/white background

  5. Money Order in the sum of Php 200.00, Philippine currency, or bank draft which is negotiable in the Philippines payable to the Director, National Bureau of Investigation, Taft Avenue, Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines.

 
 
 

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