Today I tried to get my NBI clearance. I was under the impression that if I go directly to NBI Monumento there will be less people. I thought it would be faster. Waiting online observing the chaotic system they had made me wonder why?… Why does it seem like every time you go to a government agency to get something its such a horrific humbling experience. No chairs, poor service, rude people and depressing system. Getting your NBI clearance is painstaking long.
When I arrived I looked for an information desk. Asked them for the application form and the manong said “mamaya pa kami magpapapasok” so I stayed there waiting for a couple of minutes. Then the first guy who was waiting in line was the one who informed me that there was a line for people who were trying to get an application. I relied on the information from those people who were waiting in line from them I found out the there were 2 different lines. One is for those renewing and the other is for new applicants.
After waiting for a couple of hours a guy was talking to a lot of us it seemed like he was already discouraging other people to wait. He asked the others about their business and directed them to the right line. Some of the people who were in our lane was just renewing their NBI clearance so they transferred. He told some of the people to just go back on Monday. He said “3:30 cut-off na… ang haba pa ng pila kung sino lang ang makakapasok by 3:30 yun lang pag di kayo umabot balik na lang kayo sa Monday… Agahan niyo dahil January talagang peak season namin” I stayed, and hoped against hope, that I would be able to get my clearance. After an hour the line suddenly moved so fast I was so happy and excited… However the line was just moving because they announced that they won’t entertain applicants anymore. Some people who waited complained and argued but nothing happened
So on Monday, I will go back to the 5th floor of Victory Central Mall to get my NBI clearance.
5th flr Victory Central Mall #717 Old Victory Liner Cmpd. Rizal Ave. Monumento, Caloocan City
Requirements For New Applicants:
2 valid ID’s or you may also use 1 valid ID and your birth certificate. (Issued by NSO.)
any Valid ID listed below:
Valid Company ID
Valid School ID
Valid Driver’s license
Police Barangay clearance with picture
*For foreigners A.C.R or Alien Certificate of Registration
Requirements Renewal of NBI Clearance
– Bring the ORIGINAL Personal Copy of the old NBI Clearance that was issued not earlier than 1994. Photocopy WILL NOT be ACCEPTED.
For missing old NBI clearance, applicant is required to accomplish a new Application Form.
Prepare 115.00 pesos for new applicants and for those renewing. They will also make it hard for you to get your change. One lady was complaining because she paid 200.00 pesos and was asked to return because they had no change for her. When she went back to the counter she had to explain to the cashier what hapened she said ” diba sabi mo wala kang barya kaya dapat bumalik ako… 200 and pera ko.”
It is also wise to get the NBI card while your there. Prepare 120.00 pesos for the card.
Don’t forget to bring your own pen.
Be prepared to stay there for a couple of hours.
Don’t buy those certificates. You won’t need one.