Overseas Filipino workers abroad do not need to return to the Philippines to renew their NBI clearance. OFWs can head to the Philippine Embassy/Consulate of their present location and follow these steps:
- OFW applicants who were previously issued NBI Clearance Certificates dated 2011 and beyond will have their Certificates authenticated first by the Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD).
- Together with the above, the OFW should attach a 2×2 picture taken within three (3) months before application, photocopy of passport or valid Identification Card issued by the country of residence abroad and two hundred pesos (P200.00) in money order or bank draft addressed to the NBI Director.
- OFW should send the documents to:
Ms. SANDRA P. SOBIDAMailed Clearance Section
3rd Floor, NBI Clearance Bldg.,
UN Avenue, Ermita, ManilaShould a relative hand-carry the documents, a Letter of Authorization is required.
- Other than the instructions above, applicants are also required to register online at www.nbi-clearance.com. The applicant will sign-up and sign-in to fill out all the personal information thereat until a reference number appears on the screen.The OFW must copy this reference number which will serve as the NBI Code in the retrieval of the encoded data and verification of the status of the application.
- However, if the renewal was issued from 2014 to present and there is no correction in the name, place, and date of birth, the applicant need not register online.All requirements mentioned in Item No. 2 together with the Certificate dated 2014 to present to be sent to the above-mentioned address.
- Processing of applications will take a maximum of five (5) days upon receipt of documents.
- Upon receipt of Clearance Certificate, the OFW should examine it for the presence of embossed NBI dry-seal. Affix right thumb-mark on the space provided for.
Track your application process at the NBI’s website using your reference number.