Monday, July 25, 2011

NBI Clearance

I've been reading some emails about the new process to get a NBI Clearance. It seems that the government decided to implement the Biometric Clearance System (BCS) which means whether you will be renewing your clearance or applying for a new one, everybody will go through the process of a first-time applicant! What's more, the NBI kiosks that is accessible to everyone was changed. Tsk! I used to renew my NBI clearance in Park Square since it's convenient and I get to experience to renew my clearance in 5 minutes.

Here are the list that I obtained from the email with regards to the location of NBI Clearance Processing Centers:



NBI MAIN OFFICE, TAFT AVENUE MANILA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 7:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 2,000 persons


ROBINSONS PLACE ERMITA (BASEMENT 1)
M. ADRIATICO COR. PEDRO GIL ST. ERMITA, MANILA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS OTIS (LEVEL 2)
DR. PAZ MENDOZA GUANZON ST., PACO, MANILA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS GALLERIA (EAST LANE, BASEMENT 1)
EDSA COR. ORTIGAS AVENUE, QUEZON CITY
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS METRO EAST PASIG (LEVEL 4)
MARCOS HIGHWAY, BRGY. DELA PAZ, PASIG CITY
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS CAINTA (LEVEL 2)
ORTIGAS AVENUE EXTENSION, JUNCTION CAINTA, RIZAL
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


Ever Gotesco Grand Central (3rd floor, Cinema 5)
Rizal Avenue Extension (Monumento), Caloocan City
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


Ever Gotesco Manila Plaza (3rd floor, Cinema 3)
C.M. Recto Avenue, Manila
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons




There's one person who shared her experience in renewing (obtaining) her NBI Clearance in Facebook so I read it. Robinsons malls are easily flocked by NBI applicants versus going to Robinsons Otis (this place sounds new to my ears). There are some people who fall in line as early as 5am. Obviously it's impossible for me to do that since I live in Cavite province.

I need to schedule my NBI renewal this week. I am hoping to hear some good news with regards to the applications and interviews that I had from the past 3 weeks. It's time for me to go back in grinding some technical professionals.

38 comments:

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Anonymous said...

in doesnt matter if the nbi has a new director man the system is still the same and it is really worse it will take 10 hours or more just to process an nbi clearance.. ano ba yan we also have work and things important to do but its requirement eh... kailan ba titino ang system ng nbi...

Anonymous said...

It had flaws before now it's a disaster...biruin mo pipila ka para lang kumuha ng appointment tapos pag dating mo sa appointment babayad ka tapos wait ka na naman minsan a day after pa... sana pag may appointment na tapos within the same day

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Joanne MV said...

Awww...thanks for the inputs. Now I am not so looking forward in renewing my NBI clearance. Tsk!

I don't have my SSS ID yet since I was disappointed when I tried to apply for one last 2007. Laging offline yung system nila to think na I went to the head office. Haays.

Anonymous said...

Bulok ang sistema ng NBI. Like you, it is very difficult for me to arrive in the early morning at any NBI satellite office. But I arrived in Mandaluyong Satellite Office at 6:30 A.M. Lumipas ang oras at hanggang 9 A.M. Hindi pa rin po kami nabibigyan ng application form. So I went to the information booth to ask how long it will still take for us to receive an application form. At sabi ng lalake sa information booth, paano daw nila malalaman yun! My goodness.
So nagpunta ako sa may window, and asked how long I still have to wait because I've been waiting for more than 2 hours already. At sabi ko para silang walang respeto sa oras ng ibang tao. Ganun ba katagal na magpamigay ng application form???
Ang sabi pa sakin, inaantay daw nila yung director nila na magbibigay ng application form. At grabe naman itong director nila, na alam niyang siya ang may dala ng application form kaya di siya pwede magpahintay ng maraming tao!

Anonymous said...

i'm yet to get an nbi clearance (without my personal copy as i gave it for visa before), and now reading these stories/experiences, it's just really discouraging and a pity. i agree, it's not easy for most of us to provide time for this as we have work also, and sometimes being on-leave means money/opportunity loss for us.

i also used to go to Park Square and do the renewal for a swift less than 15mins (2 years ago). But now, i heard this "system" changes only to find out it just got worse.

How hard is it really to fix the system? Operationally, IT, etc?

If there's one thing I hate most about in my life, one thing are the buses in Edsa, and one is lining up for Government to address document requirements. Geez.

Joanne MV said...

Just an update about the NBI clearance renewal, my friend personally experienced the long waiting hours in line just to get a number and a form and the process of getting an NBI clearance.

According to him, he went to Robinson Galleria as early as 3am only to find out that there's a waiting line already. It took him 7 hours (omg!) to finish the process.

Guess you have to alot the whole day for this and also the info that he got from NBI is that they are limiting the applicants to 500 each day (whether renewal or new).

Anonymous said...

Sana sa Manila na lang ako kumuha ng NBI clearance.. Ang sabi, isang buwan lang darating na dito sa Dipolog City ang clearance.. Aba eh aabot na ng dalawang buwan wala pa rin.. Pls naman pabilis bilisan, palagi na lang extend ang byahe ko..

Anonymous said...

sMe here po a july 25 p ko kukmuha till now wala p ang masaklap nito need ko ipasa yng nbi n yn s cANadian embassy pr s visa nming mgina nd dhil nga s wala p rin sya salamat s nbi at inabot n kmi ng remedical at d p makakaalis, basta ahensya ng gobyerno Bulok!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

waaahhh,ano na nga ba ang nangyari sa NBI.Hinuli ko pa naman ang NBI kase sa canadian immigration 3 months lang ang validity,sa Plaridel at marilao after 1 month pa daw makukuha at take note tentative pa daw yun,means sosobra pa ng 1 month!hay naku pano ko pa magagamit yun,msasayang na yung 1 month ipapadala pa sa canada,bago pa maprocess ang papers expired na ulit yung NBI,hay naku naman!sa robinson nalang kami kukuha kase dun daw makukuha agad pero kelangan siguro mga 1am nakapila na kami pra sure;(bwisit!!!!

Anonymous said...

waaahhh,ano na nga ba ang nangyari sa NBI.Hinuli ko pa naman ang NBI kase sa canadian immigration 3 months lang ang validity,sa Plaridel at marilao after 1 month pa daw makukuha at take note tentative pa daw yun,means sosobra pa ng 1 month!hay naku pano ko pa magagamit yun,msasayang na yung 1 month ipapadala pa sa canada,bago pa maprocess ang papers expired na ulit yung NBI,hay naku naman!sa robinson nalang kami kukuha kase dun daw makukuha agad pero kelangan siguro mga 1am nakapila na kami pra sure;(bwisit!!!!

Anonymous said...

just got home from NBI-Sta.Rosa, we've been waiting there for hours just to get an appointment. Torture talaga kasi haba na ng pila bilad ka pa sa arawan...gutom, pagod at pagkasira ng balat ang aabutin mo.
Worst thing, the line has been cut and this personnel asked us to come back on Monday..this means, another torture day...isipin naman sana nila na ang karamihan sa napila umabsent pa sa trabaho just to get an appointment..pagkakuha mo appointment need mo uli umabsent pra pumila sa processing, then hintay na nmn sa mahabang pila ng releasing...take note kung nabigyan ako knina ng appointment, ang sched na ibibigay eh Sept.30, kamusta naman yun???..kaya cut nila line namen kasi Oct.1 na ang sched na available..TORTURE TALAGA!!! BULOK NA SISTEMA!!!!

dave said...

Bad trip! kailangang kailangan ko na ng NBI Clearance only to find out na they are limiting applicants not more than 500 applicants. Worst case, I,ve been to Parksquare last week and wala na raw dun. even sa megamall wala na rin daw. so I went to Galleria just to know, that they only accomodate 500 applicants and I need to get back on Monday! .. and based on what I read from this blog, it is a nightmare. This is HORSE SHIT!

Joanne MV said...

@Dave: your reaction is similar to my friend who went as early as 3am in Rob Galleria for a NBI clearance.

I went to Robinson Otis since that is the most "easiest and convenient" way to get a clearance. I spent 2 hours and got a clearance within the day.

Anonymous said...

Joanne, what time ka pumunta ng Robinsons Otis?

Joanne MV said...

I was in Robn Otis at 7am but have to wait for an hour since NBI Center inside the mall opens at 8am.

Anonymous said...

can somebody please help me in confirming if there are any NBI offices in these City Halls...Quezon City Hall, Muntinlupa City Hall and Las Pinas City Hall.... found it in their website tonight while surfing and looking for a convenient and efficient way of getting my clearance...coz' i'ma very busy MOM!!!
thanks... be checking later...
God Bless...

Joanne MV said...

I have no idea if the city halls that you mentioned cater NBI clearance processing. Better to call the city halls first and check or if you have friends living on those cities you can ask them.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I just tried the NBI clearance center at the Robinson's Otis mall. Yup, the lines move much quicker there and no horror stories about being issued a number and then having to come back because you couldn't be served. I arrived there around 1:20 PM, and got around to the picture taking step around 3:30. I know, still a two-hour wait, but at least everybody got served there.

Anonymous said...

@dave...

bkit nmn kasi kung kailan kailangan na kailangan mo na ang NBI clearance eh tsaka ka pa lng kukuha... Tapos kpag hindi mo nakuha ang cleance sa date na gusto mo eh sisisihin mo ang processing nila kung bakit ang tagal? Kung marunong ka magschedule ng oras mo eh hindi ka mgagahol sa oras...

anonymous said...

i've heard that there's a long line in waiting for a renew or new NBI clearance. what happened to the automated machines? i bought one at monumento, now it's worthless?

Joanne MV said...

NBI changed the provider of their automated system thus if the NBI clearances is back to zero. The new NBI clearance has a scanning barcode.

Anonymous said...

Been to rob galleria kanina to get a clearance. I woke at 3am and arrive in galleria by 5am, pagdating ko medyo mahaba na ang pila and pang 142 ako. Sa experience, well ok naman at organized sila doon. From 8am opening na nakuha ko ang clearance ko by 12nn. Ok din naman sa galleria or minsan swertehan lang talaga. Lalo na kung wala ka kapangalan sa hitlist nila. All i can say is if ur planning to get your clearance sa galleria, be there as early as 3am para hindi abutan nang cut off. At tama yung mga nabasa ko dito sa thread na to, may mga tao na dun na natulog para lang kumuha nang clearance.

Anonymous said...

open ba ng SATURDAY un NBI clearance center sa MALLS?

Anonymous said...

Mga mam at sir, ano po now ung requirementS pra makakauha ng new. I have my old one(march ko nakuha) dadalhin ko pa ba yun? thnx a lot!

Joanne MV said...

no need to bring your old NBI clearance...all you need to bring is a government issued ID (valid ID) and te payment for the clearance

Joanne MV said...

im not sure if the NBI renewal centers are open on Saturdays

Silver said...

Hi,

I hated renewing my NBI clearance. Much more getting a new one coz i lost mine. You can read my experience at:

http://silvers-onlinehaven.blogspot.com/2011/12/call-center-visits-nbi-cebu-worst.html

Unknown said...

Hi guys, just a query: Is the NBI Main Clearance Center [at its Head Office on Taft Avenue] open every Saturdays? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

when you get your nbi clearance in sta rosa laguna , grabe very hasstle you need to stay there at 2am in the morning and you will get your clearance around 4pm ganon sila ka grabe doon ..(Marc SM)

poco-loco said...

they should allow peeps to reserve an appointment online like for passport processing - ridiculous to wait in line just for a ticket - is this disneyland?! NBI - WHAT A JOKE!

AQ PO TO!! ~~ said...

NO more NBI clearance on weekends at NBI UN taft. I went there on a saturday (@5:30AM OVERRR!) just to find out that they do not operate anymore on saturdays. Hindi daw nla nauupdate ang website nila. I hope this is helpful. Goodluck everyone ^^

Anonymous said...

Oh my there website is not updated? My pano na renewal anu ba yan napaka namsn ng nbi

Anonymous said...

NBI Las Pinas City Hall processes NBI Clearances but you really have to be here early because they could only process like 250 people a day, probably a bit more. I know someone working there and I didnt have to line up and got mine within an hour. Its sad pero kelangan talaga dito sa pinas may connections ka :(

Anonymous said...

Hello guys, pasensya na, pero frst time ko palang kukuha ng NBI clearance.. taga paranaque ako BTW. bukas ba ang kahit anong branches pag sabado? kahit 2012 na? wala bang bagong updates? balak ko kasi kumuha bukas, which is saturday.. thanks. :D

Anonymous said...

evning po,nirenew q po ung nbi ng sis q,last month of may 21,pnadala po sa manila,hanggang ngayon nd pa po naibalik,,,

Joanne MV said...

All NBI applications will be considered as first-time applicant especially if you're holding the old NBI clearance. The new NBI clearance has a scanning bar code.

As far as I know NBI applications should be done personally by that person applying for the clearance. I never heard of someone applying an NBI clearance for other people.

Better have your sister apply personally for her NBI clearance.