Thursday, September 22, 2011

Acquiring a NBI Clearance (Robinson Otis)

After posting the different location  for the NBI Clearance Centers, I decided to do a research on where to get a NBI clearance "conveniently". Most of you will probably rolled their eyes but guess what, I did get my NBI clearance within the day and it took me 2 hours (it's still a breeze compared to the other NBI locations and the horror stories I've been hearing).

I decided to apply in Robinson Otis. The mall is new and not all people knows the location of this mall. I think that's the reason why they are a few people going here.

I left our home (Bacoor Cavite) at 5:45am and arrived in Robinson Otis at 7am. To go there, take a LRT train going to Monumento and alight in UN Avenue station. For others, take a shuttle going to Lawton and alight in Kalaw then walk to UN Avenue. Those people coming from North, take a LRT going to Baclaran and alight in UN Avenue. Same thing if you're riding a jeepney, just asked the driver that your destination is UN Avenue. Look for a tricycle that is colored red or yellow and just tell them that you're going to Robinson Otis. You will also see some pedicabs near EAC but I have no idea if they can take you to Rob Otis. By the way, the fare for the tricycle is Php 10.

When I arrived in Rob Otis, there are people waiting outside. Obviously there purpose is to apply for a NBI clearance. I was 74 in the line and since NBI center inside the mall opens at 8am (weekdays), I have to wait for an hour which is okay with me despite the fact that I'm so hungry for skipping breakfast.

NBI clearance applicants waiting

By 8 am we are ushered to the 2nd level of the mall. There's a holding area where NBI provided 90 seats for the applicants. The rest have to wait standing at the back of the chairs so make sure to be in the first 90 if you want to have a seat. Every 10-15 mins, the line is progressing so you can still have a seat eventually.

@ the holding area

They will be distributing the application form while in the holding area and one staff will guide you on how to fill-up the forn so be attentive. You don't have to bring anything except for a pen, one valid ID and Php 115 for the payment. Old NBI clearance copies that you have is not needed since everybody is treated as first-time applicants.

NBI form


After waiting in the holding area, you will be ushered in the cashier to pay the NBI clearance application. Local Employment and Travel Abroad costs Php 115.00. After the payment, you will need to wait again for your turn for the manual encoding of the information in the system. No worries as there are seats provided. There are 2 staffs who does this and there's a monitor where you can see if the information encoded are accurate. After the encoding, next step is getting your fingerprints and photo. They are using biometrics system so goodbye to the old school blank ink for the fingerprints. After scanning your fingerprints, pose for a the ID photo and then submit your receipt to the Releasing section. There are a few seats provided in the Releasing area so I was standing while waiting for my name to be called. It took me around 10-15 minutes to wait and as the saying "Patience is a Virtue", I got my NBI clearance! :)

NBI Clearance Center in Rob Otis

Note: For NBI Clearance Center in Robinson's Malls, they are accepting 500 applicants per day so it will be best to be there early to secure a spot. In NBI Main Office (UN Ave. Taft), they are accepting 2,000 applicants but I'm not sure if there are seats provided like the one in Robinson Otis. I have no idea with regards to the number of applicants allowed per day for Ever Gotesco malls.

34 comments:

ladyviral said...

what is NBI clearance? :3

Joanne MV said...

@Ladyviral: This is a document that needs to be renewed every year or whenever you will need to start a new job to prove that you don't have any criminal records.

When you applied for jobs here in PH, this is a requirement always. Same thing when you applied for a passport or visa for other countries.

missy said...

are they open on saturdays?

Joanne MV said...

@Missy: I'm not sure kung open pa sila but dun sa nakuha kong info last July 2011, open ang NBI Clearance Center sa mag Robinson Malls ng M-F from 8am-5pm then Saturday ng 10am-7pm.

islandgirl125 said...

Hi! I just want to ask if you have an idea if the NBI Satellite Office in Muntinlupa is still in operation? I am from Cavite too and I used to renew my NBI clearance at their Muntinlupa office. Been calling their contact number but no one's answering. Thanks.

Joanne MV said...

Hello Islandgirl: I'm not sure if they are open. Yung list kasi na nakuha ko ang nakasulat lang is yung NBI clearance centers in Robinsons Malls, Ever Gotesco Malls and the NBI Head Office.

TrixXxie said...

hi, good day, just wanna ask, yung sedula ba is still one of their requirements to get a clearance, nagbibigay ba sila nito doon?

Joanne MV said...

@TrixXxie : No need to get a cedula/ sedula. All you need is a valid ID and 115 pesos :)

Anonymous said...

is nbi clearance center in robinsons still opperating?

Joanne MV said...

Yes, they's still in business. Just be there early since only the first 500 will be accommodated.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post very helpfull...

Anonymous said...

VERY IMPORTANT TIP TO ALL:
Go to Robinson's Otis after lunch (arounnd 1-2pm) and there's no line at all. You'll finish within 5 minutes total. I don't understand why some would line up at 4am at Galleria or the main NBI in Manila when other branches arent busy. Got my clearance within 5 minutes. I didn't even have time to sit, except when filling up the form. Haha.
Hope this helps everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi is NSO birth certificate valid as a requirement in securing NBi clearance? Yung maid ko kase need nya kumuha ng NBI clearance para mabigyan ng ID d2 sa condo, wala syang ID man lang. Pinakuha ko na lng sya ng NSO birth cert. sa SM.

glacier said...

Hi....what if there is the so-called "hit" with your name, how many days will it take for you to get your NBI clearance? thank you!

Joanne MV said...

Hello peeps! Sorry if I was not able to answer some questions. For the last two questions here is my POV:

about NSO birth cert- I'm not sure if NBI will accept this but how about applying for a postal ID for your maid? It will only take 3-5 days and she will have one. On my case when I'm still in Makati I was able to get a postal code within a day but of course I have to pay Php 350 for it.

about the HIT - One of the reasons I know is when you have a similar name. I'm not sure what else is the reason for the HITS. They will ask you to come back after a week from what I remember.

Joanne MV said...

Hello peeps! Sorry if I was not able to answer some questions. For the last two questions here is my POV:

about NSO birth cert- I'm not sure if NBI will accept this but how about applying for a postal ID for your maid? It will only take 3-5 days and she will have one. On my case when I'm still in Makati I was able to get a postal code within a day but of course I have to pay Php 350 for it.

about the HIT - One of the reasons I know is when you have a similar name. I'm not sure what else is the reason for the HITS. They will ask you to come back after a week from what I remember.

barbie said...

hello po. saan po kumukuha ng number kung sarado pa po un rob otis?sa guard po ba? thanks po.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this very helpful post!

Anonymous said...

I recently got married. Do I have to bring my Mrg license to renew my nbi clearance? Thanks ;)

Joanne MV said...

It will be a good idea if you bring your marriage license/ certificate in case the NBI staff ask for it :)

khakhabitch said...

are they open on a saturday?

Japz said...

Thanks for the time creating this blog. I'm from Cavite also so this is very helpful. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I got my NBI clearance last Dec. 15, 2011 but it was misplaced and I can't find it anymore. How can I get another copy and how much? Can I get it from any NBI center within Metro Manila? Thank you very much.

Ron said...

FYI Guys, Please note that the NBI Robinson Otis office now opens at 10AM as they need to tighten security due to the robbery the past week in Robinson Galleria.

Thank you for the blog kase talagang mas konti ang tao, quite disappointed lang kase i thought 8AM ang bukas. I ended up waiting 5 hours in line plus 1 hour actual processing of the clearance.

Anonymous said...

it was a lot easier during the carriedo nbi time! and also during the old times when you just go to nbi main at around 3-4 pm when all the fools who lined up as early as 5am were finished! just go straight to the windows and boom! done in 5 minutes!

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Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you so much for this very useful information. Will go to Rob Otis branch for my clearance.

TM™ said...

Thank you very much for this blog post!

Anonymous said...

hi po..pwede ba yung brgy.i.d? wala po kasi akong ibang valid i.d..

Joanne MV said...

I'm not sure if Barangay ID is accepted. Sorry I can't help you with that. How about applying for a postal ID?

Anonymous said...

are there different types of travel abroad nbi clearances? thanks.

Joanne MV said...

there's only one type of travel abroad NBI clearance

Rowee said...

Hi! May I ask if my school id is enough for the requirements? I just checked their website and it says there that 2 valid ids are req'd. I don't have any other valid ids aside from my school id. Thanks!

Joanne MV said...

I'm not really sure to be honest. But if you're a newly grad, I think NBI maybe lenient with regards to the ID.

Or if you still have time, you can apply for a postal ID which you can get within a week or within a day. In my experience, I have to pay for Php 350 to get my postal ID within the day.