Guidelines for the Issuance of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
A. NBI Clearances issued from 2014 onwards
Applicants who have been issued NBI clearances from 2014 onwards no longer need to fill up new fingerprint card (NBI Form No. 5). They can renew their clearances directly with the NBI by sending their old NBI clearances, one (1) 2 X 2 photo, clear scanned or photocopy of their passport, and payment of 200 Philippine pesos as processing fee.
If a relative has been asked to submit the requirements, a letter of authorization is required.
These requirements must be sent to:
Ms. Emelyn M. Aoanan
Chief, Information and Communication Technology Division
4th floor, NBI Clearance Building, UN Avenue
Ermita, Manila 1000
Payment can be made by cheque, payable to the Director, National Bureau of Investigation, in Philippine Currency with a drawee bank in the Philippines. Cash payment in US dollars is also accepted, provided the amount is equivalent to 200 Philippine pesos using the prevailing foreign exchange rate in the Philippines.
Applicants who have lost or cannot produce their old NBI clearances must follow the procedure outlined in the next section.
B. NBI Clearances issued before 2014
Applicants must obtain the NBI Fingerprint card (NBI Form No. 5) from the Embassy of the Philippines in Brasilia, Brazil or any Philippine Honorary Consulate in Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. The NBI Form No. 5 is free of charge.
If the applicant lives far from the Embassy or any Philippine Honorary Consulate, he can request for an NBI fingerprint card by phone, email or social media and it will be mailed by the Embassy or Philippine Honorary Consulate to him.
The applicant´s fingerprint impression may be taken in two ways:
1. Fingerprint impressions may be taken at the Embassy of the Philippines in Brasilia or in any Philippine Honorary Consulate in Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. The consular officer authenticates the fingerprint impressions by affixing his name, signature, designation and the seal of the Embassy or Consulate. A corresponding consular service fee is charged for authenticating the fingerprint impressions.
The applicant should forward the NBI fingerprint card to the NBI in the Philippines for processing.
2. If an applicant is unable to visit the Embassy of the Philippines in Brasilia or any Philippine Honorary Consulate in Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela, he may have his fingerprint impressions by the Policia Federal ( in Brazil) or any local police station by presenting the NBI fingerprint card. The person taking the fingerprint impressions must affix his name, signature, designation and the seal of the office where the impressions were taken. The date when the impressions were taken should be written at the back portion of the NBI fingerprint card.
The applicant must then forward the NBI fingerprint card to the Embassy of the Philippines in Brasilia or to any Philippine Honorary Consulate in Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela for authentication. A corresponding consular service fee is charged for authenticating the fingerprint impressions.
For applicants in Brazil, the consular service fee may be deposited in :
Account No. 301.002-3
Bank Name: Banco do Brasil
Account Name: Embaixada das Filipinas
Bank Address: Brasilia-DF, Brasil
Agency No. 1606-3
For applicants in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname, the consular service fee (in US dollars) may be deposited in:
Account No. 24238
Bank Name: Banco Rendimento
Account name: Embaixada das Filipinas
Bank Address: Brasilia-DF, Brazil
Agency No. 0003
Swift Code: RENDBRSP
Proof of payment or copy of the bank deposit slip must be sent to the Embasssy of the Philippines or Honorary Consulate together with the NBI fingerprint card.
Please note that according to Philippine accounting and auditing regulations, once payment or deposit has been made, the amount (or any fraction thereof) cannot be refunded.
In addition, the applicant must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope in order for the authenticated NBI fingerprint card to be returned to him. Applicants are advised to consult their respective postal offices to ensure that they affix the correct amount of postage stamps.
The applicant should forward the NBI fingerprint card to NBI in the Philippines for processing.
For further inquiries, please call (61) 33219476 or (61) 3226 7411, Monday o Friday (except holidays), 0900h-1700h, and (61) 99389-3042 on weekends and holidays.