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It has been more than a year since we featured House Bill No. 5060 or the Philippine Identification System Act.  This is the bill that will require all Filipinos to be issued a national identification card that will serve as their main identification for all government transactions, claims, use of government-mandated benefits, and applying for clearances from the NBI and PNP.   At that time, the said bill has just been signed and approved by the House of Representatives and was passed on to the Senate for deliberation.

While the country is eagerly awaiting the finality the National ID System Act, the Department of Finance (DOF) came up with an additional proposal to tap the ID as a means to determine an individual’s privilege to certain subsidies, discounts, and tax exemptions under the law.

How do these additional parameters affect the National ID System’s initial purpose?

Apart from the National ID being an all-in-one valid ID (except as a Driver’s License and Passport), the DOF is proposing that it contain biometrics data to determine a citizen’s entitlement to certain subsidies and benefits provided by the government.

For example, if a PWD is entitled to discounts on medicines, fare, and education, his (national) ID alone should be enough to determine his eligibility for such discounts.  Another possibility that the DOF is looking at is to activate an EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) chip in the card.  Through this chip, the card can double as an ATM card where the owner may receive cash subsidies from the government, if he or she is legally entitled to such benefits.  It simplifies the identification and benefits disbursement process, both for the government and the recipient.

Do these new proposals affect the anticipated release and distribution of the IDs?

It does.

The issuance of the IDs will be done in batches.  Since the DOF has expressed its intention of tapping the National ID to address the long process of applying and claiming benefits for individuals with special needs, senior citizens and persons with disabilities are seen to be the first recipients of these IDs.  Soon after, members of the 5.2 million poor households that are not yet covered by the conditional cash transfer program of the DSWD will follow.

All in all, the government plans to provide IDs to the more than 100 million Filipinos in two years’ time, after the bill is enacted into law.

Who will issue the IDs?

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) shall be responsible for the proper issuance of the ID cards.

We will keep this thread updated on the progress of the proposed National ID System.  If you have any questions or related information you would like to share, please feel free to send us a message.  We will do our best to find the answers for you.





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May mas gaganda pa ba sa balitang ito?

Ilang ulit ka na bang nagtangkang pumunta sa NBI office para kumuha o magpa-renew ng iyong clearance? Kailangan mong gumising ng napaka aga at pumila sa NBI office bago pa man sumikat ang araw.

Hindi na ngayon dahil ang application for NBI Clearance ay pwede nang gawin online!  Think of it this way: kung anim ang steps para makakuha ng NBI clearance sa NBI office, ang unang apat na steps ay maaari mo nang gawin online.  Kaya pag punta mo sa NBI office, photo and fingerprint capture na lang at printing ng clearance ang gagawin mo!

Allow me to share with you a summary of my research on this good news. Read on!

1. Log on to the NBI Clearance Online Application Website at https://www.nbi-clearance.com/ You will be taken to this page where you need to click on the Sign Up button.

2. You will be prompted whether your application is for a New Clearance or a Renewal of your existing clearance.  Take note that Renewal is only for clearances issued in 2014 and 2015.  You will also be asked to key in your NBI ID number if you are applying for a renewal, so be ready with a copy of your NBI clearance.  Once you have chosen the correct application type (New or Renewal), you will be prompted to create your account. Have the following ready:

  • A valid Email Address
  • A strong password

Both will be used to access your online NBI account.  Take note of your login credentials because you will be accessing your NBI account several times during the application process.  An email confirmation will be sent to your email shortly after submitting your registration; you need to confirm through the email sent to you in order to continue with the online application process.

3. The next step is to fill out the electronic registration form.  Make sure na tama lahat ng spellings sa mga entries before saving.  However, kahit naman na-save mo na ang registration form, may option ka pa din to correct any errors by simply clicking on the Edit Information button.

4. When done and have confirmed that all entries in your online registration form are correct, you may click the Apply for Clearance button. This will take you to a window that will ask for your application type (New or Renewal) and the type of ID you will be presenting.

5. After submission, you will be prompted with an important reminder. Basahin ito dahil nandito ang instructions ng mga susunod mong gagawin to complete your application.  Kapag nabasa na, click on the OKAY button to proceed to the Appointment Page.

6. Sa Appointment Page, maaari kang mamili ng NBI Branch, Date, and Time ng iyong pag punta sa NBI para kumpletuhin ang iyong application. Pag nakapili na, ilagay ang Purpose ng iyong NBI clearance application (Local or Abroad).

7. Mapapansin na magbabago ang fee ng NBI Clearance kung Local or Abroad ang pipiliing Purpose.  Para sa kumpletong listahan ng mga fees depending on the purpose of the clearance, visit this page.  Unlike before na sa NBI office ka lang pwedeng mag bayad ng fee, may iba’t ibang options ka na ngayon:

  • Over-the-Counter Payments at: BDO, Metrobank, BPI, Landbank, RCBC, Chinabank, Eastwest Bank, Union Bank, Security Bank, PNB, DBP and other participating banks. A service fee of P40 to P100 (depending on the bank) will be added to the NBI fee.
  • Online Bank Payment at: BDO Internet Banking, BPI Express Online, Chinabank Online, Metrobank Direct, RCBC Access One, Unionbank EON/Internet Banking & UCPB Connect. Tulad ng over-the-counter payments sa banks, may additional service fee din ang online payment.
  • Mobile Payment through: Globe Business Centers, Globelines Payment and Service Centers, or any GCash Outlets. May service fee ang mobile payments.
  • Bayad Centers – May service fee din ang pagbabayd through Bayad Centers.

8. Kapag nakapili ka na ng payment method, padadalhan ka ng email containing your Reference Number and the instructions on how to make your payment. Kindly check your email and take note of your Reference Number dahil ito ang magsisilbing “ticket” mo para papasukin ka sa NBI to claim your clearance.  Ito ang patunay na nag apply ka online at mayroon kang appointment sa NBI.

9. After making your payment, log back in to your NBI account and click on Transaction.  There will be a clickable link to confirm that you have already made your payment; click on the link and supply the details found in your deposit slip or payment receipt.

After successfully doing all of the above, ready ka na sa huling dalawang steps to get your NBI clearance!

Proceed to the NBI branch you chose when you set your appointment.  Take note of the following reminders:

  1. Bring TWO valid identification.  The following are acceptable IDs and documents.  If it is not listed here, do not insist on bringing it as NBI will not honor your ID.  Make sure to check the validity of your IDs and documents before proceeding to NBI. Bring the original copies as photocopies will not be honored.
  2. Follow appropriate dress code.
  3. Bring the printed NBI Clearance Application Reference code. Include the QR code in the printout.
  4. Keep a copy of the reference code as well (save it in your phone, write it on a piece of paper).

When you arrive at the NBI, present your reference number at the entrance and advise that you applied online and that you have an appointment.  You will be given instructions on how to proceed with your application.  Your photo and fingerprints will be captured and then a copy of your clearance will be printed out.

Tell me about your NBI online application experience!

Source: http://www.nbiclearance.com/

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