Tag Archive: NBI

7 July 15

I found this super helpful article in Rappler that I think will help this year’s high school and college graduates secure their government IDs and other documents that are required when applying for a job.  When I was a fresh graduate myself, I dreaded making trips to government offices because of the long lines and wait time.  I remember when I applied for my Pag-IBIG number, I had to make two trips to their main office because I did not have a copy of my (NSO) birth certificate when I first came!  Imagine the hassle!

If I had this list then, I would have been able to secure all my IDs and membership numbers in less than five days.  So for those of you who are just getting a head start on this thing called adulating, here’s something that I hope can help you.


  1. Prepare the required documents.

For the complete list of required documents to secure an SSS number, please visit their website at www.sss.gov.ph.  But let me tell you now, you need an original copy of your PSA birth certificate when securing an SSS number. You can order at www.psahelpline.ph and have it delivered to you instead.

  1. Accomplish the online form.

You’ll need a working and accessible email account so make sure yours is working.  SSS will send a link to your email address and they will ask for further details from you (to verify that you truly are who you say you are).  The link will expire in 5 days so do check your email diligently and reply as soon as you can.

  1. Review your details.

Always double check the entries you made on the form before hitting the “submit” button.  When sure, click the Generate SSS number button.

  1. Print a copy of the documents and bring these to the nearest SSS branch.

Along with your PSA birth certificate and other requirements, submit the print-out to the nearest SSS branch.  Make sure to bring photocopies, just in case.


  1. Prepare copies of accomplished PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) and two copies of your latest 1×1 ID photos.
  2. Bring two valid IDs or a copy of your PSA birth certificate.

Submit all of the above to PhilHealth in order to get your PhilHealth number.



You can now apply for an NBI clearance online.  Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Log on to nbi-clearance.com and register to a new account.
  2. Fill out the online form and click the I accept the Terms of Service box; read the terms and then click the I agree button.
  3. Wait for your account confirmation and as soon as it is activated, fill out the form and save your information.
  4. You may now secure an appointment with the NBI.
  5. Indicate the type of ID you will be bringing to your appointment. Make sure that this is a valid ID.
  6. Choose the date and NBI branch where you want to get your clearance. And then choose the mode of payment you prefer for your reservation.
  7. Pay the required fee and then log back to the website to register your account. You will see if your payment has been posted already: the status will either be paid (payment has posted) or pending (payment has not yet posted). Save a copy of the application form or take a screenshot with your phone; make sure that the reference number is clear and readable.
  8. On the date of your appointment, proceed to your chosen NBI branch and bring 2 valid IDs that you declared in your application, as well as the NBI clearance payment receipt.
  9. Upon reaching the NBI office, proceed to the image capturing section and biometrics so they can collect your information.
  10. The staff will ask you to review all your information before printing. If you do not have a “hit”, you will be able to get your clearance immediately. If you have a “hit” (meaning records match your name), you will have to wait for a few more days before you are issued your clearance.


Just like the SSS, you can now register online to apply for a Pag-IBIG membership.

  1. Log on to the Pag-IBIG website at www.pagibigfund.gov.ph and click the online registration link. You will be taken to a page where you need to key in your details.
  2. After you have double-checked that all entries are correct, submit your online form and wait for your Registration Tracking Number.
  3. Your Registration Tracking Number will serve as your temporary number while you are waiting for your permanent Pag-IBIG number.


UMID (Unified Multi-purpose ID)

  1. Print out this form, fill out and submit to the nearest SSS branch.
  2. After submitting, line up and have your photo, fingerprints, and signature taken.
  3. Your UMID card will be delivered to you within 30 calendar days (or longer, just wait.).
  4. When you receive your UMID card, you need to activate this. You can proceed to any SSS branch or selected kiosks in malls for the activation.

Questions? Send us an email!

Source: www.rappler.com


4 Apr 4

A Tax Identification Number (TIN) is assigned to an individual who will soon be paying taxes, either as an employed or self-employed income-earner.  However, a lot of people are wondering if, as an unemployed individual, they too could apply for their TIN.

The answer is yes.

Under Executive Order 98 (E.O. 98), persons transacting with government offices may be issued a TIN should this be required of them.  Common examples of government agencies that require TIN are LTO, NBI, and DFA.  The person requesting for the TIN may or may not be employed, self-employed, or a licensed professional; he or she could be unemployed and still be given a TIN if the reason for application falls under the provisions of E.O. 98.

How to get a TIN if you are unemployed:

  1. Secure and fill out the BIR Form 1904. Make two copies – submit one copy to the BIR and have the other copy stamped received; keep this as your copy.
  2. Attach a copy of your PSA Birth Certificate or any document that bears your name, address, and birthdate.
  3. Submit the accomplished form and attachments to the RDO that has jurisdiction over the applicant’s residence.
  4. The BIR will advise you when you can come back to claim your TIN card.

Note: The BIR will check to confirm that you have not been issued a TIN in the past.  Remember that it is unlawful to be assigned two TINs – this is considered a criminal offense and is punishable pursuant to the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.

Tomorrow we shall feature the steps you need to follow if you lose your TIN ID.

If you have questions about your TIN or tax payments, you may visit the website of the BIR at www.bir.gov.ph





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Apart from your PSA birth certificate, another common application requirement by both government and private establishments is your NBI clearance.  This can be used as:

  • proof of identity;
  • a supporting document when making changes in legal documents;
  • a requirement for local or overseas employment.

Every Filipino will, at some point, have to secure a clearance from the NBI to prove that he does not have any pending criminal or administrative cases.  However, not all applicants are immediately granted a clearance.  When an applicant’s name comes up as having a ‘hit’, his clearance will be suspended and his application will be escalated for further verification.

What do you do when your name gets a ‘hit’ at the NBI?

When your name gets a ‘hit’, it means that you or another person who has the same first and last name as you have a pending criminal case.  According to the NBI, the possible reasons for a ‘hit’ are the following:

  1. You have a pending criminal or administrative case before the court, the Ombudsman, the Sandigan Bayan, or any administrative or quasi-judicial body.
  2. Another person with the same name as yours has a pending or ongoing case.
  3. You have a previous criminal or administrative case and the status has not been updated yet.
  4. A government agency has requested your NBI clearance to be held.

Don’t panic (assuming you really do not have any criminal or administrative offense!).  If this happens, you will be advised by the NBI to return after eight to 10 working days to claim your NBI clearance.

What happens next?

Depending on the results of NBI’s verification of your ‘hit’, you may be required to undergo the NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview.  This is done at the NBI Clearance main office.

Basically, your identity will be verified through questions that will be asked of you personally.  This may include your recent whereabouts, your business engagements or any transactions you had with the government, and other important information.

Things to remember when undergoing the NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview:

  1. Do not panic. This is a routine interview you need to pass.
  2. Arrive on time and dressed appropriately for the interview. Avoid wearing sando, slippers, shorts, and tattered jeans. Ladies are discouraged from wearing tank tops, blouses or dresses that are too revealing, shorts, and slippers.
  3. Bring two valid IDs. Ask the NBI for a list of the IDs they accept. Your government-issued IDs are highly advisable: driver’s license, PRC license, Postal ID, etc.
  4. Bring your NBI clearance receipt.

What to expect during the interview:

  1. You will be asked questions that will help the NBI verify your identity.
  2. After the interview, you will be given an Affidavit of Denial that you have to fill out.
  3. Take an oath with the NBI Clearance Resident Lawyer.
  4. Have your Affidavit of Denial notarized and then hand it over to the NBI staff who interviewed you.
  5. You will now be provided with the date and time when your NBI clearance will be released.
  6. Proceed to the Printing and Releasing section to claim your NBI clearance.

If you have other questions regarding getting an NBI clearance, you may call their helpdesk at 02-526-1294 or 02-523-8231 local 5499.

Source: https://grit.ph/nbi-clearance/

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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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