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How OFWs Can Apply For NBI Clearance Even When Staying Abroad

There are certain documents that needs to be submitted to the recruitment agency for the processing of papers for individuals interested to work abroad. These documents include transcript of records, curriculum vitae, training certificates, diplomas, police clearance and NBI clearance. These documents need to be authenticated accordingly.


Above all these documents, NBI clearance is the one that expires yearly, making it an obligation to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) to renew it once in a while. A lot of OFWs think that renewing this certificate can cause a whole bunch of hassle, when in fact, it is not.

OFWs can easily obtain an NBI Clearance through these steps:

  1. Applicant must obtain the application form (NBI Form No. 5) coming from the Philippine Embassy/Consulate where they are currently working.
  2. Completely fill out the form and proceed to the nearest Embassy/Consulate for fingerprinting. Take note that the person who gave their fingerprint should also be the one to sign the form.
  3. Provide a 2×2 picture (with white background). The photo must be taken three months before your application. Applicant must also bring a valid ID and photocopy of passport.
  4. OFWs are also requested to register online at the official website of NBI at The applicant needs to sign up for an online account and they will be given a reference number after that. This code will serve as your token when retrieving your data and application status.
  5. Pay an amount of P200. This amount is for the clearance fee which is P115.00 and clearance for the Philippine post is P85.00.
  6. Mail your application form to:

Ms. Sandra P. Sobida

Mailed Clearance Section

3rd Floor, NBI Clearance Bldg.,

UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines

  1. Your application will take approximately 5 days upon the receipt of your documents.
  2. You can also allow your relative to submit the documents. You just need to give them an Authorization letter.
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