Claim NBI Clearance At Palayan City Business Hub

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) recently opened one of its branches at the Palayan City Business Hub’s (PCBH) One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) in Nueva Ecija, making it easier for residents of Nueva Ecija to apply for their NBI clearance.

Thus, residents of Nueva Ecija and adjoining provinces within Central Luzon need not go all the way to Manila for their NBI clearance and just travel to nearby Palayan City Business Hub (PCBH) with business address at Barangay Singalat, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija for their transactions with the NBI.

The following steps need to be done by applicants who want to get an NBI clearance. It is now very easy to obtain it since the agency offers online appointments.

Simple Steps For Applying for NBI Clearance

1. Register and set the schedule at the NBI Online Services website. (Take note of your reference number.)
2. Select OSSCO Palayan City for the location
3. Choose Bayad Center as your preferred payment method (you may choose other methods if you like)
4. On the scheduled date, upon arriving at the Palayan City Business Hub (PCBH) OSSCO, get your queue number and wait for your number to be called
5. Present your reference number, receipt, and two (2) valid IDs. Old NBI clearance is one of the valid ID.
6. The biometrics and photo of the applicant will be taken.
7. After this, the NBI clearance will be printed and issued.

For those who have namesakes, check your receipt for the release date of your NBI clearance. Those who have “Hit” status will have to return 3 to 8 working days after verification on the Criminal History Database.

Valid ID Cards Accepted When Applying For NBI Clearance At The Palayan City Business Hub (PCBH) Or Any Other NBI Branch

Once an applicant arrives at the NBI Clearance outlets, they are required to present their valid and acceptable identification documents.

The valid ID of the applicant is very essential whenever applying for an NBI clearance because this will be the basis in determining the applicant’s true identity.

“No Valid ID – No NBI Clearance”

According to the NBI website the most important NBI clearance requirement are the valid ID cards of the applicant. “After you arrive at any NBI Clearance Branch, you are required to present any valid identification to show that the reason for your application is in good faith. Without presenting any valid ID, no matter how important your NBI Application is, they will not grant it to you due to lack of requirements. The NBI Clearance personnel have the right to deny you the service you are requesting due to non-compliance of valid ID requirement.”

Only the following identification documents are acceptable. The applicant must submit any two (2) of the following valid Identification Cards:

  1. Valid Philippine Passport
  2. Voter’s ID
  3. Driver’s License
  4. PRC License
  5. SSS ID
  6. GSIS UMID
  7. Postal ID
  8. School ID
  9. TIN ID
  10. PhilHealth ID
  11. Authenticated Birth Certificate
  12. Alien Certificate of Registration
  13. Senior Citizen
  14. Previous Copy of NBI Clearance

The NBI official website adds that these valid ID documents must:

  • Be issued by a governmental organization or the school which you currently attend to.
  • Be an original document — photocopied documents are not acceptable.
  • Be valid and current — expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recent the expiration may be.
  • Bear the applicant’s full name.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker.
  • Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph.

Applicants may rightfully be denied entry and not be issued the appropriate NBI clearance if they cannot present any of the two acceptable identification cards listed above.

It must likewise be noted that the valid ID presented at the Palayan City Business Hub (PCBH) must include the required signatures, must be originals and not mere photocopies or clear reproductions, and must not be expired.

According to the official NBI website, the NBI personnel has sole discretion for determining the validity and acceptability of any ID presented for admission of your application, and for any determinations regarding non-compliance with valid ID policies.

Reason Why NBI Is The Primary Agency Tasked To Act As A National Clearing House Of Criminal Records

Under its enabling law, Republic Act 157, as amended, the NBI is empowered to:

  1. Investigate crimes and other offenses against the laws of the Philippines, both on its own initiative and as public interest may require;
  2. Assist, when officially requested in the investigation or detection of crimes and other offenses;
  3. Act as national clearing house of criminal records and other information for use of all prosecuting and law enforcement entities in the Philippines, of identification records of identifying marks, characteristics and ownership or possession of all firearms and test bullets fired therefrom;
  4. Give technical help to all prosecuting and law enforcement offices, agencies of the government, and courts which may ask for its services;
  5. Extend its services in the investigation of cases of administrative or civil in nature in which the government is interested;
  6. Establish and maintain an up-to-date scientific crime laboratory and conduct researches in furtherance of scientific knowledge in criminal investigation;
  7. Coordinate with other national or local agencies in the maintenance of peace and order;
  8. Undertake the instruction and training of a representative number of city and municipal peace officers at the request of their respective superiors along effective methods of crime investigation and detection in order to insure greater efficiency in the discharge of their duties.

In accordance and compliance with paragraph 3 of the functions of the NBI listed above, the agency stores a comprehensive list of information regarding the criminal records of all persons who have been the subject of criminal cases. Any person who has been charged or convicted shall be included in this list and shall not be given clearance unless the criminal charges against him have been dismissed or otherwise cleared by the courts having jurisdiction over the case.

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