What’s it for: Valid only for six months to a year, this clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) proves that you are a citizen of good standing, with no previous or existing criminal charges under your name. That said, it’s a mandatory pre-employment requirement and may also be needed in the processing of other government documents. 

How and where to get it: All you need to do is fill out and file an application online before visiting an NBI service outlet at SM Supermalls. You can check if an NBI service outlet is available at your nearest SM Supermall by visiting this portal. For further inquiries, visit the NBI website, call 8523-8231 to 38 local 5523, 5430 and 5509, or email nbiclearance@nbi.gov.ph

Requirements: Valid IDs, filled out application form, processing fee (P115 to P415*)