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National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) (www.nbi.gov.ph) website
The NBI is not just some law enforcement agency in the Philippines. Apart from handling sensitive and classified cases, this agency of the government also handles security measure procedures as well as documents and documentation related to national security. Although this may not be mentioned in the official mandate of this agency, Filipinos know that with respect to employer-employee security measures, part of the job of this agency is to issue security certificates called the NBI clearance. You can read our list of tips for clearance requirements.
The document mentioned above is a manifestation and a guide for both employers as well as other government agencies and the employee themselves which enables the parties I have stated to learn or know if a person has criminal records in the Philippines. Document wise, NBI clearance is stipulated to be one of the most reliable documents today in the Philippines which can show the updated status of any Pinoy regardless if they are still residing in the Philippines or abroad. With the help of this document, workers may be able to walk straight and apply for any job as part of the consideration and requirements to have no criminal record currently on file at the bureau. If you are on your way to renew your old copy, please see our guide on renewal centers and kiosks in malls. Compare the old and new NBI clearance document samples in the image above or you can also take a look at the renewal card that has been discontinued due to replacement of IT providers for the systems of application and renewal of clearance.
This agency is also the one responsible for releasing the list of criminals wanted by law under Philippine responsibility. The criminal wanted list is a regular publication which also appears at the NBI official website. For any information and leads to capture of the most wanted list of criminals which may lead to their arrest or any other related helpful information, please call the NBI hotline or visit their office address in the main branch / office at the listed address below.
One more thing. as part of my help topic in posting articles about the Philippine government is the fact that we cannot rule out the truth that still, to this day, there are many Filipinos who still do not know anything about the National Bureau of Investigation, particularly, what the official NBI website is. Regarding this matter, please refer to the title of this blog above. Copy the website address www.nbi.gov.ph to your browser and hit enter to visit it. You might also like to see our post that features tips on how to get NBI clearance, renew it and the different requirements needed to be able to secure this document for whatever purpose it may serve in the future for Pinoys whether employment, travel and more.
Main Office Branch Address:
NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Zip Code: 1000
Telefax: 5238231 – 38
Fax: 5261216 / 5237414
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
NBI Clearance Center in Manila:
NBI Clearance Building, United Nations Avenue, Ermita Manila Philippines 1000
Email Address: email@example.com