I’m the type of person who hates long lines, sticky and sweaty places. I don’t like crowds and I absolutely hate the pila system.
I recently got a job at a small marketing firm in Makati. An NBI clearance is required during your application. The last time I got an NBI clearance was in 2010 when I sold my soul to the call center industry. And thanks to my lazy ass, I woke up late and got to Las Pinas city hall at around 1PM. There were no lines or crowds. I was able to get my clearance in 40 minutes. This time however it was different.
I first opted to go to Las Pinas City Hall, just like the last time. Apparently they have a cut off. Once they reach 500 people, you can no longer file. So I went home, got online and found an easier way.
Thank Goodness for technology! You can now file for an NBI Clearance Online! It’s a really simple process. Click here for instructions.
After printing my QR code, I booked an appointment for the next day. I got a confirmation after 40 minutes.
The next day, I went to the main NBI office in Taft. Having a printed QR code felt like you had a VIP pass. I just showed it to the personnel and they showed me the way to the 4th floor.
There was no line, no people, just me. Got my finger prints and photo taken. It was easy peasy! After that I was told to go downstairs to “Releasing”. The lines were fairly short! I got my copy in a matter of minutes!
And for blogging purposes I timed myself. It took me a total of 21 minutes to get everything done, and mind you I got lost twice. So it could have been a shorter time frame.