How to get an NBI Clearance in Canada
Dealing with bureaucratic processes in your home country from abroad can be challenging. One such process is the renewal of your National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance from the Philippines, a vital document for various purposes such as immigration, travel, and employment.
At JCA Law Office Professional Corporation, we understand the importance of having an updated NBI clearance when you need it, and our experienced team is here to offer comprehensive NBI renewal services for Canadian residents. Our services are designed to save you time, money, and effort while ensuring that you receive your renewed NBI clearance in a timely manner. We are committed to making the process of renewing your NBI clearance in Canada seamless and efficient.
Our NBI renewal services include:
Find out the best way to obtain an NBI clearance certificate while in Canada.
Assistance with Documentation
We will help you prepare and compile the necessary documents, including your accomplished NBI form, and other supporting documents. Our team will review your paperwork to ensure it is complete and accurate.
Our office staff will assist you to complete this step with ease. You may need to provide a set of fingerprint impressions if you are a new applicant or if your latest NBI copy is 2013 or older as part of the NBI application process.
Submission and Monitoring
Once your documents are in order, we will submit your NBI renewal application on your behalf. We will track your application status and keep you informed of any updates or additional requirements.
Delivery of Renewed NBI Clearance
Upon renewal and release of your NBI certificate, we will coordinate the pickup or delivery of your renewed NBI clearance, ensuring that it reaches you promptly and securely.
Why Choose Us?
Experience and Expertise
Our team has extensive experience in handling NBI renewal services for residents of Canada. We understand the nuances of both Philippine and Canadian legal systems, enabling us to provide reliable and efficient service.
We strive to make the NBI renewal process as convenient as possible for our clients. Our office is easily accessible, and our services are tailored to minimize your involvement, allowing you to focus on your daily life in Canada.
At JCA Law Office Professional Corporation, we believe in providing clear and transparent pricing for our services. You can trust that there will be no hidden charges or surprise fees.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to client satisfaction. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that your NBI renewal experience is smooth and hassle-free.
Trusted Brand for your NBI Clearance Needs
JCA Law Office Professional Corporation is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services including NBI renewal to residents of Canada. By choosing us as your trusted partner, you can rest assured that your NBI clearance will be handled with care, professionalism, and efficiency.
Highly Satisfied NBI Clients
The firm helped me renew my NBI clearance overseas. It was a very quick and painless process. Highly recommended!
~ Michael Tolentino on 2023-01-16
Very professional and friendly staff. Their services are excellent. Highly recommended. I did all my NBI clearance application remotely. Special thanks to Jovielyn Binayat for her untiring replies to my email inquiries. And best of all, they delivered it on the agreed time.
~ Alfredo Natividad on 2022-12-16
Very helpful and polite staff. I needed help for NBI clearance certificate. My case was complicated and JCA team helped me out. I got it faster then I expected. Highly recommended.
~ Meet Patel on 2022-12-09
The service is fantastic. I received my NBI clearance earlier than I expected.
~ Renato Estorque Jr on 2022-11-19
Excellent Service! I highly recommend. I got my NBI Clearance Certificate in two weeks as they promised.
~ Mayla Narte on 2022-08-27
We have availed of JCA’s service for NBI Renewal a few months back. We were very much satisfied with their service that is why we availed of their service again for my Mom’s Birth Certificate from PSA. Highly recommended!
~ Pinky Reyles on 2022-06-23
They are very professional and very helpful with all my inquiry. The staff and Jovielyn Binayat help me a lot in processing my NBI clearance. I am very thankful for all you help. God bless!
~ Sherwin Galang on 2022-05-04
My wife and I requested for our NBI clearance renewal from JCA Law and we are very satisfied with them. Our contact, Jovie, was very friendly and professional. Email inquiries were answered promptly and the whole process went faster than the expected times. No hassle. We will definitely recommend them.
~ Ian Resurreccion on 2022-04-11
I highly recommend JCA Law Office for a very smooth and fast transaction of our NBI application.
~ Maan Vizconde on 2022-02-03
The DIY or Do-it-Yourself Option
You can apply for an NBI clearance certificate by yourself but always be aware of the costs and risks. You do not want to miss the opportunity of becoming a permanent resident in Canada by failing to submit a required document.
Here are the requirements for an NBI Renewal in Canada:
1. recent 2 x 2 ID photo on white background
2. filled-in NBI form
3. copy of old NBI from year 2014 or later
4. copy of passport data page
5. authorization letter
6. PHP 200 (Philippine Peso)
Here are the requirements for a New NBI Clearance in Canada:
1. recent 2 x 2 ID photo on white background
2. filled-in NBI Form No. 5
4. copy of passport data page
5. authorization letter
6. PHP 200 (Philippine Peso)
Once you have gathered these requirements, send them to your representative in the Philippines or directly to the office of NBI Manila:
IRD- Mailed Clearance Section
National Bureau of Investigation
Taft Avenue, Ermita 1000 Manila, Philippines
Arrange how your NBI clearance will be sent to you. For example, you may need to provide a prepaid return envelope with your address in Canada or ask if you can have a scanned copy while the original is in transit.
RE: Obtaining an NBI clearance from the Philippines.
Originally tried using instructions on the embassy website and tried to do it myself – what a nightmare trying to get something returned and found out the hard way ($80) that couriers won’t send even less than $5 cash.
Using JCA Law, they took care of sending my papers to the Philippines, dealing with the NBI offices, and returning for almost half the cost of doing it myself with DHL couriers. On top, they kept us informed when they received our papers, when the NBI clearance was granted, and when it was received in Canada.
Highly recommend this as the best way to obtain your NBI clearance from Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
What is an NBI clearance?
An NBI clearance is a government-issued document certifying that an individual has no pending criminal cases or records in the Philippines. It is commonly required for employment, immigration, travel, obtaining licenses or permits, and other legal transactions.
How do I apply for an NBI clearance?
You can apply for an NBI clearance by following these steps:
a. Register and create an account on the NBI Clearance Online Services website.
b. Fill out the online application form with the required personal information.
c. Schedule an appointment at your preferred NBI clearance center.
d. Pay the necessary fees through available payment channels.
e. Visit the NBI clearance center on your appointment date for biometrics capture and release of the clearance document.
What are the requirements for obtaining an NBI clearance?
Generally, you will need to present two valid government-issued identification (ID) documents, such as a passport, driver’s license, or voter’s ID. Requirements may vary, so it’s best to check the NBI’s official website or consult with local authorities for the most up-to-date information.
Where can I get an NBI Form No. 5?
The NBI Form No. 5 has a unique serial number and is issued upon request to the Philippine Consulate or Embassy nearest you.
How much does it cost to get an NBI clearance?
The cost of an NBI clearance varies depending on the purpose for which it is being obtained (e.g., employment, travel, etc.). Check the NBI’s official website for the most current fee schedule.
How long is the NBI clearance valid?
NBI clearances are typically valid for one year from the date of issuance. However, some organizations may have specific requirements regarding the validity of the clearance.
How do I renew my NBI clearance?
The process for renewing an NBI clearance is similar to applying for a new one. You will need to log in to your account on the NBI Clearance Online Services website, update your personal information, schedule an appointment, pay the fees, and visit the NBI clearance center for biometrics capture and release of the renewed clearance.
Can I get an NBI clearance if I have a pending case or a previous criminal record?
If you have a pending case or a previous criminal record, it may affect your ability to obtain an NBI clearance. The clearance may show a “hit” status, indicating that there is a record that needs further verification. In such cases, you may be required to undergo additional processes, such as submitting additional documents or attending a hearing.
What is a “HIT”?
A “HIT” is an informal term used to mean that you or a namesake (someone whose name is like yours) have a criminal record.
What happens if I get a “HIT”?
The processing of your NBI clearance will be delayed because it needs to undergo quality control. Review the information about the criminal record provided by NBI Manila. If the criminal record is not yours (which means that the criminal record is that of a namesake) you may be required to execute a notarized “Affidavit of Denial”. Other requirements may be added by NBI Manila at their discretion.
What does the “No Derogatory Record” remark mean on my NBI clearance?
A “No Derogatory Record” remark is considered the best result you can get for your NBI clearance. This means that you have no criminal record in the NBI database. If you are applying for Permanent Resident status in Canada, an NBI clearance with a “No Derogatory Record” is what you need. Otherwise, you may be required to provide additional documents.
Can I apply for an NBI clearance while I'm in Canada?
Yes, you can apply for an NBI clearance while you’re in Canada. You will need to secure an NBI clearance application form (NBI Form No. 5) from the Philippine Consulate General or Embassy in Canada. Fill out the form and follow the instructions provided by the consulate or embassy.
What is the process for obtaining an NBI clearance from Canada?
To obtain an NBI clearance from Canada, follow these steps:
a. Visit the Philippine Consulate General or Embassy in Canada to secure an NBI clearance application form (NBI Form No. 5).
b. Fill out the form with the required personal information.
c. Get your fingerprints taken at a local police station, RCMP detachment, or accredited fingerprinting agency. A police officer or a fingerprint technician must sign the form, verifying your identity.
d. Prepare two recent 2×2-inch passport-sized photographs with a white background.
e. Prepare a photocopy of your valid government-issued identification (ID) document, such as a passport or driver’s license.
f. Forward the completed NBI Form No. 5, photographs, and photocopy of your ID to the NBI or your representative in the Philippines for processing. Don’t forget to include the payment. Once your clearance is issued, arrange for it to be mailed back to you.
How long does it take to receive my NBI clearance from Canada?
The processing time for NBI clearance applications from Canada may vary depending on factors such as mail transit times and the volume of applications being processed. It typically takes several weeks to receive your NBI clearance. It’s recommended to apply well in advance of any deadlines to account for potential delays.
How do I renew my NBI clearance while in Canada?
The process for renewing an NBI clearance while in Canada is similar to applying for a new one. You will need to secure an NBI Form No. 5, get your fingerprints taken (if you don’t have a copy of your 2014 or newer NBI certificate), provide photographs and a photocopy of your ID, and send these documents to the NBI or your representative along with the required fees and a self-addressed, prepaid return envelope.
Can I authorize someone in the Philippines to process my NBI clearance on my behalf?
Yes, you can authorize a representative in the Philippines to process your NBI clearance on your behalf. You will need to provide your representative with a signed authorization letter, the completed NBI Form No. 5 with your fingerprints, photographs, a photocopy of your ID, and the required fees. Your representative will need to present their own valid ID when submitting your application at the NBI clearance center.
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