I have been reading a lot of inquiries from fellow Kabayans from Qatar on how to secure for an NBI Clearance. The NBI Clearance , usually referred here in Qatar as Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is one of the required documents when you are applying for a Working Visa or Labor Card. So, please read below the guide that may help you in obtaining an NBI Clearance if you are already here in Qatar:
1.) Go the Philippine Embassy in their new location at Street No. 860, Zone 68, Jelaiah Area, Doha, Qatar. Their trunkline number is(+974) 4483 1585.
2.) Embassy services for fingerprinting process of NBI Clearance applicants is only from 1pm – 3pm (the whole process may take you 30 to 45mins)
3.) Prepare and bring with you the following:
2pcs- 2 x 2 photograph with white background (taken not more than 3 months) – be sure it is a 2×2 size, they would not accept passport size photos
Copy of Passport
QAR 100.00 fee
4.) After the fingerprinting process, the Embassy Representative will hand over to you the accomplished fingerprint form (stamped, signed and photo attached)
5.) You have to send the following documents to your representative in the Philippines along with the following:
fingerprinted form from Embassy (stamped, signed and photo attached)
Clear copy of your passport – 2 copies
Signed authorization letter address to NBI for your representative (relative, friend, agency)
Signed authorization letter address to DFA (for Red Ribbon /authentication) for your representative (relative, friend, agency)
In addition, you may send copy of valid IDs with your signature just to be on the safe side
Applicable fees (info below)
6.) Sending your documents to the Philippines through Q-post office would cost: QAR 55.00 for EMS (door to door delivery in approximate 4 days) or QAR 9.00 for registered mail (approx 2 weeks). Sending through DHL is far more expensive.
In the Philippines:
7.) Your representative in the Philippines need to bring the above requirements to the Main NBI Clearance office (NBI Clearance Building, U.N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila) for obtaining an NBI clearance (processing may be done in 1 day; cost- Php115 for travel abroad purpose)
Note: For more information and clarification, you may directly contact the NBI as follows:
- You can reach them at Telephone number 5261294 or at Trunkline 5238231 Local 5523, 5499 and 5502;
- Email them at email@example.com;
- You can also text your questions regarding online application and GCash Payment at 0917-5638052.
8.) After obtaining the NBI Clearance, you shall proceed to the Department of Foreign Affairs Authentication Division to authenticate the document with red ribbon (processing fee Php100 for regular processing of 5 days and Php200 for rush processing of 2 days)
Note: DFA Authentication Division’s New Address is at DFA-OCA Building Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque City
9.) Tell your representative to send back the NBI Clearance properly authenticated by DFA with red ribbon to your postal address in Qatar. (Thru Philpost IEMS is again cheaper than DHL – approx PhP1,160+)
10) You have to bring the documents back to the Philippine Embassy in Qatar for stamping and authentication (QAR100.00 fee)
11) Then go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) close to the Corniche for attestation (QAR20 they only accept debit/credit cards)
And you’re done! Goodluck!