The NBI Clearance is the police clearance issued by the National Bureau of Investigation of the Philippines. The Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy in Vienna provides the Fingerprint Card, which serves as the application for NBI Clearance, and is authorized by the NBI to take fingerprint impressions.
The requirements for NBI Clearance are:
1. Personal Appearance;
2. Original Valid passport;
3. Photocopy of the data page and the last page of the passport;
4. One (1) size 2"x2" photograph with plain white background; and
5. Notary fee: 22.50EUR.
The Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy does not process the clearance. The applicant sends the application to a representative in the Philippines, who can then submit the application to the Office of the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila.
Special Power of Attorney
A Special Power of Attorney (SPA) is needed to authenticate the NBI Clearance if intended for use in Austria, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Austrian Embassy in Manila.
However, if the NBI Clearance will be used in Croatia, Slovak Republic and Slovenia only authentication by Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila is needed. The Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy in Vienna can re-authenticate the DFA Authenticated NBI Clearance which can be used in Croatia, SlovakRepublic and Slovenia.
The requirements for application for Special Power of Attorney are:
- Personal Appearance;
- Original Valid Passport
- Photocopy of the data page and the last page of the passport;
- SPA Form; and
- Fee: 22.50 EUR
UPDATE ON THE NBI CLEARANCE (posted on 27 July 2011)
The NBI began the upgrading of its database system in July 2011, and this affected the procedure for clearance applications. All overseas applications (including applications sent from Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia) are to be received and processed only by the NBI Head Office at Taft Avenue corner UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila. No other NBI field office will process overseas applications, until further notice.