Monday, April 19, 2021

NBI Card Fingerprinting

How the Embassy can assist with NBI clearances

The NBI form is not a consular document. However, the Philippine Embassy assists Filipinos who are applying for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance in terms of fingerprinting on the card form. Upon completion of the requirements, the applicant sends the form, together with an authorization letter, to his/her representative in the Philippines who will process the clearance with the NBI.

Procedures to be observed:

An appointment is required. Please visit this link to secure an appointment.

On the date and time of your appointment,  show a print out or screenshot of the email confirmation to the Embassy receptionist. You will be given an NBI application and card form. Fill out all the personal data as instructed.

For married women, please be advised of the order in writing your name as follows:
          Your maiden surname (father’s surname).
Your husband’s surname.
Your first name or given name.
Your maternal surname (family name of your mother).

Proceed to Window 9 or 10, to have your application processed.

Your fingerprints will be impressed on the appropriate spaces by rolled impression. The consular officer who assisted you will sign his/her name and state his/her official designation.

Attach your latest 2”x 2” photograph (2 pieces, white background), taken within three (3) months before application at the appropriate box in the fingerprint card form. Write your name and place your signature at the back of these photographs.

As stated above, send the form to your authorized representative in the Philippines who will process the clearance with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on your behalf. More information may be obtained from the NBI website,

Please note that for NBI Clearance renewals, only NBI clearance certificates issued from 2014 may be renewed by a designated representative.

NOTE: The Philippine Embassy will be charging a standard consular fee of SGD 42.50 for acknowledging the fingerprinting of the NBI clearance. Please note that the Embassy only accepts CASH or PayNow payment.