So, ok. A friend brought me to NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) yesterday to introduce me to her friend who works there. We asked for advise on how to get my NBI clearance quickly without the hassle of falling in line only to learn if I’m still on the hold departure list, again. Unfortunately, there was no way so I had to assume there hold order was still in force.
This means I have to go to DOST SEI in Bicutan and ask them to give me some sort of endorsement I can bring to the NBI next time. It was fairly simple though it took me several taxi trips from Makati to Bicutan to get some documents.
Here’s what you might need:
1) Formal letter of request addressed to the Director. You can check the current name of the assigned director here.
2) Bring your transcript of records. They might need to look at it to compare with their records.
3) Get the exact address right:
Science Education Institute
Department of Science and Technology
Room 207, 3rd Floor
PTRI Bldg., Bicutan, Taguig
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. Nos. (632) 837-1359
Fax No. (632) 837-1924
When you arrive there, pick up a small slip at the front desk and write down the details of your scholarship. Hand it over to one of the officers there where they will check in their database the current status of your scholarship. If you’re not lucky enough, they may ask you to pay some penalties (esp. if you have failing grades) so be prepared to bring some dough. Fortunately for me, I didn’t incur any penalties.
They will then hand you an info sheet indicating their office hours and numbers along with the possible date when you can go back and get your clearance. For travel purposes, you may have to wait 2 working days. For local employment, you can get it in a day.
That’s it. Hope people searching on the web for this finds it useful.