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NBI Clearance

  • Pursuant to UAE Cabinet Decree No. 1/8 of 2017, all new foreign workers who are going to apply for UAE work visa must secure a Certificate of Good Conduct from the worker’s home country.  Furthermore, the Certificate must be attested by the UAE diplomatic mission in the country of origin. 
  • The Consulate General of the Philippines informs Filipino expatriates in Dubai and Northern Emirates that the Certificate of Good Conduct, which is also known as “No Criminal Record” in the Philippines may be obtained from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).  Following the directive of the UAE, the NBI Clearance must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and attested by the UAE Embassy in Manila. 
  • For those who are in Dubai and Northern Emirates and require NBI Clearance, the following are the steps in securing NBI Clearance from the Philippines.
Fingerprints to be taken at the Consulate Fingerprints to be taken by UAE Police/CID Officials
  1. Book an appointment at the NBI Clearance appointment portal at the Consulate’s website
  1. Come to the Notarials Section of the Consulate on the date and time of your appointment.
  1. Accomplish the NBI Form 5 and the Special Power of Attorney authorizing your representative in the Philippines to submit your requirements to the NBI, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the UAE Embassy Manila.

Consulate processor to take the fingerprints of the applicant.

For this service, you will be required to submit the following documents to the Philippine Consulate:

  • Original and photocopy of accomplished Special Power Attorney (SPA)
  • Original and photocopy of NBI Application form with Fingerprint
  • One (1) 2x2 ID photo with white background to be attached in the NBI Form 5
  • Four (4) copies of applicant’s passport identification page.
  1. Applicant to pay corresponding fee to the cashier.

Notarization of SPA:  AED100

Notarization of NBI:   AED100

  1. Return on the date and time of release indicated in the receipt. 
  1. Secure NBI Clearance Application Form (NBI Form No. 5) from the Philippine Consulate. The form is free and not for sale.
  1. Fill out Form 5 and go to the nearest CID/police station for fingerprinting, which should be rolled impressions. The one who took the fingerprint impression must sign on the Form. 
  1. Return to the Philippine Consulate to have the NBI Form 5 notarized and to apply for a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) authorizing your representative in the Philippines to submit accomplished Form 5 to NBI.  Upon release of NBI Clearance, your representative will also request for the authentication of document with the DFA, and apply for the attestation of the NBI clearance at the UAE Embassy-Manila. 

For this service, you will be required to submit the following documents to the Philippine Consulate:

  • Original and photocopy of accomplished Special Power Attorney (SPA)
  • Original and photocopy of NBI Application form with Fingerprint Specimen and signature of Police Officer.
  • One (1) 2x2 ID photo with white background to be attached in the NBI Form 5
  • Four (4) copies of applicant’s passport identification page.
  1. Applicant to pay corresponding fee to the cashier.

Notarization of SPA:  AED100

Notarization of NBI:   AED100

Note:  CID/police imposes fee for fingerprinting service that may range from AED100 to AED300 (depending on the Emirate).  Some CID/police stations also limit the number of daily applicants.   

  1. Return on the date and time of release indicated in the receipt.

NOTE:  Please visit the following link for more information on the authentication services of the Department of Foreign Affairs, https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/service-at-dfa-satellite-offices, https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/service-at-dfa-san-fernando-pampanga.

Reminders:

Applicants are advised to avoid multiple bookings so as not to clog the appointment system and allow other applicants to book appointments. Multiple bookings may prevent you from receiving your booking confirmation and may lead to cancellation of your appointment.