How To Get Police Clearance
Police clearance is often requested by a government agency or an employer in order to make sure that an applicant has no criminal record. This essential document is not only to be used during an employment as it is also a requirement for when you are to apply for the annual civil service exam or a credit card, you are to apply for different government-issued documents such as a birth certificate, or even when you are to register your firearms.
With a validity of 6 months, the new National Police Clearance is now issued as a single certificate only and even has a QR code which you can use to verify its authenticity.
Requirements to Get a Police Clearance
1. 2 Valid IDs
- Alien Certificate of Registration
- Birth Certificate
- GSIS UMID
- IBP ID
- LTO Driver’s License
- PNP ID
- PRC License
- Philhealth ID
- Postal ID.
- SSS ID/SSS UMID
- School ID with Registration Form
- Senior Citizen’s ID
- TIN ID
- Voter’s ID
Do take note that your IDs should be valid, not expired. It should also be original and not photocopied, with a clear photo of yourself, as well as your signature and full name.
2. Police Clearance Reference Number
3. Official Receipt of Payment
Applying for a Police Clearance
Step 1. Register for an online account
Go here as this is where you will sign up. If it’s your first time, click the Register button and agree to the Terms & Conditions. Just keep on reading the content and clicking the Next button until you are able to see and click the Agree button on the end.
After reading and accepting the Terms & Conditions, input all the needed information in the New Application Registration Box and the click the Register button. Then, you will receive a confirmation email on the email address you did input upon registration. The email contains a link to verify your account. Click that link and just log in.
Step 2. Set an Appointment
As you now have logged into your account, make sure to edit your profile first. Just click the edit profile button, fill out the online form, and then click the Save Profile button. After that, you can now head onto applying for Police Clearance which then you have to click the Clearance Application button and select the police station nearest to you. Remember to also choose from the list of available open schedule and then just click the Next button.
After choosing your schedule, click the land bank of the Philippines button and then click the Save Appointment button which will show you details regarding the payment that you are going to do, too. take note of the provided reference number because you will use this for the police clearance fee payment which is one of the requirements we have mentioned above.
Step 3. Pay for your Police Clearance
Click the Pay to Landbank button as this will take you to the LBP ePayment Portal. Choosing this option will enable you to pay via your Landbank account, GCash, or BancNet account.
Note that you need to pay the Police Clearance fee within two banking days or your transaction will be cancelled.
Step 4. Personal Appearance
Hooray! This is the part wherein you will go to your selected police station. Remember to bring your requirements which are two valid IDs, reference number, and official receipt of your Police Clearance payment.
When you arrive, you will first have your biometrics captured, together with your photo, fingerprints, and of course, digital signature. Once you have done all that, all you have to do is wait for a few minutes as the police office will have to verify your records on the PNP database first.
When your name gets a hit, you will have to undergo another verification process and when you finally have gotten through that, you will then be able to claim your police clearance.
If you ever miss your appointment or you were not able to attend your personal appearance, you will have to schedule and pay again. And if there are errors on your document, you need to correct your data on the website and repeat the application process again, so be thorough will the information you provide and double, triple check it, if you must.
*Featured Photo by Philippine Clearances