Aside from Philippine passport from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the NBI clearance from National Bureau Of Investigation (NBI) are among the important documents you need to secure if you are applying for an overseas job. Every aspiring overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has to obtain these documents. But what if you encounter a situation like having a “hit” on your NBI clearance or a “negative intact” on your PSA birth certificate while applying for these requirements?
“HIT” is the term used by NBI Clearance Outlets if the applicant has a similar name and requires their NBI Clearance to do further verification before it is released to its owner.
If a HIT appears, NBI Personnel needs to verify the applicant’s identity further. Applicants are instructed to come back 8-10 working days to claim their NBI Clearance.
When you got a “hit” in applying for an NBI clearance. Do not Panic!
Here is what you need to do:
—If you know that you don’t have any criminal record, no need to worry about it.
—Wait for the date of release of your NBI Clearance as directed by the officer. Come back and claim it to the branch where you applied for it.
—Come as early as possible on the day of the assigned date of release of your NBI Clearance.
When applying for PSA birth certificate and you got a result which says “negative intact”, you may do the following:
—Check with your local civil registrar where the birth has taken place if you have an existing record of your NSO certificate.
—If you have a record, ask the local civil registrar to endorse your NSO certificate record to PSA.
—If there is no existing record with the local civil registrar, you will need to file for late registration.
—If you have already secured a PSA copy, you can proceed and request your PSA certificate.