How to get or apply an NBI Clearance in Dubai, UAE

September 15, 2018 10:07 am

Application of NBI Clearance in Dubai? Is it possible? I’ve been living here in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) for about ten (10) months already and getting an NBI Clearance here didn’t crossed my mind. I just thought that I won’t be needing NBI Clearance anymore since I’m already employed to a great multinational company here in Dubai. They won’t ask me to provide one, right?

But as unforeseeable events transpired, my family in the Philippines request me to provide them a copy of my NBI Clearance. My first question is this:


How can I get NBI Clearance in Dubai?

Since I’m new here in this place, I didn’t know how to secure this government issued document. If I were in the Philippines, I can easily set an appointment with the NBI Clearance Online website and have my clearance processed. Or, I can go to the Philippine Consulate and start asking questions there but I’m not comfortable wasting one day if I will get an NBI Clearance the same day or went home empty handed.

So what I did was start combing the internet and Dubai Based OFW forums related to getting an NBI Clearance while in Abroad. Luckily, I happen to land in NBI Clearance website and it mentions that every Filipino based in abroad can also apply for an NBI Clearance.


You may be interested reading our tutorial about NBI Online Registration

As noted in the website, NBI Clearance can be obtained in their respective Philippine Consulate or Philippine Embassy in every country. Filipinos working or living abroad can easily get their NBI Clearances without the hassle! All they have to do is visit the nearest Philippine Consulate or Philippine Embassy and have their NBI Clearance processed.

Before I start discussing, I need to inform you that applying for an NBI Clearance while you’re in abroad is not a one day process thing. You’ll know the reasons why when you get to read the entire article.


What are the requirements in getting an NBI Clearance in Dubai?

The requirements for the NBI Clearance when you applied in abroad is almost the same with if you applied in the Philippines. In getting an NBI Clearance, you need the following as an NBI Clearance requirement for your application. These are the following:

  • NBI Form No. 5 and SPA Form
  • A 2” x 2” photograph with white background. The photo should be taken within three (3) months.
  • Original and Photocopy of your Passport and your VISA
  • Payment of 340 AED

For NBI Form No. 5, don’t worry about this, you can simply get this NBI Clearance document in Philippine Consulate. Please note that the NBI Form No. 5 is for free, you don’t have to pay anything. Just ask nicely 

What are the steps in getting an NBI Clearance?

I’ll discuss each steps so it would be clear to all so you’ll not get lost when you also apply for one.


Before we start, I’d like to inform you that you need to go you need to go to the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai. The complete address is Villa No. 234-851, Beirut Street, Al Qusais 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates with telephone numbers +971 4 2207100.

My advice is before going to the Philippine Consulate General, it’s best to call them first if you need an appointment for NBI Clearance Online processing.

1. Once you arrived in Philippine Consulate in Dubai, don’t waste any second. Ask where you can get the NBI Clearance Form No. 5 and people will be glad to help you.

2. Fill up the said document completely. Make sure to avoid any erasures. Though they’re not strict, just make sure that you erase your mistakes cleanly. You must use black ball pen when writing on the forms.

The NBI Clearance Form No. 5 requires every applicant to provide their personal information such as your Name, Birthday, Gender, Present Address and other stuffs. Its very easy, it will only take me 15 minutes to finish the entire form.

After finishing up with the application form, don’t put your thumb mark (finger prints) yet! There’s a separate step for that.

3. Now you’re done filling up the application form, it’s time to put the 2×2 photograph of yours in the space provided in NBI Clearance Form No. 5.

4. Now this part is solely for the purpose of the thumb mark portion of the NBI Clearance application form. You need to ask the assistance or endorsement of the consulate general/Police Agency to have your fingerprints impressed (Rolled Impression) on the assigned spaces in the application form. After you’re done impressing your finger prints, you need to make sure that the person who assisted you have signed his/her name and stated his/her official designation on the space provided in NBI Form No. 5.

Again you need to ask where you need to go to have your finger prints on the form. As for my experience, they asked me to go to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Dubai located just accross Al Mulla Plaza. The said government office of Dubai will handle the finger printing of your NBI Clearance form. Note that there are fees to be paid here for the finger printing. This costs you AED 110.

5. You’re almost done in your journey! The next step is to go back to the Philippine Consulate and pay the necessary fees. You’ll be asked to pay AED 200 for the Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and for NBI clearance.


It’s also advised that you bring two to three photocopies of your Valid Philippine Passport as it is need for your NBI Clearance Application.

6. After your paying all the fees, the Cashier will give you an official receipt. Make sure to keep it. The Official receipt will also tell you the date of release of your NBI Clearance. In my experience, I got my NBI Clearance after seven (7) days. It was delivered to my doorstep.

You have two option, either you send all your papers to the Philippines where your authorized representative will personally process your NBI Clearance in NBI Clearance Main Office ORyou let the Philippine Consulate General Office process it for you.

So there you have it! If you want to know anything about getting NBI Clearance in Dubai or what to know how to apply NBI Clearance Online, just leave me a comment down below!

Thank you and have a great day!

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  • Merlie Almasan Camannong says:

    Can i process my nbi clearance in dubai even my form 5 from philippine embassy in abu dhabi? I already accomplished fingerprints.

  • Richard Esquivel says:

    Good Afternoon Sir/Mam.

    1st Question – If I will apply with the SPA, can my wif (whom I authorized) can go to any branch in the Philippines. She is in Cagayan Valley, and the nearest is in Tugegarao.

    2nd Question – As mentioned above that Consulate can process it for us, I asked this question with our Consulate in Dubai and told me that they dont have this facilities. Please clarify.

    Thank You.
    God Bless you all.

  • Marissa suan says:

    I will renew my NBI clearance i need to appointment or walk in?


  • catherine ducusin says:

    Hello po! Ilang araw n po along nag try mag register pero nag hahang po xa.Ang hirap naman mg register.
    Pwede po bang pumunta nlang ako dyan s consulate para kumuha ng sform no.5.Salamat!

    • Rony Bautista says:


      I just did my NBI appointment yesterday (July 20,2020). Supposed to be the available slot for the Appointment was August 27, 2020. Pero need ko kasi ung NBI clearance ko asap. So nakiusap ako sa kanila by Mail, heto yung email nila Pede ka makiusap kung realy need mo namn talga yung NBI asap. So hinanapan ako ng Slot na mas maaga , may nagcancel daw ng slot kaya binigay sa akin ng July 20, 2020. So malaking bagay na yung kasi hindi na ako maghihintay ng almsot 2 months to get my appointment.

      Yung form naman pede mo makuha anytime sa guard pero hindi ka parin makakapasok for the finger printing. Need mo magbayad ng 200aed for the SPA/Processing. in my experience wala pa isang araw deneliver na sa akin kanina umaga (July 21, 2020 through courier ad i paid 21aed) yung mga Forms ko na naka NOtary na ipapdala namn sa Pinas sa representataive mo na kung sino magproprocess ng Application mo dun sa pinas.

      I asked the consulate kung meron silang service na sila na mismo magprocess lahat ang sabi wala daw sila. Need talga ipada yung forms at yung SPA para sila magprocess sa pinas.

  • Jennifer Serrana says:

    hi there,

    Is your procedure to get the NBI Clearance would still be the same to date?

  • Charlene says:


    San po pwedeng magpafingerprint kasi di na po tumatanggap yung sa Al Qusais Police Station. Yung sa malapit terminal 2, napakaraming pila naman. Meron pa po ba kayong alam kung saan pwedeng magpafingerprint? Thanks po.

    • Rony says:

      Hello Miss Charlene,

      Ask ko lng po kung nagpa book po ba kayo ng appointment para maka-kuha ng Form na s5 sa Consulate?

      Need ko din kasi kumuha ng NBI Clearance.

  • Gie says:

    Hi. Does this mean you dont need to forward all the documents from consulate to a representative in PH? Because a friend of mine just told me that its a waste of money coz you will not receive your NBI clearance here in Dubai coz consulate will not do any leg work.😔

    • Kat Delano says:

      Usually, mas effective po ang process ng application ung ifoforward nyo lahat ng documents nyo sa representative nyo at sya ang magpoprocess sa NBI Main.

  • Lyle Bantilo says:

    Hi! I’m wondering i am in a country without Philippine Embassy, do you think it’s possible for me to process NBI without going back home to Philippines?

  • Jay Galura Refran says:

    How to get nbi online

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