You’ve been HIT: Reasons why you can’t afford a One Day Processing NBI Clearance!

August 25, 2018 9:45 am

It’s supposed to be easy and should be a one day job. It should be a get-in-get-off-and-get-out kind of thing, right? You were half smiling when you approached the Releasing window when suddenly, the woman from the other side of the counter deliberately stamp a date on the back of the receipt and hand it back to you.

You looked at it and it says “HIT” then a Date of Release is written which is on the next eight (8) working days.

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What the hell just happened?

Well… My precious little young one, you’ve just been HIT or also known NBI Clearance HIT!

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What’s the deal with this NBI Clearance HIT?

“HIT” is the term used by NBI Clearance Outlets if the applicant has a namesake and requires the NBI Clearance to be verified further before released to its owner. There are 104 Million (and counting) breathing individuals in the Philippines. With that size of population, there’s a very small chance that you have a namesake who already applied for their NBI Clearance.

You may want to read: NBI Online Registration

Once an NBI Clearance HIT status appears, NBI Personnel needs to perform further verification on the applicant’s identity. Applicants are instructed to return after eight (8) to ten (10) working days to claim their NBI Clearance Online Application.

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What to do when you were HIT?

So what should I do after receiving a HIT? Nothing! As long as you don’t have a criminal record, you don’t have to worry about it. All you need to do is just need to wait at the comforts of your home and go on with your life. Wait for the date of release of your NBI Clearance, come back to the branch where you applied and claim it or ask someone (authorized representative) to pick your NBI Clearance for you. You just need to be patient.

You might be aware of several horror stories about having a namesake with criminal records, right? This is the time when the NBI Personnel do a further investigation about you.

The time has come (After Several Days of Waiting!)

When the assigned date of release of your NBI Clearance arrives, come early as possible. Claiming your NBI Clearance should be a quick business for you since they already did what they want to do.
The thing that can make you stay much longer and delays you to get your NBI Clearance Online is due to:

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  1. Long queue lines because of high volume of NBI Clearance applicants and the people who also want to claim their NBI Clearance scheduled on the same day as yours.
  2. NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview (to know more about this, refer to this separate article.)

We advise you to bring at least two (2) Government Issued Identification Cards and especially your NBI Clearance Receipt. The valid IDs will prove your identity whenever they require you to undergo an on the spot NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview.

Read: NBI Online Registration Process [NEW Step-by-Step Guide]

What is NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview?

In my own understanding, the NBI Clearance Quality Control Interview is a process by which an NBI Clearance Personnel reviews or verify the true identity of the NBI Clearance applicant. This happens everytime an applicant with a namesake have a pending case or arrest warrant.

This results from receiving an NBI Clearance HIT Status in Database verification process. The derogatory record can be his or her own criminal case or under his namesake. In short, your name has been tagged as critical and NBI wants to make sure that they’ll be giving out NBI Clearances to “clean” persons.

Why is this Happening?

The disappointment of not having my NBI Clearance really bugs me while sitting on the cab going to the NBI Main Office. Why did NBI Clearance Main office doing this Quality Control Interview? Then I realize few things that might be a good reason why applicants is suffering this.

Maybe:

  • You have a pending or ongoing case.
  • You are under for arrest and needs to be identified in relation to a crime by the Police Authorities
  • Your Namesake has a pending or ongoing case or
  • Your namesake are under for arrest and needs to be identified in relation to a crime by the Police Authorities

Another piece of advice, wear the appropriate attire when going to NBI Clearance Branch.

When you are applying for an NBI Clearance, wearing casual attire is usually appropriate. Please keep in mind that it is always important to be tidy and well-groomed during the application of your

Unfortunately, the clothes you wear everyday to the mall, or out with your friends, usually aren’t suitable inside the NBI Clearance outlets. There is certain (unwritten) policy.

Frankly, if there’s any, I haven’t seen the Official Policy Statement concerning the dress code inside the NBI Clearance centers. Any wise man can argue with me that since there is no written policy about this, you can deliberately wear anything. What we’re trying to follow here is the “general rule” when making any transactions with Government Establishments.

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To show you what outfits that should be avoided when applying in NBI Clearance, here are examples of what not to wear on a job interview.

You know what, we’re getting alot of comments about the NBI Clearance HIT. It’s making every NBI Clearance applicant’s life harder. Anyway, if you’re interested on how to apply for Philippine Passport, you may choose to read the tutorial here.

But before we go, we would like to announce that we have written the updated guide on How To Apply NBI Clearance Online.

Best of luck with your NBI Clearance application! If you’ve got a great NBI Clearance HIT experience or valuable tips to add (or a question to ask), just leave a comment below.

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1,194 thoughts on “You’ve been HIT: Reasons why you can’t afford a One Day Processing NBI Clearance!

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  • amor says:

    i’ll just asking , what if you committed a crime in the past pero hindi nmn po umabut sa pulis . nakipag areglo lng po . for example po na nagnakaw ka pero sinabi ng may-ari nung tao na pagsinuli mu yung gamit na kinuha mu hindi ka na ipapakulung . posible po kayang ma hit ?

  • cris mark mulawin says:

    Kumuha po ako ng nbi kanina..last year kumuha din po ako pero wala naman po ako kapangalan nung nakaraang taon.. Bakit po kaya na hit ako ngayon?? Kase nag isang taon lang yung una ko nbi clearance nung january 20.. Salamat po

  • Sabina says:

    Hindi po ako nakapagbayad sa AVON ilang buwan na ang nkakalipas. Posible bang mahit ako nyan pag kumuha ako na NBI clearance kasi final notice na ang binigay sakin. Makakasohan po bah ako?Patulong.

  • alexie estrella campo acol says:

    ngkaroon ng hit ngaun nto nakakaraan tan wla nman anu po bang dahilan .. ngaun lng nangyari ito………….

  • diane rachelle trocio says:

    how about i have a namesake but without criminal records is it still considered a hit?

  • Princess says:

    If the person has been getting their NBI clearances for so many times without getting hit their names is there posibility that the next time you need one your name got hit even it’s not your first time but it has been maybe 5-10 times ? Why is that?

  • lenie repalbor says:

    hello po,ask ko lng po paano kung nagwrong spelling sa pangalan ng tatay ARTURO dapat ang yon po kasi sa birthcertificate ko,at ang naisulat ko ARTHURO nagsobra ng H..thank you

  • Mary Stephanie Cayao says:

    Is it okay if you can’t get the NBI clearance on the date scheduled? Because I have hit but the said schedule is not convenient for me to go.

  • donjester alindayo says:

    may ni rape kang kapitbahay mo kaso di mo alam yun ang masama pinagchichismisan pa ng mga siraulong pakialamerong kapit bahay nio

  • Xhuxhay says:

    Bkt s nbi tgaytay 15days aq pnpblik… dati nman ok un sakin 1day lng kuha agd,tpos ngaun with hit… anu un kpreho q ng name,last name at middle name? Imposible nmn un….

  • gerb says:

    continuation:6. hina-hunting ka ng NBI dahil na-trace nila ang identity mo sa walang humpay mong pag-download ng mga pirated movies7. may utang ka pa sa credit card mo nuong nagtatrabaho ka pa sa dubai (or kahit anong bansa) at hindi mo na nabayaran nung naka-balik ka sa Pilipinas8. nagkataon na ex mo yung kumukuha ng biometrics data na pinag-palit mo sa isang lady guard ng isang mall at ngayon gumaganti sya sa iyo..

  • gerb says:

    mga rason baket may HIT ka1. wanted ka2. namesake (kapangalan)may mga minor reasons din1. ini-habla ka ng tropa mong pinagkaka-utangan mo ng load tapos tita nya yung database admin2. may utang ka pa sa sky cable na matagal mo nang hindi nababayran at sikretong ini-habla ka ng sky3. inihabla ka ng callcenter kung saan nag-awol ka at hindi naka-pag clearance at sinisingil ka ng bond4. hina-hunting ng BIR dahil hindi mo nai-declare sa itr mo yung mga kinita mo sa mga sideline mong pagbebenta ng cupcakes, ensaymada, tocino atbp..5. naubusan ng papel yung printer nila kaya palalabasin na may HIT ka – kaya bumalik ka nalng next time. =)

  • aleck says:

    Kumuha po ako NBI KO nung Jan. 28 kya lang may HIT po and pinabanalik po ako sa Feb.4..ask ko lng po kc nung 2004 po kumuha po ako NBI KO pro ang gmit ko po middle at surname ay sa nanay KO pero dati na po akong may NBI sa original name n ang gamit ko middle sa nanay KO at surname naman ng tatay KO pero wla nman po akong Hit tanong KO LNG po I to po kya dhilan kung bkit may hit po NBI KO ngaun.. Ano po ba pdeng gawin kc worried po ako sa NBI KO now..need ko po ng advice salamat po!

  • paco17 says:

    Grabe, kung dahil sa rason na hindi unique ang pangalan mo kaya ka hit, siguro sa year 2020 lahat ng taong kukuha ng clearance lahat hit. I-up grade kaya nyo ang biometrics yung galing japan wag china…

  • Chens says:

    What if there’s a typographical error sa NBI Clearance ko… Should I apply for a new application or there’s a process for changing the name??

  • Pinkish says:

    Nung 1st tym ako kumuha ng nbi wala png 1 min nkuha ko na. Ngaun na sobrang kailangan ko 2 weeks pa bago ma claim! Grabe nman! Nka2 badtrp!

  • ameer says:

    NBI ROBINSON dasmarinas is not following the online process. Sa online nakalagay if AM or PM. nagpaschedule ako ng PM kasi may work ako sa umaga. Pag punta ko dun ang sabi saken wag ko daw sundin yun at pumunta daw ako ng 5am at pumila. So, anong silbe ng AM PM schedule sa online kung papapilahin dina pala ang mga tao? At yung mga hindi nag online register may mga tao dun na nagbibigay ng form at sila na mismo ang gumagawa online for 40 pesos? e 15 pesos lang ang 1 hr sa computer shop at pa print na 2 pessos okay na yang online process na yan e. Baket hindi maayos ayos ang sistema. Baket hindi gawin tulad ng sa DFA may oras ang pag punta ng mga tao. Biruin mo pipila ka ng 5am at 10am magstart ang process pag bukas ng mall. 5 hours na hintayan then may HIT kapa.

    • icy says:

      the guard that you’ve talked with is either ignorant or just plain stupid

  • Alysa Bringas says:

    Pano po kung hindi ko napuntahan yung scheduled date? makukuha ko pa kaya yon dun sa same place kahit sa ibang araw na kunin? 🙁 THANK YOU! Please reply asap kahit sinong may alam. THANK YOU.

  • Jolapuz says:

    Last 2009 pa ako kumuha ng “NEW” NBI clearance. Tapos, Kumuha na naman ako ng “NEW” application sa NBI last January 27, 2014. Na “HIT” ako. Possible ba na aga probable cause ba nung hit k eh name na ako din mismo? kasi dapat “RENEW” yung na-check ko. Posibleng old records ko ba yung nakita sa hit which is ako din yung same people?

    • jeric says:

      My dalawang stamp ba nakalagay sa likod isang hit and release date

  • Paco17 says:

    (for: (NBI Tacloban City) Sana yung mga rason kung bakit nahi-hit ang isang aplikente i-seminar sa mga empleydo ng NBI lalo na sa nasa Public Assistance Desk, pampalubag loob nalang sana. Kasi umabsent ka na nga sa trabaho, bumiyahe ng malayo, nangutang ng pambayad at pamasahe, susungitan ka pa ng teller sisigawan HIT!!!!! tapos tatanungin mo yung nasa assistance desk walang maisagot na maayos…

  • babylinda maramot says:

    Is it dat usual 2 w8t a 15long days 4 d release of my renewed nbi clearance?where as ever since i never got xperience a more dan 1day processng 4 my local employment.is it just bcoz i renew it 4 travel abroad now 4 d 1st tym?

  • lean says:

    I am really dissapointed with the database system that NBI has at the moment. Since 2007 till 2012 (my last nbi application) im getting my clearance same day of my application… but this time, i got the so called HIT result…. last january 26, i applied and as mentioned hit result and the encoder which i believed one among their numerous ojt’s instructed and wrote at my receipt to return after a week.I asked why? since before i already (got clearances) and the encoder said, “ganun po talaga, bago na po kasi ang database system”… Funny thing, i only changed my status from single to married and the result was HIT. #BagongSystem

  • Richard says:

    ma walang galang na po. Papaano kapo magkakaroon ng hit. Ibig sabihin yung nbi id number mo eh may kapareho din po pala? Hindi naman po nag babago ang nbi I’d number po diba? Ang nag babago Lang eh yung sequence no.

  • Clash says:

    I also got hit today!! sad to say 🙁 that was my first time.. im so dissapointed

  • grace says:

    I’ be been “HIT” but I don’t have any Idea. Why is it happened. A year ago I had my nbi clearance and it was okey.but now I have a hit.

  • arne barquin mOndigo says:

    kung pwd lnG pO..,at maawa po kayO sa mgA anak kO..,yan nlng ang kulang pra maka punta akO sa abroad..,

  • arne mOndigo says:

    gOOd day tO all Of yOu sir/mam can i take my renEw Of my nbi clearance kasi yan nalang ang kulang pra ma stamp yunG visa kO hanggang 28 nlang ang deadline pra mka pag pdos po akO at hindi akO ma reschedule ang flight kO..,kasi pag d ako madala ngayOn ..,sa march 16 na nman akO..,ma schedule pls po..,etO nlng ang kulang ko..,pra mka pagtrabahO..,

  • lyn says:

    My name was hit, I don’t know what mistakes I have

  • Danedhel says:

    Hello po kumuha po ko ng nbi last wednesday tapos na hit ung nbi ko, pwede po bang maging reason ung hindi nakapagbayad nang utang sa avon kaya na hit ung nbi ko? Need ur reply po thank you…

  • rusja says:

    isang reason po ba nang hit pag pumunta ka sa nbi na hindi mo schedule? January 26 pm pa po kasi schedule ko through online pero pumunta ako doon january 21 nagbabasakali na pwd. Pero nahit po ako. Ok nmn yong dating pagkuha ko nang nbi.

  • marie says:

    Napansin ko halos january 2015 poro hit. Bakit kaya? last january 20 ako nagrequest pero HIT. Wala naman akong utang o bad record ah. Ok namam yong dating mga nbi ko no hit naman.

  • gerb says:

    nyeta na-defer yung pag pirma ko ng JO dahil dyan sa HIT na yan. your name may not be unique but your biometric data is. the system should be able to distinguish one from the other by comparing their biometric data , shouldn’t it? tsk tsk nakaka-bwisit talaga.

  • Karl says:

    Bakit ganun wala ka Nman ginagawang Mali pero bakit ganun Saklough

  • joan dalisay says:

    hindi na po ba kailangan ng online sa NBI Clearance Center – U.N Avenue, Ermita. ManilaQuezon City Hall – Makatarungan St, Diliman, QC

  • Dannissie Paula Tisado says:

    sinubukan ko yung online pero hindi ako mka register kse need daw ng middle name.. wala nmn po ako nun.. ano ggwn po?

  • Christine says:

    Hi! Kaka-aapply lag ng bf ko for NBI clearance (new and local employment). Unfortunately, may HIT name niya. Nagtataka lang ako kasi separate yun siningil sa kanya– for new AND local employment. So 230 in total. Bakit po ganon yun nangyari? Di ba isa lang naman resulta nun if ever. Thanks.

  • dalling says:

    nahit po ako today? bakit kaya dati naman wla, dahil kaya ito sa globe plan ko na hindi ko pa naseattle? how can I clear my name? pwede po ba magkakaso na wla kanamang natanggap na notice?

    • toots says:

      May hit po ako. Reason po ba nito e dahil sa unsettled accnt ko sa credit card?Pano ko po mcclear ang name ko?

  • charrie says:

    pm po.kumuha ako ng nbi tapos po na hit ako.pwede po bng rason is yung hinhi ako nakabayad ng utang sa avon.pwed bng makasuhan ako at na hit ako?ano pong gagawin ko?

  • charrie says:

    pm po.kumuha ako ng nbi tapos po na hit ako.pwede po bng rason is yung hinhi ako nakabayad ng utang sa avon.pwed bng makasuhan ako at na hit ako?ano pong gagawin ko?kasi po gagamitin ko sa trabaho. reply po

  • sharmaine says:

    pano po kpag my hndi aq nbyaran for example ung wifi ko hndi ko na nbayaran? criminal case ba yun? hit aq eh . dati nmn wala

  • Geno says:

    Hi guys, goodafternoon. Question lang. Pano pag nawala yung receipt for nbi. Pano gagawin? Salamat..

  • mariasolidad m. diaz says:

    Do i have to get a number or just go to the releasing areaPipila pa po ba ako kreleasing na.lang po ako eh

  • Hero says:

    Pag po ba hit ka this time, and then the next time na kukuha ka ulit ng nbi clearance, ma dedeclare po ba ulit na hit ka? O mawawala na ung record mo as hit?

  • LORENDO SUPAN says:

    Why last time a get my nbi clearance i dont get hit and after my several attempt of getting my nbi clearance this is the first time that i get hit

  • Aaron says:

    NAG APPLY AKO ONLINE KASI DAW MAS MAPAPABILIS AQ, TAS PUMILA NG PAGKA HABA TAPOS ANG MANGYAYARE 2 WEEKS PA RIN AKONG MAG HIHINTAY PRA LANG MAKUHA ANG NBI? GRABEHAN ANG SERBISYO NYU PAGKA BAGAL! TAS UNG NAKITA KONG HALOS KASUNOD KO PORKE BABAE NA RELEASE AGAD MINUTO LANG!

  • Joseph says:

    Panu mangyari yun same name.. anu basis para sa parehong name? First name middle name at surname…Anu kaya checking nila baka nmn first at last name lang.. grabe wala k nmn gingawa masama sa kapwa ikaw ay nahihirapan pa.

  • Nikki Monserrate says:

    Hi NBI. Can i claim my clearance without the receipt? I lost it. I have 2 valid IDs though. Would that be enough? Appreciate your immediate reply. Thanks

  • gerb says:

    pare baka tungkol ito dun sa kinupit mong clover chips at toblerone na give away nung christmas party, di kaya? mag-sorry ka nalang dun sa nbi agent sabihin mo babayaran mo nalang. 😛

  • bert says:

    pucha na hit ako. anu ba yan, wala naman akong kaso ha. anong nagawa koooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nbi tinatakot nyo ako at sinasayang ang araw nameennnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!

  • Nede Albino says:

    Since 1998 til 2011 kumuha ako ng nbi no hit this January 2015 kuha ulit na hit ako bkit kaya..