In this post, we are sharing about the tips on how to get a Barangay Clearance in the Philippines including the complete requirements and procedure. This document is issued in the Barangay Hall or Municipal Office of the town of the requesting applicant. It will be helpful if you know the steps and documents required before you apply for this certificate.
What is Barangay Clearance?
Barangay Clearance is a document certifying that the applicant is of good moral character of a given town or barangay. It also proves that the person has no bad records or immoral background. The certificate confirms that the person stated has a good standing as a resident of the barangay.
Why Do You Need a Barangay Clearance?
This certificate is usually requested for employment requirements, ID application, supporting documents in application to government agencies, supporting documents to medical certificates, Affidavits, and whenever any office requests or requires it.
The certificate is signed by the Barangay Captain. Stamped and sealed with the official Barangay Seal. It has the following phrases:
This is to certify that (name of person) is personally known to me and known to be a person of good moral character and reputation. It is further certified that the subject person has never been convicted at any crime nor has any pending case filed against him/her in any court of justice in the municipality.
“This is to certify that (name of person) is personally known to me and known to be a person of good moral character and reputation. It is further certified that the subject person has never been convicted at any crime nor has any pending case filed against him/her in any court of justice in the municipality.”
Barangay Clearance Requirements:
- Recent Cedula (Community Tax Certificate)
- Application Form
- Application Fee (price vary depending on the Barangay)
- Valid ID
Procedures How to Get a Barangay Clearance:
Go to the Barangay Hall or Municipal Office and tell the officer you will need a Barangay Clearance. They will ask you for what purpose you will use it so you must tell them the reasons – employment, ID requirement, Police Clearance requirement, Postal ID, Affidavits, etc.
Provide your Community Tax Certificate (Cedula). If you don’t have one yet, you can just get one at the Barangay office, too. Note that each community tax certificate charges a specific fee for each applicant.
Pay the necessary fee for the issuance of your Barangay Clearance. Keep the receipt for the claiming of your certificate.
Claim your clearance. They will usually release it in a few minutes depending on the number of applicants and documentations at the Office of the Barangay Captain.
Does Barangay Clearance Have Expiration Date?
This document has no expiration date or validity period. However, requesting companies always require and prefer a newly issued clearance. They always prefer a certificate that has been issued in the last 6 months for job application, business registration, other clearances, and government documentation matters.
I suggest you always bring the original certificate and prepare for some photocopies.
Note that Barangay Clearance is different from NBI Clearance and Police Clearance. If you need the other documents, you must apply for them separately. They also have different requirements and they are applied at their respective offices.