How to get Police Clearance in the Philippines – Requirements, Procedure

In this post, we are sharing about how to get a Police Clearance in the Philippines, what are the requirements and how much is the processing fee. Sit back and let’s get started.

What is Police Clearance?

Police Clearance is a document issued to a person to prove and certify he or she is free and cleared from any case, liability, crime, offense, and bad record in the local town or municipality he or she is currently residing. The Police Department or PNP Station is authorized to issue this certificate to any individual under its jurisdiction.

Why do you need a Police Clearance?

Police Clearance is usually requested when you apply for a job either local or abroad or when you need to show some supporting documents in applying for an ID like passport or when a government agency or any office requires it.

Sometimes it is also being requested when an applicant’s documents are not enough in getting a postal ID or NBI clearance.

Police Clearance vs NBI Clearance:

Police Clearance simply proves someone is cleared from any bad record in the police department or PNP station and its affiliates. NBI Clearance on the other hand proves someone is cleared from any liability, case, offense, crime or bad record covered by the National Bureau of Investigation.

On the certificate of police clearance it italicizes the following quote:

“This is to certify that the person, whose name, picture, signature and right thumb print appear hereon, has passed the records verification which was conducted by this Station…”

how to get police clearance

You can get or apply for a police clearance certificate to the PNP Headquarters near you, usually at the Municipal’s Office in your town. It’s so easy and simple to get this document. And unlike NBI Clearance, there is no long lines and queue of applicants getting this document so you can surely get in within a day or in most cases just few minutes after you applied.

Requirements in Getting a Police Clearance in the Philippines:

  • Application Form (they will give you one)
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Recent Cedula (Community or Residence Tax Certificate)
  • P100

Make sure you bring the original and photocopy of the documents listed above. No need to bring pictures since they will capture your photo and signature in the PNP office. State your purpose in getting a Police Clearance.

Just apply a Police Clearance and they will give you forms you will need to fill out. Make sure your personal details are correct and consistent to avoid any problem or inconsistency. Also make sure your signature is similar to all your signatures on your IDs and other documents.

Police Clearance has also validity time and it may expire after six months or a year it has been issued. Should you need to get one again, just do the procedures mentioned above.

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173 thoughts on “How to get Police Clearance in the Philippines – Requirements, Procedure”

  1. Ano po ba hingin requirement kapag sa caloocan poloce station ka punta para kumuha ng police clearance and in case panu po pumunta sa caloocan city hall. Ty sa sasagot

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  2. Does anyone know kung gano katagal bago mabigay ang police clearance? And ano po ba talaga requirements? Kung valid id kasi ang meron lng ako expired na postal id. Barangay clearance and cedula ba ok na? Or even just one of them? Dito po ako sa mandaluyong.

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    • There are cities in manila na iisyuhan ka both ID card tsaka yung papel..but I don’t kung ganun na din sa ibang lugar sa maynila. but for sure most provinces, papel pa rin..hahaha..maganda kaya yung ID card. pede gamiting ID pangkuha sa palawan…hahah

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    • Sobrang badtrip po yung naging experience ko sa quezon city hall, kanina kumuha ako ng police clearance. Wala po akong id na may nakasulat na adress, kundi yung old police clearance ko na nakalimutan ko sabihin sa pulis na naka destino sa reception area. Sabi nung pulis kuha daw ako ng sedula. Ayun ako naman si shonga kumuha nga @pumila pa sa qc hall. Though alam ko na baka puwede naman yung old police id ko, kaya lang naisip ko sayang yung pinila ko kaya nagbayad na lang ako ng sedula. Pagbalik ko sabi sa akin nung pulis hindi daw puwede yung sedula! Badtrip talaga sana kanina nya pa sinabi yung totoo! Ayun buti nadala ko nga yung old police id ko. Bad trip talaga yun pulis na yun sayang yung pagod ko @P60.00

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    • Sa makati police, kumuha ako dun ng police clearance, binigyan ako ng police clearance na ID card and tsaka yung papel…..double…hahaha..

      Meron din ata sa ibang city sa maynila but Im not sure kung saan…sa makati lang kasi alam ko..

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      • San ka po kumuha ng police clearance? Where exactly in Makati? Taga makati ksi ako. Saka hm po binayaran mo and saglit lang po ba? Thanks.

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      • Hi ano po ang requirements para makakuha ng police clearance sa Makati? May nabasa po kasi akong blog na cedula lang daw ang ni-require sakanila, pero from 2 years ago pa po yun. Sana ma-clarify nyo po kailangan ko po kasi ng police clearance asap. Thank you po

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        • Sa U.n Station my pa police clearance doon. sinamahn ko last 2017 kaibigan ko. 1 valid id lang pinakita nya nakakuha na sya ng police clearance. Id saka papel ata yon. kasi alam ko 1 valid id lang dala nya pero nakakuha sya.

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  3. Hi, Would like to ask on how can I get Police Clearance since I’m here in Dubai right now?

    You prompt reply is highly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  4. Hi po tanong ko lang magagamit ko paba ang newly renewed police clearance ko from Baguio City even though lilipat na ako sa Manila?..salamat po sa sasagot sayang po kc 161pesos din nabayaran ko.

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  5. Hi po. Pwede po ba akong kumuha ng police clearance sa manila kahit na taga nueva ecija po ako. Nkakuha npo kse ako ng brgy clearance sa nueva ecija.

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  6. Wala ka bang karapatan na edemand na eisyuhan ka ng police clearance kung completo ka ng requirements at may ipapakita kang barangay clearance na pirmado ng brgy. Chairman na you are a bonafide resident of the barangay of that municipality when the attending PNP personnel discovered that you are not residing to that place?

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      • last week kumoha ako ng police clearance id card pero nag nagkali yung date of bith sa id ko.. pinakita naman saakin pero nagkamali parin pag uwi ko napansin ko dapat sana 1995 ang ilagay ang nalagay sa id ko 1985. powede po ba mapa edit yun

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  7. Bakit kelangan pang bayaran ang bgy clearance? Hindi pa ba yan na ooffset sa million million na tax ng filipino na binibigay as funds sa mga bgy? Please make a blog on these R.A.s if any.

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  8. I got my police clearance today from Malabon CIty Hall. I paid 100 pesos for the OR. Then additional 200 sa dun mismo sa encoding room. Di ko sure kung dahil ba passport requirement ang nilagay ko sa purpose. I got a police clearance ID and certificate in the end. Cedula lang hiningi sakin. Di na kinuha barangay clearance although meron din ako.

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    • Yes 300 ang fee ng police clearance, but sa totoo lang 100 lang naman clearance but now mandatory na pag kukuha ka clearance kasama na din ang police id at yun ang additional 200 sa binabayaran. Anyways karapatan naman natin itanong kung para saan mga binabayaran natin at humingi ng resibo.

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      • Nung 2015 nagamit ko yung Police ID card as valid ID nung nagapply ako ng trabaho pero nakaraang taon 2016 kumuha ako ulit ng police clearance ang habol ko po kc is yung ID card pro nung narelease na wla nang ID prehas na papel na lng . Eh hinde po tinatanggap ang papel lng as valid ID
        Tapos ngayung taon lng sbi po nila meron na po ulit ID card
        Totoo po ba yun?
        Pls. Po kelangan ko po kc ng valid ID card.

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      • Hi po kailangan ko pa po ba kumuha ng police clearance sa pasay mismo if dun po ako mag wo work po? Nakakuha napo ako ng police clearance sa paranaque kung san po ako nakatira..salamat

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  9. Just come across this post. I hope you can advise asap. Can i get police clearance in manila,which is my city address though i don’t have i.d. showing my city address. My permanent address is bulacan. Thanks

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    • Yes….you can get a police clearance just make sure that you have a statement of bill of your new address with your name on it since you are working and living here in Manila. Thanks

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      • Hi sir, pwede po ba ako kumuha ng police clearance kahit saan branch po ng plolice stations? malate manila ako nakatira nakatira sir, pero dito ako nagttrabaho sa makati, Meron din po ako brgy clearance kinuha ko po sa malate.

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    • Just got my police clearance.. Here are the fees: 50 pesos sa treasurer’s office sa city hall, 140 pesos sa mismong police station at 2 pesos “Daw” for photocopy( thats needs to be reported, tsk!)

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  10. hi po pwede na bang kumuha ng police clearance/ID ang mag 18 palang? mag 18 palang kasi ako next month and kaylangan ko po kasi ng valid ID para makuha ang nc2 at para na din po makapag apply ako
    sana may makapansin salamat, .

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  11. nagpunta ako sa cityhall ng bacoor cavite pra sa police clearance…after getting a cedula which cost 26pesos,,then 150 pesos ang binyran ko sa police clearance,,,as usual mas mahal kumpra sa 50 pesos n sinisingil nila pag id purposes lang ang reason mo pag kukuha ka ng police clearance…passport renewal kc ang purpose na nilgay ko s barangay clearance ko,,kya nila nlaman na for passport,,,kung iisipin,,,pareho lang nmn ang procedure na gagawin kung halimbawa n for id purposes at passport purposes ang pagkuha,,,wala nmn pinagkaiba,,,eh bat ang mhal?then after that ngbayad ako ng 200pesos pagdating ko s pnp station dun s loob ng city hall!!seriously?hay,,,,tapos 5 months lang ang expiration,,,,seriously ulit!!!!

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    • NBI clearance has specific purpose (ie: for travel abroad, for work abroad etc.) while Police Clearance is usually used locally (ie: job in your area, town or city)

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  12. Hi po.tanong ko lang po,
    Kumuha kasi ako ng police clearance requirement ko langpara sa nbi clearance. Pag tapos po ng ilan araw nung nakuha ko yung police clearance eh nawala ko ang police clearance ko.
    Ano po pde kung gawin? Bbalik po ba ako ulit sa simula para makakuha ko ulet ng police clearance?
    Tulong po!

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  13. Ask ko lang ung nbi at police clearanCe po ba pede kumuha sa ibang lugar kahit dito ka magwowork sa gapo?? Kasi mas mu
    ra dun at walang msyado pila…

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  14. Bakit kapag tinatanong kung magkano ang police clearance ayaw sagutin? Dahil ba wala naman talaga bayad dapat ang police clearance, wala naman kasi O.R. ang mga police station

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      • i’m sorry, but i think they would only allow you to get a police clearance if you’re present at the station because they would need to capture your photo and you need to sign something during the process…and also i don’t think it’s proper for the PNP to give out police clearances to authorized representatives since it’s quite a delicate document… 😉

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  15. May tanong po ako.
    Can I acquire a police clearance (From the Philippines) while I’m out of the country? Can I authorize someone (an immediate family member) to acquire a police clearance for me? If so, what could be the procedure?

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    • i don’t think that it’s possible because they would need to capture your photo and you need to affix your signature….

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  16. I have a question, im from another city or brgy. now i am employed in another city, my manger give me requiremnts and one of that is get a police clearance in the current city, my question is, can i get a police clearance in current city when im not from there?

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  17. Sa lunes kukuha ako ng police clearance sa Quezon City hall. Magkaiba ba ung clearance sa police id Miss Fehl? Sana masagot ako..

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