Wednesday, March 05, 2008

NBI Hit Part 3

The other day, my wife and I went to NBI region 7 to have our clearance for international travel. We were turned down coz they ran out of official receipts that day. Whatta! We were told to return Wednesday.

With the help of a close friend, we skipped the long queue this afternoon. My wife got her NBI clearance but mine was still pending. I'm hit again. They said that it will take three weeks to get my clearance. The last time, it was only one week. Does it mean that their efficiency has depreciated?

If you ask me why the "hit", it has nothing to do with my own record. I have a very unique first and last names but my middle name, FLORES, is very common. My uncle was once imprisoned because he has the same name as their town's most wanted person. He was released the next day because of the mistaken identity. Oh well, we didn't choose our names in the first place. I'm gonna return to their office in two weeks.

12 comments:

jho said...

San naman punta niyo? At grabe naman katagal makuha yung NBI clearance mo. 3 weeks?!! asus!

Anyway, i hope wala naman maging problema.

bambit said...

some people were kidding me about the unique names my children have (as a matter of fact my full legal name is in itself uncommon) but when the time came to get NBI clearances, the processing went without a hitch. moral of the story---give your kids unique names. Or change yours. LOL. Don't worry maaayos din yan.

Fence said...

you can only imagine if your name was Osama. lol.

lazarus said...

jho, nbi clearance is needed na ngayon sa pagkuha ng passport. Sa US lang ang punta.

If sa Main office sa manila kukuha, it's only one day.

Bambit, unique na nga first and last name ko. walang problema if i get local nbi clearance. but their strict kung for international travel.

fence, lol! Who's Osama? haha.

zherwin said...

eversince i started working, i was never asked to get or have an NBI clearance, kahit noong first job ko. so di ko alam kung me "record" ako sa NBI o wala hehehe.

Panaderos said...

My first name is not that common so obtaining an NBI clearance was never a problem. However, that was THEN. Today, I'm starting to see more and more people with the same name as mine.

Francesca said...

Korek,the name matters now.
Look at Barrack hussein Obama, lol

it reflects.

Kelangan ata ka name mo si Cardinal Sin, its unique, haha.

Laz, boboto ka sa US?

fingertalks said...

3 weeks para makuha ang NBI? ay sus, katagal naman. ah oo nga pala sa manila din, mga 2 weeks. pero matagal p rin di ba? pahigpit nang pahigpit pagtravel ngayon..balita ko iba na raw kulay ng passport natin dyan? dapat ung maroon na.

Anonymous said...

dati may nbi clearance na po ako for travel abroad kaya lng po na ondoy ngaun kumuha po ako ng bago for local employment pero HIT po ung name ko nag-rereflect po ba un nag woworry po kasi ako then sbi po bumalik daw po ako after days ask ko lng po wht are the probable cause ng may mga HIT names. hope ur advice thanks...

Lazarus said...

anonymous, worry not if you haven't done anything wrong. pwede kapangalan lang.

Anonymous said...

pwede po bang humingi ng advice kumaha po nbi clearance for local employment ung friend ko then sbi po nila hit ung name nya and blikan nya after 18 days nag-wowory po kc xa dhl may mga credit cards and loans xa matagal na na di na nia nbyaran dhl wla na syang work pero wala naman po syang alam na court case nia dhl wla naman po syang natatanggap na subpoena kpag po ba kinuha nia yung nbi clearance nia makukulong po ba xa? Hope matulungan po ninyo xa kc po parang ayaw na nia kunin ung clearance nia. Hope ur reply. thx.

Anonymous said...

i went to nbi monumento and i was ask to come back nxt week, kasi daw hit un name ko may kapangalan daw ako may kaso daw. I only remember na may lending ako 2 years ago pamplacement fee ko in going abroad,50k un. pero di ko nabayaran kasi napauwi ako after 3 months, possible ba un ang reason kaya hit ang name ko sa nbi, babalikann ko ba dun ng personal para makuha nbi ko! worried lang ako. And how long will it takes to get me cleared. thanks and hope to hear from your advise.