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There’s one mandated functions of the NBI is to act as national clearing house of criminal records and other information for use of all prosecuting and law enforcement entities in the Philippines of identification records of all persons without criminal convictions.
A Birth Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is a vital record that establishes the birth of a child. It is an official form that gives details on the time and place of a person’s birth, and his or her name, sex, mother’s name and (usually) father’s name. The word “birth certificate” can refer to either the original document or a certified true copy of or representation of the original record of birth document.
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), is an official record of U.S. citizenship issued to a person under age 18 who was born abroad to United States citizen parent(s) and acquired citizenship at birth. Schools, the Social Security Agency, and other institutions throughout the United States accept it and give it the same credence they give to birth certificates issued by state authorities in the United States.
Many people ask how much cash they can bring into the Philippines. There actually is no limit at all. You can carry all the cash you want as long as you declare anything over US $10000. There is no tax and nobody will take the money away from you (unless you get robbed in the parking lot).
When attending the Embassy Interview for the K-1 Fiancée Visa, K-3 Spousal Visa or CR1 Visa, the applicant is required to bring their birth certificate. Applicants may obtain birth certificates at any PSA branch for a small fee. Relatives in the Philippines may obtain these documents. The PSA can also provide an index of all children born to an applicant. Birth certificates can also be ordered on the website www.ecensus.com.ph.
Death certificates can be obtained on security paper (preferred method) from the PSA or at www.ecensus.com.ph.
Certified copies can be obtained from local civil registrars. As in the cases of birth and marriage certificates of deaths occurring since 1946 are obtainable from the National Census and Statistics Office.
There are two ways to book an interview appointment: through the Embassy call center (Visa Information and Appointment Service) OR by visiting the online appointment website.
Scheduling an appointment through the Embassy call center
To schedule a visa appointment for IV or K petitions, please contact the Manila Visa Information and Appointment Service center hotlines at (632) 976-8500, (632) 976-8501 or (632) 976-8502.
After check-in of applicants at the entry gate applicants will proceed to the Pavilion where they will submit their documents for data entry. Each applicant will receive a number. When you number is called you proceed to the appropriate window for finger scanning. After finger scanning documents including the DS-156 application for a nonimmigrant visa and passport will be returned to you for presentation to the interviewing officer.
Philippine-born immigrant visa applicants 16 years and over are required to furnish certificates issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). The green NBI certificate annotated for travel abroad is the correct certificate. Other colors are for local use only.