Acquiring a police clearance in Makati City is seldom needed. However, as I was recently hired, they requested that I submit one as a pre-employment requirement.
I made this convenient guide to show you the steps I took and what it’s like to get one.
Where can you get a Police Clearance in Makati?
You can get one at the Makati Central Police Headquarters at Yakal St. It’s beside the Makati Fire Station and just behind Alphaland.
Here is the Makati Central Police Headquarters in Google Maps:
You can enter through the front gate, and head to the left side of the building toward the steps.
Police Clearance requirements in Makati
When getting your police clearance you’ll need:
- Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)
- Valid ID
- A ballpen
When I applied last April of 2019, I brought a valid ID (just in case), but the guard in the front gate just told me to go to the left side of the building without asking for any identification.
Getting your Police Clearance in Makati
Step 1. Fill up the application form
Right outside by the door, there will be a guard sitting beside a table. The table is appropriately named “Step 1” and has an application for the police clearance (brown paper) as well as for the Cedula (white paper), if you don’t have one yet.
Step 2. Cedula & Order of Payment
Once you’re done filling out the form(s), bring it to the cubicle inside the police station. If you don’t have a Cedula, give the white paper and pay 50 pesos. Otherwise, head to the person in the next cubicle and pay the City Treasurer’s Office fee (Order of Payment).
Since I need it for employment, I paid 50 pesos. This varies depending on what purpose you need it for.
Step 3. Payment for Police ID and Certificate
Next, you will pay the 250 peso fee for the Police clearance certificate and ID. Tip: Give the exact amount.
Once you’re done with all the payments, they’ll take your application form, cedula receipt (if you applied), and OR receipt. A number stub will be given to you.
After this, I had to go outside, wait, and have my number called. They have chairs outside (at the back) for people to line up.
Step 4. Record Checking
At this point, they will be checking for any records of you in their system. Once done, they’ll call out your number, with the forms and receipt returned to you, as well as a police clearance receipt.
Step 5. Picture-taking and Signature
Another waiting will take place and the number you had before will be your queuing number.
When you’re called, you’ll have your picture taken and they’ll manually input your information in a computer screen. You will need to check if the information is correct.
Step 6. Releasing of Police Clearance ID & Certificate
Your police clearance certificate will be given to you immediately, assuming that there are no technical difficulties. Your Police Clearance ID will be printed in an adjacent room and you will have to get it yourself.
Police Clearance fee in 2019
Whether for employment or for passport requirements, the City Treasurer’s Office fee depends entirely on the purpose of applying for the police clearance.
I took a picture of the table for fees below:
Difference between Police Clearance and NBI Clearance?
The main difference is that a police clearance shows if there are criminal charges filed at the locality where it’s issued whereas the NBI clearance reflects criminal charges in the whole country.
All in all, the process took 2 hours when I went at 11:00 AM. I suggest that you go earlier to be prioritized more quickly.
Update: Thanks to JN in the comments for letting us know the schedule!
- Weekdays: 8:00AM – 3:30PM (Cut-off)
- Weekends: Closed
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