Bureau Of Immigration Clearance Certification (BICC)
Planning a trip abroad is an exciting task. All the time spent on searching for the best travel destinations, the hottest spots for a night out, cultural monuments and landmarks that you can visit, the most mouth-watering restaurants and food crawls that can surely satisfy your cravings, and making sure that you have the nicest outfits for that perfect photo moment that for your social media postings.
However, all the high that comes from weeks or even months of planning suddenly comes to a halt as you encounter a problem- your name, apparently, is included in one of the derogatory databases, list, or record of the Bureau of Immigration. What then should you do? How do you address the problem at hand?
What is a Bureau of Immigration Clearance Certificate for and who can apply for it?
According to the Bureau of Immigration, those who can apply for the clearance certificate are “an individual certifying that he/she is not in any derogatory database, list or record of the Bureau.”
A person who needs to secure the Bureau of Immigration Clearance Certificate can file for an application at the Bureau of Immigration Main Office. The process of applying for it is straightforward. The Bureau of Immigration enumerates the following steps as follows:
“1. Secure and fill out the application form.
- Submit duly accomplished form and attach the other supporting documents.
- Wait for the issuance of Order of Payment Slip (OPS).
- Pay the corresponding fees.
- Submit the accomplished application form with the required attachments and attach original Official Receipts.
- Present claim stub on the appointed date and time of return for releasing of Original Certification and Receipts.
- Acknowledge receipt by signing the duplicate copy of the Certification before releasing the original Certification and Official Receipt.”
BI Form 2014-13-002 or the Request for BI Clearance Certificate provides for the following requirements that are needed to be submitted together with the application form as supporting documents:
“1. Attach a photocopy of the subject’s passport bio-page or any valid government-issued ID card.
- If the application is filed by an authorized representative, attach a photocopy of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Accreditation Identification (ID) Certificate or an original Special Power of Attorney (SPA) for EACH applicant with a photocopy of a valid government-issued ID of attorney-in-fact.”
For the issuance of the Bureau of Immigration Clearance Certification, the Certification and Clearance Section of the Bureau of Immigration shall be the one in charge of giving the person requesting if the applicant’s name happens to appear at the derogatory database, however, it was subsequently proven that the applicant is not the same person to with the Bureau of Immigration’s derogatory database pertains to.