I and Mary Rose never thought that securing a Police Clearance would be that easy … and fast! – especially when you live in Makati City.
When we decided to get one, we immediately went to a police precinct nearest to us – which would be Police Community Precinct 4 at Evangelista St. cor. P. Santos St. in Bangkal, Makati. Inquiring if a police clearance could be secured from this precinct, the police office told us that securing this document is now “centralized,” and that we should apply for it at the Makati Central Police Station (at Ayala Avenue Extn., cor. Yakal St., Makati City. Refer to the Map below).
Figure 1. Map showing the location of Makati City Police Station (Central Office)
I decided to take my leave from work one afternoon, and decided to get a Barangay Clearance (which I would be writing about later) from our Barangay Hall in Bangkal, Makati. After securing the document, we immediately went to Makati City Police Station (shown below is the building’s facade).
Figure 2. Makati Central Police Station
Once we arrived at the Makati Central Police Station, we saw a signage at the left portion of the the building that says “POLICE CLEARANCE.” We asked a guy in blue barong about securing the police clearance – eventually, he was assigned to give the forms to be filled out for applying for the clearance. Clearance form is as shown below.
Figure 3. Police Clearance Form
We asked him about the requirements needed to secure a Police Clearance. He said that we only needed to be in the station physically. Prior to going to the central police station, we already have the supposedly required documents. The only document needed is the Cedula, which you can acquire from the barangay or city hall in your area. Shown below is the one I got from our Barangay Hall.
Figure 4. Cedula / Community Tax Certificate
Our names were called out by a personnel. Window 1 would be payment of the clearance which is about P170.00. After Window 1, I was told to move to Window 2, and decided to get a Police Clearance ID which would require me for an additional P60.00 for the plastic ID. I was directed to Window 3, to have my photo and fingerprints taken. After that, I was called to have my signature captured for the ID.
I waited for a couple of minutes, and my Police Clearance is ready.
Figure 5. Police clearance
Waited for a couple of minutes more, then my Police Clearance ID was released to me.
Figure 6. Police Clearance ID
Securing a clearance is fast and easy. Our police clearance and police clearance ID were ready in less than 15 minutes from the time we waited at the queue till these documents were given to us.
Just to be sure, please secure a cedula prior to applying for a police clearance.
I hope this article helps!