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  • Need A Barangay Clearance? Follow These Steps And Bring These Requirements

    It's one of the easiest government-issued certificates to get.
    by Dahl D. Bennett .
Need A Barangay Clearance? Follow These Steps And Bring These Requirements
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  • If you're applying for job, seeking a mayor's permit for a new business, or taking a loan from a bank, then you might be asked for a Barangay Clearance or Certificate of Residency.

    What is a Barangay Clearance for?

    It certifies that you:

    • are living in a certain barangay
    • are of good moral character
    • are without any bad record within the community

    You can use it when:

    • you apply for a job
    • you apply for business establishment/business permin
    • you apply for a loan or any lending transactions with a bank or financing agency
    • you want to open a bank account
    • you apply for IDs and other clearance applications like Postal ID, NBI clearance, Solo Parent ID
    • you have other transactions that require you to prove that you reside in a certain barangay

    Is the Barangay Clearance the same as a Barangay ID?

    A Barangay Clearance is NOT a Baranggay ID. If you Google 'Barangay ID' you will see information about how to get a Barangay clearance instead.

    It's one of the easiest government-issued certificates to get, assuming you are of good moral standing in the community and you have lived there for more than six months.

    What are the requirements needed for a Barangay Clearance?

    Before heading to the barangay hall, you must have with you your Community Tax Certificate or Cedula, which you can get at the municipal hall and also from your barangay. There are some barangays however that may not require a cedula.

    Here's a step-by-step guide:

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    1. Go to your Barangay Hall and tell the Barangay secretary that you want to get a Clearance or Certificate of Residency.
    2. State your reason for applying for one.
    3. They will give you a form that will ask for basic information including, of course, your address.
    4. Give the form back along with your cedula and an ID if they ask for one.
    5. Expect some questions from the secretary such as how long you have been living in the barangay. This is very informal so no need to prepare for it.
    6. Wait for the secretary to check your form and type the needed information in the clearance document.
    7. Wait for it to be printed and signed by the Barangay Captain. Some barangays would have a ready signature stamp if the captain is not around.

    You will need to pay a minimal fee—somewhere around Php25.

    A clearance can be secured within the day and may take as little as 20 minutes.

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