How to Get Barangay Clearance Certificate in the Philippines (Requirements & Procedures) 2017


Barangay Clearance is considered as one of the primary requirements among Filipinos which are needed for work, business permits, identification cards and many others. In order to get Barangay Clearance or Barangay Certificate in the Philippines you need provide all the necessary requirements and follow a certain procedures on how to get the Barangay Clearance.


In this article we will be sharing about the tips and ways on how to get Barangay Clearance in the Philippines including the requirements and procedures.

The Barangay Clearance or Barangay Residence Certificate is issued in your respective Barangay Hall where the resident belongs or at the Municipal Office of the town or city of the requesting applicant.

Barangay Clearance or Barangay Certificate of Residency is also accepted by almost all major banks in the Philippines as one of the supporting valid IDs when opening a new bank accounts.


This kind of document certifies that the person getting the clearance is a good resident in a particular Barangay and has a good moral character. The clearance also signifies that the applicant does not have any negative record within the Barangay.

Reasons Why Most Filipinos Needs Barangay Clearance:

  • Barangay Clearance is needed when you apply for a Police Clearance
  • Needed also when you apply for an NBI Clearance
  • It is required when you Apply for a Job (Local Employment)
  • Applying for Utility Service (Water & Electricity) Installations
  • Business Permits
  • Applying for a Postal ID
  • Renewing your License (Driver's / Firearms)
  • Travel Abroad
  • Tricycle / Trisikad / PUJ Franchise
  • Bank Accounts Opening / Loans Purposes
  • Others
Requirements for Barangay Clearance / Certificate:
  • Recent Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)
  • Application Form
  • Application Fee (usually not more than P100.00)
Procedures on How to Get Barangay Clearance / Certificate of Residency:

Getting the Barangay Clearance or the Certificate of Residency is considered as one of the easiest procedures to follow in the Philippines. It will take less than 30 minutes and your transactions will be finished defending upon the number of people getting some clearances in your respective Barangay.
  1. Go to the Barangay Hall or at the Municipal Office and look for the Barangay Secretary or any representatives of the Barangay Council and tell them that you are going to apply for a Barangay Clearance. 
  2. Bring you with you, necessary requirements such as your recent Community Tax Certificate (Cedula) and prepare some small bills for the application fee. 
  3. Fill-up all the required details such as Complete Name and Complete Address as well as the purpose of the said Barangay Clearance. 
  4. Pay for the application and processing fee. 
  5. Wait for the Barangay Clearance to be released. Once you received your certificate make sure to review all the details of the clearance to check some errors if any.
You're now done, it's just so easy to get a Barangay Clearance if you know the procedures and you know the people on whom you approach when applying for the said document. 

Please take note that a Barangay Clearance is different from a Police Clearance and NBI Clearance, if you need one, you should another sets of requirements for the said clearances. 

I hope this article on How to Get Barangay Clearance helped you in any way useful and if you will give us a chance, please try to share it with your friends who are also interested in getting their Barangay Clearance. 


How to Get Barangay Clearance Certificate in the Philippines (Requirements & Procedures) 2017 How to Get Barangay Clearance Certificate in the Philippines (Requirements & Procedures) 2017 Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 7/15/2017 Rating: 5

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