Even at Park Square 2 in Makati a very long queue of people are having their NBI license renewed. It took me more than 2 hours to have my clearance renewed.
I went to IPAMS this morning to submit my passport. I was told that the employer wants my paper works expedited. I reasoned out that my authenticated diploma and transcript of records are yet to be released on 20 Feb 2008. I was told that they will try to apply for my visa using only a trade certificate. If the authenticated documents are needed then have to wait for the documents at DFA. In any case I was advised that I shall still use the “Planning Analyst” visa (I am a little bit hesitant not to wait for the authenticated documents because I was previously deployed using “Car Electrician” visa – and it is very inconvenient documentation-wise). I already filled-in visa application forms as well as other forms for documentation. Will go back tomorrow to submit my NBI clearance.
The Recruitment Manager at IPAMS (handling KAUST) turned out to be a Thomasian (Alumnus of UST). We had a nice chat about our alma mater – I am several years ahead of him.