How To Apply NBI Clearance – Updated Guide with Photos

October 15, 2018 10:51 am

How to Apply NBI Clearance is never been easy and convenient! Good thing that half of the application process can be done at the comforts of your homes.

Did I mention that for the year of 2022, we have composed a newly improved tutorial on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online?

But before we dive in with our tutorial, let’s ask what is an NBI Clearance.

The NBI Clearance is issued by the National Bureau of Investigation. The said document (NBI Clearance) can tell if the person have been criminal cases filed in any courts of the Philippines.

Applying for a clearance from the National Bureau of Immigration (NBI) is a legal document assuring that you have no criminal cases filed against you in the Philippines. As such, an NBI clearance is an important document which is required by different companies when you are employed by them or even starting a business.

The NBI clearance contains your personal information such as your Name, Address, Date and Place of birth as well as the Date of Issuance of the said clearance. The NBI Clearance Online is deemed valid only for one (1) year.

Applying for an NBI clearance or NBI Renewal used to bring headaches and stress to all applicants because it will them them hours of waiting in line. Years ago, NBI who’s in-charge of issuing the clearances implemented changes on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online. An online application system for scheduling an NBI Online Appointments, which makes the whole process a lot more convenient.

Please note that there is a separate discussion on how to apply for NBI Clearance Renewal which you can read it here.

We won’t keep you waiting. Let’s go down to business!

How to Apply NBI Clearance Online

Step 1. Go over to the official website of  NBI Clearance Online. Register a New Account or Sign up if you have an existing one.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Website

Step 2. Enter all the required Personal Information required in the NBI Clearance Registration Application Form. Make sure to fill up the application form correctly.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Applicants Information

Step 3. Once done, save your progress by clicking the “SAVE INFORMATION” button down below.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Save Personal Information For Nbi Clearance

Step 4. At the upper right side of your screen, look for the button “APPLY FOR CLEARANCE” and click it.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Apply For Clearance And Edit Information

Step 5. A small window will pop out asking for the Valid ID that you will present when you apply for your NBI Clearance.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Valid Id To Present

You can choose from the list of valid IDs accepted in applying for NBI Clearance Online.

  • Valid Philippine Passport
  • Voter’s ID
  • Driver’s License
  • PRC License
  • SSS ID
  • Postal ID
  • School ID
  • TIN ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • Authenticated Birth Certificate
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Senior Citizen
  • Previous Copy of NBI Clearance
  • Philippine National ID or PhilSys ID

You only need one valid ID to present. Make sure that your id is not expired. Click “I Agree” to proceed.

Step 6. This is the part where you need to schedule your appointment. Choose the NBI Branch, Time (AM or PM) and lastly the Payment Option.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Schedule An Nbi Clearance Appointment

I personally recommend paying your NBI Clearance through 7-Eleven because it’s convenient and easy to do.

Step 7. Click the box of your chosen payment option. This will display your NBI Clearance Reference Number and the total amount to be paid. Take note of the reference number because you’ll use it when you pay in your chosen payment option.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Reference Number

Step 8. Pay the NBI Clearance fee.

Step 9. Once payment is made, wait for your scheduled date and time to process your NBI Clearance from your chosen branch.

Important Tips on How To Apply for NBI Clearance Online

Before we go, we would like to make sure that you know these things.

NBI Online Appointment is a requirement. Walk in applicants are not entertained.

Make sure to bring at least two (2) valid ID. Though you only need one, it’s best that you have a back up.

The release of your NBI Clearance will depend if you have HIT. If you have a hit status, you won’t get it within the day. You will be asked to come back after several days or even ask to go to the NBI Clearance Main Branch and undergo a Quality Control Interview.

Your NBI Clearance can be claimed by any person you authorized as long as you issued an authorization letter.

You don’t have to print the Application form, as long as you have the reference number. You’re good to go!

If you’re just renewing your old NBI Clearance, you might as well consider the NBI Clearance Quick Renewal service offered by the website. You can read it here (

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80 thoughts on “How To Apply NBI Clearance – Updated Guide with Photos

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  • Den Rodriguez Magalang says:

    I can’t upload my pic in my account. It always shows “Either we are updating the website or you have an internet connection problem” even though I have a stable internet connection. How can I fix it?

    • Secret says:

      Same here. I’ve tried different tactics to upload my image but to no avail.

  • Ashia says:

    Hi. May I ask how to renew NBI clearance for OFW? What if you cannot give any valid ID to the authorized person because you are working outside the country. Hope you can help me. Thanks!

  • Ma. Venus Quitorio says:

    Pano Po kung nakakuha n Po ako noon Ng nbi clearance pero Po Mali Pala ang aking nailagay noon Ng taon Ng aking kapanganakan? Maari Po b ako kumuha ngaun Ng clearance n gamit ko n Po ang tunay at totoo n pong mga detalye.. ano Po b ang dapat ko Gawin ukol Dito? Salamat po

    • Kat Delano says:

      PWede ka pa din kumuha ng bago. pero ngayon, icorrect mo na ang date of birth mo. wala naman pong problema un. sabihin mo lang nagkamali nung last time na kumuha ka.

  • Kaye L. Salvador says:

    Good day!!
    Ask ko lang po if I can claim my nbi clearance even though I missed the schedule?

  • Kimberly ladrera says:

    Hi poh maam / sir
    Nag pa sched poh akodec22.2020
    At hindi kopo na kuha at nawala na poh Ang resibo ng binayad ko ??

    Advice poh ano poh pwdeng gawin paki
    Message nalng poh ako sa. Email ko poh thank you
    God bless

  • mary joyce de luna says:

    what if your type of id is birthcertificate, what will you put in the id number

  • Mary joy gamayao says:

    Why i can’t click the schedule date so that i can’t proceed my appointment. Could you please help me, What i suppose to do?

  • Mary joy gamayao says:

    Why i can’t click the am or pm button so that i can’t proceed my appointment. Could you please help me, What i suppose to do?

  • Rocelyn . Pacanan says:

    I cannot see the AM/PM button so I cannot continue with my application. Could you help me ;locate it please? Thank you.

  • Claire Gomez Alonto says:

    How to renew nbi clearance

  • moises I. Llagas jr says:

    how to connect to NBI website?hard to connect? im planning to renew my NBI Clearance.

  • Ariel says:

    Kailan po ba magbubukas Ang pagkuha Ng nbi