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How To Apply NBI Clearance – Updated Guide with Photos

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.

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 is deemed valid only for one (1) year.

Applying for an NBI clearance 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. An online application system for scheduling an appointments, which makes the whole process a lot more convenient.

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. Register a New Account or Sign up if you have an existing one.

How To Apply NBI Clearance Online - Step 1

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

How To Apply NBI Clearance Online - Step 2

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

How To Apply NBI Clearance Online - Step 2a

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 - Step 3

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

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

  • 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

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

How To Apply NBI Clearance Online - Step 4

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 - Step 5

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 - Step 6

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 Clearance 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!


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  • Francis Darunday
    October 22, 2018

    Good Morning. What if you forgot your “OLD NBI ID Number” or your copy of your Old NBI Clearance was lost, how can we proceed with the Application for NBI Clearance ? Thanks in advance.

    • Kat Delano
      October 22, 2018

      OK lang po. mag apply ka nalang po as a NEW Application ng NBI Clearance.

  • Merlyn Rubin
    October 21, 2018

    I tried online application. Pero wala apply for para masubmit at makapag appointment.

  • Illych Mickael
    October 18, 2018

    Hello , I tried to renew my nbi clearance thru their website pero may error sa nbi id number , paano kaya yun masosolve? saktong sakto naman ang pagkakalagay ko, even my brother di din maka PROCEED. thanks sa sasagot.

  • Rene Flores
    October 11, 2018

    Nabayaran na po yung payment at lumalabas na sa transactions tab pero wala yung “details” button para maprint yung online form. paano po i-print? Bukas, Oct 12 AM na po schedule ko. #URGENT

    • Kat Delano
      October 11, 2018

      zoom in zoom out lang po para makita mo ung details button sa nbi clearance website. pero no need na iprint ang application form. kahit po picturan mo lang.

  • Dorinda Sierra
    October 7, 2018

    May mali po akong natype sa NBI Clearance online pero sa kasamaang palad, hindi ko na pala maeedit to kasi nabayaran ko na. Paano pong gagawin ko?

  • Alonsa Fuentes
    October 7, 2018

    Hello paano po magsign up dito sa NBI Clearance online? Nawawala na po kasi ung luma kong nbi clearance na kinuha nuong 2005 pa. at kailangan ko ng bago.

  • Zureidy
    October 6, 2018

    Anong pinagkaiba nitong nbi clearance online application sa dating proseso?

  • Carondelet Araullo
    October 6, 2018

    Paano po kung hindi ko po napuntahan ang aking nbi clearance online application sa aking sinet na appointment? Forfeited na po ba ang aking bayad?

  • Benicia Espina
    October 6, 2018

    Pwede po bang walk in applicant at hindi na mag apply ng nbi clearance online?

  • Isabel
    October 6, 2018

    Ano pong dapat gawin kung hindi na maalala ang email address sa NBI Clearance Online?

  • Soledad
    October 5, 2018

    Magkano ang babayaran sa nbi clearance online?

  • Heladio
    October 5, 2018

    Magandang Araw! Pwede bang kumuha ulit sa pangalawang beses kahit po hiindi pa po expired ang NBI Clearance? Plano ko po kasi itong gawin online.

  • Abundio Garcia
    October 5, 2018

    May hit po ako last time. Ngayon pong nag nbi clearance online application na ako, mawawala na po ba ito?

  • Bonita Velazquez
    October 5, 2018

    Paano na po ba magapply ng NBI Clearance Online?