How to Apply NBI Clearance Online

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Author’s note: This post about NBI Clearance Online Application was updated on October 1, 2018.

NBI Clearance has become an important part of our lives. A few years ago, we had only one way to obtain a copy of the Clearance but everything changes for the better. Our Government, through the National Bureau of Investigation opened the opportunity for its applicants for an NBI Clearance online application which makes the entire process more efficient.

The big problem with the manual processing of NBI Clearance is that it is too slow (a perfect venue for Red Tape). The majority of the applicants is ranting about the long queue lines and it’s driving them crazy!

NBI Clearance can be easily done online and skip a few steps of the old manual way. It also eliminates the manual filling out of application forms since it can be done online. No more long queue lines. No more wasted time waiting for your turn. The NBI clearance online application eliminates 3 steps of the process, namely: Data Verification, Payment to the Cashier and Filling out the Application Form!

The only disadvantage or draw back from the new system is it delays you for a day because of the Scheduling Task as to when to visit your selected NBI Clearance Outlet where you process your NBI Clearance online application.

Let’s start our NBI Clearance Application journey.

In this tutorial, I assume you are a first time user and you don’t have an NBI Clearance account.

Register an Account with NBI Clearance Application Online

I want you to go to their website, its nbi-clearance.com.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Website

Assuming you don’t have an account in NBI Clearance Online Application Website, on the right side of your screen you’ll see the “REGISTER” section. Click the check box if you have an old NBI Clearance or not. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will select NO.

Once you checked the “NO” from the check box, the required fields will change. As shown in the image below, you are required to input all the required fields needed to complete the NBI Clearance Online account registration.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Register New Account

Type in your Gender, Civil Status, Birth Date, Complete Name (First Name, Middle Name and Surname), your active/working email address and your assigned password.

Once done, click the “I ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE” check box. Another pop out window will appear. The message will tell you about the description of the service and privacy. You don’t have to read it, you can just skip reading and click the “I AGREE” button.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Website Terms And Condition Agree

After you clicked the button, an important reminder will show up in your screen. The window will show you the details you have previously entered. Make sure to double check it because this is the last chance you will be able to edit it.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Personal Information Confrimation

I suggest to read it line by line to check if you got it right. If you confirmed what you’ve written is correct, then press the “YES” button to proceed.

Log In to your NBI Clearance Account

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Sign Inlog In

Log in to your account by filling up the email address and the assigned password from the previous step.  Click the “SIGN IN” link at the right side of your screen.

After the confirmation of the details, it will redirect you to the NBI Clearance Application Dashboard. This will test if you have successfully registered your account. If you’re seeing the same screen as shown in the screenshot below, that means you’ve successfully registered an account with NBI Clearance.

Fill up and Submit your NBI Clearance Application Form

The next thing to do is to complete all the details needed in your NBI Clearance Online Application Form.

This is the place where you need to complete all the required Applicant’s information. Kindly complete all the needed details to proceed with the next step of NBI Clearance Application.

Enter the following details such as your Contact Details, Family Background and other information such as Educational Attainment, Occupation, Religion, Height, Weight, Complexion and your Identifying Marks if applicable.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Applicants Information

You will be directed to this page, where you can view all the Personal Information you’ve just enter. Double check each item for errors.

Once completed, head down to the bottom of the screen and click the “SAVE INFORMATION”.

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

Now you’re almost done! Please note that the information you’ve entered above can be modified whenever you find any errors or mistake. In the upper right hand corner of the screen, there’s a button named “EDIT INFORMATION”. Just click it and you’ll be back again to NBI Clearance Applicant’s Information page where you can edit the incorrect information.

The next step would be the scheduling an appointment with NBI Clearance Appointment System.

At the upper right hand of your screen, there’s two button. The first one is the “APPLY FOR CLEARANCE” and the “EDIT INFORMATION” button.

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

We already know what the “EDIT INFORMATION” do when you click it right? So we’ll proceed with the next step.

Schedule an Appointment in NBI Clearance Outlet

Click the “APPLY FOR CLEARANCE” button!

After clicking the button, a confirmation window will appear asking you to provide the what ID you are presenting when applying for NBI Clearance. In this tutorial, I have chosen to present my Philippine Passport.

Write down the available Valid ID you have such as Driver’s License or Passport or anything that is accepted by NBI Clearance Branch.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Valid Id To Present

Please note that you are required to bring a valid id for when applying for NBI Clearance. Valid IDs Accepted in Applying in NBI Clearance.

For the next window, make sure to read the Important Message and click the “Close” button.

You will be then redirected to another page where you must schedule an appointment with NBI Clearance. This way, you can select the date when you will be processing your NBI Clearance.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Schedule An Nbi Clearance Appointment

Select the NBI Clearance Branch where you want to process your NBI Clearance. Just select the name of the NBI Branch from the drop down list.

Select your preferred date when you want to process your NBI Clearance. Schedule your NBI Clearance application by selecting your preferred schedule if its AM or PM. Click the blue boxes corresponding to the date you want to process your NBI Clearance as well as the schedule.

We’ll just tackle each section one by one. We’ll discuss first the NBI Clearance Branch.

In this section, what you need to do is to select the NBI Clearance branch where you want to process your NBI Clearance Application.

In my case, I will select the NBI Clearance Center Manila which is the main branch of NBI Clearance located at UN Avenue Manila.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Select Date And Time For Nbi Clearance Application Appointment

You can type in the location to be able to quickly search the list for your preferred NBI Clearance Branch.

The next item on our list is the NBI Clearance appointment date and time of your application.

Just right below the NBI Clearance Branch, you will be presented will a calendar showing the time and the number of slots available on that day. Select your preferred date and time for your NBI Clearance Application.

The highlighted dates are days which the NBI Clearance branch accommodates applicants while the greyed out dates are unavailable. There are only two selection for the time of the application, AM and PM.

We’re almost done!

Right after setting an appointment, you will need to complete your NBI Clearance Application by paying the required NBI Clearance Fees.

Pay your NBI Clearance Online Application

As an NBI Clearance Applicant, you have four (6) options to choose how you will pay your NBI Clearance. These are through:

  • Banks (Over the Counter)
  • Banks (Online)
  • Mobile (Payment through GCASH)
  • Bayad Centers
  • Multipay
  • ECPay
  • 7-Eleven

For Over the Counter Payment in Banks – you need to go to accredited banks such as BDO, Metrobank and BPI to pay your NBI Clearance. In this type of Payment method for NBI Clearance, a service fee will be charged to your NBI Clearance. For BDO transactions, they charge an additional P25 for over the counter payment while P50 are charged when you pay through BPI.

For Bank Online Payment – you can pay online using your Online Banking app such as BDO Internet Banking, BPI Express Online, Chinabank Online, Metrobank Direct, RCBC Access one, Unionbank EON/Internet Banking & UCPB Connect. Just like over the counter payment, a service fee will be charged to your NBI Clearance. The amount varies from P40 to P100 depending on the Bank where you are transacting.

Mobile Payment – you can also pay using your GCASH. A service fee will be charged accordingly.

Bayad Centers – you can proceed and pay to various BAYAD CENTER outlets or to their partners like Cebuana Lhullier, SM Savemore, LBC, Robinsons, eBiz, Petnet, Landmark, Waltermart, Isetann, Sta. Lucia East Mall, USSC and selected branches of Villarica Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, Prime Asia Pawnshop, 2go Express, Tambunting Pawnshop, Raquel Pawnshop, DIrect Agent 5, CVM Pawnshop, Sinag Pawnshop, San Roque Supermarket, Luzon Development Bank, Citystate Bank, Go Beyond Expectation Remittance Ci., and more. Just like the others, a service fee will be charged accordingly.
Don’t be confused on the service fee and your NBI Clearance fee. The final amount will be shown to you together with the NBI Clearance Payment Reference Number that you will present when you pay your NBI Clearance Application Online.

7-Eleven – I have written a separate tutorial on how to pay your NBI Clearance Application through 7-Eleven here.

Going back to the tutorial, click on the payment method you prefer. For this scenario, I will pay my NBI Clearance using the BANK OVER THE COUNTER method through BDO.
This window will appear, please read it carefully and click “PROCEED” button.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Payment Details

The NBI Clearance website will show you the transactions summary of your NBI Clearance application. Click “PROCEED TO PAYMENT”.

Select your preferred Bank from the list. The NBI Clearance authorize the following banks to accept the NBI Clearance Payment, these are:

  • BDO
  • BPI
  • MetroBank
  • Robinsons Bank
  • Union Bank

I have selected BDO as my bank where I will pay my NBI Clearance Fee. It will show the reference number and the final amount which is P155.00.

You may click the link “view and save the instruction online” to view the payment instruction for your reference.

A reference number and the final amount that you need to pay for your NBI Clearance will be shown. In my case, the amount to be paid isP155.00.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Reference Number

In case your wondering how it arrive at the P165 if the NBI Clearance is just only P115. Here’s the breakdown of theP155.00 payment would be P130 for the NBI Clearance, P25 for the NBI Clearance E-Payment Services and P25 Bank Service Fee.

You may save the NBI Clearance Payment instruction for your reference. If you don’t have a printer, you can just snap a photo of it from your mobile phone.

The important details here are the Reference Number, Account Number, Account Name, the BDO Deposit Reference No. and lastly the Amount. Please make sure to pay it in the bank before the Deadline indicated in the Payment Instruction.

Now go to the nearest BDO or any bank you have chosen to pay your NBI Clearance and pay the amount for your NBI Clearance Application.

Print NBI Clearance Application Form

After paying your NBI Clearance in BDO, make sure that you have your deposit slips.

Now, go back to the NBI Clearance Online application and log in to your account using your registered email address and password.

Go to the “TRANSACTION”. It can be found in the left side of the website.

You will see the previous NBI Clearance Application. If you haven’t paid your application, you can see the status that its “PENDING” just like in the image below.

But if you have already settled the payment, the status will change to “PAID“.

Now, you should print your NBI Clearance. Click on the Details button

Once this window appears, click on the button “PRINT APPLICATION FORM”. It will open another window

Here’s an example of the NBI Clearance Application Form Online.

Process your NBI Clearance

You may now process your NBI Clearance in their NBI Clearance Office.

Some useful advice:

  • Bring Two (2) Valid Identification Cards.
  • Make sure to follow the appropriate dress code allowed in the NBI Clearance Outlets so that they will let you in without any problem.
  • Bring the printed NBI Clearance Application form, the one which I’ve shown a while ago.

When you arrive in the gate of NBI Main, or any of its satellite offices, don’t waste your time. Ask an NBI Personnel currently stationed to assist the NBI Clearance Applicants right away. Ask them that you are an NBI Clearance ONLINE applicant. He or she will give you some directions where to proceed so listen carefully.

Have your picture taken then the Biometrics will be the next step. The two steps will be too easy for you, right? No need for a thorough explanation for this!

The last step would be the issuance of your NBI Clearance. This is where you go to the printing facilities of NBI Clearance and receive your fresh-from-the-printer NBI Clearance!

Congratulations! You just successfully applied for your NBI Clearance! Do you have anything to say to us? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Hello poh:) Except for the quick renewal to be delivered at the house, is there other option na mgrenew online poh? Na pwede mo lang e pick up (like for the regular applcation of clearance online na pwde e print ang form then choose mode of payment then submit sa offce) if malapit lang yung office to pay cheaper than yung sa delivery poh mejo higher ang fee…Or sa office nlng poh personal mg Aaply for renewal?
    I still have also my online account. Hoping for your response if may idea poh kayo:)

  • How To Renew NBI Clearance The Easiest Way?

    1. Go to NBI main site. Select NBI Clearance Quick Renewal (on the bottom main page). Note: There’s no need to log in because you won’t be able to see this option anymore. No need to pay attention to the ‘register box’ as well.

    2. A pop up box will appear. It will prompt you to type in your NBI I.D. No. found in your old clearance. Yes, that’s the long alpha-numeric characters. Click ‘verify’.

    3. Another box will appear asking for your home address. Just fill it out. They will send your new clearance on the address you typed in so make sure it’s correct and reachable. After filling it out, an initial amount will show up on the bottom. Click ‘next’.

    4. You will need to update your birthday information. And choose whichever mode of payment is the most convenient. I don’t know if the site is only having a technical issue but I was only allowed to pay through Bayad Center.5. Another box will pop up and it will instruct you to keep the reference code flashing and pay on the nearest Bayad Center or LBC. Please do take note that they add additional P25 for utilizing the site. It’s not yet included on the total amount.

    6. That’s it! No need to chat NBI or present your proof of payment anywhere. Don’t expect any e-mail confirmation or tracking information because nothing will be provided. This is only for those who can take a risk. Relax and stay in the comfort of your house and wait until you receive the document via LBC! Mine barely took a week and I’m surprised! I paid on April 26 and got it April 31!

    Note: The NBI Clearance will only show all the information you entered when you initially created your account years back. The same information will display on your new clearance unless updated. If there’s an information you would like to change, you will need to log in first and update your account. There’s no option for this during the quick renewal process, so be mindful.

    That’s pretty much everything! I never thought this was made possible. If you don’t opt for the delivery and much preferred walking in (and saving for the additional fee on shipping), that’s perfectly fine too. The process won’t take as much time as when it was your initial application. Just go to the nearest NBI site and they would be willing to assist.

  • Hello Miss Kat,

    I applied my NBI clearance during the gunshow in Megamall last November 16, 2018, I’m done with the fingerprints, photo taking and its already paid but till now the status still pending. Can you please advise kung pano po gagawin at sino pwede makontak? I guessed yung mga kasma ko nakuha na po nila, marami po kai nag apply during that day. Salamat po.

    • Ask lang po. NBI On-Wheels po ba iyong event. wala kasi NBI Megamall na site. If On-wheels nga sya As I remember sa mga ganitong event. If sino ang coordinator ng event sila ang kukuha ng mga clearance ng mga applicante na nahit during the process. mga tanong po kayo sa opisina po nila.
      2nd option. pwede nyong kunin yung clearance na process sa main office NBI TAFT AVE. dalhin lang yung resibo at reference number na binayaran magdala din ng ID’s.

  • I have a question. I already paid the fee using my online banking. After that, I checked the transactions, still not in there. But I already paid it. How is that? Thank you. Today is Friday at 6:47 PM. I keep on signing out and back log in to check on transactions but still not in there. But was already paid thru my bank. Thank you

    • As long as paid ka na po and may proof ka ng iyong payment, you can just ignore yung status ng iyong NBI Clearance Online. You can just proceed on your schedule and process your NBI Clearance Online.

    • Dahil multipurpose NBI Clearance na po ang lahat ng iniissue na NBI Clearance. Lahat po ay ganon na. Ibig sabihin po nito, lahat po ng government process or requirements ay tatanggapin na po ang MULTI PURPOSE NBI CLEARANCE.

  • Tanong ko lang po, kukuha po ako ngayon NBI CLEARANCE for RENEWAL then i click the NBI CLEARANCE QUICK RENEWAL (IS YOUR NBI CLEARANCE EXPIREDOR EXPIRING? RENEW IT AND GET IT DELIVERED ” DOOR-TO-DOOR!”, Kailangan ko pa bang pumunta sa Office ng NBI to claim it? or should I wait for the delivery?
    Ang Office po ng NBI ay nasa Catbalogan City pa,para makapunta dun I should travel for about 3 hrs.

  • BAKIT PO INVALID EMAIL OR PASSWORD SAMANTALANG YUN NMAN ILINAGAY KO, ISINULAT KO PA NGA PARA D MAKALIMUTAN. D TULOY AKO MKAPASOK, NKABAYAD NA PO AKO IPPRINT NA LNG APPLICATION FORM.

  • bakit po may nkalagay dito sa application form na valid until Dec. 14, 2018 samantalang yung appointment po na nakuha Dec. 28, 2018

    • PWede naman po. pero dapat po meron syang recent nbi clearance na may NBI Clearance reference number para po mavail mo ang quick renewal.

  • Pde po b aq mgapplyl ng nbi clearance as SINGLe sa civil status kht na kakakuha q LNG ng nbi LST month na MARRIED any civil status ko?ngkaproblem po kz sa marriage contract ko.slmat

    • I think possible po yun. Make sure lang na ang ipapakita mong valid IDs is yung single ka pa para sa iyong NBI Clearance Online Application.

    • wala napong NBI Clearance for Travel Abroad purpose. Lahat po ay Multipurpose NBI Clearance na. Meaning kahit saan mo na po ito pwedeng gamitin, mapa local employment man or abroad.

  • i have an old nbi clearance pero di ko na makita. upon checking nbi site, nakalagay kung meron na dati na nbi clearance. so hinanap ko dahil may hinihingi na code or number. kaso di ko talaga makita. ginawa ko, nag start over ako. nilagay ko “No” dun kung may old clearance na ako. would it matter?

    • It doesnt matter. OK lang po ang inyong ginawa. New application ka na din po ng NBI Clearance dahil wala na po ang iyong lumang kopya.

    • Payment palang po yang gagawin mo, need mo pa din pumunta sa NBI Clearance branch na napili mo sa date at oras na sinet mo po.

  • Hi po. Bago po ako. Ask ko po yung about sa ID. Kasi po meron lang po ako Passport ID. Though meron pa po ako Student ID kaso po graduate na po ako, this april 2018 po. Pwede ko pa po ba gamitin iyon? Thank you po

  • Pwede po ba magpalit ng time slot on the same day?
    Napindot ko po kasi slot hapon pa…
    Though umaga dapat un…
    Late ko na nakita na hapon pala ung napindot…
    Help…

  • I followed the steps on the nbi clearance website. All my friends told me that all transactions will be online whether New application or Renewal, i am for Renewal, it even asked me for my old clearance and it showed me my details right after.

    Today i went to my scheduled appointment, and the personnel was changing my renewal application to NEW. I told them i was renewing, and he said “pag sa online po kayo nagapply ibig sabihin NEW APPLICATION po yon, walng renewal don” and mind you he was telling me indirectly how stupid i am for using the internet and not just walking in. He told me that i should’ve brought my old clearance and i did have it with me and he said “ah wala na rin po yan, nagonline na po kayo ehh”. Instead of getting my clearance immediately, i was told to go back after 10-11 days because my name has a HIT.

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