How to Apply NBI Clearance Online

October 1, 2018 10:25 am

Author’s note: This post about NBI Clearance Online Application was updated on January 14, 2020.

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.

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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 Online 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!

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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.

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Register an Account with NBI Clearance Application Online

I want you to go to their website, its https://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/.

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 (you may check out NBI Online Registration). 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Online 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!

P.SWe have recently published an updated guide on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online in 2019, you might as well read it. We also included Frequently Asked Questions that you can refer to if you have questions to ask. (https://www.nbiclearance.org/how-to-apply-nbi-clearance-online-2019/)

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  • jessica rin says:

    how to registered

  • Ryan says:

    Pano kapag ang piniling online payment ay 7/11 tapos offline pala ang machine nila. Bukas na yung appointment ko sa pagkuha nung NBI. Can I pay sa ibang payment center? I badly need a response. Thank you

  • jaylord says:

    how to apply online ?

  • Karen Jade says:

    nakabayad na ko sa 7/11. sa details column, naka PAID na status ko, but sa Actions column, wala yung DETAILS na kini-click para maprint yung application form. 3 hours na, nakaraan nung nagbayad ako, pero wala pa rin. ano pwede gawin. :'( bukas na appointment ko :'(

  • Mendy Ningasca says:

    Are there any other documents needed para makakuha ng nbi clearance?

  • Mario lagaran jr. says:

    Hi good morning ask lng po if may schedule na po ba ako at nakapagbayad na pwde po ba ako mag walk in sa ibang nbi outlets kasi need ko po makakuha agad ng nbi may 10 pa po kc schedule ko Pero nakapag online regs na po ako at nakapag payment na..pwd pi ba un makakuha ng mas maaga sa schedule?thank you and God bless!

  • John Ver P. Gomez says:

    Applying for nbi clearance

  • Arturo Dobla says:

    alam nyo nakakayamot na ang website nyo, hindi fully function.. hindi ba puede ma access ang NBI website from abroad… nag registered ako hindi naman nag tuloy..

  • Jinky Dela Cruz Pedroso says:

    I want to process my NBI cleance .And I want it as soon as possible. Thank you!

  • JUN PATAYAN says:

    I want to get my nbi clearance

  • JUN PATAYAN says:

    I want to get an nbi clearance

  • Mara says:

    Wala pong apply for clearance or edit information button

  • Wiljohn g. Nacqua says:

    I want to get an nbi clearance

  • Malou Esguerra says:

    Hi, the applicant is in Canada but needs an NBI Clearance to process his Permanent Residency application. Can he assign a representative. What is the process

  • Joana says:

    Hi, paano mapprint yung application form if walang DETAILS button kahit bayad na status sa transaction?

    • Anonymous says:

      Hello, how did you print your application form? I also have the same problem. The details button is not appearing on the left side.

      • Sienna says:

        Hi! I’m having the same problem. There’s no details button. Have you printed yours? If yes, how did you?

    • Kamille says:

      I-restore down nyo po yung tab/browser tapos lalabas na po yung DETAILS button. Ganun din po yung akin, wala din pong DETAILS button nung una, then nung ni-restore down ko, lumabas na yung DETAILS button. Hope this helps. 🙂

    • Aix says:

      Hello, hindi ko din makita yung details button kaya di ko din maprint yung form. 🙁 Paid na ko at triny ko nadin i-log sa ibang browser at ibang computer pero wala talaga. Bukas pa naman appointment ko.

      • Kassy says:

        Wala ding details button yung application ko. Paid na rin ako. Pano kaya toh?

  • Mailyn Rom says:

    NBI Clearance Renewal only

  • Alfie divina says:

    Hi iam traying to aplay my nbi clerance

  • Amver says:

    d ko po makita ung details dun sa gilid ng transactions d ko mprint ung form ko pnu un mghhnty pa ba ako?

  • Gemel rey sulit says:

    Pwde po ba delivery ung NBI k.renew lng ang inaaplay ko.

  • Claro says:

    Hello, as of 4/6/17, 11:53 AM, I cannot apply for clearance. It asks me for a PIN but whenever I click the SUBMIT button, it always says, either you are updating the website or i have an internet connection problem. I clearly don’t have any problem with my connection. Please advise

  • amor riego madayag says:

    may ipinasa n po akong nbi sa uber

  • James Richard T. Penaranda says:

    What if i already have nbi clearance lastyear processed tru nbi clearance online also but got expired already, what steps should i do for another nbiclearance for this year.. Is there such thing as nbi clearance renewal like it was before when applying manually?? How do i renew my recent nbi clearance??

    • Joana says:

      If may old nbi number ka na, magrenew ka na lang po. If wala na, then register as new nalang.

  • James Penaranda says:

    What if i already have nbi clearance lastyear processed tru nbi clearance online also but got expired already, what steps should i do for another nbiclearance for this year.. Is there such thing as nbi clearance renewal like it was before when applying manually?? What should i do now

  • Sarah says:

    hi.. i just want to ask, kung ano po ba ilalagay ko sa MIDDLE NAME ko .. married na kasi ako. ung ilalagay ba doon ay ang middle name ko noong dalaga ako or ung ngaun na?

  • ELIZA ROSE AGUINALDO CELESTIAL says:

    Sirs. I applied for an online NBI Clearance yesterday April 3, but not able to get it because they said I have the same name with somebody and had to submit my case to the main office for verification. Surely the said name do not have the same middle name like me. So why do I have to wait? I really need the clearance for my job interview April 5 otherwise I will lose this opportunity. Pls help me!!!

  • gina says:

    after clicking the apply for clearance button, it keeps saying that i need to set up a pin code. so i tried to enter some pin code but it wont accept the code, it keeps saying that the pin must be six characters.

  • Ariest Dela Cruz says:

    Down ba server ng NBI ngayon hindi ako maka-log in patulong naman po

  • Manny beth l arcueno says:

    How can i change my payment from sevev eleven to bayad center

    • PURING says:

      BAL-UT PO ANG SURNAME KO. AYAW TANGGAPIN SA WEBSITE KASI MAY SPECIAL CHARACTER. PANO PO GAGAWIN KO. ANY ANSWER PLEASE. PAG TANGGALIN KO HYPEN BAKA MAGING PROBLEMA NAMAN SA APPLICATION KO.

  • maureen medina says:

    Good afternoon… can i apply nbi clearace.. how to sign up?

  • john says:

    wtf

  • Reinsel says:

    Can i pay after i get my nbi clearance?

  • dario b. bongalon says:

    nhirapan po aq mkapag register sa nbi registration renewal online.

  • cherryl silva says:

    apply nbi clearances

  • alvin says:

    pahirap naman ang pinagagawa nyo, puro FB ang lumalabas. Ayusin nyo naman ang website nyo yung medaling maghanap ng kaylanga.

  • Laena says:

    there is no sign up button on the website. How can I apply?

  • Arnold Kert Pacquiao says:

    Hi. i already paid mine but theres no option for me to print my form. ‘action” section doesnt have “details” pls help me

    • John Eric says:

      Same problem din ako nyan, ang ginawa ko zoom in sa browser ng sagad saka lang lumabas yung “details” na option. tingin ko sa browser yan. Hope na nakatulong ako.

    • Honeylove says:

      zoom mo lng mga 150% ska lng mkita DETAILS tapos click mo yun para mprint mo NBI Clearance application form mo …

    • kae tadeo says:

      same as mine! i cant print my application form…

  • elmer says:

    I register ko kayo online 20 pesos lang.den bayad nalang kayo ng clearance sa bayad center..

    • rachel says:

      go to nbi-clearance.com po then sign up your account after that lag in your created account tapos un na ..you can fill up the application form na po..hope nakatulong …kasi tagal ko rin hinahanap..so para sa mga nihirapan jan…good day po ..god bless

  • elmer says:

    pwedi po kayo magpahinga reg.sakin 20pesos lang:-) den bayad nalang kayo sa bayad center:-)

  • ace l says:

    panay guides lng nakikita ko sa site na to….may i ask where is the actual registration form..

  • Jeremie balayong villeta says:

    Gusto ko mag apply nang NBI clearance … can I ask the forms ma’am /sir

  • Tony says:

    Hello! This helpful tips. But how about if you have a “hit” like the manual process? Does the “hit” delay results still exist in the new nbi online application? Because previously, I always get a hit whenever I apply for an nbi clearance. I hope you could shed some lights. Thank you.

  • jose clifford v. canillo says:

    i want to apply for an nbi clearance…may i ask the form mam/ sir?

  • Via Sherika Dungo says:

    Wala na po ba talagang dry seal?

  • Armamae says:

    How to apply nbi clearance in online?

  • Alnor Diamla Balading says:

    Pwedi po ba mag apply ulit ng nbi clearance even if meron kana ng nbi clearance???

  • ONIE says:

    MGA PILIPINO TALGA! ANG SAKIT SA HAIR

  • onie says:

    Please sa mga nagtatanong kung panu mag online, ayan na po naka detalye na po MAGBASA LNG PO KAYU!

  • beverly baoanan says:

    paano po bang apply online?

  • jeremaihcarman says:

    hellow mag aaplay po ako

  • maricar laowisin nunez says:

    panu po mag apply online?