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NBI Clearance Online Application and Renewal for 2018

NBI Clearance Online has been our expertise in our website. So to give something back to our valued readers, we are writing again the new updated guide on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online.

We’ve been asked thousand of times how to apply for  NBI Clearance Online, our answer is plainly simple and consistent. Try going to the NBI Clearance Online and register an account. We’ll that’s the first step to a several steps of a process. But that’s a good start right?

If you’re still wondering how to do it, it might be good if you watch a quick video about it.

Still don’t get it? Hmmm..

Then this is the best time that you read the comprehensive guide on how to apply for NBI Clearance. Please note that all you need to do is read the entire article. Then if you still have questions, I want you to leave a comment with your question and we promise we’ll get back to you.

Register an Account with NBI Clearance Online

STEP 1: First thing to do is go to and register an account using your personal email address.

NBI Clearance Online

STEP 2: Register an account with the NBI Clearance Online website.

If you are just renewing your NBI Clearance and still have your old NBI Clearance, choose the “YES” option.

If you are a new applicant, click the “NO” option.

Fill up all the required fields correctly then click the “I ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE” to agree with the Terms of Service. Click the “SIGN UP” button below to continue.

STEP 3: Fill up all the necessary details in the APPLICANT INFORMATION page. After completing the NBI Clearance Application Form, Click the SAVE INFORMATION.

One you click the SAVE INFORMATION button, it will redirect you to the summary of your personal information.

You have the chance to edit your information by clicking the “EDIT” button at the right side of the screen.

Schedule an Appointment

After doing the previous steps above, Click the “APPLY FOR CLEARANCE” button.

A window will pop out asking for the Valid ID that you will present when you apply for an NBI Clearance Online. Press the “I Agree” button after entering the valid ID that you will bring for verification purposes.

You will be redirected to the scheduling page. This page allows you to choose the NBI Branch you want to process your NBI Clearance. Select the best NBI Clearance Branch that is most convenient to you.

Select the Date and Time (AM or PM) of your NBI Clearance Appointment.

After selecting the appointment, on the right side of you’re screen. You’ll see the amount of your NBI Clearance and the different payment options you may want to choose.

Payment of NBI Clearance Transaction

After selecting the mode of payment that suits you. For the sake of this example, I selected 7-Eleven as the mode of payment because its the most convenient for me.

After selecting the mode of payment which is 7-Eleven, NBI Clearance Online will show you the Reference Number. You need to write the NBI Clearance Reference number and bring it to the nearest 7-Eleven and pay for it.

For more details about paying your NBI Clearance in 7-Eleven, you may want to read our article about it: How to Pay Your NBI Clearance Application in 7-Eleven

After paying the said NBI Clearance reference number in any mode of payment you selected you need to check the status of your NBI Clearance Online application. When you check your transaction in the NBI Clearance Online website, you’ll see that in the details section that the status will change from “PENDING” to “PAID”.

Processing your NBI Clearance

After completing the NBI Clearance Online application, all you need to do is wait for your appointment date.

When the scheduled appointment date arrives, go to the NBI Clearance branch you have selected in your appointment. Bring at least Two (2) Valid Identification Cards and don’t forget your NBI Clearance Reference Number and your NBI Clearance Online Payment receipt.

You don’t have to print your NBI Clearance Application form, all you need to bring are the items I mentioned earlier.

Photo Capture and Biometrics

The last step in you NBI Clearance application will be the Photo Capture and Biometrics. In this step, all you need to do is follow the instruction of your NBI Clearance personnel on what to do.

We won’t discuss the picture taking which I’m very sure you’re familiar on how to do it. While Biometrics is scanning your finger print on their device. This will copy your finger prints and save it in their database.

We haven’t heard any issues on these steps as this the easiest part.


NBI Clearance are issued immediately after you’ve done all the steps above. All you need to do is wait for a few minutes and your NBI Clearance will be printed and handed to you.

But the one day processing will not take place IF you have an NBI Clearance HIT. This means that the NBI Clearance Personnel will not issue your NBI Clearance and your NBI Clearance will be put on hold.

Most of the time, they will stamp your receipt with and date and ask you to claim it on that day. The reasons will be discussed further below.

NBI Clearance HIT

There are several reasons why you are tagged as HIT in your NBI Clearance and these are the following:

1. You have a namesake – this means that you have the same name with another person.

2. Your namesake has a pending criminal case or outstanding warrant of arrest – If you have a namesake and (unluckily), he/she have a pending criminal case or an outstanding warrant of arrest, unfortunately, your NBI Clearance release will be delayed.

3. You have a pending criminal case – if you have a pending criminal case or have an outstanding warrant of arrest, your name will be flagged and the issuance of your NBI Clearance will be on hold.

4. You had a criminal case – whether you are found guilty or innocent in your previous case, this matter will cause the delay of the issuance of your NBI Clearance hence your are tag a HIT.

If NBI Clearance Personnel determined that you fall on Numbers 2, 3 & 4, an additional step will be added to your NBI Clearance Application which is the NBI Clearance Quality Control.

For more details about the NBI Clearance Quality Interview, you may view our previous post about: NBI Clearance HIT. You may also browse the comments section for the question, answers and personal experiences encountered by our readers.

NBI Clearance Quality Control

An NBI Clearance Quality Control is done in the presence of the NBI Resident Lawyer’s office. An interview will take place and basic personal information will be asked to prove the identity of the Applicant. This aims to prove that the person or NBI Clearance Applicant is not the same person appearing on their records that has a criminal case or a pending warrant of arrest.

If the applicant is not the same person appearing on their record with criminal liability, the NBI Clearance of the applicant will be released immediately.

You may be interested in reading the detailed discussion of the NBI Clearance Quality Interview here: NBI Clearance Quality Interview

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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  • krizza
    September 20, 2018

    bakit po hindi po ako mkapag fill up n g bagong form after i sign up.bumabalik po sa unang step. ngrenew po ako ng nbi

  • Ramon quilao
    September 20, 2018

    Elow po bkt po ganun ung nag gawa ako dati ng nbi walang pass at gmail d ko alam tuloy ngaun panu gumawa d kssi makagawa kahit ng fill up na ako ng para sa nbi ko salmt sa sasagot

  • Misael Carlos
    September 20, 2018

    Is the “mother name” being asked for refering to mother’s name as a married woman? Or is it asking for the full maiden name?

  • Mark Christopher M. Salas
    September 19, 2018

    Paano po pag na expired na ung resibo ng NBI reciept ko. Possible parin po ba na macleclaime ko ung NBI clearance ko..
    Or another payment ulit kahit hindi kopa na kukuha ung mismong clearance??

    • Kat Delano
      September 20, 2018

      Yes po. kelangan po kasi asikasuhin nyo po agad on the date kung kelan kayo nagschedule ng appointment sa nbi clearance.

  • Czerina
    September 19, 2018

    I am trying to apply for a new one under my married name but per confirmation, my maiden name was the one that appears. I applied way back 2014 under maiden name for work purposes. Now I dont have a copy to retrieve the NBI #. How will I proceed to my application?

    • Kat Delano
      September 20, 2018

      NEW application nalang po ng nbi clearance application ang gawin nyo. same lang naman po ang proseso.

      • Ramon quilao
        September 20, 2018

        maam sakin ung gmail ko wala nmn kasi ako dtin email un ung prob sa nbi ko kaya d ako makagawa

  • Algelo
    September 19, 2018

    Good day po, wala po kasing nakalagay na print button sa transactions nung sakin wala po yung details, okay lang po ba na hindi na iprint yung application form?

    • Kat Delano
      September 20, 2018

      ang alam ko po ay dun mismo sa nbi clearance branch inaarrange ang delivery ng nbi clearance. yun lang po ang pagkakaalam ko.

    September 18, 2018


  • iris
    September 17, 2018

    gano po katagal bago makuha yung clearance pag may ka HIT po ? yung akin po kasi mag 2weeks na di parin na deliver may ka hit po siguro ako ?

  • lhyn felipe
    September 17, 2018

    Mam paano po magrenew? mas mabilis lang ba na proseso yun kaysa sa new apply

    • Kat Delano
      September 20, 2018

      pakibasa nalang po ang article kung paano kumuha ng nbi clearance. same lang po ang proseso ng new at renewal.

  • Lovely Aleiah Amay
    September 13, 2018

    Okay lang po ba kahit na delivery ung piliin ko instead of pick up?

  • Edward
    September 12, 2018

    Pag po ba renewal na tapos may ka hit makukuha po agad?

    • Kat Delano
      September 13, 2018

      Hindi po makukuha ang nbi clearance agad agad kung meron ka pong HIT.

  • Gio Payumo
    September 11, 2018

    Sir, mam yong nanay ko po kasi eh nasa ibang bansa nagbabakasyon tas po ngayon kelangan nya po ng nbi .pwede po ba ako kumuha ng nbi nya at paano po? Ano po mga requirements ? salamat po:)

    • Kat Delano
      September 13, 2018

      Pakibasa nalang po ang article na nakasulat sa itaas. andyan po ang steps kung paano mag apply ng NBI Clearance.

  • Carla
    September 8, 2018


    I obtained my NBI clearance from Batangas Satellite office last Aug 18,2018 as a requirement for our family migration to Australia. My husband who is currently in UAE partially processed his NBI clearance at UAE embassy. After sending his documents to me, I finalized the process and obtained his clearance in his behalf at NBI taft.

    Everything went well until i tried verifying our clearances online. I input his NBI id num and it says VALID while mine says “system cannot find the given NBI id num”. I called NBI Batangas satellite office and I was told that it may take 6-7 mos for my clearance to appear in their system and they cannot do anything about it.

    I felf so upset so I phoned NBI main office in taft ave, they asked ke to go to their office with no assurance that they could address my concern.

    I can’t believe it will take that long for the clearance to appear on your system. You shouldn’t isssue a certificate with NBI id num in it, but can’t be found once verified. The immigration might think I’m into forgery resulting to a denied visa application. I believe this issue is something to be escalated to the upper government.