NBI Clearance Online Application and Renewal for 2018

October 7, 2018 10:37 am

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. Well that’s the first step to a several steps of a process. But that’s a good start right?


You may be interested in reading our new and updated article on How to Apply for NBI Clearance Online in 2019.

Still don’t get it? Hmmm..


Then this is the best time that you read the comprehensive guide on how to apply for NBI Online Registration. 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 https://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/ and register an account using your personal email address.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Website

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.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Applicants 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. This is the start of your NBI Online Application process.

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.

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

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

After selecting the appointment, on the right side of your 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.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Payment Details

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

Another new addition is the NBI Clearance Quick Renewal where you can just submit your application at home and wait for it to be delivered. You may read it here for more details.

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

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    bakit po naka pending pa din ung status ng payment ko? nakapagbayad na po kasi ako..

  • Jonhson Fernandez Martinez says:

    Good job po

  • rino palma says:

    open po ba ang nbi main sa dec 26, 2018 saka puede b kumuha nbi clearance on said date? thank you vwry much po

  • Mahalia says:

    Need further clarification on express renewal, once paid there will be no further requirements like still going to nbi branch? Just wait for the clearance to be delivered?

    Looking forwad for immediate response. Thanks

  • Andresito engada says:

    Sir/ma’am ilan ka ta-o ang pwede nyo ma cater s isang araw?

  • Ronel D. Kilongan says:

    Pwede bang walk in na lng

  • ellen says:

    panu po qung nawala ung refference # bago qo mabayaran anu po pedeng gawin..????

  • dodong says:

    The website does not allow registration for those whose surnames have a dash or hyphen. Kahit na nilagay ko na old nbi clearance number ko ayaw padin, sabi eh surnames must contain only letters and spaces. Eh may dash/hyphen talaga apelyido ko eh pati na sa birth certificate. Removing that dash/hyphen will make me a different person. So pano ako makapag set ng appointment para makakuha ng clearance?

  • sham says:

    Sir bakit hindi ko naka indicate ang nbi number sa old nbi clearance ko?hindi ko tuloy alam paano mag renew pls help me po. Salamat

  • sham says:

    Hi po.paano po ba makapag renewal ng NBI po kc 2013 pa po ako nakakuha

  • Peter says:

    Ilan days po ang delivery pag renewal po? okay lang din po na sa mismong NBI kunin?

  • Jenny says:

    Is there anyone here who can explain the new renewal process online? Do I still need to go to branches of NBI or Ill just wait for my NBI Clearance to be deliver at home. Im using NBI account for almost 3years.

    • Sos Manuel says:

      Hello Jenny, you just need to log on nbi clearance website, then at the bottom of the screen if you’re using a mobile phone, there was a link (NBI CLEARANCE QUICK RENEWAL), it also mentioned, delivered door to door. Once you click it, be ready to input your previous NBI ID number. Hope this helps 🙂

  • John says:

    Nag process ako ng renewal through your website and paid it thru 711, the one that says it will be delivered “Door-to-door”. However, wala akong nareceive na payment confirmation or anything and wala din sya sa “My Transactions” sa account ko. What happened to my renewal? Did I just paid P370 for nothing???

  • Cielo says:

    Hello, bumalik po ako sa satellite branch ngyn araw dahil nagka-hit ung name nun pumunta kmi last Dec. 12 as per instruction. Ngayon araw naman, ang sabi for interview daw po sa Quality dun sa Main… sa UN MAnila daw po… san po b s UN? at paano pumunta duon??

  • JAY-R ENOJO says:


    • Kat Delano says:

      Meron po kasing convenience fee na dapat bayaran as additional kung magbabayad ka sa 7-Eleven ng iyong NBI Clearance.

      • Sos Manuel says:

        If that’s the case, I recommend paying it via bank online, It took me a few minutes to do it, and it is validated as well very quickly. I tried with BPI online today, only 25pesos was added as fee. (130 NBI, 25 bank fee)

  • Alexander Flores says:

    If you are flagged as hit, why you have to re scheduled the applicant to another day?
    Why can’t you settled it at that day so that we the applicant we’ll not be going back fort to clear our name. We have our work for a leaving and we don’t have a luxury of time process this application. Can you also have saturday’s so that any leave that we have will be spared?

    • Kat Delano says:

      This is one of the known issue with the NBI Clearance. Why they can’t fix the hit within a day so that the applicant wont come back the other day. Its easy for them since theyre using computers. To be honest, I don’t have any sure answer with that. But their best excuse is due to the volume of applicant.

      If im not mistaken, NBI Branches are open during weekdays only.

  • Roderick buan says:

    Goodafternoon, panu po ang process pag mag paparenew po ng NBI form overseas? Napanotaryo na sa philippine embassy abroad po. Bale ako po ang representative . panu ko po mairrenew at paanu po process nun ? Thankyou

    • Kat Delano says:

      Kailangan po ay pumunta kayo sa NBI Clearance Main Office located sa Taft Avenue. Dun po ang processing ng NBI Clearance application for abroad.

  • Flordeluz Ragasa says:

    Hello po, good day. Ask ko lang po sana kasi Married na po ako pero lahat po ng documents ko, maiden name p rin po gamit ko dahil andito po kami s ibang bansa. Nag register po ako online at naka declare na single un marital status ko para mag appear po s account un name ko as appeared in my passport. Nag request po ako ng nbi clearance from our embassy including special power of attorney at ippadala sa aking representative for processing sa main branch, nakasulat po dun na married ako. Magkakaroon po ba ng problema or kelangan ko pong magsumite ng additional documents for clarification? thank you po at maligayang PASKO sa ating lahat.

    • Flordeluz Ragasa says:

      Ff-up question po, makukuha po b agad un clearance ng authorized representative or will it take time? Kasi manggagaling pa po sya ng Pangasinan at need po ipadala ulit dito s abroad. wala naman po ang name ko s HIT list. thank you.

      • Kat Delano says:

        makukuha naman po agad kung wala po kayong HIT. pero kung meron po, possible pong pabalikin ng ibang araw para maclaim ang inyong NBI Clearance.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Kailangan lang po na magpakita kayo ng Marriage Certificate issued by PSA. Ito po ang ipapakita sa NBI Clearance.

  • Abby S says:

    Hi good day, question lang po may account na po ako ng nbi clearance online as I was able to register my recent NBI clearance which expired last June 2018. And I’m going to renew now sana pero nasa abroad po ako. I read na may ngrenew online- tapos for delivery yung clearance nya? Pano po nag-aappear yung “for delivery” option? Is it because pinas yung address, kasi yung naka-indicate sa sken na address is yung address abroad. I changed it to the pinas address pero wala kasing for delivery option na visible sa account ko. After po ba yun ng payment mag-aappear?

    And another question po is, if for appointment sa mga nbi outlets? any nbi outlets po ba pwede mag-claim yung representative? esp. for the OFWs? Magsesend nalang po ng scanned authorization letter and valid IDs na dadalhin ng representative? Pwede po ba yun? Thank you.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes, meron na pong NBI Clearance Quick Renewal which is delivered to your home address.

      I think the delivery address will be entered when you availed the quick delivery of your NBI Clearance Online.

      No, Kung saan ka po nagapply ng NBI Clearance, dun mo lang po pwede maclaim ito.

  • aztech says:

    question po: pag hit ka po ba nung first time na nag apply ka at narelease naman sayo yung nbi mo after waiting sa verification nila..hit pa rin po ba kung sakaling mag renew?wala po akong criminal records or anything..tanong ko lang po kasi im hoping na mapabilis ang pag release if renewal na..or same process pa din?kailangan parin mag hintay ng 2 weeks?

  • Xyla says:

    Hi. Is it okay if I pay 3 days after I got my reference number? Thanks


    I have a NBI clearance but it’s 18 years old (2000). I live in Arizona, USA and my lawyer wants me to get an updated/ renew NBI. Question; I need help getting this renew, can you tell me the easiest way to do this? Must I fly to Los Angeles Embassy? Can I do this from my home? Please help me ASAP.

  • Ernesto Molina Pura says:

    Dati po nung kumuha ako last jan. 2018 ng nbi clearance pinapunta nila ako quality control tapos nagkaroon ng quality interview pagpapatunai na hindi ako ang taong may kaso kundi kapangalan ko lang tapos may pinirmahan akong dokumento na nagpapatunai na hindi ako ang taong yun na may kaso kundi kapangalan ko lang pagkatapos nun ay nakuha ko agad.

  • j yap says:

    hello. i applied for renewal online, for delivery, at binigyan ako ng reference number. the following day ko binayaran. what’s the next step? will i receive a notification o antayan ko na lang yung delivery?

    thank you.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Wait mo nalang po ang delivery ng iyong NBI Clearance.

    • John says:

      Nakuha mo renewal mo? Ilang days? Did you receive any confirmation email?

  • Margie R Fabia says:

    Good morning,
    Paano po mag RENEW ng NBI CLEARANCE anong requirements po kailangan.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Kindly read nalang po ang article above with regards to NBI Clearance requirements.

  • Rex obidice says:

    good morning po ask lng po. nagkamali po kasi ako ng spelling ng last name ko. ung “i” po nagawa kong “e” ano po ba kailangan kong gawin o pano ko po maitama yon. need ko na po kasi mag Renew..

  • Princess says:

    Good day po.
    I just want to ask po sa process ng pag renew ng nbi clearance while i am working abroad. Do i need to make the necessary appointment online and just send a representative to the office to collect my clearance together with the old one, 2 valid IDs and the authorization letter? I am not sure po kasi if i need to get the appointment for my representative or they can go walk in lang po sa NBI branch in cebu. Need answer po sana asap. Thank you.

  • Mirasol dizom says:

    Valid id po ba yung sa Barangay ID??? Voters certification pwede rin po ba?

  • Ronnie turbanada says:

    hi pano po yan nakalimutan kuna yung NBI number ko

    • Kat Delano says:

      just apply for a NEW NBI Clearance Online.

  • Jaybal Ancheta says:

    How to submit online application renewal of NBI CLEARANCE?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Just read the article on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online written above.

  • Ron says:

    Good morning po, inquire ko lang po regarding sa surname ko. I applied for NBI registration with correct surname (with letter “Ñ”) unfortunately upon logging in to the account, I cannot edit anymore the surname and first name area leaving me no choice to change the letter “N”in my surname instead of letter “Ñ”. Do I need to be bother regarding this matter?
    p.s. upon getting my previous NBI clearance, i dont encounter any “hit”on my name.( I took that clearance at main nbi at UN ave.)

    • Kat Delano says:

      Ano po ba ang tama? yung “Ñ”? i think wala naman problem sa NBI Clearance mo kung letter “N” ang gagamitin mo sa iyong NBI Clearance.

  • john mark salcedo says:

    good day po , august 24 pa po nag expire yung nbi ko eh pwede pa po ba yun irenew ?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Pwede po. Magapply ka lang po thru NBI Clearance Online as renewal.

  • jamil john roxas says:

    GOOD Day ,Gusto ko po kumuha ng nbi then need ko po magregister kahit renewal po?. i have problem din po n nbi ko po is 2013 pa po. nkalagay po sa website is 2014-2018. so pano po ggwin ko.. register online for new or anu po ggwin?.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hello, need mo po magregister ng account sa NBI Clearance Online. You can check our article on how to apply NBI Clearance Online written above po.

      New application na po ang kailangan mo gawin para makapag apply ka. masyado na po kasing luma yung nbi clearance mo at hindi na tatanggapin as renewal ng NBI Clearance.


    Good day i am here abroad can i process my NBI online?how many days it will be released because i urgently needed it.Thank you.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hello, kailangan mo po pumunta sa Philippine Consulate to apply for NBI Clearance. Dun po kayo makakapag apply at pwede din po kayo dun magtanong paano ang proseso. As to how many days, depende po dahil ipapadala pa po yung NBI Clearance Form No. 5 para po sa Pilipinas (NBI Main Building Taft).

  • joan atienza says:

    ok lang po ba ma delay ng 2 days ang appearance po sa appointment

    • Kat Delano says:

      OK Lang po, wala pong problema yun. as long as mapuntahan mo po agad ang iyong NBI Clearance Online appointment kundi mageexpire po ito.


    Good day. I need to renew my clearance. I have my previous clearance with OLD number but in photocopy. Hindi ko na mahanap ang original. Do i need to apply for new clearance? Thank you.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hindi na po pwede ang old NBI Clearance na photocopy. All you need to do is register an account with NBI Clearance Online Application. You can follow the guide written above.

  • Liza says:

    Nag apply ako for renewal then walang lumabas na slot/appointment kung kelan ako pupunta sa NBI Office.
    Kailangan pa ba ng appointment or puntahan ko nalang dun mismu sa Office?
    Thank You

  • Diane says:

    Nag-apply po ako ng NBI Clearance Quick Renewal via nbi clearance website. No need for physical appearance ito diba?
    Pero nagpatanong ako kanina sa friend ko dun sa Office,kailangan pa daw mismu pumunta dun for biometrics and photo capturing.
    Babayaran ko na sana kanina sa LBC pero sabi dun di sila nag aaccept ng payment for RENEWAL so kailangan ko pa na mismu sa NBI Office mag bayad which is sa Catbalogan City pa (3 hrs travel).

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hi Diane, yes hindi po available sa lahat ng NBI Clearance Branch yung quick renewal.

  • MARY says:

    I used the QUICK CLEARANCE RENEWAL feature, then sabi dun is NO NEED FOR BIOMETRICS AND PHOTO Capturing ,right? And di na din kailangan na pumunta pa dun sa Office nga NBI to get it in person since pwd namang mapa deliver DOOR-TO-DOOR.
    So,pumunta ako kanina sa LBC para bayaran na yung payment ko pero sabi nila hindi sila nag aaccept ng payment for RENEWAL,kaya kailangan ko pang pumunta dun mismu sa Office ng NBI para bayaran. It takes 3 hrs papunta dun,So my question is Hindi ba applicable yang DOOR-TO-DOOR delivery sa lahat ng Branch ng NBI?


  • Kipsy says:

    Hello, I’m from Catarman then yung Office ng NBI ay nasa Catbalogan City pa. It takes 3 hrs papunta dun,ask ko lang kung sigurado bang madedeliver yung NBI ko dito sa amin since for RENEWAL naman kukunin ko.
    Nagpatanong kasi ako dun sa friend ko na taga Catbalogan kung nag dedeliver ba sila, sabi dun sa taga Office ay hindi daw.


    • Kipsy says:

      Ang ginamit ko pala ay yung QUICK ONLINE RENEWAL feature

    • jannia says:

      i think just pay via online. Use bayad center. Ang bayad center may online na. Just copy paste the reference number.

      • Kat Delano says:

        Wow! Thank you Jannia! Bago to ah at hindi ako aware na meron na palang online payment facility ang Bayad Center. Thank you for sharing!

  • jasmin says:

    hello po, may NBI clearance na po ako before. gusto ko po magpa renew, ano po gagawin ko if nakalimutan ko na yung Old NBI I.D. number ko and nawaala po yung copy ko nung NBI clearance ko po before?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Kung nakalimutan nyo na po ang old nbi clearance id number, hindi nyo na po pwede iavail ang renewal. NEW Application of NBI Clearance na po dapat ang iyong gawin. OK lang po yun, wala po kayong magiging problema.

  • Kassandra says:

    Pag po ba renewal po ng old nbi, after appointment online pwede pong authorized representative na lang ang pumunta? Naka base po kasi ako now sa abroad. No need na po picture and photo taking for renewal? Thank you..

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hindi po. kung nasa abroad po kayo, dapat po ay pumunta kayo sa Philippine Consulate para dun po mismo mag apply ng NBI Clearance. Matutulungan po nila kayo dun kung paano po ang dapat at tamang paraan para makapag apply ng NBI Clearance.

  • Ashley says:

    Hello pag renewal po ba need pa dn po ba magbiometrics at picture? Thank u po

    • Kat Delano says:

      Of course, required po ang personal appearance upang makuha ang inyong biometrics at (update) picture.

  • Christine says:

    Na-HIT po ako sa registration ko last year and magre-renew po ko this year, mahi-HIT po ba ulit ako sa renewal? Concern lang ako sa days na hihintayin ko pa makuha

    • Kat Delano says:

      Possible po na may NBI Clearance HIT pa din po kayo. Hindi po kasi basta basta mawawala yun.

  • Alquen REYNO dizon says:

    Panu poh kung wala akong valid I’d police clearance lang meron ako pwedi poh ba un

    • Kat Delano says:

      PWede po ang Police clearance. tinatanggap po ito sa NBI Clearance Online Application.

  • joan says:

    hi po… ask ko lang kasi nag pa appointment ako today hinde ko pa nababayadan then sa reference code or number napadala na sakin. anu po pla ibig sabihin ng expiration date ng appointment date ko? ex: nov. 29, 2018 then exp. date dec. 14,2018? i missed my appointment and di p ako nakakabayad. pwede pa po ba ako magbayad till dec. 14 yun po ba ibig sabihin ng exp date para sa payment? at pwede pumunta na lang kung when ako available?

    • Kat Delano says:

      May expiration po ang payment. pag di nyo po nabayaran un on time, wala na po un.

  • cristina marquez borigas says:


    • Kat Delano says:

      Just read lang po ang article above on how to apply nbi clearance online. follow it step by steps.

  • cristina marquez borigas says:

    pano po mG REGISTER ONLINE.

  • Christian says:

    Okay lang po ba kahit di ko agad makuha NBI CLEARANCE? Wala po kasi ako kahit anong valid ID’s kahit isa. Pero nabayaran ko na po sa 7-11

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes po, pwede po yun basta wag mo patagalin ng matagal kasi pwede po nilang hindi na tanggapin ang iyong nbi clearance online application.

  • elena manga says:


    • jannie says:

      4-5 working days daw i called them