NBI Clearance Requirements Updated Guide

October 25, 2018 10:53 am

NBI Clearance Requirements have been a buzz in our comments section. That’s why we’re writing another tutorial on how to apply NBI Clearance Online and the requirements needed so the public would know what really is the real score about it.

Ideally, in applying any Government issued document is usually requires several valid IDs and other documents proving the identity of the applicant. NBI Clearance is same with the aforementioned Government issued document.

In our country, document such as NBI Clearance is (most of the time) required by different Public and Private Agencies such as Companies who are seeking for Employees. Hence, NBI Clearance is one of the major employment requirement aside from the applicant’s professional resume template.

Having an NBI Clearance is as easy as applying for a Philippine Passport, we’ll dig in to that later on. But to give you an overview of the process, you can check out this updated article on how to apply for an NBI Clearance which discusses the step by step process.

We have divided the NBI Clearance Requirements into two (2) general categories so we can sort everything out and explain it clearly.

Before we proceed, we just want to put emphasis on this topic of requirements for new application and NBI Renewal are the same (Two Valid IDs).

Valid IDs NBI Clearance Requirements

For every Government Document you are applying, valid ID is always a requirement asked to be presented. The request for the presentation of Valid ID’s of the applicant is a security feature added to the process of issuing government documents to avoid personal data/information theft. This means that an individual is only required to get or apply an NBI Clearance for him or herself.

The Valid Identification cards or valid ids listed below are acceptable when applying for an NBI Clearance.

From the list above, the applicant is required to present at least two (2) valid IDs. Although NBI Clearance application requires only one valid ID, I personally recommend to bring two or more valid IDs as a supporting document. 

It must also be noted that the valid ID that will be presented must be in good condition and have a clear Photo of the applicant as well as its personal information.

Valid IDs from the list of NBI Clearance requirements above must not be expired. Obviously, an Identification card is not valid as a requirement or proof of identity in any kind of transaction.

Please note that School ID is acceptable for Student applicants only. If you’re using this as valid ID, might as well bring the School Registration as a supporting document. If you’re not a student and you’re using your old School ID or Alumni ID, there’s a possibility that the NBI Clearance Personnel will reject your application.

Photocopies of any Valid IDs are not acceptable. Original copy of the requirements of NBI Clearance Online must be submitted. This also means that when applying for NBI Clearance, photocopies of your valid IDs is not needed so don’t make an effort to photocopy it.

Is police clearance accepted as an NBI Clearance Requirement? Technically, yes. Police clearance can serve as a valid ID.

NSO Birth Certificate or issued by PSA are not acceptable as valid id requirement for NBI Clearance application.

NBI Clearance Online Appointment

We already discussed this process on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online Appointment in our previous post but for the sake of other people who don’t want to move from one page to another, we’ll be taking a glimpse of the process.

Step 1. Go to the official website of NBI Clearance Online Application Services (https://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/) and register a new account if you don’t have one. If you have an existing account, you may just sign in by typing in your email address and password.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Website

If you don’t have one yet, just fill up the required information needed in the “REGISTER AS NEW ACCOUNT”.

Step 2. For new applicant of NBI Clearance Online Registration, enter all the Personal Information and hit the SAVE button down below once done.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Application Form Filled Up

STEP 3. Click the apply for clearance button located at the upper right portion of your screen to start the process of application. A small window will ask you what Valid ID will you bring or present when applying for an NBI Clearance. You may select from the list of valid IDs accepted in applying for an NBI Clearance.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Valid Id To Present

Step 4. When you arrive at the scheduling page, Select the NBI Clearance Branch you are going to process your application. Select your preferred time (either AM or PM) and the date. You can see the Total Amount you’re going to pay at the right side of your screen. Also, you have to select the payment option to pay for your NBI Clearance application. I highly suggest 7-Eleven as its much convenient than the others. Another option is the Bayad Center where various branches are scattered around Metro Manila.

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

As you can see above, this is the part where you schedule your NBI Online Appointment so make sure to select the date, time and the NBI Branch dependent on your convenience.

Click on the icons below of the payment option.

Step 5. Pay your NBI Clearance Application fee at your chosen Payment Option. As I’ve mentioned, I prefer paying my NBI Clearance application fee in 7-Eleven because its near me and its convenient.

Please note that there are additional charges to be paid. If you’re going to pay for your application fee in 7 Eleven, you have to pay for the the NBI Clearance Fee (P130) + System Fee (P25) + 7-Eleven Fee (P15). A total of P170.

Personal Appearance in NBI Clearance Branch

After payment is made, all you have to do to is go back to the NBI Clearance website and check if the status of your application changed. To do this, log in to your account and go to “TRANSACTIONS” section and check if you’re seeing it as “PAID”. Though this step is not that important, you can just ignore the status if it doesn’t changed after your payment. As long as you keep your receipt and your Reference Number, you’re good to go!

I would like to put emphasis on this, you don’t have to print the NBI Clearance Application form. You only need to have your NBI Clearance Reference Number and you can go to your selected branch from your application awhile ago and process your application.

Did I mention that you have to wait for your scheduled date? Yup, wait for your scheduled date before going to the NBI Clearance Branch. Make sure you arrive on your scheduled time slot, which is AM or PM.

When you arrive at the NBI Clearance Branch, expect that your photo and biometrics will be taken. If you’re lucky enough, you will get your NBI Clearance within the day or just waiting for a few minutes. That is if there’s not that much applicant that day or you don’t have a HIT.

If you have a HIT, they will ask you to return after several days to claim it. You can read more about HIT in our previous article down below:

The personal appearance in NBI Clearance branch completes the entire process on How To Apply NBI Clearance Online in 2019. Whatever the result be, whether you get your NBI Clearance within the day or asked to come back, if  you’ve reached this part of the process, I can say that you’re successful in applying for an NBI Clearance by yourself!


There are alot of questions and concerns raised by our avid readers. IF you have one, don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below.

Read: NBI Clearance Renewal: How to renew your NBI Clearance

PS. Did you know that you can have your NBI Clearance application delivered at home? Yes! You can try the NBI Clearance Renewal, you can read it here (How to apply NBI Clearance Online Quick Renewal).

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113 thoughts on “NBI Clearance Requirements Updated Guide

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  • Susan Sison says:

    Can I apply using my email for the people that we minister in the indigent community an NBI clearance online? I will just help them, but they will be the one to get it at the NBI office with their own IDs.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes, you can do that. As long as they can provide their own ID.

  • ALJEN says:

    Good day po,hmf tanong ko lang po yong PSA,VOTER’S CERT. at driver’s license ok na po ba yon para mkakuha ng NBI clearance?Ok lang po ba kong wala nang police clearance po?.Pasagot po,thank you😊

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes po, enough na po yang mga binanggit mo para sa NBI Clearance Requirements na iyong dadalhin. Kahit wag na po ang Police clearance.

  • Samuel Veruasa jr says:

    Pano mag register Ma’am sir

    • Christopher says:

      Good day
      Pwede po ba ako makakuha ng 2 NBI clearance one for permanent address and one for residential address?

  • Lalaine romero says:

    Ok lng ba isa valid id.
    Sss id.

  • KIM O says:

    Pwede voter’s certificate of registration as a Valid ID at Nso copy?

  • Aira says:

    Hindi ko mahanap sa Gilid ang application for clearance nag aapply ako for nbi clearance sa online paano po ?

  • Rhai says:

    Maam pede ka nmn kumuha ng valid Id may voters Id nmn po or postal na pede kunin khit ndi pa sya nkakapa work or pede rin nmn police clearance

  • Kris Carmi Madel Bernal says:

    First time job seeker ang kapatid ko. Natanggap na sya sa inaapplyan nya and unang requirement na hiningi sakanya is NBI Clearance. Nag apply online yung kapatid ko to get his NBI. Kahit na sinabing wala nang bayad pag 1st timer nagbayad pa din sya. Pero that’s not the issue here. After online application and payment sa 7eleven. Dumating na yung scheduled date for releasing ng NBI ng kapatid ko. So pumunta sya sa NBI Main Office since dun yung pinili nya. Now after the long queue. Nasa releasing step na sya. Hndi binigay yung NBI Certificate niya dahil wala daw syang valid ID.

    As a 1st time job seeker wala pa sya kahit anong valid ID. Dahil employer nya daw maglalakad nun for him. He presented PSA and his school IDs, but still they didn’t accept it.

    Nag bayad na nga kami for a clearance na dapat walang bayad as per new law ni PDU30. Now, hndi marrelease yung NBI Certificate dahil hndi tinatanggap yung PSA at School ID nya.

    Anong ggawin namin ngyon?

  • Kris says:

    Hello po. Paano po kung for local po ung NBI ko noon, pag nirenew ko po ba e same pa rin po ung ilalagay nilang purpose or automatic na multi purpose na rin po ang ibibigay nila? tnx..

  • John Lemuel says:

    Pwede po ba ang voter’s certificate of registration as a Valid ID po?

  • Jayanti Das says:

    May I know if I can get NBI clearance without appearing at NBI office because since I live in abroad I can’t be able to represent myself. Is it possible to get it and if it is then what is the process?
    I am applying for a long term non lucrative Spanish residential visa. Pcc is the one of the requirements they asked for since I lived in Manila for two years I need NBI clearance certificate. Could you please guide me if it is possible. I will be ever grateful to you.
    Thank you

  • Mem says:

    Hi, nawala po kasi walet ko kasama lahat ng valid id’s ko. Merun ako photos ng id’s ko s phone na malinaw ang kuha. Pwede ko ipresent un?

  • Zee says:

    Hi po! Ask ko lang sana if photocopied NSO is allowed? Or kahit yung sa Local issued nalang po?

  • shermeine says:

    good morning po, ask ko po sana if pwede pa rin po ba school id na ipresent kahit po fresh graduate, and pwede po ba NSO as valid id kasi po wala na po ako ibang valid id. thank you po

  • Zarrah says:

    Hellow po.valid id nlang po ba ang requirements ngaun sa nbi?hnd na po b need ng brgy clearance at polce clearance?last n kuha q po ng nbi is 2013 pa so apply po aq ng bago no?

  • Jonalyn says:

    Pwede po ba ang barangay certificate as valid for requirements sa NBI clearance?Kasi voters ID lang ang meron akong valid ID,

  • Artocarpus manalo says:

    Hindi na po ba kailangan ng police clearance?

  • Vivian Maquinana says:

    Hi. Nagpa schedule ako ng nbi renewal for tomorrow. Nag online register ako kagabi. Ask ko lang if pwede kaya makuha un ng advance? Thanks.

    • Kim says:

      Hi! Ask ko lang po, paano kung wala pong valid id’s except for student id?
      Thanks po.

  • Sandra says:

    hi goodmorning ask ko lang need ko kasi ng NBI travel for abroad pagdating ko ba sa NBI dun ko nalang sasabihin sa kanila kung local o travel abraod salamat

    • Kat Delano says:

      OK lang po iyon. pwede po iyon.

  • Melanio mangantulao says:

    Hi, ask ko lng po kc nakpg pa aapointment po ako s rbnsons galleria kso may lkad po ako bandang taft sakto s date n napasked ko pwede po bang s nbi-un or s main office ko pick upin ung nbi clearance hndi n s rbinsons…thank u

    • Kat Delano says:

      No, kung saang branch ka nagpa appointment, dun ka lang pwede magpunta para iprocess ang iyong NBI Clearance.

  • Anthony says:

    Since my school ID does not have an expiry date, I was planning to bring my NSO birth certificate and a solo parent ID. Are those still valid? Thank you!

  • Lin Truly says:

    Pwede po ba dating nbi clearance (2014) at police clearance po yung ipresent?

    • Kat Delano says:

      yes po pwede po yan as nbi clearance requirement.

      • Jenky says:

        Hello. Ano poh ang dapat na i apply kung noon pong single pa ako, nakakuha na ako ng NBI Clearance.. ngayun mo married na poh yung status ko.. will i have a new application or renewal? thanks

  • Shei says:

    Hi ang senior citizen ba need pa appointment?

  • Dexter Bryan R. Carlos says:

    Hi. Is student permit from the LTO considered as a valid ID?

    • Kat Delano says:

      No, hindi po yan tatanggapin.

  • Breech Dela Cruz says:

    Kukuha ako ngayong araw ng clearance. Pwede ba walk in gaya ng dati basta dala ung lumang nbi clearance? At kung pwede parin po ba yung dati na dala ung lima then derecho sa payment agad then biometric at capturing? Ganun parin po ba?

    Thank u 🙂

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hindi na po pwede ang ang walk in applicant sa NBI Clearance.

    • Crister ann lendio says:

      Bkt po hnd na pde mag walk in? Need q po ng nbi urgent kaso nag pa appointment aq ang available n date e masydo n pong matagal ..blak q po mag walk in bukas .. hnd n po ba tlga pde? 😭

  • John says:

    Nakapag bayad na po ako ng fee para sa nbi clearance pero sarado po pala ang nbi clearance center sa scheduled date ko, pano po ang gagawin ko? Pwede ba mag reschedule nalang ulit sa ibang clearance center without paying the fee again?

    • Kat Delano says:

      puntahan mo nalang po sa ibang araw or the next day. hindi mo ito kasalanan so ok lang po yun. wag ka po magbabayad ulit dahil bayad ka na.

  • Mercedita herrq says:

    Hello! Gud evening. Pwd po ba ang postal ID at NSo for NBI clearance . Salamat po and gud bless! Bukas na kasi schedule ko. ASAP!

    • Kat Delano says:

      Ang Postal ID at NSO po ay valid ID at tinatanggap sa pagkuha ng NBI Clearance.

  • gervey says:

    pwede ba ang BRGY ID at POSTAL ID ? salamat po

    • Kat Delano says:

      PWede ang Postal ID pero ang Brgy ID ay hindi po inaallow as an NBI Clearance Requirement.

  • Ruru says:

    Pwede po ba magkaiba ung address ng dalawang ID ko. Thanks in advance.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Wala pong problema yun kung kukuha ka ng NBI Clearance.

  • Ruru says:

    Pwede po ba magkaiba ung address ng dalawang ID ko. Thanks in advance.

  • IANA says:

    needed pa ba yung police clearance at saka barangay clearance para mag process? required pa rin ba yung reciept ng payment dito?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hindi po tinatanggap ang Barangay Clearance as NBI Clearance Application. yung Police Clearance po, pwede po yun as Valid ID for application.

  • kath says:

    ano po gagawin ko kapag wala akong middle name sa lahat ng documents ko? pero nung nag fill up ako sa NBI clearance application form they require the middle name feild which is i don’t have any to write.
    THANK YOU po 😊

  • Bianca says:

    Do you acknowledge Birth Certificate and Police Clearance as valid I.Ds ? And I already paid the said amount in the online registration, are there any additional payment that I need to pay other than the Php 155.00 ?Thank you and God bless

    • Kat Delano says:

      Birth Certificate is not an acceptable NBI Clearance Requirements. There’s no additional payment needed.

  • Zee says:

    Yun pong Philhealth ID ko (PVC type) yung may no. lang yung binigay sakin before walang picture. No expiration naman po ang nakalagay sa likod accepted po ba yun as valid?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Kung nasa list po ng NBI Clearance Requirements na naka list sa taas, pwede po. 2 valid ids po ang kailangan.

  • Kevin Arthur says:

    Hi kapag naka schedule na ako ng PM slot, can i arrive anytime from 1pm-5pm?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes po. pwede po.

  • Lea Ann says:

    hello po, pwede po ba instead of voter’s id ang dadalhin is voter’s certification na lang? wala na daw po kasing id kapag naregister later than 2015 kasi national id na po ang ibibigay.. i’ll be bringing with me my police clearnce and voter’s certification ok lang po ba ang mga valid id ko?

  • Estrella says:

    Hello po! About my case po, magttake po kasi ako ng CPA board exam at kakagraduate ko lang po this december 2018. One of the requirements for taking the board is NBI Clearance. Wala pa po akong kahit anong valid ID bukod sa school ID kong medyo burado na yung date of birth. Macoconsider pa rin po kaya ang School ID ko kahit fresh graduate lang po ako? Thank you po.

    • Kevin Arthur says:

      Hi kapag naka schedule na ako ng PM slot, can i arrive anytime from 1pm-5pm?

  • Jessa mae says:

    Hai po,balak ko pong kumuha ng passport next year pero may problema po sa nbi ko kasi po meron po akong middle initial na nakalagay dun, sa iba ko po kasing papers at nso wala akong middlename, kasi po nung una po akong nag apply ng clearance hindi sya magpo proceed if hindi malagyan ng middlename so nilagyan ko na lang po, i tried to create another account but parehas pa rin nung una hindi po sya nag po proceed kapag d nafillupan,ano po dapat kong gawin,pwd po bang ipa edit na lang yun sa nbi branch na kukuhaan ko kasi baka po magkaroon ng conflict pag kukuha ako ng passport…thank u po

    • Kat Delano says:

      magkakaron ka po ng problem pagdating po sa passport application nyo. mapapansin po yun dun kasi sa iba mong papers like nso, may middle name ka. anyway, pwede naman po kaso kailangan mo magapply ng new nbi clearance.

      • Jessa mae says:

        Hindi na lang po ako mag aapply online sa mismong branch na lang po ng nbi ako dideretso kasi po sa online needed po talaga ma fillupan yung middle name or pwede po mag fillup ulit tapos ipaayos ko na lang po pagkuha ko,? Kasi baka po magkaroon ng hit malayo pa po yung kukuhanan ng nbi dito sa part ng lugar namin,.Ano po pwedeng option ma’am? Thanks in advance

    • kath says:

      same problem. i can’t proceed with my application for the clearance if i don’t fill in the middle name feild
      since i don’t have middle name written on my NSO…

  • Jick says:

    I lost my personal copy of my NBI Clearance and now I need it as a primary requirement for my new job. Can I request for it to be reprinted or do I have to undergo the renwal process? My current NBI clearance is valid until March 2019. I would appreciate your prompt response.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes, you can renew your NBI Clearance. Just go to NBI Clearance Online website then log in to your account, click the apply button, pay the nbi clearance application fee and process your nbi clearance in your selected branch.

  • Leuji says:

    What. If senior citizen ang mag aaply for nbi, need parin po ba ng online appointment?

  • Angelica says:

    Good day!

    May I inquire if you will accept Pag-ibig Loyalty Card as one of the valid IDs. I key in PRC license and TIN ID as ID presented but unfortunately, I left my TIN ID in our province. Instead, I will just bring my PRC license and Pag ibig loyalty card with me later in my appointment. Is that possible for me to proceed in processing my clearance with only that IDs with me?

    Immediate response will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you very much!

    • Kat Delano says:

      No. Hindi po inaaccept ang Pag Ibig Loyalty card dahil hindi po ito valid ID. PRC at TIN ID po pwede.

      • Rezel Cabibihan says:

        Ask ko po,if yung address ko na nilagay sa nbi iba,kaysa mga valid id ko,ok lg ba yun?

  • Maria says:

    Good morning. I have already paid for my NBI clearance application thru BPI. My PAID status has already reflected at my NBI online account. I was told at the NBI office that I should come back tomorrow or wait for 3 days as the ‘clearing’ would take this long. Please enlighten me about this matter. Thank you and I’m hoping for your quick response.

    • Kat Delano says:

      possible po na may HIT ka. not sure about the “Clearing” na sinabi sa iyo kasi first time ko po narinig yan. kadalasan ay NBI Clearance HIT ang naririnig ko.

  • Iries villegas says:

    Hi po ma’am/sir. Nkabayad napo ako and then nkaselect na din po akong ng date ng appointment ko ang probe kpo sa date na ina point ko dipo ako makapunta dipo kc pala pwede mg absent that day. Ano pa dalit Kong gawin ma’am/sir. Piano kopo ila rebook ulit ung appointment ko for nest day.? Please help more poh

    • Kat Delano says:

      puntahan mo nalang po ang iyong nbi clearance online application. OK lang po yan. pwede pa po yan basta di pa lumilipas ang 1 buwan.

  • jaz says:

    Good afternoon, my NBI is for renewal only, i paid already the amount , My question is do i need to go to NBI branch?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes po, required ang personal appearance para iproseso ang iyong NBI Clearance Online application.

  • Carmela says:

    Is it possible to re-set the scheduled date na mas maaga? Nalagay ko na po is on December, but I want to change it around November na sana.

    • Kat Delano says:

      No po. hindi na po pwede mag reschedule. try nyo nalang po magcreate ng new transaction para po sa bago nyong schedule kung hindi nyo pa po bayad. pero kung bayad na po, im not sure parang hindi na po pwede baguhin yan.

  • Rejie says:

    For apply po..

  • Lara Fides T Hernandez says:

    Pwede po ba at a later date yung appointment ko?

  • Dexter says:

    San ko mkikita Ung REFERENCE NUMBER AFTER ko mag Sign in sa NBI ??san mkita??

    • Kat Delano says:

      After mo magfill up ng NBI Clearance application form Online, may button po dun sa right portion na “APPLY”.

      Then right after mo magschedule ng appointment. Lalabas na po ang iyong NBI Clearance Reference number.

  • arnold says:

    how can i apply for 2 copies of clearance and pay it once?

    • Kat Delano says:

      May dalawa ka pong option.

      Una eh ung dalawang beses k kukuha ng NBI Reference Number. Tapos ung dalawang REFERENCE NUMBER na yun ay need mo bayaran. Dapat 2 separate transactions meaning, 2 dapat ang resibo mo.

      Ung second option eh pag andun ka na sa NBI CLEARANCE BRANCH, sabihin mo mismo dun sa NBI Clearance Personnel na kung pwede na 2 copy ang ibigay sayo at willing ka magbayaf ng additional payment.

      Mas nirerecommend ko ung unang option para wala ng hassle pag dating mo dun sa NBI CLEARANCE branch. Hindi ka na pipila pa sa cashier nila.

  • Diana Salango says:

    Is Ali Mall office still open for Nov 1? I was booked to pick up my NBI clearance on that day.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Obviously, No. Sarado po ang lahat ng NBI Clearance Branch. Philippine Holiday po ang November 1.

      • josegil says:

        hi mam…tama po b n yung 2014 to present lng n old NBI clearance ang pde mg renew?kasi 2008 p yung skin old nbi clearance..kelangan ko n po b kumuha n ng bagong nbi clearance?pg my online appointment nko mam sa main office b ako pupunta ksi new nbi clearance gnun po b yun?or pde nko s mlpit skin kumuha ng bgo ko nbi clearance..tpos my hit p ako mam…pg my hit po b s main p rin ako pupunta?or pde n s kng saan ako mlpit?salamat po