Valid IDs Accepted in Applying in NBI Clearance

September 1, 2018 9:56 am

When you arrive at the NBI Clearance Outlets, you are required to present both your Valid and acceptable identification documents (Valid IDs).

There are several Valid IDs in the Philippines available that are accepted in various transaction in validating a person’s identity such as his or her complete name, address, age and most of the time his or her physical appearance.


Having an updated or recent photo in your Valid ID is very important. In that situation,  you can easily prove your identity in any situation. For example, If you’re opening a bank account, the bank representative will ask you to provide one. Or even if you are trying to board an airplane, the airport crew will ask you to present a valid ID. It’s the same when getting an NBI Clearance Online.

After you arrive at any NBI Clearance Branch, you are required to present any Valid Identification to show that the reason for which your application is in good faith. Without presenting any valid id, no matter how important your NBI Application is, they will not grant it to you due to lack of NBI Clearance requirements. The NBI Clearance personnel has the right to deny you the service you are requesting due to non compliance of Valid ID Requirement.


Please note that the list of valid IDs below are strictly as is and only the following valid identification documents are acceptable. If it’s not on this list, it’s not acceptable, and your NBI Clearance application will not be acknowledged.

The Valid ID you presented including any required signatures, must be original, not photocopied or reproduced and should not be expired so make sure to check it also. This is one of the common mistakes by most of the people but with this guide since you know the list of of accepted ID’s to use in NBI Clearance Online Application you just need for the easiest one to get.

Only the following identification documents are acceptable. If it’s not on this list, it’s not acceptable, and your application will not be acknowledged.


The requirement is any two (2) of the following valid Identification Cards:

  • Passport
  • PhilSys ID or Philippine National ID
  • UMID or SSS ID
  • PRC Card
  • Birth Certificate Authenticated by PSA
  • Voter’s ID or Certificate of Registration
  • TIN ID (BIR)
  • PhilHealth ID
  • PAG-IBIG ID (Not the Loyalty Card)
  • Driver’s License
  • Postal ID
  • School ID together with current Registration Card
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • Police Clearance issued by Police Station where applicant is resident of the Station’s Jurisdiction
  • Certification from the Local Civil Registrar
  • Certification From Malacanang in connection with Indigenous Groups, Tribal Membership, Foundling
  • Solo Parent ID
  • Company ID for Government Employees
  • Seaman’s Book and SIRV
  • Marina

You are responsible for understanding and following these identification (valid ID) NBI Online requirements and policies. You may be denied to enter an NBI Clearance Outlet if you cannot present an acceptable ID or if the validity of the ID is in question.

The NBI Personnel has sole discretion for determining the validity and acceptability of any ID presented for admission of your application, and for any determinations regarding non-compliance with valid ID policies.


Valid ID documents must:

  • Be issued by a governmental organization or the school which you currently attend to.
  • Be an original document — photocopied documents are not acceptable.
  • Be valid and current — expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recent the expiration may be.
  • Bear the applicant’s full name.
  • Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker.
  • Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph.

When you apply for NBI Clearance Online and you lack of application NBI Clearance requirements and you’re wondering where to get the following Valid IDs listed above, here, let me help you:

  • Valid Philippine Passport – you can easily get one in Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • Voter’s ID – this is usually obtained through the office of Commission of Election.
  • Driver’s License – can be obtained through Land Transportation Office.
  • PRC License – issued by Professional Regulatory Commission after you passed the required board examinations.
  • SSS ID – issued by the Social Security System.
  • GSIS UMID – issued by Government Service Insurance System for Government Employees.
  • Postal ID – can be obtained through your local Post Office.
  • School ID – issued by the School if the applicant is still studying.
  • TIN ID – issued by Bureau of Internal Revenue
  • Philhealth ID – issued by Philhealth.
  • Alien Certificate of Registration – can be obtained in Bureau of Immigration for Foreign Applicants.
  • Senior Citizen – go to your Municipal’s Office of the Senior Citizens Affair.

I’m sorry but i won’t go into detail on each valid ids but you can easily get those when you visit each agency or establishment I mentioned. There are lot of tutorials published online (ex. NBI Online Registration) that will serve as your guide when you apply for each valid IDs.

There you have it! Make sure to bring valid IDs when you apply for an NBI Clearance (See How To Apply NBI Clearance Online – Updated with Photos). If we miss something regarding the topic, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

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  • Daisy mae rensal says:

    Hi po, paano po pag student pa lang? Pwede po bang school i.d lang? Thank you 🙂

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes, kung student ka palang pwede ang iyong School ID. Kailangan mo din magpresent ng School Registration mo para makapag apply ka ng NBI Clearance.

  • Christian says:

    What if po hindi pa napapalitan ng tunay kong apelyido Yung apelyido ko sa nso or birth certificate pero po may marriage contract at inasikaso na sa probinsiya. Nag aral ako gamit sa tatay kong apelyido, ano Kaya gagamitin ko pang nag register sa NBI?

  • KC says:

    I only have postal ID, Alumni ID (if that’s counted), and birth cert. to show them. Puwede na ba ‘yon?

  • Eli says:

    Hi yung iba po valid yung brgy. I.d nila at yun lang po ang dala nila pero na accept naman

  • Daniel says:

    I already paid my NBI clearance application and in my transaction status it is clearly stated that I am now paid but there is still no option for me to print my form. How can I print my form?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Zoom in or zoom out mo lang ang browser mo para makita mo ung buttons.

    • Dianne says:

      Hi, you don’t have to print the form. Just present your official receipt and valid id on your appointment date.

  • Mae Villegas says:

    Accepted po ba ang Voter’s Certification as valid ID for NBI clearance? Hindi na raw po kasi magrerelease ng voter’s ID sa town namin. Salamat po sa sasagot.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Im not sure pero alam ko hindi. pero may mga narinig akong tinatanggap nila. Ibang id nalang ang ipresent mo as NBI Clearance Online requirements.


    May I ask kung pwd po police clearance as requirements and a company id. I lost my wallet with my valid id’s and I have affidavit of loss as a proof. Thanks po for reply

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes po pwede po ang police clearance as mbi clearance requirement.

  • Sha Sha says:

    Hi! Just want to clarrify and ask kc yong passport ko is still Married (ex hubby) which im using right now but we are Separated almost 6 years already. And gusto ko kumuha ng nbi. Maging complicated kya if I apply and declared Separated in the status? Or its still Married pa dn? Thank you so much for the coming responds. God Bless Guys

    • Kat Delano says:

      Legal name mo na po ang Last name ng husband mo. Unless annulled na po ang kasal mo, pwede ka na ulit bumalik sa last name ng pagkadalaga. Pero sa case mo, as long as may ID ka na kayang ipakita using your maiden’s last name, wala kang magiging problema.

  • Alfredo says:

    Good pm po, pweding PSA at TOR lang po dadalhin sa pagkuha ng NBI? Kc wala po akong valid id. Salamat po

  • Aim09 says:

    Is regular philhealth I.d valid for nbi clearance application? Or is alumni I.d also valid for nbi clearance application? Thank you for the response.

  • Jhanehanna arce says:

    Pag nagproceed po ako ng payment pwede po ba saktong day ko na pagrelease magbayad?

  • myka says:

    Pwede po ba ang police clearance na ID? Wala po kasing nakalagay.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes pwede po! But make sure na two (2) valid ids ang ipepresent mo to apply NBI Clearance.

  • princess lyka celedon lagat says:

    nkapagbyad n po aq ng nbi sa bayad center…problema q po hndi po aabot ung valid i.d sa date ng appointment q..pano po un maiinvalid n po b o my chance pa po n pwede aq pmnta sa ibng arw…tnx po

    • Kat Delano says:

      Hindi po ito maiinvalid. Kung kulang pa po ang inyong Valid ID, ok lang po na hintayin nyo na macomplete ito. Basta po wag lang lalagpas ng isang buwan. Makakakuha ka pa din po ng NBI Clearance basta itago nyo ang inyong resibo sa NBI CLearance fee na binigay ni Bayad Center at ang inyong NBI Reference Number.

  • Christopher Valbuena says:

    Pwd po ba birth certificate lang dala ko

  • Florlyn Banguih says:

    Good morning,
    Ask ko LNG po sana if pwd na mag direct nlng sa office of NBI mag apply.?
    Naguguluhan ako sa online system: (

  • Mark lloyd rosario says:

    I have no physical card of drivers license they only gave me a temporary letter to claim my card when this is available may I ask if this is still valid.



  • Kieth Castillon says:

    Ask ko lang po kung pwede ba ang voters Certification para sa valid I.D.’s?

    • Jelibeth says:

      Nakakuha kna ba freind ng nbi.. Postal lang meron aq eh..

  • Jechelle Batao says:

    Ask ko lang po pwede po ba as valid ID ang police clearance and PSA Birth Certificate? Thank You.

  • Joseph Lagao says:

    Ask ko lang po if pwede ba as valid i.d ang police clearance and old nbi clearance(2012)? Wala na po kasi akong valid i.d bukod sa company i.d. para makuha ko nbi clearance ko?

  • Romeo B. Memoracion Jr. says:

    panu po magapply ng nbi ngaun renew lng po kasi ako panu ba pagonline po sa nbi

  • Johanna says:

    Good day po. NSO Birthcertificate at School ID lang po meron ako. Pano po yun? Makakakuha po ba ako ng NBI Clearance?


    Hi gud good day all..pwede po ba .voters certification .or philhealth..kasi need ko po talaga ng valid id..para makakuha po ako ng passport..plano ko po kasing pumunta sa ibang bansa.

  • Roderick c.abunda says:

    Renewal nbi

  • rochelle says:

    Message Im apply to nbi clearance

  • erish says:

    Hi po ask ko lang po pano po kapag birth certificate po ang nilagay ko na presented id ko sa online process kso nd ko po nwawla po pla ang birth certificate ko pwd po ba na I replace ko nlang po un ng school id ko THanks po

  • Alponsus Drikko P. Vedra says:

    sa online po?

  • Alponsus Drikko P. Vedra says:

    paano kuha ng NBI Clearance form?

  • Becky says:

    Hi. I am already married but I still do not have valid IDs bearing my married name. Can I just bring my valid IDs (maiden name) together with a marriage certificate?

  • celia says:

    I only have postal id and voter’s certification because my id has not arrived yet. I have no other identifications because i am not working in any govt or private offices. My voter’s cert has my picture on it. Will this do in lieu of my voter’s id?

  • Aaron Barroga says:

    Driver’s License? Even student’s license?

  • Lyell xian pascua tingzon says:

    mga anu po bua ang mga kailangan tlga PRA mkakuha ng nbi ang DME po kse mga snasabe ea nagugolugan na aqo ea Hindi tuloy aqo mka kuha ng passport

  • Crisol yabut tsai says:

    Can i use marriage contract/license as valid id’s?

  • lesly says:

    Pano po kong wala akong I.d.

  • Manny says:

    Is police clearance needed in applying nbi clearance.. thanks

  • myca german manuel says:

    panu ko po malalaman ung NBI registration code ko

  • Mechelle Varron says:

    Valid po ba ang certification of voters? Hindi pa kasi na release ang id ko.. ↵thank you


    HI MR. AND MADAM/ I AM JADE MARK P GUATNO…..i want to apply to get NBI CLEARANCE….. beacuse i want to apply work!…when can i get NBI CLEARANCE plsss contac my number!…09485385794

  • mark alcantara says:

    is police clearance enough for me to acquire a NBI clearance?

    • Jinabel P. Lalamonan says:

      good day… if we don’t have any valid ID what are other options? how about barangay clearance and police clearance? Is it

      • Jennifer Sanvhez says:

        Paano po yun magkaiba ang signature nang voters id ko at saka philhealth? Matatanggap po ba yun?

        • Kat Delano says:

          Yes wala pong problema kung magkaiba ang iyong signature sa iyong valid ids. ang importante ay kapag pinapirma ka na sa NBI Clearance, pareho po ang iyong pirma sa alin mang valid ID na iyong ipapakita.

          • Millien Canlas Sanchez says:

            Hello po, pano po if yung postal palang po updated sa apilyedo ng asawa po tas yung philhealth po is apelyido pa nung pagka dalaga acceptable po ba yun para maclaim yung sa nbi po? Salamat po sa sagot

          • Kat Delano says:

            Marriage contract po, pwede as supporting document kung magpapalit ka ng last name.

  • mark alcantara says:

    dati po tinatanggap ang police clearance as valid ID↵ngayon po ba d na ba ito tinatanggap?/

  • vincent,feca says:

    pano po kung walang middle name ?

  • Audree Jean says:

    Is the nbi clearance valid id? Ive seen people with nbi clearances in id form. Where can I apply for those?

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  • doune errone says:

    pano po mag online sa nbi