Valid IDs Accepted in Applying in NBI Clearance


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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 Clearance 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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  • Married po ako,,pero umid id lang po ng sss ang merun ako,pede po bang marrage contract ng psa ang pede ko pang mging valid id?

  • Tanong kolang po kung kailangan po ng original ng PSA ? Xerox lang po kasi mayroon ako gawa po ng nasunugan po kami noon . Makakakuha padin po ba kahit xerox lang pi ang PSA Pero may dalawang valid i.d po ako . MARAMING SALAMAT PO Sa sasagot . Happy new year!

  • Pwede po ba gamitin ung Alumni ID para makakuha ng nbi clearance? May police clearance naman na po ako para magamit din, kaso 2 valid ids po need i-present diba? Wala pa po kasi ung PSA birth cert ko eh.

  • Ang meron lng po ako is baragay clearance/ nso/psa / saka po old nbi clearance ska police clearance valid na po ba yan sa nbi
    Tnx po kailangan lng tlaga

  • passport lng po tlg ang valid id na meron ako.. dahil 5 years na po akong ngwowork sa abroad.. Need ko lng po tlg ng nbi clearance.. tatanggapin po kaya nila kung isang id lng which is my passport lng po ang ipresent ko as id?

    Thank you in advance po..

  • Can I use the personal copy of NBI clearance as employment requirement? wala na kasi po ang other half. Thanks.

  • I’m married and yung ID ko lang po under ng married last name is PAG-IBIG loyalty card and Philhealth. But I have Voter’s ID and Passport under Maiden Last Name. Can I bring PSA copy of Birthcert and Marriage cert as supporting documents.

  • Two valid ID’s po talaga kelangan? Nd po ba in a accept kapag ung NSO birth certificate lang po yung gagamitin? Thank you po.

  • If ever may police clearance po, which was used to open a bank account just last year. Is it still valid?

    (Was reading the comments and replies, and some said na pwede yung police clearance)

  • I am a fresh graduate, I haven’t been able to request my credentials from my school so I still posess a School ID with validation from 2018 until 2019. In my case, I don’t have any valid IDs yet since my SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig, Postal ID, and Passport are yet to be requested also, same time as the NBI Clearance. Can I still present my School ID as a Valid ID just to get a clearance for first-job employment?

    I am currently residing in Davao and I just got accepted last week for a work in Taguig and my first day of work would be on June 27, ASAP.

  • Hello po, may tanong lang po ako.. i just got married last MAY 25, 2019. ngayon kukuha po sana ako ng NBI clearance kaso wala pa po akong valid ID’s na nakapangalan sa surname ng asawa ko.. ano po kaya mga ID’s na kelangan ko..

  • Tinatanggap po ba nila ang NSO Birth Certificate? What if po fresh graduate po, pwede pa din po bang gamitin yung school ID?

    • Ayaw po nila tanggapin..ganun ung akin eh di ako nabigyan ng nbi clearance pinapabalik ako BC issued by PSA daw pwede

      • Bat naman napaka inconsiderate nila sa branch na yan. Ako nabigyan gamit ang nso ko, kanina lang ako nakakuha. Nagpunta ako sa mismong office, at sila nagsabi na pwede padin.

  • I don’t have any valid ID’s yet. What other documents can I use? Is my birth certificate can be use?

  • Pag first time po na kukuha ng NBI puwede po ba ang NSO birth Certificate?. Kasi Phil Health pa lang ang valid i.d ko

    • Hello po pwede po bang gamitin as valid id ang police clearance at brgy ID? fresh grad po ako and yung school id ko po nawala yung PSA ko naman po june la makukuha.

      • Police clearance po ay pwedeng gamitin as valid id. ang brgy ID po ay hindi. Voters id or voters certificate, pwede din po kung meron ka.

    • Pwede pa po gamitin ang iyong School ID as long as kaya mo pa na mapaikita ang iyong school registration. Kung ayaw po tanggapin, kumuha ka po ng Police Clearance.

  • NBI- Zamboanga City didn’t accept my TIN ID and Philhealth ID as my valid ID, so at the end of the day I didn’t a clearance. In your site, one of the valid and acceptable IDs are TIN ID and Philhealth ID. I’m 4hrs away from Zamboanga City

      • Kpag po bah renew nbi pwde poh b isang valid id hindi p nman expired yun NBI ko July 3,2019 p need n kz erenew kz need ng agency for stamping visa


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