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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  • Francis de Guzman says:

    Can i use barangay ID as a Valid ID ?

  • winterella penascosas says:

    How can i submit 2 valid ids if i only have one on my hand?i mean im in a rush i just applied for my sss tin and philhealth and it takes time 2 produce it? I have ro wait for can i pass even the application form of philhealth or tin or sss e1?tnx

  • Ralf says:

    Can I use NSO to the presented ID in NBI clearance online because i don’t have any of requirement in presented ID

  • gretchen says:

    hello magandang araw po ask lang po sana ako kasi kumuha po ako NBI clearancelast week maaried na po ako pero yong inilagay ko po sa pag fill up ko ay single ako i am worried lang kasi baka hindi ko magamit yong clearance ko.↵may nilabag po akong batas.

  • JACKIE says:

    pwede po ba ang barangay ID? kasi po naaanod po ng baha yung mga school ID ko naabot po lahat kasi mababa lang po dito samin. anu po ang gagawin ko? hindi po ako makakakuha ng nbi?

    • kenji carubio says:

      are you accepting barangay id?

  • claire says:

    I have student id but it was may highschool id.Its been 3 years since I graduated.It has no id number but my name appears on it.Is it still valid? ↵I have my authentucated nso birth cert and police clearance and brgy clearance.Is it possible for me to have nbi clearance with just these requirments? Ty

  • abegail rivera says:

    hi, I have registered to our municipal to have a voter’s ID last week. They just gave me an acknowledgement Receipt. Can use this as an alternative to get a NBI clearance? I only have a student Id and I need one more ID to get a clearance.

  • Erwin Ardez says:

    What should I put as identifying marks, if there’s no such identifying marks on my face or my body. I have one on my leg, but there’s a article (something like that) that these marks should be on the face or body not in the limbs because a person can live without their limbs.

  • jole baylon says:

    pana gamitin yong nbi online

  • jessa says:

    what if i dont have sss number. what should i put in the id presented field ?

  • AL WISA says:

    Is there a notice that will appear if the applicant is “HINT” ?

    • Kate says:

      pag na “HIT” ka sasabihan ka nila

  • kim m. pesanon says:

    I need to renew my nbi clearance how to connect online

  • Dr says:

    good day.↵I was issued an nbi id card a few years back. Do I need it to get renewed? Or is it valid as an nbi clearance? If not, What is the process for nbi clearance with an existing nbi card? Thanks!

  • Melody Salazar says:

    do I need to get brgy. clearance certificate or police clearance before i can get the NBI Clearance?

  • Irish says:

    is it okay if i will just bring my police clearance and the nso copy of my birth certificate? would that be enough?

  • ian says:

    i aply nbi clearance

  • dyebie says:

    pano ito?

  • Lers says:

    Invalid na po yung NBI ko. Ppagawa akong bago. Okay lang ba na hndi dalhin yung previous nbi?

  • RYN says:


  • Rolinda Lomolj says:

    Hello Sir good afternoon kukuha ako ng NBI clearance puede or ok ang Senior Citizen ID ug Birth Certificate…thank’s Sir

  • mark joseph lagmay says:

    very nice

  • Romeo L. Malong says:

    paano mag request ng NBI ID? thanks!

  • Jem says:

    hi i only have company ID, SSS Number/pink Slip, brgy. Clearance and Birth Certificate. is that ok ? hope for your quick response. Thank you

  • khimgabaig says:

    dku mahanap eh?

  • khimgabaig says:

    pano po bang magfillup ng form ng nbi?

  • Carmela Almazan says:

    anu anu pa po ang kailangan sa pag kuha ng nbi?

  • diody hernandez calinog jr. says:

    ano poh ang kailngan pra mka kuha ng N.B.I pra s seamans book↵↵pki reply poh mga ate at kuya

  • diody hernandez calinog jr. says:

    paano poh b mg p regester d2 s nbi↵pmunta kac ako knina s ever recto sbi dw mg online mna dw ako s ng

  • Eleazer says:

    valid po ba yong security guard license?

  • Irish says:

    Is Police clearance applicable if I have no valid Id?

  • SyraCanape says:

    How to apply NBI clearance for new applicant

  • Mary An C. Bucud says:

    sir irerenew ko po yung nbi ko for abroad ok lang po ba kahit wala yung previous nbi ko po di na po kasi siya valid at wala na po siya sa akin

  • ailyn says:

    Mga sir bkt d tinanggap ang nso authenticated brth certificate ko as one of my valid id????dto sa dipolog branch??bkt??ksma naman un dba???dba????

    • aaa says:

      pwedi postal id lang po yon lang kase valid id ko.

  • sheryl pangilinan says:

    Ask kon lang po kung ano po kailangan para makakuha ng NBI?

  • Bonn Jovi R. Mangahas says:

    ano po ba ang kelangan n requirement?

  • Adonis Evasco says:

    Panu po kpag Company ID ung i present ko tatanggapin po ba yun? May SSS na po ako kaya lang wala pang ID.

  • Roy Angelo H. Castillo says:

    sir i have only tin id, pwede po b yung birth certificate n nso, yung dati p pong birth certificate? salamat po!

  • Em says:

    Can I use my SSS number as my Presented ID having no card yet?

  • Er says:

    Is it okay if the ID I present is Student Permit Driver’s License and SSS pink slip?

  • crisaldo c. padua says:

    panu po ba mag online sa nbi ????

  • geraldine alingasa says:

    okie lang po ba na isang school id at original copy ng aking nso?tnx..

  • jovanie agustin jr says:

    MA;AM anu po requirements jn

  • maja says:

    paano po kung walang valid id’s? wala po kasi akong valid id.. matagal na po akong graduate, 2012 pa po.. saka wala pa din po yong voters id ko saka wala rin po akong postal.. ang meron lang po ako ee yong birth certificate kaso matagal ko na pong nakauha un…. meron din po akong marriage contract, police clearance at barangay clearance.. meron din po akong T.O.R galing po sa school ko.. . kailangan ko po talaga makakuha ng nbi clearance para po makapagtrabaho po ako asap..

  • az says:

    I don’t have valid I.D Brgy. clearance will be?

  • Janice Mainit says:

    Pd po b ung certificate of eligibility issued by the civil service commission instead of PRC license qng wlang valid id

  • Jean says:

    Ask ok LNG po now I’m married ,but my ids and old nbi is still my single name ok LNG n un pra sa present ko,and also apelyedo na ng husband ko gmitin ko this time sa nbi or ok LNG na single sure name p rin gmit ko please reply ASAP

  • jason says:

    pwede po bang gamitin ung SSS E1 as valid ID..tpus po wala pa akong voters id pwede po bang gamitin ung stab nung nagparegister…

  • ela says:

    kelan po ba ma eexpired un nbi clearance ? reply po asap 🙂 thanks . respect post . .

    • Michelle says:

      one year after the issue

  • Jicelle Sanoy says:

    is student id valid since i still don’t have any other type identification

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