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).

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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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  • PiaMarie says:

    Newly wed po ako.. Police Clearance and Barangay clearance plang po ang meron ako as ID, yung company ID ko po hindi pa lumalabas yung bago, pinarenew ko na but it will take months before i get the new one with my updated surname. will i be able to get my NBI? i applied online by the way.

  • NIKKA says:

    What “occupation” should I put if I’m a fresh graduate?

  • Jessamae Lopez says:

    Can I just only bring my Authenticated Birth Certificate?,,Because I have no ID’s yet for I was just a fresh graduate.

  • jie says:

    how about police clearance?is it valid?

  • kathlyn says:

    puwede po ba makakuha nang nbi clearance kahit isang id lang

  • Juan Cruz says:

    Hindi po pwede ang 1 valid ID. Sabi nga sa taas 2 valid ID ang need. Di naman sinabi na 1 or 2 valid id. Basahin at intindihin. ↵↵May bayad po ang pag kuha ng nbi. 115 php. May bago na pong proseso ngayon. Online application. Igoogle nyo po.

  • mary jane labasan says:

    I want to know if my babayaran poh kapag kumuha ng nbi clearance and only one valid I’d LNG poh ang meron ako pwd na poh un thank u poh…need from job.

  • Denz Horca says:

    pwede ko po ba ilagay yung sss number ko sa Presented ID ? kahit number palang sya wala pa po kasi akong ID…

  • jayson latoga says:

    pano po pag walang kahit anong valid id

  • Ben Dover says:

    It says you need the previous copy of the clearance. Nawala po akin. Will that be a problem?

  • Jayson Gomez says:

    kaka fill up ko lang po ng registration form online. sa registration po kase tinanong kung anong id ang ipepresent ko.. pinili ko is TIN kase yun lang ang meron ako. kaso sa dulo, sabe i need 2 valid ID.↵↵can i still proceed with the process?↵↵thanks!

  • Levi says:

    Tanong ko lng po kc nka schedule po ako ngyn eh,wala p nmn po kyong pinapadla sa email ko, ppunta pa din po ba ako khit nagbyad nko sa bayad center!at ano ano po ang ddalin?salamat po

  • haroldd says:

    Tuvalid id po ba ang national library i.d? Issued by go8ernment po dbagg

  • alvin abarquez says:

    gosto q po sana pag punta sa outlit naka fillup na ng form

  • alvin abarquez says:

    bakit po ayaw mag bukas ang apl. form

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  • rosalina g morioka says:

    panu po kung nawala na un old nbi id ko pero gusto ko mag renew?

  • marites bronsal says:

    Man sir ask ko po pwd n po ba ? Ang sss I’d tpos un redrester for votors id only peper palang po ef pwd n po b? Tnx po

    • Janice malayang says:

      Pano po kung isa lng valid I.d panu po makuha nbi?

  • marites bronsal says:

    How to need inbiclearance

  • marites bronsal says:

    Piano po mag online dto

  • leah bermudez says:

    How about my valid is only 1?

  • Jay-Ann says:

    Paano po ba kung isa lang ang valid ID? Then needed po talaga makakuha ng NBI clearance. Wala na po bang alternative ways para makakuha? Di po ba pwedeng Baranggay clearance or NSO Birthcertificate or Police clearance ang ipakita? Isa lang po kasi valid ID ko eh.

  • joel says:

    pwede po bang police clearance ang id represented

  • jolly says:

    panu ko malalaman pag okey na ung online register ko?

  • matt saballe sumaya says:

    kailngan lng po s work po

  • matt saballe sumaya says:

    kailngan s work po

  • Marimelle gem c. Danoog says:

    Im only 17yrs old i dont have a school id..but i have my diploma,birth certificate and brgy. Clearance..can i get an NBI clearance??

  • emark says:

    after completing the form, pag click ko ng last submit button, lumabas yung code,. i tried to click the print button then a new window pop out saying “ooooppss, something went wrong”. What should I do? I also tried to check my email but unfortunately I did not receive anything from the website. Help po! Thanks!

  • richelle gavas alibuyog says:

    for travelling abroad po

  • richelle gavas alibuyog says:

    for travelling abroad

  • markjay says:

    ang hirap naman ito mag gawa sa online hindi ka gaya dati makakagawa ka kahit form lang ngayon hindi na..

  • markjay says:

    kung walang voters ID pwedi ba sss ID nalng

  • Elizabeth Banaga says:

    puwede po bang student permit pagkuha ng nbi clearance.tnx

  • sahlee villafranca says:

    i want to take the nbi clearance to apply?im here in jeddah?

    • wenilyn salem says:

      bt nmn po d aq mkapag submit? tas d nmn pasunod sunod,.

  • knaTx says:

    i just apply NBI clearance online just a few minutes ago. kelan ko po sya pwd puntahan. wla nmn po kce nka indicate sa instructions nyu kung kelan xa pwd puntahan.↵ need quick response salamat po 🙂

  • edmer panday says:

    Pwede po ba ang NC2 para gamiting valid ID para makakuha ng nbi clearance?

  • jennifer dela cruz says:

    Hi… Na hit po kc aq s nbi. June 7 p aq pnababalik. Ang kaso start n ng work q s june 6. Pwd bang kunin ung nbi clearance ng mas maaga s scheduled n pagbalik? Tnx s sasagot…

  • mariz cezar says:

    is NSO valid as a requirement?

  • kizznie says:

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

  • Val Rodelas says:

    Paano mag pareschedule ng appointment date kasi po di po ako nakapunta ng araw ng appointment date!

  • dhonz says:

    Pwedi b yung police clearance para sa nbi clearance aplication

  • kathz says:

    San po pwdeng mg.register thru online po? thanks…

  • Rhealyn Munni says:

    Can i have nbi clearance thru online?

    • mikegilkim says:

      You need to visit the office for Fingerprints and photo shot.

  • Caryl Joy Sumagang says:

    Good Day! I am a fresh graduate and the only that I have is my School ID. And I am planning to get a barangay ID. But Why is it barangay ID is not accepted as valid ID in applying for NBI clearance? Thank You for your response 🙂

  • EVE says:

    i apply online, the NBI clearance application form i printout there is no indication when i go to the NBI ? that means i can go anytime?

  • CRISTY says:


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