Can I Walk In For NBI Clearance Application?

June 1, 2020 4:32 pm

Can I walk in for NBI CLEARANCE Renewal Application?

This is a popular and commonly asked question by our fellow NBI Clearance Online Applicants.


The thing is, despite the fact that several years ago, NBI Clearance Branches already implemented the NBI Clearance Online Registration. Many people are still not aware of the new step by step process in applying NBI Clearance.

Also, if you’ve been reading our previous articles, the instruction is clear that an NBI Online Appointment is required.


No walk in applicants without scheduled NBI Online Application shall be accommodated or entertained.

Before we begin to dive in to this topic, it is much needed to provide you a clear view of what really is the purpose of the NBI Clearance Online Appointment and how it works.

NBI Clearance Online Appointment

If we’re going to go back in time, maybe 20 to 30 years ago, the issuance of NBI Clearance is really chaotic. The old process would be the following:

  1. Go directly to the NBI Clearance Branch with your NBI Clearance Requirements for Renewal or new application.
  2. Fall in line to get application form which takes too much of your time because people tend to apply for their NBI Clearance at the same time.
  3. Getting the NBI Clearance Application form by falling in line.
  4. Falling in line to have your Photo taken.
  5. Falling in line for process your NBI Clearance by manually imprinting your thumb marks using inks.
  6. Again, falling in line for releasing.

If you noticed, the “falling in line” step is always included in every course of action in processing. This was noticed by the NBI Agency which needed to be addressed because people are getting angry with long queue lines.

Since the NBI Clearance Application and NBI Renewal process is showing signs that it needs improvements, the said Agency decided to overhaul the entire process and totally eliminate the walk in for NBI Clearance application.

The result of this is the NBI Clearance Online processing which we are now being implemented.


Purpose of NBI Online Appointment

As the population of the Philippines continues to grow, so too does the need for NBI Clearance. Every year, there are significant increase in applications processed by the NBI.

This, in turn, will result in a swell in the number of NBI Applicants seeking for Clearances from NBI.


The purpose of an online booking system is to help your applicants to simplify and make the NBI Online Appointment procedure more efficient and effective through automation to keep the entire process flowing smoothly, efficiently and productively. But before implementing this system, let’s focus on the important advantages of the NBI Clearance Online Appointment System.

As the NBI Online appointment booking system works 24/7, this gives us the freedom to schedule an appointment anytime we want. 

It is worth mentioning that the DFA who issues Philippine Passports had a great success in implementing the online appointment system just like prohibiting Walk In for NBI Clearance applicants to enter the premises.

Benefits of NBI Clearance Online Appointment System

Trust, transparency, and flexibility

Booking an NBI Online appointment over the web is one of the most convenient methods of scheduling your NBI Clearance application.

However, it’s a major disadvantage is for the people who doesn’t know how to do an online appointment online.

On the other hand, appointment thru NBI Clearance website is great for people with knowledge how to operate easily the website. This means that applicants can do it any time of the day, on weekends or whenever works for them.

Scheduling an NBI Online Appointment shows the applicants patients what dates are still available.


It is time-efficient, provides transparency and helps the applicant feel more informed and in control.

Time savings.

NBI Clearance Staffs spends less time accommodating the long queue lines of applicants, thereby unloading and eliminating massive amount of their working hours due to the number of applicants daily.

The applicants also saves their time, as they no longer have to fall in a very long queue lines because applicants with online appointments are accommodated. Those walk in applicants won’t be able to process their


Walk in Application for NBI Clearance can be a tiring activity. Imagine, going to the NBI Clearance Branch just to be greeted with a long queue line just to get the application form? Then there’s another line for payment, thumb printing, photo capture and release.

If you’re unlucky, you’ll not be accommodated because its already cut off.

This is an inconvenience for most applicants that they usually encounter.

But due to the appointment system implemented, all applicants can process their application without any inconvenience encountered.

Those long queue lines are now significantly decrease. To be honest, the queue lines are still there but it was improved. It’s fast moving and it’s really shorter compared before.

NBI Appointment: Optional or required?

One question applicants is keep on asking if it is really required.

The short answer is YES.


Every applicant must secure an online appointment from NBI Website to be able to process their application.

Once you have secured an appointment, you will receive from the website the Reference Number. This NBI Reference number serves as your transaction number and appointment for your application.

This same number will also be use by the cashier from your chosen payment option when paying your NBI Clearance Fees.

The reference number is also important because it reference to your application. Once the NBI Staff types your NBI Reference number in his or her computer, your filled up application form will appear and will be verified.

Walk in for NBI Clearance Application? Is it allowed?


Walk in for NBI Clearance is highly discouraged.

But due to the number of people who don’t have an access to the internet due to lack of internet subscription, no available desktop/laptop computer, no mobile device capable of internet browsing. The NBI Clearance Branches provided a section where you can book your appointment to get yourself an NBI Clearance Reference number.

Now here lies the problem, due to the number of people who met the criteria that I’ve mentioned in the previous paragraph. A build up of number of applicants without NBI Online Appointment is growing.

This results to another queue line created due to the people trying to schedule their application on the day itself and on the spot.

There’s also a build up in the payment section because of the people who just scheduled their appointment are required to pay the fees for application.



If you’re wise enough to realize the time and effort consumed by not complying with the implemented rules, you’ll choose the short and convenient way.

Which is scheduling your Online appointment and doing the NBI Online Registration ahead of time whenever works for you , paying your NBI Clearance fees on your preferred payment option such as 7-Eleven.

The benefits of implementing this process is to touch everyone involved in the NBI Online processing, as the NBI Staff can do their tasks more efficiently and accurately, while applicants have the ability to schedule their appointments quickly and more conveniently.

Did you know that if you have an account with NBI, you can easily schedule an appointment by easily using the NBI Online Login.

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    Bakit poh walang available nah schedule ngayon September.,bakit poh December lng poh may available schedule…kylangn kuh ngayon Ng NBI..tnx Po..


    Good day. I am a FOREIGNER. I need a NBI clearance in order to get the Exit Visa from the Bureau of Immigration. I already have an account on your website. I tried several times to get an online appointment, but I failed. When I accessed the calendar page, no AM-PM bottoms appeared, so I was not able to complete the request of appointment. I went to the closest NBI clearance office and they told me I have to go to the main NBI clearance office in Ermita, Manila. Since I can’t get an online appointment, can I walk in there? Besides, are the requirements the same as for Filipinos? I have a Philippine driver licence and a Phil Health ID. Please clarify. Sincerely, Giuseppe Carrara

  • Antonio Leonardo Sy Jr says:

    Magrerenew po aq ng NBI for Local only..kaso po may HINT ako kya kailangan ko pong sa main office pumunta..tatanggapin po ba sa online renewal application ang may HINT?

  • king Michael says:

    Hi.. Just Want to Ask if a minor 15 years old of age is allow to get NBI for Immigration requirements? as of this time is he allow to come with a adult? and also walk in applicant is allow?

  • Parissienne says:

    Called the NBI Renewal branch earlier. They informed me that walk-in (no appointment) is applicable for those who belong in the Priority sector (e.g. PWD, Senior Citizen), but only in their main branch at U.N. Avenue, Malate, Manila.


    What about those people in poverty who cannot afford going online? Most companies require an NBI clearance and we are a third-world country. We are not in a country where everyone can afford a mobile phone or PC. So, inconsiderate.

  • frank anthony vergara says:

    sarado po yung branch niyo sa motalban aug 3 pa po ako nag apply aug 18 bumalik ako sarado padin nxt moth daw bukas pano nmn po yun need na namin yan…

  • Luisito Ocampo says:

    I have tried so many times to sign in but the portal saya my email ad and password is invalid. i managed to get an OTP text from NBI but still can’t proceed because it went back to the first step. It is so frustrating. I hope they can do something about their portal.

  • Jerome says:

    The website is not working. There are no schedules available for any Manila branch until 2026. There should be an alternate process when the online appointment system is not working.

  • Jaymee Lou says:

    sarado po ang NBI online application. sana payagan po ako mag walk-in. Kailangan ko ito less than 1 month para po sa board exam application. Salamat po sa inyong tulong na pag-sagot.

  • Vanessa Flor Geres says:

    can i get my NBO clearance tomorrow July 17.2020

  • francisco kwei says:

    site is not working

  • Rey Ascano says:

    How can w apply ONLINE if the site is not working?????

  • Roy Cuthbert says:

    Do senior citizens need a appointment for policeClearance at your main office.

  • Passer By says:

    paano naman yung mga kailangan ng urgent magpa-renew or mag apply ng NBI clearance? I tried applying for NBI clearance. Which I need to submit as soon as possible. Tapos makikita mo sa appoinments calendar, yung earliest na pwede is 2 weeks from now. Yung kapatid ko naman, mag re-renew ng NBI Clearance. Then she read about this quick renewal. Aba, eh not available pala. Sana hindi nalang nila nilagay or inalis muna nila yung section na yun sa website nila.

  • Randolf Ponciano says:

    Yes, I agree with the above article. However, your website right now has problems trying to get an online appointment. The page does not enable us to book a schedule, so we cannot even pay yet. Please advise us how to go about it. Or better yet, please update the website.

    Thank you!

  • Armand Camhol says:

    Hello po. Mukhang down po ang NBI Online Clearance application at hindi po ako nakakaforward sa pagsubmit ng personal details. Lagi pong nag eerror. Sabi Father’s name should be just letters and spaces pero ganun naman nilagay ko. Patulong po. Hindi rin makasend ang comments section. Salamat!

  • Florence M. Passi says:

    How can I apply for NBI clearance

  • Currito Cenobia Martinez says:

    Sis pa help nman ung nbi local and travel aboard iisa nlang ba?

  • Logan Rylee Limson Abad says:

    Thanks helpful

  • Robert Sevilla says:

    May NBI na ako last year , kailangan ko nnman next year balak ko kumuha this week . Kailangan ba tlaga renew or I need to get new? Hindi ko na ma alala Yung email na ginamit ko dti

  • Natal Cristoval Medel says:

    panu po kung hindi mo nakuha ung nbi mo sa araw na ngpaschedule ka .. makukuha parin po b sa susunod na araw ??

  • Carmencita Helen Ayson says:

    What if po wala id?

  • Makenna Andong says:

    wala naba iprint na form na dadalhin sa appointment?

  • Deja Padilla Salonga says:

    Thank you sa tutorial mo kung paano kumuha online at walk in… Salamat

  • Abdiel Ylagan Abril says:

    Te dez, pwedi dri na ig print? Ha cp nla ig screenshot tas ipakita ngadto ha ira branch?

  • Sophie Cabahug says:

    Pwede po kaya door to door?

  • Steven Shis says:

    Kung mag walk in for NBI Clearance application, papayagan po kaya ako?

  • Helen Yamamoto says:

    Pwede po ba tin id yung valid id ko?

  • Clinton Sarip says:

    Good morning po. Kailangan pa po din ng travel pass kung ang kukuha po ay taga Nasugbu? Thank you.

  • Landen Alana Lakandula Padilla says:

    Ate di ko po mapindot yung date

  • Conrado Gabrielle Duarna says:

    Hello po sa inyong lahat. Pwede napo ba kumuha ang 17yrsold ng NBI clearance. Thankyou

  • Tori Tiamson Andong says:

    wow.. may online na pla ang NBI.. okay sa orayt ang tutorial na to 🙂 at di na pala pwede ang walk in for nbi clearance

  • Martin Raven Abaya Encela says:

    ask lang po…student palang po kasi ako, ang current id ko lang is student ID. ano pa po kaya pwedeng ipakita sa kanila, ito po kasi ang unang id na makukuha ko kung sakali eh… sana po masagot thanks po!

  • Chamayra Aquila Harata says:

    Yong web site nila do gumagana

  • Stella Quimino says:

    Paano kung wala akong id? I mean first time ko magapply for this. Anong gagawin ko? Help me pls lol

  • Currito Tiong says:

    Pwede bang hindi na mag paprint at i present nalang yung yung screenshot sa cellphone?

  • Walter Borres says:

    Paano po yung pag edit if may account na.

  • Finn Bashir says:

    Kahit ano lang po ba ang pwedeng ilagay sa email adress

  • Gaige Baang says:

    Need hellp!! How about po sa walang middle name ano po ilalagay ko? Ayaw kasi mag “save information” kapag walang middle name huhuh

  • Vernon Caballero Bengco says:

    Hi, ma’am ask ko lang kapag married kaba, yung ilalagay mo sa personal info mo is yung sa pagkadalaga mo?

  • Sally Batungbakal Jocson says:

    Gud am PO tanng q lng PO PD PO pkha q nalng PO malau lng PO Ang duty q slmt po

  • Clodoveo London Patanindagat says:

    Thank you for sharing this

  • London Nataly Gonzaga Cachuela says:

    pwede po kaya police clearance and voters certification lang dalhin? Wala pa po kase valid id

  • Dia Keon Ishida says:

    Drin ppa pwede kumuha ng NBI clearance sa MECQ area

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