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.

Read: NBI Renewal — New and Improved NBI Renewal Process!

Benefits of NBI Clearance Online Appointment System

Trust, transparency, and flexibility

Booking an NBI 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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181 thoughts on “Can I Walk In For NBI Clearance Application?

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  • Dane Piñero Azarcon says:

    Panu pag my old nbi kn? Click n lng ung Yes or No tlga Ang pipiliin?

  • Virgilio Umpar says:

    Hello po ask ko lng sana . Pagpunta po mismong branch kukunin nlng po ba yun or may interview pa. ? At anu po documents ang need pag kumuha ng clearance.

  • Guido Margarita Reotutar says:

    when po ba ilalagay yung purpose whether local or for abroad? doon napo ba sa pick up procedure? thank you pano po walk in ang gusto ko

  • Guido Cervantes says:

    K PO mrmng slmt po

  • Nickolas Jerold Agbayani says:

    need nbi pakuhain na…

  • Toby Bailey Sulit Silva says:

    Paabala po…paano po Kung di ako nakapunta sa date NG sched ko(dated Oct 28 2019)..
    Pwede ko pa Rin ba gamitin Yung reference code or Yung late online application ko sa pagbabayad at pagkuha NG NBI clearance

    Thanks in advance sa mga sasagot

  • Fernando Laurel says:

    hi po,pwede po kaya yung philhealth id tsaka police clearance?

  • Leonora Bruno Dimalanta Maruhombsar says:

    Hi po…Bagohan lang po ako Dalaw nmn po kau sakin… Dalawin ko din po kauüòäüòç

  • Mariam Guido Ferrer says:

    Panu po pag walang 2 valid IDs?

  • Kolton Hayley Matsunaga says:

    tnx po sa tips

  • London Samonte says:

    Guys update lang! I think hindi ko nasabi sa na ito na dalawang ID ang kailangan. I just got my new NBI Clearance today, OCT 09,2019 and It needs Two Valid ID to present when you pick up your NBI Clearance! Thankyou

  • Charity Guido Zoleta Dalisay says:

    when po ba ilalagay yung purpose whether local or for abroad? doon napo ba sa pick up procedure? thank you

  • Lina Balagtas says:

    Puta Yung mga online processor nag aagawan pop up agad harangan nila pinaka web nbi bweset.

  • Mario Waylon Castro Kimimoto says:

    Hello po, what if sa cashier ng NBI ako magbabayad? Naka appointment na ako ma’am pwde doon na lang ako magbabayad?

  • London Magsino says:

    pano kong nagkamali sa paglagay ng password then na i click kona yong yes,,tapos ayaw na ako makasign

  • Currito Millares says:

    Question po. After this wla na ba babayaran sa NBI? Ito na ba overall payment? Tsaka pwde ba payment doon na sa NBI?

  • Bruno Abrogar says:

    I remember back then first time i got my NBI Clearance that’s like twenty five years ago amazing tips lovely sis

  • Logan Victorino Dimalanta says:

    Mam idedeliver po ba yan or ikaw kukuha sa nearest nbi branch ?

  • Jace Deasia Manalang says:

    Hello po sana may makatulong. Kapag nilalagay ko po kase n/a sa middle name ko ayaw nyang tanggapin ng application nag eerror ano ba dapat nilalagay kapag walang middle name ?

  • Meghan Duarna says:

    Pwede koba ma claim Yung NBI ko Kung ngayon ako nagbayad tapos kinabukasa ko siya icla-claim?

  • Addison Malapitan says:

    nice maam. ask ko lang. wala napo bang babayran pag dating don maam ?

  • Andrew Dominique Loshang Phillips says:

    Prang nsa loob ng drum ung nagssalita pero nice atlis sa maddalian ung mga 1st tym pa lang kkuha ng nbi

  • Laline Nato says:

    Bat magkaiba maam yung reference number kanina pag dating dyan sa transaction

  • Deja Pacorro Andal says:

    yung form po ba kailangan ng picture I.D na 2×2.salamat po

  • Toby Ahkiong says:

    Magandang gabi. Maam tanong ko lang po kasi dati kumuha ako nbi sa Robinson Dasma kaso may kapangalan ako na may kaso. Upon pag fillup ko ba malalaman ko kagad kung makukuha ko kagad yung NBI ko?kasi sayang yung pag gamit ko ng leave kung mag kaka aberya nanaman. Salamat po

  • Ramiro de Phillips says:

    Pano ba makakuha ng Nbi id. Salamat po sa sasagot

  • Alvin Geraldo Day says:

    ang hirap pumasok sa site nila lumalabas ung privacy ayaw nya mag view.nkakapikon!

  • Sophie Frasco Montenegro says:

    Thank you po

  • Serenity Camat says:

    Kahit d kana mag online madali ng kumuha ngayon.

  • Geraldo Reese Villamar says:

    Ano pwede na id pwedw po ba ang postal and tin id

  • Adam Magsino Phillips says:

    Hello po pwede po ba Alumni ID ng school? Graduated n po ksi ako.

  • Sophie Giancarlo Yamamoto Mamaril says:

    pano po pg nka register na tpos nka bayad na dn po tpos hndi po nkuha sa schedule. pwd pba po kya ma claim un khit lampas na sa schedule

  • Tyra Magsino says:

    Pwede Po bang gumawa Lang Ng ibang E-mailed ?

  • Jayde Gracia Samonte Patanindagat says:

    september 5 ako nag register nag pa appointment ako ng september 6 same day rin ako ng bayad hindi ko kasi alam kung kailan ko makukuha . nakalagay kasi pay before september 21. makukuha ko pa po ba ung nbi ko?

  • Manuel Lluvia Zoleta says:

    police clearance pwede po ba

  • Zoie Jace Relano says:

    How many days po before you can get the NBI clearance?

  • Tavio Cayabyab says:

    pwedi ba mag apply ng NBI clearance ngaun ECQ po?

  • Tauro Jaqueline Tanyag says:

    Pwd po 1 valid id and birthcertificate?

  • Lindsay Maruhombsar says:


  • Dane Belicia Sipin says:

    Ma’am anung bang kailangan kunin pag kuha ka ng nbi clearance thanks po

  • Manolito Lontoc says:

    Required po ba tlga ang medical certificate?

  • Zoie Rocio Puentespina Matsunaga says:

    Hello pag online po ba. Makukuha ko po ba agad mismo? Ang NBI? Kahit marami ako kapangalan?

  • Frasco Brendon Padilla Borres says:


  • Geraldo Piñero says:

    ask ko lang po kapag pumunta na po ba sa appointment makukuha nadin po ung NBI?

  • Ashleigh Logan Sevilla Cordoba says:

    Many thanks ^_^

  • Raimunda Baal Estrella says:

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

  • Ellen Finn Balbutin says:

    Ate magkano po kaya mag padeliver ng NBI?

  • Bartolo Roy Baal says:

    Thank you ate sa tutorial mo kung paano kumuha online… Salamat

  • Rachael Yengko Manigbas says:

    Hirap pa Rin mag walk in nbi clearance

  • Matro Roy Yamazaki says:

    Pwde nag online tapos diritso nlng bayad ? Kahit 7 eleven lnv nakalagay?