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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  • Rea Natuel Valdez says:

    Renewal of my NBI clearance

  • Leslie Gower says:

    Iam a british national Can i apply NBI clearance thru walk in because its needed by the BI for applying a visa. Thank you

  • Jestoni A. Josol says:

    Paano naman po kami makakakuha ng NBI na may slot. Kung di rin po kami updated kasi galing kami sa ibang bansa. At kung kailan kami sana kukuha ng nbi dahil requirements ng pag uwi ng probinsya dahil walang ibanng i.d dahil. Dahil kukuha sana kami ng nbi clearance bago kukunin ng employer namin. Ngayon po ang tanong ko pano pa kami makakakuha ng i d kung kinuha na ng employer yung seamans book at passport namin. Wala na kaming magamit na ibang i.d makakakuha po sana kami kung meron pong MaRaming bakanteng slot. Kawawa naman po kami na dapat ay makakuha kami ng slot. Wala kaming magamit na personal i d for claiming the money from palawan at saka sa pag uwi ng probinsya katulad ng papunta ng papunta ng cebu kasi need ng i.d para maka uwi. Nag search na po ako lahat na pwede makakuha ng i d pero ito lang ang pinaka mabilis sana makuha na i.d kung may slot lang po. Sana mabigyan po ninyo kami ng slot.

  • Greg John Jambongana says:

    question po f ever po nalipat na po ako sa other companies for abroad then need eh renew ung clearance k po kaso mtgal po ung paschedule po,pwed po b ako magwalkin sa Main Branch po b tnx sasagot po,,,gud day

    • Jestoni A. Josol says:

      Sa napabasa ko po sa articles nila technically no walk in policy. Meron namab silang online appointment pero ang tagal pa masyado ng slot… Sana magawan nila ng paraan kawawa naman taung mga nagtatrabaho…

  • Razel Alfante says:

    I want to follow up my NBI CLEARANCE

  • marlon cesar espinosa says:

    pwede pa ba mag walk in?
    tagal pa kasi ng mga available n slot.
    need na kasi urgent.

  • Liza b.medeano says:

    Hindi ko po alam kasi kung ano mga pindutin ko sa pag renew ko ng nbi hindi ko po kasi masyado alam sa computrer

  • Roberto Estrella says:

    I am due for NBI renewal but I need to change the purpose on the NBI clearance because I am fixing my birth certificate, do i need to visit thw NBI office to change the purpose?

  • Melanie Aliado says:

    Puede p Ron bng walk in mag apply

  • Czarina Joy Balloso says:

    Ofw returnee applicant for nbi, napakalayo na nang available schedule of appointment needed ko na sana ung nbi para ma process na bagong visa ko. Wala ba kayong courtesy lane or walk in applicant katulad ss DFA. ??

  • Genesis Azadon says:

    I just paid my NBI clearance.but the problem is I made the quick online process because I did’nt know that theres a new process by having an appointment

  • Kyrie pallorina says:

    Bakit ganun kung walk in ka makakakuha ka agad ng schedule kahit wala ng slot na available dun sa branch pag nag check ka sa online nbi sa cp mo, pero kung pupunta ka mismo sa nbi branch nila makakakuha ka ng sched magbabayad ka nga lang sa mga tao bkit kaya ganun? Ang mahal pa ng bayad nakakaloka !! Tapos kahit may online ka na at bayad ka na pipila ka padin kasama yung mga walk in applicants.

    • Abegail Velez says:

      True.. I think it’s unfair. Ang hirap kumuha ng schedule online. Mag aantay ka ng days para sa schedule mo. Sila pupunta lang don then kahit walang slot na available for that day ia-accommodate lang sila. Ang ending, sobrang haba pa din ng pila. Dapat hindi na nila i-assist yung mga ganon. They should invest more on how they can strengthen the scheduling system. Maybe they can find partner stores na magooffer ng scheduling services para sa mga walang access sa mobile smart phones or internet, para hindi naman sayang ang effort ng mga nag online appointment.

  • Junica Ana D.Dalman says:

    Is it my Nbi clearance are renew

  • Charlene mae allag says:

    Good day po ma’am/sir.. pwede po b magwalk-in sa nbi tuguegarao city branch? Dec. 16,2020 po kasi yung sched pero need ko po sana pumunta by dec15 due to availability of vehicle.. thanks

  • Shiela says:

    Sorry for the comment below. I think the system was already improved. Need lang siguro ng strong internet connection to proceed with the registration. My bad.

  • Shiela says:

    may glitch naman ung online registration ng NBI – so paano gagawin ng gusto magpa-appointment online kung sa part ng system ng NBI may problem? so talaga no other choice na maging walk-in applicant – tsaka before I tried to pay online.. nasayang lang payment ko kc di nagregister as paid.. nagbayad ako ulit sa satellite branch.. hayyy…

  • Paolo says:

    Sir or ma’am. I am concerned about the payment options because I had not done it before. I feel more secured in paying any fees concerning getting an NBI clearance if I will pay them over the counter at the NBI outlet of my choice as compared to say paying at a 7-eleven convenient store. My question is, can I skip the payment method and just register online just to get a reference number and a schedule of appointment then pay them over their counter? My thoughts on this question is that in my mind the purpose of the online registration is just to get a schedule faster and because everyone has their own schedule for appointment thus the long queue of line is minimized, but the same process of falling in lines is instilled.

  • zaldy orge says:

    gud pm ..pede po ba mag walk in tom s nbi alabang..kc ang available slots sched pa thru online is nov.16 ..e need qoh na po un next week ..punta po sana aqoh tom ..pls reply asap …thank you

  • cheska de chavez says:

    what if matagal pa po available na slot for nbi clearance? need na po urgent ung clearance, ano po need gawin? punta po ba sa manila office?

    • zaldy orge says:

      gud pm ..pede po ba mag walk in tom s nbi alabang..kc ang available slots sched pa thru online is nov.16 ..e need qoh na po un next week ..punta po sana aqoh tom ..pls reply asap …thank you


    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?

    • Jestoni A. Josol says:

      Pwede naman po cguro

  • Clinton Sarip says:

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