NBI Clearance

Your Online Guide in Applying Your NBI Clearance.

NBIClearance.Com is a complete online guide for your NBI Clearance Application. The website caters to Filipinos seeking direction for their application needs. It is an independent online publication covering the end-to-end process of the NBI Clearance Application.

The primary purpose of the site is to educate and aid to the reader's needs on their application dilemmas. The site will share practical tips for faster and more processing, provide a complete list of the NBI Clearance Outlets and its location Information and share processing application experiences that would help you in your own application. Topics will range from the basic Frequently Asked Questions such as How to apply, Where to apply and How much is the NBI Clearance Cost and everything else in between.

How to apply NBI Clearance Online

Updated: April 23, 2016: NBI Clearance has become an important part of our lives. A few years ago, we had only one way to obtain a copy of the Clearance but everything changes for the better.

Our Government, through the National Bureau of Investigation opened the opportunity for its applicants to for an NBI Clearance online application which makes the entire process more efficient.

The big problem with the manual processing of NBI Clearance is that it is too slow (a perfect venue for Red Tape). The majority of the applicants is ranting about the long queue lines and it’s driving them crazy!

NBI Clearance can be easily done online and skip a few steps of the old manual way. It also eliminates the manual filling out of application forms since it can be done online. No more long queue lines. No more wasted time waiting for your turn. The NBI clearance online application eliminates three (3) steps of the process, namely: Data Verification, Payment to the Cashier and Filling out the Application Form!

The only disadvantage or draw back from the new system is it delays you for a day because of the Scheduling Task as to when to visit your selected NBI Clearance Outlet where you process your NBI Clearance online application.

Let’s start our NBI Clearance Application journey.

In this tutorial, I assume you are a first time user and you don’t have an NBI Clearance account.

Register an Account with NBI Clearance Application Online

I want you to go to their website, its NBI-Clearance.com.

Assuming you don’t have an account, on the upper right of your screen, click on the link “SIGN UP”.

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A small window will pop out asking you to select your NBI Clearance Type. Please select “NEW” or “RENEWAL” whichever is applicable to you.

For this example, I will be registering a NEW Application since this is my first time.

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After selecting NEW Application, the next window will request you to fill up several Personal Information about you.

Supply all the details correctly. The personal information you have written will be used in you NBI Clearance Application form.

Click the box “I ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE” to proceed to the next step.

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In the next window, you choose to read the entire Terms of Service OR just skip it by clicking the “AGREE” button (that is the blue button).

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After clicking the Agree button, the window will be closed and you will return to the same “NEW APPLICANT” window which you have filled up. Now, click the “SIGN IN” button.

A notification will be shown at the upper right side of your screen. It simply tells you that “You have successfully registered in our portal. Confirmation Email has been sent to [youremailaddress]@gmail.com”

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For the mean time, leave the NBI Clearance Online Application website and open your email address. Find the email confirmation sent by the NBI Clearance Online Application website to activate an account.

The email confirmation looks like the image below. Click the “ACTIVATE ACCOUNT” button.

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After clicking the Activate Button, that will bring you back to the NBI Clearance Application Online website.

Log In to your NBI Clearance Account

Log in to your account by clicking the “SIGN IN” link at the upper right side of your screen.

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This will test if you have successfully registered your account. If you’re seeing the same screen as shown in the screenshot below, that means you’ve successfully registered an account with NBI Clearance.

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Fill up and Submit your NBI Clearance Application Form

The next thing to do is to complete all the details needed in your NBI Clearance Online Application Form.

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Enter the following details such as your Contact Details, Family Background and other information such as Educational Attainment, Occupation, Religion, Height, Weight, Complexion and your Identifying Marks if applicable.

You will be directed to this page, where you can view all the Personal Information you’ve just enter. Double check each item for errors.

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If you’re satisfied with your NBI Clearance Application form, click the “APPLY FOR CLEARANCE” button to proceed to the next step. You can see it in the upper right of the website.

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If you found any errors in your application form, click the button “EDIT INFORMATION”.

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Once done editing your error, click the “SAVE INFORMATION” button to save your progress.

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Now click the “Apply for NBI Clearance” button to continue your NBI Clearance Application.

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Schedule an Appointment in NBI Clearance Outlet

After clicking the button “Apply for Clearance” from the previous window, another pop up window will appear asking what valid ID you will present.

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If you don’t know what Valid ID to bring, you may check list of the valid ids accepted in NBI Clearance.

Write down the available Valid ID you have such as Driver’s License or Passport.

Once done, click the button “I Agree”.

For the next window, read the Important Message and click the “Close” button.

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You will be then redirected to another page where you must schedule an appointment with NBI Clearance. This way, you can select the date when you will be processing your NBI Clearance.

Select the NBI Clearance Branch where you want to process your NBI Clearance. Just select the name of the NBI Branch from the drop down list.

Select your preferred date when you want to process your NBI Clearance. Schedule your NBI Clearance application by selecting your preferred schedule if its AM or PM. Click the blue boxes corresponding to the date you want to process your NBI Clearance as well as the schedule.

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On the right side of the website, select the Purpose of your NBI Clearance from the dropdown list. There are only two choices, LOCAL or ABROAD.

Then Select the Purpose Detail, I’m selecting LOCAL EMPLOYMENT as the purpose detail because I need my NBI Clearance as a requirement for my new company.

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You may check the summary of your NBI Clearance Application. From the top, you’ll see the Particular and the Amount. If you notice, the amount is P115 for the NBI Clearance. But please note that there is an additional fee of P25 for the e-payment service. So your NBI Clearance will be P140.

The next thing to do is to check the appointment schedule and the NBI Clearance Outlet where you want to process your NBI Clearance. Just make sure that you have selected all the details you want. You may change them before proceeding to the next step.

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Pay your NBI Clearance Online Application

As an NBI Clearance Applicant, you have four (4) options to choose how you will pay your NBI Clearance. These are through:

  • Banks (Over the Counter)
  • Banks (Online)
  • Mobile (Payment through GCASH)
  • Bayad Centers

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For Over the Counter Payment in Banks – you need to go to accredited banks such as BDO, Metrobank and BPI to pay your NBI Clearance. In this type of Payment method for NBI Clearance, a service fee will be charged to your NBI Clearance. For BDO transactions, they charge an additional P25 for over the counter payment while P50 are charged when you pay through BPI.

For Bank Online Payment – you can pay online using your Online Banking app such as BDO Internet Banking, BPI Express Online, Chinabank Online, Metrobank Direct, RCBC Access one, Unionbank EON/Internet Banking & UCPB Connect. Just like over the counter payment, a service fee will be charged to your NBI Clearance. The amount varies from P40 to P100 depending on the Bank where you are transacting.

Mobile Payment – you can also pay using your GCASH. A service fee will be charged accordingly.

Bayad Centers – you can proceed and pay to various BAYAD CENTER outlets or to their partners like Cebuana Lhullier, SM Savemore, LBC, Robinsons, eBiz, Petnet, Landmark, Waltermart, Isetann, Sta. Lucia East Mall, USSC and selected branches of Villarica Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, Prime Asia Pawnshop, 2go Express, Tambunting Pawnshop, Raquel Pawnshop, DIrect Agent 5, CVM Pawnshop, Sinag Pawnshop, San Roque Supermarket, Luzon Development Bank, Citystate Bank, Go Beyond Expectation Remittance Ci., and more. Just like the others, a service fee will be charged accordingly.

Don’t be confused on the service fee and your NBI Clearance fee. The final amount will be shown to you together with the NBI Clearance Payment Reference Number that you will present when you pay your NBI Clearance Application Online.

Going back to the tutorial, click on the payment method you prefer. For this scenario, I will pay my NBI Clearance using the BANK OVER THE COUNTER method through BDO.

This window will appear, please read it carefully and click PROCEED TO PAYMENT button.

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After clicking the Proceed to payment button, this will redirect you to the payment DragonPay Online Payment System. In the source, choose BDO Over the Counter Bills Deposit w/ Ref then click the SELECT button.

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A reference number and the final amount that you need to pay for your NBI Clearance will be shown. In my case, the amount to be paid is P160.

The breakdown of the P160 payment would be P115 for the NBI Clearance, P25 for the E-Payment Services and P25 Service Fee.

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You may view and save the NBI Clearance Payment Instruction for your reference by clicking the link.

Here’s the example of the Payment Instruction. You may print the Payment Instruction if you want to or just write it in a piece of paper.

The important details here are the Reference Number, Account Number, Account Name, the BDO Deposit Reference No. and lastly the Amount. Please make sure to pay it in the bank before the Deadline indicated in the Payment Instruction.

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Now go to the nearest BDO or any bank you have chosen to pay your NBI Clearance and pay the amount for your NBI Clearance Application.

Print NBI Clearance Application Form

After paying your NBI Clearance in BDO, make sure that you have your deposit slips.

Now, go back to the NBI Clearance Online application and log in to your account using your registered email address and password.

Go to the “TRANSACTION”. It can be found in the left side of the website.

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You will see the previous NBI Clearance Application. If you haven’t paid your application, you can see the status that its “PENDING” just like in the image below.

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But if you have already settled the payment, the status will change to “PAID“.

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Now, you should print your NBI Clearance. Click on the Details button

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Once this window appears, click on the button “PRINT APPLICATION FORM“. It will open another window

Here’s an example of the NBI Clearance Application Form Online.

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Process your NBI Clearance

You may now process your NBI Clearance in their NBI Clerance Office.

Some useful advice:

  • Bring Two (2) Valid Identification Cards.
  • Make sure to follow the appropriate dress code allowed in the NBI Clearance Outlets so that they will let you in without any problem.
  • Bring the printed NBI Clearance Application form, the one which I’ve shown a while ago.

When you arrive in the gate of NBI Main, or any of its satellite offices, don’t waste your time. Ask an NBI Personnel currently stationed to assist the NBI Clearance Applicants right away. Ask them that you are an NBI Clearance ONLINE applicant. He or she will give you some directions where to proceed so listen carefully.

Have your picture taken then the Biometrics will be the next step. The two steps will be too easy for you, right? No need for a thorough explanation for this! :)

The last step would be the issuance of your NBI Clearance. This is where you go to the printing facilities of NBI Clearance and receive your fresh-from-the-printer NBI Clearance!

Congratulations! You just successfully applied for your NBI Clearance!

If your currently based in the USA, you may find this article to be helpful.

READ: How to Get NBI Clearance for OFW based in the USA

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  1. Carlito Maulit says:

    Ask lang po kung pwede pang gamitin yung renewal id na na issue sa akin nong 2009, kukuha po sana ako ng nbi clearance ko

  2. Zurie says:

    Is it necessary to pay through the given options above? Can’t i just pay it there? I can’t get reference no. Coz i havent paid it yet..

  3. dhona says:

    Hello! Pwede pa po ba mag change ng NBI BRANCH after the process has been completed? I am scheduled tomorrow at Cainta branch i didn’t realize may mas malapit pala na branch sa place ko in Cubao? Thanks

  4. Emeliza says:

    bakit po hindi nag coconnect sa nbi online registration ? di po aq makafill up ng form

  5. love aragon says:

    hello po if renewal po nga nbi need pa po mag online register?thanks

  6. Christian Ryan Coria says:

    “The email has already been taken”

    Yan po nalabas kapag nagtry naman ako as new applicant. What seems the prob po kaya?

  7. Eric says:

    Hi, sir! Nag-sign up po ako kahapon at naka-receive po ako ng confirmation. Pero hangang ngayon, wala pa din po yung e-mail for activation.

    Thanks in advance!

  8. Christian Ryan Coria says:

    Ask ko lang po, for renewal po ako pero nung nainput ko na po ung old nbi number ko is maling birthdate parin po ang nakalagay dun which is napabago ko na po a year ago.. then ayaw din po payagan yung email ad na ginamit ko na before.. should I make up another email ad po ba? Or may glitch po talaga sa system nyo?

  9. Aileen says:

    Hi Sir, If renewal lang ngayon (April 2015 last application), hinihingi po ang old NBI certificate number sa online. What if wala na po sa akin ang previous certificate? Apply as new nalang po ba? Thank you!

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Correct po. New nbi clearance application po ulit.

    2. Christian Ryan Coria says:

      Successful po ba application nyo as new applicant? Same email ad po ba ginamit nyo from ur previous application a year ago? Yung issue po kasi sakin eh taken ung email ko which is yun naman talaga ginamit ko a year ago

  10. Yel says:

    Hi po. I just realized that after I registered it says, ‘you have successfully registered on our portal, you may now log in using your details’ and not the one you stated here ‘confirmation has been to your email’. jut wondered if it would cause the delay. advise sir pls. thank you po.

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Hi Yel,may i ask what’sthe problem? Were u able to activate your account? Wala pong bearing ung different na message na nakuha mo. Ang importante eh makapag activate ka ng account.

      Please leave a message pag may question ka pa about NBI clearance. Thanks.

      1. Yel says:

        Hi sir! Thank you for the reply. Yes po. wl png confirmation til now and I don’t know whats the prob. I applied three days ago and I believe I did the right procedure. can i go sa po branch and ask for assistance? Thank you very much po.

  11. JENELYN says:

    sir good day! nag register na ako online bakit sa upper right side ng application wala kasing nakalagay na apply for clearance . As in purely info lang talaga nkalagay. Galing ako sa nbi satellite in need naman na mag online application talaga, sayang naman kapag mag charge kami ng 60 pesos para ma e log po. please help

    1. Yel says:

      Hi. what is the e-log po?

  12. Dina says:

    Hi my last NBI clearance was last 2010 pa po? And now I’m resigning from my employer and Need NBI for renewal. Hindi po b pplicable? Do I still need to go under manual application? Thank you!

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      New application na po ang treatment sa ganyang sitwasyon. Di na po pwede ang renewal.

  13. cheryl says:

    Sir pag renewal po ba at my NBI HIT ka need pa mg wait ng 2wks??nag renew po kasi ako yesterday..

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Yes po. Minsan po hindi laging 2 weeks. Depende po yun sa date or araw na ilalagay ng NBI Clearance Personnel sa iyong resibo. Yun po ang araw kung kelan ka babalik.

  14. Yel says:

    helpful post pero ang tagal ng confirmation. kahapon pa ako ng-apply. and then I was told confirmation might come after four days.. OMG.. I’ve done this last year.. ok nmn.. unfortunately i cannot open my previous account dahil ang tagal din ng assistance sa ‘forgot password’.. I thought it would be easier to register for a new account.. This clearance is very important especially sa mga nkapagstart na sanang mgwork like me.. Help pls..

  15. Mark says:

    where you can apply for online application for NBI clearance is down. I tried for couple of hours.

  16. Zhelle says:

    Bakit hindi na ako maka log in , kababayad ko pa nmn ngayon ng NBI clearance fee sa LBC. Hindi ko tuloy maicontinue yung transaction. Paano na po yan? Bukas na po yung appointment ko sa NBI.
    Help me please. THANKS

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Try nyo po bandang hapon. Minsan po, sa sobrang dami ng nagaapply at napunta sa website ng NBI Clearance Online ay hindi po kinakaya ng website. Kaya po nakakaexperience tayo ng mga ganyang error.

  17. Rome says:

    Website won’t load. Been trying for hours now.

  18. Jenna says:

    i am scheduled ng pm.. until what time can i go there to get NBI? Thanks.

    1. Mark says:

      Before the end of working hours. Better to show you between 3pm-4pm

  19. Liezl says:

    How can I apply for our Japanese boss? Is there a special lane for foreigners?

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Wala pong special lane para sa mga Foreigners. Mas madali kung magaapply sya muna ng NBI Clearance Online Application. Mas madali at mas mabilis kung sa NBI Main Office ipoprocess.

  20. Charls says:

    Bat ang tagal ng confirmation ? Syka bat walng “EDIT BUTTON”

  21. Jerome Patrick C Angeles says:

    How about if the applicant is too old and can not walk or personally come to your office? Is it possible that a representative with SPA or authorization will get the online applied NBI clearance?

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Applying for NBI Clearance for that case is allowed. Please secure SPA first and the NBI Clearance requirements.

  22. matt says:

    Ayaw po magbukas ng website panu po ako makakaregister online?

  23. Zhelle says:

    Kailangan po bang magbayad muna bago pumunta sa NBI outlet o sa day ng appointment? Thanks

    1. Charls says:

      Bat antgal ng confirmation ??

    2. NBI Clearance Admin says:


  24. Divina Navarro says:

    this is the first time for me to apply NBI clearance and I want it on line. Papaano po ba ito.

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Please read the detailed tutorial above.

      1. Divina Navarro says:

        why is it that I can’t sign up. And I have read the tutorials but still I can’t access the clearance form online

  25. marichelle says:

    san kopo ba makikita yung online application form pra mkakuha po ako ng nbi clearance. psagot naman po asap,. salamat

  26. Chrissy says:

    I did not receive any email to verify my account, wala din sa spam folder. For renewal ang application ko.

  27. IimueI Iaguardia says:

    na-check ko na po lahat foIder sa emaiI ko waIa pa po ako narereceive na confirmation code

    1. Ysa says:

      walang email na dumating kahit sa spam folder wala din po :3

  28. Tom says:

    How many hours does it take to receive a password reset notification in my email? I’ve been waiting for it for half a day, and still no notification.

  29. John says:

    Good day po. Nag bayad po ako today sa bdo. Yung nilagay ko po sa fifill up, ung account number,account name pati yubg bdo deposit reference number. Tama po ba yung ginwa ko? salamat po

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Kung sinunod mo po ang payment instruction na nakalagay sa Dragon Pay, gaya ng pagsulat ng iba’t ibang detalye at binayaran ang tamang presyo. Tama po ang ginawa nyo.

  30. maria arsenia L. santos says:

    pano mag apply dto

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Please read the detailed guide on how to apply for nbi clearance above.

  31. AJ Vizmanos says:

    Hi. Na signup ako kagabi as renewal. I entered my email address pero wala pa akong narereceive na confirmation email. Sino kaya pwede macontact regarding this?

    1. Ganda says:

      Same sakin. Bat gnun?

    2. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Kindly check your email folder. Possible sa spam folder napunta.

  32. Janri says:

    Magtatanong lang po ako about sa pagkuha ng NBI clearance ditto sa Saskatchewan Canada.nabasa ko po na makakakuha ng nbi application form sa |Toronto Ottawa or Vancouver.ang layo po noon sa amin.Pwede mag request sa mail.Plano klo po kumuha sa Vancouver.Pag nagpafinger print po ba ako dito sa police station dito sa Saskatchewan ay kailangan ko ba ulit ipadala ang form sa Vancouver para I authenticate nila ang form?tapos after nila ma authenticate ipapadala ko sa pilipinas.pabalik balik ang form.ang daming nasasayang na oras at magagastos sa courier.naghahabol pa naman kami sa PR.

  33. Micaella Leonud says:

    paano po makakuha ulit ng nbi para sa local employment ? yung unang kuha ko po kasi if for passport. Salamat po sa response

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      The same process po kung paano ka kumuha nung una.

  34. johnlie says:

    pwede pa po ba makuha kinabuksan yung nbi kung ngayon ang relaesing date may emergency po kasi???

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Pwede pa po Sir.

  35. jaisel says:

    hi.. ask ko lng if open n kau ng mga around 5 am.. tnx.

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Hi Jaisel, sa NBI Clearance Main Office po as early as 7AM po. pwede na magstart.

  36. Kate says:

    I did not receive any email. Akala ko hindi na register pero nung nagregister ako ulit taken na ang email add. pero wla akong nareceive na email. Paano kaya yon?

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Please check your email spam folder. Baka nandun.

  37. syrah may qunones says:

    walang lumalabas na apply for clearance sakin bat ganun ?///

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Please use updated versions of firefox or chrome. Avoid using internet explorer.

  38. John says:

    Gusto ko sana magpareschedule nang releasing date ko. Pwede kaya? Thanks in advance.

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Sir, pakibasa nalang po sa taas ang instruction kung papaano.

  39. jhing says:

    I can’t process. I can’t open the website.

  40. Ian Carlo Federigan says:

    bkit white blank lng ung website skn ng NBI clearance.. Please help

    1. NBI Clearance Admin says:

      Sir, gamit po kayo ng updated na browser gaya ng Firefox or Chrome. Iwasan po gumamit ng old version ng Internet Explorer.

  41. jeffreyodevilas says:

    hindi naman maverify ung account ko ? .. for renewal sana ..