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. Annabelle m. bamuya says:

    Hindi Ano makapasok sa online clearance

  2. noch says:

    I’m from Tarlac. ok yung attemp na mag-online appointment. Kaso pagpunta in person sa NBI clearance issuance location, ang haba rin ng pila ng nag-online appointment. I think kailangan irevise yung online system nyo. May mali pa rin. Yung scheduling pa lang na between “AM or PM”, inde macocontrol ang mga taong pupunta. Sana maging SPECIFIC sa time. Kung hinde, iexpect na lang natin na mahaba pa rin ang pila along with non-online applicants. Ok na sana yan online appointment method. yung “IMPLEMENTATION” lang mejo sablay.

  3. George Gica Carpentero says:

    I can not log in to Renew my NBI Clearance

  4. Cristy delos arcos says:

    Pag punta po sa NBI reference # lng po ba ang ipakita?

  5. Cristy delos arco says:

    Pwede po bang makuha ang NBI.Kahit na ang location mo ay example.sa Bermal Mall Parañaque City tapos kukunin mo sa United Nation? Ng try ako mg bayad sa LBC savemore.Ang sabi nila hindi daw sila pwede mg tanggap kasi nsa loob daw sila ng SM.? Neep your reply.. ASAP.thank you!

  6. Romeo Nagusara says:

    Bakit ganun ang pagkuha ng NBI ngayon sobra naman yatang tagal, more than one (1) Week bago makuha, samantalang noon eh maghapon lang makukuha na. Pwede bang pumunta na ng direkta sa main pagkabayad sa banko?

  7. Inah Milanes says:

    I have’t received any confirmation in my email? How can i able to push through my application? Please answer asap. Thanks!

    1. Richard says:

      If walang dumating na email. i login nyu lang ung username at pw na nilagay nyu. okay na yan :)

  8. jay says:

    hindi ba 24/7 itong online registration na ito…wla po bng mgaasist sa concern namin o mghhintay pa ako ng monday para maassist o matanggap ko un activation sa email ad ko…kung hindi 24/7 ok lng pero kung 24/7 naman un service nyo sa online registration bakit mdyo matagal ang response…tama ba itong site na ito para magregister o bka merun site na mas mabilis ang response sa concern namin..tnx

  9. jay says:

    nag sign up na po ako then nag sign in kaso bakit wala pa dumadating/lumalabas na confirmation na activation sa email ad ko ska sa upper right portion ng form after mag sign in….ulitin ko pb o mdyo matagal lng tlga un activation…tnx

    1. jc says:

      ung zoom ng browser mo, babaan mo kasi ganyan din sakin nka 75% nalang siya, super nakazoom pala ung page ng nbi kaya hnd ko nakita ung buttons sa gilid. hahahaha

  10. Ruben says:

    Good day,

    Quick question evrytime po na mag renew ako ng nbi meron ako kapangalan at kelangan ko pang bumalik next few days para ma clear nila na wala ako record or derogatory records. Dito po ba sa application online ganun din po ba?

  11. jayar says:

    bakit ayaw mag renew nbi ko tama naman lahat kaso dash (-) lang nakalagay sa mide initial ko kase wla ako MI. paano gagawin ko

  12. irish says:



  13. michellesambayab says:

    Paano po pag voters certification lng ang Id d vah mkakuha ng NBI Clearance?

  14. Jepchie E. Bustamante says:

    ano po ba ang dapat gawin para makakuha po kami ngform na dapat naming pil apan para sa online NBI ninyu?
    kahit saan napo akuh pumindut w2alang confirmation lumabas

  15. noah says:

    walang kwenta. pabalik pabalik lang ako

  16. garry says:

    ang hirap mag online renew ng nbi clearance hindi malaman kong saan ka sign up ang dami instruction ang lalabas

  17. neliza miravite says:

    i renewed my nbi clearance last feb2016 at makati, i just want another copy of it do i still nid to undergo the same process? pls help as im planning to go to the nearest branch. thank u!

  18. garry says:

    gud am po. may i ask why there was no email confirmation from nbi to activate my account. ano po bang gagawin?.

  19. cristine says:

    Bkit gnun khpon pko pumupunta s website nyo pero di ko mkita ung application form di tuloy ako mkpag online

  20. Cha says:

    I signed up last night and until now I haven’t received any email confirmation to activate my account. What do I do?

    1. odette says:

      Yung pagbayad po nang online application hindi po ba pwede doon na sa nbi branch babayaran?

  21. Percy says:

    I am currently in Canada, can I use the NBI online service and have my relative pay the bill, go to the NBI outlet and process it for me?

    I will just provide authorization letter and a picture. This will be a renewal. I still have my 2014 clearance.


  22. Annie says:

    My appointment is today but I won’t be able to go to the nbi branch nearest me. Will my payment be forfeited? Do I have to make a new appointment and pay again? Thanks

  23. melyn says:

    bkit po ganun twing mgoopen po aq ng website nyu which is http://www.nbi.gov.Ph..ndi n.an lmbas ung form n ififill up q..bkit po gnun?

  24. lala says:

    Hi, I paid via Metrobank last friday and up to now its tuesday already and my status is still pending, although it’s already showing as successful on my dragon pay? I can’t print my registration form and my appointment is for tomorrow na. How do I update this?

    1. Mel says:

      You have to update it manually.
      Do you still have your deposit slip with you? Click the confirm payment button and then input your area/branch code and the time you deposited. This info can be found in your deposit slip :)

  25. michelle dig says:

    Hindi na po ulit ako makapag register sa online application. Last time po kase ay gumawa ako unfortunately hindi po ako nakabayad at nakapunta sa appointment schedule ko. Pano po kaya ako makakagawa ulit? Kailangan ko na po talaga makakuha ng nbi clearance. Sana po may makasagot ng tanong ko. Salamat

    1. Mel says:

      Try signing in rather than signing up. Iclick niyo po yoong sign in at iinput ang email add at password.

  26. jessie capanayan says:

    bakit wala pa sa acout ko//????

    1. ye says:

      tae yan bt hinde pa rin ako maka pag registered sa inyu ??

  27. jess says:

    ano po ba ang web site nyo para po makapag register ako

  28. tep says:

    nag renew ako pero nung pag sign in ko may error message na “The email has already been taken”. ibig sabihin ba nito hndi ko mggamit same email add na ginamit ko before nung mag register ako online last year?kelangan po ba ulit gumawa ng bagong email add or everytime magrerenew ng nbi bagong email add gagamitin?

    1. Mel says:

      Baka po ang napipindot ninyo ay yoong sign-up at hindi sign-in. Try po ninyo kung sign-in at kung pwede dito.

  29. ralph says:

    paano po kung kinancel mo yung first try mo ng payment for clearance? hindi na po kasi lumalabas yung apply for clearance sa taas.

  30. wed says:

    Unfortunately, the link given on this site is not accessible. May links or website pa po bang iba itong NBI? Hoping for your response. Thank you!