Two ways to Get your NBI Clearance

There are two ways to apply for your NBI Clearance Certificate. You can now get your new certificates via online and no online registration.

Getting your National Bureau of Investigation clearance has now been made simple and faster. Gone are the times when you have to process your clearance application all day. The entire process has been made efficient that you can apply and get your printed NBI clearance certificate in as fast as 30 minutes.

You must register an account with NBI Clearance Application Online.

Start setting up an account by filling up the “REGISTER” section on the right part of the NBI Clearance Online Application Website. Answer the question “Do you have an old NBI clearance?” by ticking the box corresponding to your choice.

If this is your first time to apply or your last clearance was issued before 2014, you have to click “Yes”. Expect that you will be asked what type of ID you will be able to present and your ID number.


You can present your Voter’s ID, UMID, PRC License, Passport, Postal ID, Driver’s License, or School ID (if you are still a student).

Choose the NBI branch and schedule that you prefer. Then you have to choose your payment option. You can pay for your NBI clearance through online banking, over-the-counter payment in an affiliated bank, through GCASH, Bayad Center, Multipay, ECPay or 7-Eleven. Take note that there can be an additional charge for the convenience.

You will then be directed to the NBI Clearance Payment instruction. You may either save or print it. The Reference Number is important. This will be the reference number you will use for your payment and for claiming your NBI clearance on site. Your transaction will be noted as “Pending” until your payment is confirmed. You will receive an email of confirmation. Save the email and your payment receipt.

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Appear on your scheduled date. Have your biometrics taken and then wait for your clearance to be printed. If you have not “hit”, you can claim your printed clearance in just a few minutes. Otherwise, they will give you the date when you can claim it.

Just bring your expired NBI clearance and your valid IDs.

If your inspired NBI clearance was issued in 2014 to present, there is no need for an online appointment unless there are changes in your personal data.  You can pay for your clearance at the cashier on site.