How to Get NBI Clearance Online in 2021 (Step-by-step Guide)

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How to Get NBI Clearance Online 2021 – UPDATED Application. Now we can apply and renew NBI clearance online with a few minutes of completing and following the procedures and requirements in this page. I personally prefer this online process because it’s way better and faster.

What is NBI Clearance?

NBI Clearance is a certificate issued by the National Bureau of Investigation for citizens of the Philippines as a proof that they are clear from any criminal record, background, or illegal case filed against them.

NBI Clearance Online Application

The National Bureau of Investigation has simplified the process of NBI Clearance application for both getting new and renewal of the certificates. That being said, wherever you are located, Manila, Baguio, Davao City, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Makati, Pampanga or abroad, you can apply for NBI Clearance online.

The application will only take a few minutes to complete. It is very convenient compared to the former NBI clearance personal registration process. Whether your purpose in getting NBI clearance is for job abroad, local job employment, visa application, red ribbon documentation, verification or any other purpose, the online system is always a preferred service.

how to get nbi clearance online 2021

NBI Clearance Requirements in 2021:

  • Valid Email Address
  • Any NBI Clearance with NBI ID Number
  • Application Fee P130 per certificate
  • Valid ID

Prepare the complete requirements listed above before signing up when you apply for clearance online. It will help you to finish the online process fast and smooth. Make sure you have a decent internet connection.

For the valid ID, NBI currently accepts the following government issued IDs:

  • UMID (SSS or GSIS)
  • Philhealth
  • Voter’s ID or Certificate of Registration
  • BIR
  • Pagibig ID (not the Loyalty Card)
  • Postal ID
  • Certification from the Local Civil Registrar
  • Certification from Malacanang in connection with Indigenous
  • Solo Parent ID
  • Company ID
  • Police clearance issued by Police Station where applicant is residing
  • Seaman’s Book and SIRV
  • School ID together with current Registration Card
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • MARINA

You should bring any of the valid identification cards mentioned above upon claiming your NBI Clearance at your chosen date of picking it up. I suggest you bring 2 valid IDs so that you have extra supporting document in case of need or in case the bureau would demand one.

How to Get NBI Clearance Online (Application Guide with Pictures)

1. Register at the clearance website

Visit the official website of the National Bureau of Investigation and sign up if it’s you’re first time using the platform. Otherwise, sign in if you have an existing account already.

apply nbi clearance online

2. Select if NEW or RENEW

Check the box corresponding to your choice “Do you have an old NBI Clearance issued from 2014 to present?” Select if Yes or No.

renewal

3. Enter your Personal Info

Provide your correct Name and Surname, mobile number, birth date and enter your old NBI ID Number (this option is only for renewal purpose). If you are getting a new clearance, skip this part. Double check all the details you have entered before proceeding at the next steps in applying for NBI clearance certificate.

nbi clearance application form
NBI CLearance Sample Application Form

Where to find the old NBI ID number?

You can find it at the upper left corner of your NBI clearance. See screenshot below as a demonstration.

nbi id number

4. Apply for Clearance

Once you are one hundred percent sure your details are correct, select the APPLY FOR CLEARANCE box at the upper right corner of the window.

5. Select appointment date

You need to select a date and time, AM or PM, for your NBI clearance appointment. This is the date when your certificate will be issued to you.

nbi appointment schedule

6. Choose a Location

Choose your pick-up location or NBI branch where you wish to claim your NBI certificate. You need to attend to the specific date and time you have chosen above.

7. Select Payment option

Choose your payment option. You can pay through any bank over the counter, online banking, 7-eleven, Bayad Center outlets, Bayad Center Mobile and ECPay.

8. Pay the application fee

Pay the clearance application fee P130 per certificate. You will be receiving a confirmation of payment and reference number after successful payment. Keep those stuff when you claim your clearance. A screenshot on your phone is accepted. Sample of my screenshot is found below.

nbi clearance reference number

9. Pick Up your NBI Certificate

Attend to your appointment and bring a copy or screenshot of your reference number and appointment details. I screenshot mine on my mobile phone. Check your document before leaving the center. Well done!

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40 thoughts on “How to Get NBI Clearance Online in 2021 (Step-by-step Guide)”

  1. Good evening, bukas po kasi ang schedule ko for appointment, pwede po bang next Thursday nalang kuhain since ayaw ko pong umabsent sa trabaho? Sa Rob Ermita po yung Branch na kukuhanan ko. Salamat po.

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  2. pwede po ba late kunin ang nbi clearance for almost 7 days? schedule ko po bukas, balak ko pon next thursday nalang kunin

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  3. inquire lang po ako regarding online renewal ng NBI nakabayad na kasi ako sa bayad center kaso wala akong na received na confirmation ….door to door pinili…nag try na ako mag contact sa help desk number nila kaso wala na mang sumasagot nag riring lang siya

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  4. Nagrerenew po ako ng nbi clearance ok na po sana kaso di naman ata pedeng isend tong nbi cert ko dto sa Baguio nakalagay po dun NCR lang ang choice d po ba kayo nag se send dito sa Baguio?

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  5. Hi Ms. Fehl! I applied for an NBI online renewal last March 4. I paid the fees thru Gcash. I still haven’t receive my clearance until now. Where can I follow up? The cellphone number given is not ringing. Please help. Thank you

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  6. Hi maam can i present the 7-11 instead of the online reciept kasi po d nag aappear sa online nakapagbayad na po kasi ako

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  7. Good eve! How can i view or see what NBI center location i choose during my scheduling? Because i forgot where should i go? Thank you in advance for the answer.

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  8. Hi po!

    Naiwala ko po Yung old NBI clearance ko. Alam ko kailangan Yung old NBI no. If for renewal. New NBI nalang po ba ako instead of renewal Sana?

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  9. Hello! I forgot the branch that I’ve entered when I made the appointment. Do you know where I can see the branch the I selected?

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  10. Hi po ask kulng po kung pwedeng walk in nalang for appointments sa nbi clearance dpu kc aku makapag register online open na pu b kc online walang nakapost for scheduling need po kc for requirements.

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    • Hi, yes, open an ulit ang NBI online appointment. Nakakuha na ng sched ang dad ko. Select the NBI branch kung saan ka kukuha. Naka-post ang available and open na schedule. I think depended pa din sa location, yung iba lockdown padin

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  11. hi mam. I cannot book an appointment even for month of May til Decemeber, no date available appears, no AM and no PM. I have tried in different browsers and laptops. I am thinking because of the lockdown they removed all the schedule? kindly help. thanks

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  12. Hi good eve..
    Nag aaply po ako ng nbi
    At na hits po ako kaya pinababalik po ako nung lastweek ng January para e claim kaya lang di ako nakapunta… Kasi nawawala po ung resibo ko. Papano po kaya any gawin ko?
    Salamat..

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  13. Hello. I’m planning to work overseas as OFW. May I ask how can I change my purpose of taking my NBI clearance to TRAVEL ABROAD. Thank you in advance.

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  14. Hi po pwede po ba malaman kunq nakapagbyad nako sa 7-11, makikita ko ba konq kelan ko makukuha nbi ko diko kc alam kunq kelan diko napansin sa sign up kanina salamat pls respond po

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  15. na apply kona po siya den mag babayad napo sana ako kaso yung malapit na 7/11 samin sira yung kiosk nila. tanong po pwde po ba ipabukas nalang yung pag babayad? makukuha ku din po ba nun sa appointment ko yung clearance thank you

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    • After payment, you will receive confirmation of payment with reference number. You need to bring that. Please read the steps above, I provided sample confirmation with reference number on Step 8.

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  16. Is it right that i have to pay it first at any 7-eleven branch or bayad center before i will recieve my renewed NBI Clearance? Please repond
    Thank you

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  17. What If I do not have the NBI ID since it was loooongg ago that I have applied for an NBI clearance and its already lost in my stock of files.

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