TIPS: Here’s a step-by-step guide for NBI Clearance application online

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What is NBI?

The National Bureau of Investigation or NBI is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Justice, responsible for handling and solving major high-profile cases that are in the interest of the nation. The NBI was based after the Federal Bureau of Investigation when it was being established. (Source: Wikipedia)

What is an NBI Clearance and how is it important?

An NBI clearance is one of those important documents you will be when you apply for work. It will tell if there are any criminal cases filed in the courts of the Philippines against you which covers the entire Philippines. However, an NBI clearance can’t tell if there are any civil cases filed against you.

It is like a Police clearance but this one is served by the National Bureau of Investigation. Once you’re able to get one, it means that you’re clean and have no serious pending cases or charges.

What is a Hit?

NBI Hit status means after an NBI personnel carefully screens the applicant’s name, the search returns with a suspicious result. It means that you or someone with the same name as yours has a pending case or criminal charges.In this case, you will not be able to get your NBI clearance the same day you applied, the NBI personnel have to do a verification process and will ask you to go back after a week or so.


Getting an NBI is now easier as we adapt the new normal.


  • 2 government-issued ID’s
    • Passport
    • PRC card
    • UMID
    • PSA-issued birth certificate
    • Voter’s ID
    • PhilHealth ID
    • TIN ID
    • Driver’s license
    • Old copy of NBI Clearance
    • Postal ID
    • School ID – for student applicants
    • Alien Certificate of Registration
    • Senior Citizen ID
    • Police clearance

Note: ID shouldn’t be expired. Must be original. In good condition.


Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Tick “No” for the question “Do you have an old NBI clearance?” and continue to fill up details

Step 3: Read the Terms of Service, click the Agree and Sign up button

Step 4: After successful registration, log in to your account by entering your email address and password.

Step 5: Fill out the NBI Clearance Online Application Form. Once done, click the Save Information button.

Step 6: Double-check your information, make sure everything is correct. In case you need to edit something, just click on the Edit Information button.

Step 7: If everything is complete and correct, click the Apply for Clearance button.

Step 8: On the Confirmation box, you will need to enter the valid ID you’ll present for your NBI clearance application. Only one ID is needed here but you still need to bring two valid IDs on your scheduled appointment.

Step 9: Click the I Agree button.

After following all the steps above, you will be directed to the NBI Online Appointment page

Select a branch and date you prefer.

Dates with red boxes indicate a holiday when the NBI branch is closed.


An NBI clearance costs Php 115.00. However, applying for the clearance online will have an additional P25 ( The fees may vary depending on the payment method you will use.

There are several ways you can pay your NBI clearance:

  • Bank over the counter – Cash deposit at BDO, BPI, Metrobank, PNB, Security Bank, UnionBank, or any partner bank
  • Online bank – Payment via the online banking facility of a partner bank
  • Bayad Center – Cash payment at any Bayad Center outlet or its partners nationwide
  • MultiPay – Payment via MultiPay wallet or at any Bayad Center-MultiPay outlet
  • ECPay – Payment at any ECPay outlet such as RD Pawnshop and San Mig Food Avenue
  • 7-Eleven – Payment using the CLiQQ kiosk at a 7-Eleven branch

After paying you’re all set! Please don’t miss your appointment otherwise you will have to make a new one. Don’t forget to bring your 2 valid IDs.


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