WHAT IS AN NBI CLEARANCE?
As its name implies, getting a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is an official assurance that you have no criminal cases filed against you in the Philippines. As such, an NBI clearance is an important document to have when you apply for a job, start a business, or if you want to work or study abroad.
The NBI clearance contains your name, address, place of birth, date of birth, date of issuance, and purpose for requesting it. It is only valid for 6 months to 1 year, which makes a lot of sense. While unlikely, there’s always a slim possibility that one could get tangled up in a criminal case.
Getting an NBI clearance used to take hours of waiting in line – but not anymore. Just last year, NBI implemented an online application system for booking appointments, which makes the whole process a lot more convenient. We’ll show you how to get an NBI clearance online in this step-by-step guide.
How to Get NBI Clearance Online 2020 – 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.
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 a job abroad, local job employment, visa application, red ribbon documentation, verification or any other purpose, the online system is always a preferred service.
NBI Clearance Requirements 2020
Valid Email Address
Any NBI Clearance with NBI ID Number
Application Fee P130 per certificate
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)
*Voter’s ID or Certificate of Registration
*Pagibig ID (not the Loyalty Card)
*Certification from the Local Civil Registrar
*Certification from Malacanang in connection with Indigenous
*Solo Parent ID
*Police clearance issued by Police Station where the applicant is residing
*Seaman’s Book and SIRV
*School ID together with current Registration Card
*Senior Citizen ID
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 documents in case of need or in case the bureau would demand one.
How to Get NBI Clearance Online?
*Register at NBI Clearance website
*Select if NEW or RENEW
*Enter your Personal Info
*Apply for Clearance
*Select Appointment date
*Choose a Location
*Select Payment option
*Pay the application fee
*Pick Up your NBI Clearance
NBI Clearance Application with Pictures 2020:
1. Register at the clearance website
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!