How To Verify if an NBI Clearance is FAKE or VALID

October 4, 2018 10:33 am

One of the most sought after Valid ID in the Philippines is NBI Clearance. Well, what’s not to like about it? It’s easy to get one, it has few requirements when getting one and its cheaper compared to Philippine Passport.

Due to the high demand of NBI Clearance Online, people start faking it. You’ll see lot of them at the side street of Recto. The place is considered to be the black market of fake documents in the Philippines.

While walking along the street of Recto, just under the LRT railway, you’ll see several displays of their work. From fake diploma, birth certificate, Employment ID and even NBI Clearance which appear to be issued by the legitimate NBI Clearance Online website but (trust me) its not.

No matter how frequent the authorities get to raid the establishment, they just disappear for a while and (sure) will come back the other day. I don’t know how they do it but i bet its already a big industry which established itself that even our Government can’t do anything about it.

The dilemma now starts when you’re on the other side of the fence. What if you’re an employer and the person you’ve hired handed you an NBI Clearance as one of his pre employment requirement? Will you doubt its authenticity or will you just accept it without hesitation? What if you hired a wanted criminal? A thief? or worst, a murderer?

Not to discriminate but you don’t want to have that in your business. It’s risky. Plus, you how you can trust someone with your business who lied from you in the first place?

Forged NBI Clearances are very rampant these days? I have no idea why people are still patronizing it but if (in my opinion) I was given a fake NBI Clearance by one of my employee, I would totally fire them for falsifying Government document. Plus, they betrayed my trust.

I think one reason is people are still availing the fake NBI Clearance is because they have something to hide. Something that their employer don’t want to find out? Another reason is people don’t have the time to go through the entire process. Especially if the person knows that he/she does have a HIT and it will take them ten working days before he get one.

However, forged NBI clearances had been rampant these days. And for a potential applicant to resort to counterfeiting probably has something to hide. Not to mention that forgery is illegal and considered as a ‘Crime Against Public Interest.’

Please bear in mind that forgery is illegal and considered as a crime in the Philippines. You can get imprisoned with that!

So how do we deal with this problem? Easy, we just verify the authenticity of the NBI Clearance Online. But how?

Let’s take a walk and discuss how its done!

How to Verify an NBI Clearance

To verify if an NBI Clearance is authentic and valid, we need the hard copy of the NBI Clearance we’re trying to verify.

Now, go to the official website of NBI Clearance through your favorite internet browser. If you don’t know, its

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Once we arrived at the home page of NBI Clearance Online, at the bottom left of your screen, find the “NBI CLEARANCE ONLINE VERIFICATION”. See image below for reference. Click the button to proceed with the verification!

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You have two option on how to verify the authenticity of the NBI Clearance. It’s either you enter manually the NBI ID Number or you scan the QR Code found which is both found in the hard copy of the NBI Clearance.

Note: There’s also a new feature offered by NBI. It is the NBI Clearance Quick Renewal and Delivery. This means that you can just apply for a renewal of your NBI Clearance, pay the NBI Clearance Fee and wait for it to be delivered. You can read more about it here:

I prefer manually typing in the NBI ID Number because sometimes the “SCAN QR Code” doesn’t work very well.

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After typing in the NBI Clearance ID Number, click the verify button to (finally) see if the NBI Clearance you have is authentic or not.

For the sake of this tutorial, I won’t disclose any personal information. I have edited the image below to protect the privacy of the owner of the NBI ClearanceI’ve verified.

Anyway, if the NBI Clearance is valid or authentic, the same window will show you the image below.

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The image above shows you the complete name of the owner of the NBI Clearance and if it’s valid.

If the NBI Clearance is not, it will prompt you saying these messages:

The system cannot find the given NBI ID Number

It is very important to verify the authenticity of the NBI Online Clearance. As the old saying says, “Prevention is better than cure.”. Imagine if someone you’re handing your trust will deceive you? So before making a big decision, have it verified first to save yourself from troubles in the near future.

You may want to read: NBI Renewal in 7 EASY Steps [COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE!]

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31 thoughts on “How To Verify if an NBI Clearance is FAKE or VALID

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    Sir, i just already clicked the NBI CLEARANCE QUICK RENEWAL.

    I already paid to the LBC EXPRESS using my reference number.
    What will be my next step?


    • Michelle says:

      Hi! I went to nbi starmall today for my nmbi renewal. I was able to get the nbi clearance in less than 5 mins. However, when I went to check online if the Id No. is verified, it says that the system cannot find the given NBI no. I made sure that I have typed the nbi id number correctly.

  • Alexander Cruz says:

    I just want to get a printed copy of my nbi clearance.. Its only 5months ago.. I was a victim of snatching where all my documents inside the bag.. Pls help thank you..

  • Jyap says:

    What if the nbi I got from taft is not in the system as well. My employer thought its fake even if I have receipt that I got it from Nbi taft. Now I need to get another one… Hassle

    • Kat Delano says:

      Kailan mo po ito kinuha? kung matagal na ito, possibleng wala ito sa database kaya hindi ito makita kapag sineach ng employer mo.

    • Nana says:

      Same here! My NBI number is invalid. Umuwi ako ng Pilipinas para ayusin to tapos invalid naman nun chineck ko. Sa NBI main office ko din to kinuha

      • Kat Delano says:

        Mag apply ka nalang po ng bago dahil possibleng luma na po yang NBI Number mo at possible din na wala yan sa knilang database.

        • Nnnn says:

          Not really, this was applied last april 2,2019 lang… get your facts straight before you suggest..

  • Samantha says:

    My NBI ID number is also resulting as invalid. How can this be? I personally applied for this back in August 2018 when I went home to the Philippines, and it is showing on the certificate that it is valid until August 2019. Should I be worried?? If so how do I rectify this? I need to apply for my work visa renewal very soon.
    Please advise. Thank you.

  • Angel Rosalejos says:

    I was about to get and renew my clearance but unfortunately it states that my NBI ID NO. not found. I got this at OSSCO in SM CITY CEBU last year. I just noticed it now when I’m about to get a new one for my job. So sad

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  • Lorena Dumape says:

    What to do if the system cannot find the nbi id number of a clearance that was issued only last month?

  • Donnabelle Bognot Antonio says:

    Hi! I was wondering why the nbi id # in my clearance could not be identified by your system. I did not get this from Recto or from anywhere else. I went straight to your NBI office in Alimall to get one. I’ve been trying to renew it since last week so I could also renew my occupational permit but to no avail because of this issue. I also sent a message via messenger last week to inquire about this, but still haven’t received any response. Please advise how I should proceed with this. Thanks.

    • Kat Delano says:

      May mga instances po talaga na hindi narerecognize ng system ng NBI Clearance nyo for some unknown reasons. New application nalang po ang inyong gawin at wag ng renewal. Same na proseso lang din naman po.

  • Maritonie says:

    Just want to ask, it was my first time to apply for NBI Clearance then I tried to check the authenticity of the clearance. So I entered my NBI ID No. pero ang lumalabas lang ” System cannot find the given NBI ID No.” Ano pong dapat kong gawin and bakit po ganun ang nangyari? Thank you po sa sasagot. 🙂

    • MA Divina De GUzman says:

      Hi mam was your case resolved already?

    • Pam says:

      Same here kakakuha ko lng ng NBI from ROBINSON NOVALICHES. After the cheneck ko sa NBI online authenticator ung authenticity niya pero no record found.

  • Teodoro Austria cruz says:

    How can check my nbi is fake
    And possible get the previous OR virification of my NBI

    • Teodoro Austria cruz says:

      Pinasa ko po kasi ung NBI ko sa office ang sabi po kc ng hr namen expire na daw ung nbi ko peo bago lng po ksi renew ang NBI ko so anu po dapat gawin ko

  • Suzette Tahil says:

    Could NBI help me find my son who runaway

  • Someone says:

    Yung nbi id number ko invalid sa city mall imus ko siya kinuha

    • Same here, na resolve mo na sayo?, got my clearance here in Cebu early August 2020, hindi ko alam na invalid ang ID number this October. says:


  • Tito p. Villarico. Jr says:

    Naka register nko Wala pa nag abot Ang nbi number asa nko pangitaon

  • Jun Manlapaz says:

    Hi! I personally got my NBI clearance way back 2018 and now it says my NBI ID is invalid. How do I resolve this? Thank you!

  • Madonna Hernandez Laudiza says:

    Magandang araw po.kakakuha ko lng po ng nbi ko kanina tapos po nang venerify ko ang lumalabas po ay expired bakit po kaya ganon pero ang nakalagay nmn po sa form ay sa oct 2022 pa ang expired

  • Maricon paco says:

    I verify my nbi id but the msgs propmt is your nbi no. Not yet found. But if i tried to scan the nr will appear. It is confusing if its valid or fake.

  • Jovanie Salan Estreller says:

    May itatanong lang po sana ako…asawa ng kaibigan ko pumunta ng ibang bansa kasal po cla pero ginamit niyang pangalan is yung pagka single niya para lang maka abroad…yung police clearance at NBI niya binago niya para sa pagkadalaga, actually kumuha pa cxa ng affidavit of loss para mabigyan cxa ulit ng lanibagong police clearance at NBI clearance…pwede ba daw kasuhan niya yung asawa niya lalo na ngayon ayaw na magpadala ng pera para sa tatlo nilang anak dahil lang sa pagkakamali ng lalaki…sana po masagot niyo po ang tanong ko…maraming salamat po

  • trifeglodely T. Lumpay says:

    Want to know kung verify na Ako sa nbi Kasi need ko nbi for make an account sa bank

  • ANNA MAE says:

    ” The system cannot find the given NBI ID Number” what should I do if it is shown , but I already have my original copy of NBI.