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Do I Really Need To Print My NBI Clearance Online Application Form?

We have heard several people applying for NBI Clearance Online asking the same questions over and over again. To give you a proof, scroll down to the comment section and try to read at least two pages of comments and you’ll see that we’re not lying. So to address the asking public, we are writing this post just to answer their one specific question.

Do I need to print my NBI Clearance Online Application Form?

Well, the short and straight to the point answer is NO, you don’t have to print your NBI Clearance Online application when you apply for your NBI Clearance. Printing of the application form is optional. Though it’s not explicitly stated in the website but if you think logically and use a little bit of your common sense, you’ll end up with the same reasons just like ours.

But Why?

If you’re dying to know or read the reasons behind why, then get ready to hear our reasons. Please note that this is based on the several people who have experienced and confirmed that the NBI Clearance Application Form is not needed anymore when you go to the NBI Clearance Branches.

First reason why you don’t need to print the NBI Clearance Online Application Form is because the application form that you filled up in the website of NBI Clearance is saved in the database of the same website where the personnel  from the branch can easily access your information using your Reference Number.

The next reason is it was also confirmed by the NBI Clearance Personnel from different branches that printing of the application form is not really necessary as they have the same digital copy of it on their database.

You can also call their hotline and ask the same question and the person on the other line will tell you the same thing.

Another reason why printing of NBI Clearance Application form is not necessary is when you bring a hard copy of you’re NBI Clearance and gave it to the person who will assist you with your clearance, He/She will just ignore all the other information except the Reference Number. What he/she will do is just enter the reference number on their computer and voila! Your info will show up in front of his screen. Easy peasy right?

Do you imagine that the NBI Clearance Online Personnel will copy and type all your personal information from the application form? Of course not! That’s the beauty of the implementation of online application.

But I Really Want To Print my NBI Clearance Application Form. What Should I Do?

If you really insist on printing your Application form then all you need to do is to open your NBI Clearance Online account and head down to the TRANSACTIONS page.

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The page will display all the Paid and Pending transactions you have. In the third column named “ACTIONS”, you’ll see a DETAILS button. Obviously, you have to click it to show the Application Form.

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A small pop up window will show up displaying the Reference Number of your Paid transaction. At the bottom of that window, click the PRINT APPLICATION FORM button.

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Another tab from your browser will open and will load your application form. That’s the time you can print or save your application form.

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IMPORTANT NOTE! This process of printing the NBI Clearance is only available/applicable IF you already paid your NBI Clearance.

I Can’t Find the Details Button, What Now?!

Don’t panic.

First thing to do is ask yourself if you already paid your NBI Clearance in any of the payment option listed in the website. If Yes, then it’s time to panic (joke!).

If you already paid for your transaction, check the status of your transaction if its still pending after your payment.

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You need to wait for an hour or two for your status to be updated so be patient. The details button are only available if you already paid your application.

If the status of your application is PAID already and still no details button is available. Then there’s one trick I can teach you. Sometimes, the screen resolution of your computer is quite low that it can’t display the entire page of the website. Hence, the page is cut off where the Details buttons is located. This is usually encountered if you have an old computer.

A simple remedy is to just zoom in your screen. NBI Clearance Online website don’t easily adopt to small resolution screens. Hence the issue will be encountered when the user have low resolution computer screen. To address the missing details button, adjust your screen by zooming it. Below are the instruction for the major browsers on how to zoom in:

Google Chrome – Zoom in

Mozilla Firefox – Zoom in

Zoom In – Microsoft Internet Explorer

What should I bring if I don’t have my Application form

Since we advised you to not to print your application form, all you need to bring are the following:

  • Payment Receipt – if you paid your NBI Clearance in 7-Eleven, you can bring your it as a proof of your payment
  • Your NBI Clearance Online Reference Number
  • Bring at least two valid IDs such as your Philippine Passport. If you don’t have a Philippine Passport, you can choose other valid IDs accepted in NBI Clearance application as an alternative.

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63 Comments
  • Cha Cuyno
    October 18, 2018

    Kapag nawala po ba ang NBI Clearance, is it possible na makahingi ulit ng copy?

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      Hindi na po. request ka nalang po muli ng nbi clearance.

  • taiwo
    October 17, 2018

    Hello, am a foreigner and i need an NBI clearance. I have been told i’ll need to have a friend in the philippines pick up the form and then send it over to me. There must be a better way to do this.
    Is there a downloadable version i can print, fill and then thumbprint at the local consulate in my county?
    your response will be very much appreciated

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      Hello! Yes that’s the process. There’s no downloadable version of the nbi clearance application form.

      I’m just wondering, why do you need an NBI Clearance if you’re not in the Philippines? Foreigners are only required to have NBI Clearance if they have business transaction within the Philippines.

  • jomerson
    October 14, 2018

    pwd po ba yung o.r ng license na valid i.d asap

    • Kat Delano
      October 16, 2018

      Hindi po pwede ang OR lang. Kelangan po yung ID po mismo para sa NBI Clearance Online application.

  • Sam
    October 11, 2018

    Hi.
    I’m new in getting an NBI clearance. I made an account at home and set an appointment then went to the nearest NBI office in my place and paid for the appointment fee. They said that I need to wait for 2 weeks. When I got home, I cancelled the appointment with the reference number that I wrote in the office. I just realized what I did and worried that my clearance might won’t be processe. I need it for my passport application.

    Can I still get my NBI clearance on their assigned date?

  • glenn G
    September 27, 2018

    Maam/ Sir
    For renewal ako. Right after updating my profile, payment system agad lumabas. 7 eleven sinelect ko (DELIVERY) hanggang sa may Reference Number na nag appear.
    Tanong ko, walang appointment schedule ba or need ko muna bayaran tong transaction muna bago ako makapag set ng appointment?
    Thanks.

  • glenn G
    September 27, 2018

    For renewal ako. Right after updating my profile, payment system agad lumabas. 7 eleven sinelect ko (DELIVERY) hanggang sa may Reference Number na nag appear.
    Tanong ko, walang appointment schedule ba or need ko muna bayaran tong transaction muna bago ako makapag set ng appointment?

  • ANJANETH ELPEDES
    September 27, 2018

    hi mam/sir pano po mag renew nang NBI thru online po..thank u

  • James
    September 26, 2018

    Okey lang po ba yung alumni ID? wala pa po akong valid id

  • Jhen
    September 24, 2018

    Pede pa ba I edit Pag nasa nbi kana ung information mo kung na Kapag bayad kana tru bayad center”

    • Kat Delano
      September 26, 2018

      yes, pwede pa naman po ipaedit ang inyong information sa nbi clearance branch kung meron pong mali or need ipabago. wala pong problema un.

  • alfred
    September 22, 2018

    Pano pag walang valid id po?

    • Kat Delano
      September 24, 2018

      Kung wala pong valid ID, wala din pong NBI Clearance. Ganon lang po kasimple. 🙂

  • ROBERT NAVARRO CERNECHEZ
    September 21, 2018

    Thank you.

  • Florence L. Dungog
    September 17, 2018

    Pls help. How can I update my email address? The email address ive used to register online is no longer mine finding it hard to open my link. Thank you.

    • Kat Delano
      September 20, 2018

      hindi na po mauupdate yan. kung gusto nyo po talaga na maupdate yan, kelangan nyo mag register ng bagong account at gumamit ng bagong email address sa pagaapply ng nbi clearance.

  • Florence L. Dungog
    September 17, 2018

    Pls help. How can I update my email address? The email address ive used is no longer mine. Thank you.

  • Joy
    September 12, 2018

    Naka bayad na po ako sa Bayad center but still PENDING .kanina pang 12pm ako nakabayad . pano pong gagawin!

    • Kat Delano
      September 13, 2018

      Wait lang po kayo ng 24 hours to change the status from pending to paid. Magbabago din po yan. dont worry.

  • Joy
    September 12, 2018

    Pano po yun kaninang 12pm pa ako nakabayad hangang ngayon PENDING parin

  • Len
    September 11, 2018

    sa married n babae po ba, maiden name ang magaappear sa online registration upon confirmation?

    • Kat Delano
      September 13, 2018

      Baliktarin nyo lang po. Pwede nyo po ulitin ang registration nyo sa NBI Clearance.

  • mae
    September 11, 2018

    I applied for a new nbi clearnce and I already paid for it. but I couldn’t go to pick it up on my appointment day but it is still valid till sept. 19, 2018. however, I don’t think I will be able to pick it up anymore because of bad weather forecasts. can I just renew my nbi clearance and ask to deliver it to my address even if the new transaction is still valid?

  • Anthea mae villa joven.
    September 7, 2018

    Hindi ko pa talaga makit ang wedsite nang nbi. Kahit gina type kuna ang http://www.nbiclearance.com. WLa talaga. Paano ako maka sign in?

  • Hercel
    September 4, 2018

    Nagbayad po ako sa 7/11 kaso pending pa din ung status ng transaction ko… I have receipt nmn po na nagbayd ako sa 7/11

    • Kat Delano
      September 4, 2018

      Wait lang po kayo ng 24 hours at magbabago din po yan.

  • [email protected]
    August 28, 2018

    then simply announce on the site that there is no need to print the application form.
    this article is condescending and if you use YOUR common sense, like you are telling us to, if your instructions were CLEAR then no one would be asking.

    • Eliseo arenas lopez
      September 3, 2018

      pwede po bang d2 nalang po ako sa online tapos po babayaran ko nlang pag punta ko sa outlet ng nbi

      • Kat Delano
        September 4, 2018

        Hindi po pwede ang ganon. bayaran nyo po para po maprocess ang nbi clearance nyo.