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NBI Clearance Online Application and Renewal for 2018

NBI Clearance Online has been our expertise in our website. So to give something back to our valued readers, we are writing again the new updated guide on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online.

We’ve been asked thousand of times how to apply for  NBI Clearance Online, our answer is plainly simple and consistent. Try going to the NBI Clearance Online and register an account. We’ll that’s the first step to a several steps of a process. But that’s a good start right?

If you’re still wondering how to do it, it might be good if you watch a quick video about it.

Still don’t get it? Hmmm..

Then this is the best time that you read the comprehensive guide on how to apply for NBI Clearance. Please note that all you need to do is read the entire article. Then if you still have questions, I want you to leave a comment with your question and we promise we’ll get back to you.

Register an Account with NBI Clearance Online

STEP 1: First thing to do is go to and register an account using your personal email address.

NBI Clearance Online

STEP 2: Register an account with the NBI Clearance Online website.

If you are just renewing your NBI Clearance and still have your old NBI Clearance, choose the “YES” option.

If you are a new applicant, click the “NO” option.

Fill up all the required fields correctly then click the “I ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE” to agree with the Terms of Service. Click the “SIGN UP” button below to continue.

STEP 3: Fill up all the necessary details in the APPLICANT INFORMATION page. After completing the NBI Clearance Application Form, Click the SAVE INFORMATION.

One you click the SAVE INFORMATION button, it will redirect you to the summary of your personal information.

You have the chance to edit your information by clicking the “EDIT” button at the right side of the screen.

Schedule an Appointment

After doing the previous steps above, Click the “APPLY FOR CLEARANCE” button.

A window will pop out asking for the Valid ID that you will present when you apply for an NBI Clearance Online. Press the “I Agree” button after entering the valid ID that you will bring for verification purposes.

You will be redirected to the scheduling page. This page allows you to choose the NBI Branch you want to process your NBI Clearance. Select the best NBI Clearance Branch that is most convenient to you.

Select the Date and Time (AM or PM) of your NBI Clearance Appointment.

After selecting the appointment, on the right side of you’re screen. You’ll see the amount of your NBI Clearance and the different payment options you may want to choose.

Payment of NBI Clearance Transaction

After selecting the mode of payment that suits you. For the sake of this example, I selected 7-Eleven as the mode of payment because its the most convenient for me.

After selecting the mode of payment which is 7-Eleven, NBI Clearance Online will show you the Reference Number. You need to write the NBI Clearance Reference number and bring it to the nearest 7-Eleven and pay for it.

For more details about paying your NBI Clearance in 7-Eleven, you may want to read our article about it: How to Pay Your NBI Clearance Application in 7-Eleven

After paying the said NBI Clearance reference number in any mode of payment you selected you need to check the status of your NBI Clearance Online application. When you check your transaction in the NBI Clearance Online website, you’ll see that in the details section that the status will change from “PENDING” to “PAID”.

Processing your NBI Clearance

After completing the NBI Clearance Online application, all you need to do is wait for your appointment date.

When the scheduled appointment date arrives, go to the NBI Clearance branch you have selected in your appointment. Bring at least Two (2) Valid Identification Cards and don’t forget your NBI Clearance Reference Number and your NBI Clearance Online Payment receipt.

You don’t have to print your NBI Clearance Application form, all you need to bring are the items I mentioned earlier.

Photo Capture and Biometrics

The last step in you NBI Clearance application will be the Photo Capture and Biometrics. In this step, all you need to do is follow the instruction of your NBI Clearance personnel on what to do.

We won’t discuss the picture taking which I’m very sure you’re familiar on how to do it. While Biometrics is scanning your finger print on their device. This will copy your finger prints and save it in their database.

We haven’t heard any issues on these steps as this the easiest part.


NBI Clearance are issued immediately after you’ve done all the steps above. All you need to do is wait for a few minutes and your NBI Clearance will be printed and handed to you.

But the one day processing will not take place IF you have an NBI Clearance HIT. This means that the NBI Clearance Personnel will not issue your NBI Clearance and your NBI Clearance will be put on hold.

Most of the time, they will stamp your receipt with and date and ask you to claim it on that day. The reasons will be discussed further below.

NBI Clearance HIT

There are several reasons why you are tagged as HIT in your NBI Clearance and these are the following:

1. You have a namesake – this means that you have the same name with another person.

2. Your namesake has a pending criminal case or outstanding warrant of arrest – If you have a namesake and (unluckily), he/she have a pending criminal case or an outstanding warrant of arrest, unfortunately, your NBI Clearance release will be delayed.

3. You have a pending criminal case – if you have a pending criminal case or have an outstanding warrant of arrest, your name will be flagged and the issuance of your NBI Clearance will be on hold.

4. You had a criminal case – whether you are found guilty or innocent in your previous case, this matter will cause the delay of the issuance of your NBI Clearance hence your are tag a HIT.

If NBI Clearance Personnel determined that you fall on Numbers 2, 3 & 4, an additional step will be added to your NBI Clearance Application which is the NBI Clearance Quality Control.

For more details about the NBI Clearance Quality Interview, you may view our previous post about: NBI Clearance HIT. You may also browse the comments section for the question, answers and personal experiences encountered by our readers.

NBI Clearance Quality Control

An NBI Clearance Quality Control is done in the presence of the NBI Resident Lawyer’s office. An interview will take place and basic personal information will be asked to prove the identity of the Applicant. This aims to prove that the person or NBI Clearance Applicant is not the same person appearing on their records that has a criminal case or a pending warrant of arrest.

If the applicant is not the same person appearing on their record with criminal liability, the NBI Clearance of the applicant will be released immediately.

You may be interested in reading the detailed discussion of the NBI Clearance Quality Interview here: NBI Clearance Quality Interview

Congratulations! You just successfully applied for your NBI Clearance! Do you have anything to say to us? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Jen
    October 20, 2018

    Please answer po thanks

  • Jen
    October 20, 2018

    Ang renewal po ba ay 1day processing? Sa november 29 2018 po ba open ang nbi? Salamat please answer

  • cáp điện
    October 19, 2018

    Và cơ hội nào đang chờ đợi các nhà đầu tư?

  • Emelie Alcordo
    October 19, 2018

    Hello good morning. Ask Lang poh ako nag start online application na poh ako. May account na. I need clarification Lang poh. Civil status ko married. Tanong ko.pag sign in ko Ang naka appear sa last name ko apelyido pagkadalaga ko.hindi na maedit eh. .pls answer my question.

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      Hindi na po maeedit yun. kung gusto mo po na magappear na ang married last name,magregister ka nalang po ulit ng bagong nbi clearance online account.

  • Illych Mickael
    October 18, 2018


    Hello, gusto ko po sana magrenew ng nbi clearance kaso may error sa nbi id number, ilang try ko na pati kapatid ko ayaw din . Saktong sakto naman pagkakalagay ko sa id number pero ayaw mag PROCEED. Salamat sa sagot.

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      possible na wala pa po sa nbi clearance online database yung nbi clearance number. kaya po ganon.

  • Maureen P. Valdez
    October 18, 2018

    My NBI was renewed dec of 2005..can i register online though it says here that its applicable for those with clearances of 2014-2018? and signing up with my email is done after registering an account first? did i get this right?

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      yes po, pwede ka po magregister online. new application of nbi clearance po ang dapat mong gawin. just read through the article above for the guide.

  • Lynskie
    October 18, 2018

    saan po ba makikita itong NBI ID number sa old NBI clearance? The last time i renewed my NBI clearance was dated 2012. Tapos dito sa online may qouted applicable year (2014-2018) meaning ba nito, i have to apply as new? Di ko din kasi makita sa old print out copy ko kung nasaan yan NBI ID number.

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      Hindi na po applicable for renewal ang nbi clearance mo. mag NEW application of nbi clearance ka nalang, same lang naman ang proseso.

  • Vince
    October 18, 2018

    Maam/ sir nawala po yung 1st orig nbi clearance ko pero expire na sya pero may photo copy po ako nung orig tpos 1 lang po valid ID ko pwd po ba ma credit yung photo copy lang ng orig nbi ko? Kc iisa lang po valid id ko eh tnks

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      Hindi po pwede ang photo copy lang, kailangan ay original copy po ng kahit anong valid id.

  • aljay
    October 18, 2018

    mag edit information ka nalang…

  • dancel
    October 17, 2018

    Good Evening Sir/ma’am.
    What if di ako available during ng appointment time ? is there any considerations or reappointment?

    • Kat Delano
      October 19, 2018

      Puntahan mo nalang po asap kung kelan ka available sa lalong madaling panahon.

  • abby
    October 17, 2018

    question po, i was about to set an appointment, mag set na po sana ako ng date kaso wala po wala pong lumalabas na am or pm…. ano po kaya angproblem paano po ? salamat po .

  • Paul Salvador
    October 16, 2018

    Nakapagregister napo ako online using my old nbi, but in my previous nbi clearance single po status ko doon, kelangan ko po ba ulitin magregister para mabago status ko? kasi married napo ako ngayon..hindi po ba magiging dalawa na registration ko if magregister ako ulit? Tnx..

  • Maricel Abata
    October 16, 2018

    I need to apply for a renewal of my nbi clearance pero in my expired/old nbi clearance it is named noong dalaga pa ako…i’m now married. Ano dapat gawin po?

  • evelyn velarde
    October 15, 2018

    my sister who now resides in Australia need to apply for a renewal of her nbi certificate as it is one of the requirements needed to process her citizenship there ,how will she be able to apply for it without going back home to do it here as she knows that her picture and fingerprints are needed for her clearance to be processed

  • Magu Nogar
    October 15, 2018

    Can someone from abroad process his NBI clearance renewal thru a family member? HOW?

  • Leonides
    October 14, 2018

    I have a question, before the NBI CLEARANCE ONLINE APPOINTMENT started i never ever experience HIT. So i was confuse, after 3 or last time i get NBI cleanrance last year still HIT im thinking maybe the online application is the reason why i always HIT. But maybe thier is anothet reason i dont know just theory then, and if ever i have the same NAME, dont you have a solution to that matter, if example i am in need of NBI clearance immedietely even though i have same name i will never get HIT because your system will detect on the spot that that name who have pending case isnt me

  • Mary Grace
    October 13, 2018

    I had my NBI clearance last 2013 and I was single that time. Now that I’m married, what is my status, renewal or new applicant?

    • Kat Delano
      October 16, 2018

      New applicant of nbi clearance po ang dapat mong gawin.

      • Marifi
        October 17, 2018

        Ano po ba ang gagawin ko my old nbi was on 2016 hindi pa ako married that time.At ngayun married na ako ang dapat gawin can I renew it or make new nbi?at kng pwding marenew anong last name dadalhin ko iyung hindi pa ako married or lastname na married na ako ngayun?please need help