What To Wear To An NBI Clearance Application

August 15, 2018 9:38 am

When you’re applying for an NBI Clearance, casual attire is usually appropriate. It is always important to be tidy and well-groomed during the application of your NBI Clearance.

Unfortunately, the clothes you wear everyday to the mall, or out with your friends, usually aren’t suitable inside the NBI Clearance outlets. There is certain (unwritten) policy.

Frankly, if there’s any,I haven’t seen the Official Policy Statement concerning the dress code inside the NBI Clearance centers. Any wise man can argue with me that since there is no written policy about this, you can deliberately wear anything. What we’re trying to follow here is the “general rule” when making any transactions with Government Establishments.

Related Post: How To Apply NBI Clearance Online

To show you what outfits that should be avoided when applying in NBI Clearance, here are examples of what not to wear on a job interview.

Appropriate Clothing for Males:

  • T-Shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Pants are allowed
  • A pair of closed shoes is highly encouraged whether it is a rubber or leather shoes

Appropriate Clothing for Females:

  • Sleeved top or blouses
  • Blouse with sweater
  • Turtleneck tops
  • Shirt dress worn with pants
  • Tailored dress
  • Short dresses (should not be shorter than 1 inch above the knee)
  • Skirts of appropriate length (should not be shorter than 1 inch above the knee)

Note: When wearing skirt above the knee, hosiery is recommended. Color of hosiery should be office appropriate: Black, Gray, Brown, Nude.

I advice males and females not to wear the following when applying an NBI Clearance:

  • Tank tops
  • Shorts / Mini Shorts
  • Flip flops/slippers
  • Revealing, figure-hugging, torn and ragged bottoms
  • Ragged and unclean footwear

If you’re having trouble deciding what to wear, you can easily get a nice pair of jeans, a dress shirt/blouse and look awesome. You don’t have to go in dressed like a CEO, but you can arrive in business or smart casual.

Do you have something to say? Drop us your advice in the comments section!

BTW, here’s the updated guide on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online.

What To Wear To An NBI Clearance Application

91 thoughts on “What To Wear To An NBI Clearance Application

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  • zerish casero says:

    How to download application form

  • Michael Capistrano says:

    kung nakapag appointment na po sa UN manila pero po mlayo po a aming lugar at sa Robinson galaria po kmi pupunta pede po ba yun, nka appointment po kasi kami sa Martes june 13, 2017

  • Ommeg ramirez says:

    How to get nbi I.D? Is it a valid I.d? Thanks.

  • Jen says:

    Sir open din po ba kayo ng saturday for applying NBI clearance

    • Diony Bengil says:

      Ser pwd po back Kay ngayun

    • Diony Bengil says:

      Try q mag open my work kasi aqo

    • xyra faith segundo says:

      nd cla open ng saturday

  • marry says:

    Is it ok that my valid id’s are still single ?when unfortunate i am maried already.

  • Diony Bengil says:

    Ser apply po aqo nang NBI clearance

  • Liberty M. Espinosa says:

    i need n.b.i clearance

  • christian says:

    Pano mag apply ng nbi

  • norilyn vinculado says:

    Pwd po b ipangkuha ng nbi yung nso at voter’s id.its my first time po ksi.

  • arvan says:

    pwede po ba ako kumuha ng nbi clearance frst time ko po kumuha

  • Gemma Escobañez says:

    Gud morning po sir/ma’am….nag’apply po kc aq d2 online khapon pra kumuha ng nbi clearance kya lng po code lng nakuha q at hndi q na’print….anu po gagawin ko¿ pwedi po ba ako ulit kumuha¿

    • xyra faith segundo says:

      ou pwude k kumuha,,

  • zurraima M. ORTIZ says:

    paano po akomakapag apply ng NBI clearance online po para pagdating ko po sa building di na po ako pipila ng para sa form?

  • Orlando Granil Amaro says:

    para po sa trabaho

  • sharona says:

    pde naman ata mag fill up ng panibagong form through online , ang alam ko kase nagbabago ung code number

    • Iel says:

      Pwede naman po umulit ng nbi application online. Madidisregard na lang po yung prev application nyo. Kung ano man po yung bago o last application yun po ang io-honor ng nbi.

  • sharon says:

    sarado nbi pag weekends . kung may concern kau or follow up , punta kau sa office nila personally kau ang mag aadjust , hindi ung office ng nbi .

  • John Power says:

    Pants are allowed!!! That’s reassuring. I hate a bare bottom!

  • kier orbigo says:

    good eve.di po ba pwedeng kumuha ng nbi ng kashort tapos nsaka tssahirt nman nakasapatos naman pwede poh bah?

  • eric says:

    pwede po ba naka shorts pag kumuha ng nbi? sa mga lalake po ha.. salamat

  • Jennifer gusi says:

    Panu po yan schedule ko kahapon para s picture pwede pa po ba bukas ako pumunta bayad na ako s bayad center

  • joemar says:

    panu mag apply??

  • Mariel Emmelloth dela Rosa says:

    May I wear a black leggings during the application?

    • Shawee says:

      Pede naman.

  • Ranelou quarteros caverte says:

    Maam/sir pwede po ba any jeans at polo shirt,rubber shoes girl po ako

    • erzel says:

      pwede po ba nka converse shoes na may takong?

  • Jenesie Agaton says:

    Can I wear my daily uniform?


    Madali lang po ba ang processing ng NBI Clearance

  • Riches gamera says:

    What f po my sinampa noong kso s u eh nsettle n sia..clear n po b ang record mo s nbi pg tapos n ung kaso at nclear n o nwithdraw n ung kaso n sinampa s u????

  • Thor garcia says:

    Mam sir open po ba ngayun nbi e holy day po ata ty dito po kc aq harap nbi now tnx

  • Ranvic says:

    Sir/Maam, Im confused with this “To show you what outfits that should be avoided when applying in NBI Clearance, here are examples of what NOT to wear on a job interview. Appropriate Clothing For Males: T-Shirts Polo shirts Pants are allowed A pair of closed shoes is highly encouraged whether it is a rubber or leather shoes if you noticed the first sentence it was mentioned “NOT” then at the bottom it says “Appropriate Clothing For Males:” so which exactly is right? thanks in advance. Ranvic

  • GALO K.APLOD says:


    • Cent says:

      Police Clearance is not required. However some of the applicants for the NBI clearance do not have a government ID necessary for the verification of data (SSS,PRC, Postal ID or any ID accepted as per rule) due to this, other applicants are required to secure for themselves a copy of police clearance for verification.

  • rona odron says:

    how to download the nbi form?thanx.

  • tiburvina says:

    Is it okay to wear our school’s official P.E. uniform in applying for NBI clearance?

    • Kat Delano says:

      OK lang po yun. Wala pong problema yung ganong kasuotan kung mag apply ka ng NBI Clearance. 🙂

      • Mikan says:

        Hello po, I would like to ask if allowed na po ba magsmile (with teeth) sa NBI clearance? The one who took my photo in NBI told me to smile.
        THANKS. Godbless

  • Catherine Ytang says:

    Mam/Sir good day

    Pano po kapag kapatid ko nagpapakuha ng NBI
    Nasa New Zealand sya, pwede po ako na kapatid ang kukuha para da kanya?

    Any suggestion po.?

    • Kat Delano says:

      kailangan nya pong pumunta ng PH Consular Office sa New Zealand. magfill up ng form dun at ipadala sa yo dito sa pilipinas. Tapos ikaw po ang magprocess. Maari nyo pong mabasa ang NBI Clearance Online While in Abroad dito sa link na ito: https://www.nbiclearance.org/nbi-clearance-in-abroad/

  • Kimberly says:

    Pwede po ba may hair color blonde kapag renewal?

    • Kat Delano says:

      wala pong problema ang pagkakaron ng ibang kulay na buhok sa aapply ng NBI Clearance. ?

  • Jane says:

    Good morning po, tanong ko lang po kung ano pwede gawin, kasi po yung nakuha ko po pala na schedule is holiday nabayaran ko nrin po. Kelangan ko po bang magpaschedule ulit?

    • Bee says:

      Hello. I just want to ask if I could still use my School ID? I just recently graduated last April and I have no other Id’s to present other than my school ID and NSO. Your reply will be highly appreciated. Tha k you ?

  • Lovely says:

    Good afternoon po. Can I wear sandals for nbi application? Thank you.

  • ELIAKIM says:


    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes po, wala pong problema ang pagkakaron ng Long Hair sa pagkuha ng NBI Clearance.

  • Shad says:

    Makakakuha parin po ba ng NBI Clearance kahit nakafull hairdye na brught color?(e.g. violet)

    • Kat Delano says:

      wala pong problema ang pagkakaroon ng different hair color. Pwede pa din po ito sa NBI Clearance.

  • Rizalie joy galang says:

    Paano po malalaman pag meron Napo nbi clearance..Kasi pinapabalik po ako after 10days daw bakit po sobrang tagal Naman

  • Boldbear says:

    NBI Laoag Ilocos Norte Branch. They are forcing you to wear tops with collar. If u dont, no transaction to be done otherwise, you rent for 30 pesos. What a rip off. List on one of the most corrupt agency.

  • Rona Aurea Logan says:

    Pano edit ung sa name?

  • harlhene platon says:

    Pwede po ba red hair

    • Lorenz Bravo says:

      Naka kuha po ba kayu ng nbi kahit may kulay buhok nyu? hihi

  • Emmanuel Haque says:

    What’s the reason why wearing shorts is not allowed?

  • Dionesia Obordo says:

    Hello po. I have a concern. Nawala po recibo ko sa NBI Clearance yung sa payment. Ano po dapat gawin ko bukas na po schedule yung ko. Makukuha ko pa rin po ba yung NBI ko or kukuha ako ulit ng recibo sa bayad center kung saan ako nag payment.

  • Nicko Jay Calixtro says:

    First time kong kukuha ng NBI clearance and then with hit ung name ko. Tapos sinulatan ung receipt ko ng date na babalik ako kaso may trabaho ako that day. is it okay ba na ipakuha ko sa mother ko if di ako pinayagan ng boss ko? thanks sa mgre-response.

  • Lorenz Bravo says:

    pwede ba ako kumaha kahit may kulay ang buhok ko?

  • Romi says:

    May infected po akong piercing sa nose. Hindi ko po pwedeng tanggalin for at least 6 months. Pano po un??

  • aileen says:

    anong size ng photo pagkuha ng n.b.i
    nakalagay dun 2×2 pero pagkuha ko ng form dito sa brazil malaki sya ng konti parag passspotr photo

  • Mary says:

    Pwede po ba ang cartilage piercing pag nagpicture? O kailangan po bang tanggalin?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Kung hindi naman po kita, wala naman pong problema. pero kung ipatanggal sa inyo, tanggalin nyo nalang. Maliit na bagay lang naman po yan siguro. pwede naman suotin ulit after magpicture.

  • Kathleen says:

    Pwede po ba Nana school uniform?

  • Jordan C. Anzo says:

    may pasok po b sa march 18,2020 kc nagrenew aq kahapon at may hit aq at sbi ng nbi sa march 18 q ba2lik may pasok pa po ba sa araw na iyon thanks po

  • Abby Hipolito says:

    Hello po bukas po ba kayo bukas sa Post office manila branch? March 18 2020 po

  • Mary Joy B. Madrideo says:

    Pwede poba kahit may kulay Yung BUHOK? Bleach color po

  • John Michael L. Cabiles says:

    Can i still get an NBI Clearance if i have different hair color?

  • Jodelyn A. Cagabhion says:

    Is it okay to have a colored hair while applying for the NBI clearance?

  • m says:

    its compulsory to be dressed as stated in ur blog

  • Rchl rcn says:

    Okay lang po ba kung may kulay ang buhok ang kukuha ng nbi clearance? I hope masagot po agad

    • Jonhiel Coronel says:


    • IanAngelo Barrientos says:

      Good Day Ma’am/Sir .ask ko po kung pwede po bang kumuha ng nbi clearance kahit may kulay ang buhok?thank you!

  • Czarina Salayo says:

    Is it ok to braid hair if you’re applying to NBI? THANKS! ☺️

  • Ma. Rosario editha calubaquib says:

    Goodmorning ma’am/sir, ask ko lang po if ok lang po kumuha ng nbi clearance na may color ang hair. Thankyou po sa pag reply. Godbless po. ❤️

  • Eva B.Robin says:

    If it is ok to get an nbi clearance if i have a colored hair?

  • Julie Lavilla Socobos says:

    ask lg ako if pwd po mag apply ng nbi clearance pg yung pants my tattered jeans ?

  • Dam son says:

    Is it okay to have a long hair for men right ?

  • Raphael Estenoso says:

    pwede po ba may kulay ang buhok sa pag apply ng nbi clearance?

  • Mariz Tungcul says:

    If it is ok to get an nbi clearance if i have a colored hair?

    • Kat Delano says:

      wala pong problema kung iba ang color ng iyong buhok mo. Makakakuha ka pa din ng NBI Clearance.

  • Kanae akio says:

    Bawal po ba Ang makeup or kahit light makeup pag nag pa NBI clearance?

  • pitter zara says:

    ok lang po ba n nka hikaw ang babae pag pipicturan na. or i papahubad po ba.

  • Nalyn says:

    Okay lang po ba naka crocs na may medyas pag kumuha ng nbi?

  • Hydie Mariano says:

    Can i wear earrings to get nbi clearance?

  • Gener Caldit Samudio says:

    Pwede po ba kumuha ng NBI clearance ang mahaba buhok?

  • Angela Leodones says:

    Can I get NBI even if I have colored hair?

  • May Oliveros Paredes says:

    Pede po bang may hair color pag kumuha ng NBI