A few years ago, getting a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance requires you to go to your nearest NBI office and to wait in line. With many government transactions going the Internet route, you can now apply for an NBI clearance online. This article will teach you the NBI online application process as well as the NBI clearance requirements.
Last year, the NBI implemented the “no appointment, no entry” policy for NBI clearance applications and registrations. All NBI clearance applicants are advised to register online and set their appointment date in advance. No appointment will be available on the date of application.
NBI online registration can now be done through the NBI website. This means that you no longer have to endure long queues unlike in the past. You can apply for a new NBI clearance online using a computer and then pay the registration fee afterward.
NBI Clearance Online Application Procedure
Follow these easy NBI online registration and NBI clearance application steps:
Step 1: Go to the NBI Clearance website at https://clearance.nbi.gov.ph.
Step 2: Register a new account by checking the NO box next to “Do you have an old NBI clearance?” Fill up the form carefully to avoid any mistakes. Click the SIGN UP button. (Note: Don’t forget your password. You will need it to sign in to the system.)
Step 3: Fill up the NBI online application form as honestly and accurately as possible. Click the SAVE INFORMATION button.
Step 4: Click the APPLY FOR CLEARANCE button. If you want to change or edit your applicant information, click the EDIT INFORMATION button.
Step 5: Enter your valid ID on the popup box. Click the I Agree button. (Note: Bring this ID during your appointment.)
Step 6: You will then be presented with an important reminder, either in English or Tagalog. Click the Close button.
Step 7: Select the NBI branch where you want your NBI clearance to be processed using the drop-down box. Then choose your appointment date (vacant slots are colored blue). A confirmation of your appointment schedule will appear on the right side of the page.
Step 8: Click any of the payment options available, such as bank over-the-counter, online bank, Bayad Center, MultiPay, ECPay, and 7-Eleven. A payment reminder will pop up. Click the Proceed button. (In this example, I selected Bayad Center.)
Step 9: A transaction summary will pop up. Click the Proceed to Payment button.
Step 10: Your reference number will then be shown. Use this reference number upon paying.
Step 11: Click the Transactions link on the upper left side of the screen to view your transaction.
After payment, make sure to check your email for the payment confirmation. When your payment is verified, the status of your application will change from Pending to Paid. A Details button will appear on the right side.
Click that button and click the Print Application Form button to print the NBI clearance application form. Bring this application form to the NBI branch on the date of your appointment.
Note: It’s no longer necessary to print your application form. You can simply list down your reference number on a piece of paper or screenshot it using your mobile phone.
That’s it! You’re now ready to claim your NBI clearance. Don’t forget to bring your printed application form or reference number and a valid ID. Wear a decent, proper dress to avoid any hassles.
If you have any questions regarding your NBI online application, don’t hesitate to comment below.