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How to Apply for NBI Clearance online

In case you didn’t know, the National Bureau of Investigation has already spruced up their service of NBI clearance application and renewal. For the fees or how much it costs and how to pay, see instructions below. Just like any other government service ie. DFA passport application, NBI clearance may now be availed thru online application. How to go about it is another question I am going to help you get answered.

If you just visit the official NBI website, you’ll find out that the NBI Clearance application has been made easier with the help of introducing an online application system. It is where you can literally fill up an application form after a GCash payment or cash payment thru any Globe payment centers had been made. Read below the screenshot / copy of the complete guidelines on how to pay online and apply for your NBI clearance.

Old NBI Clearance Sample

Please do remember that for those who still have the NBI clearance renewal card which is used in paying clearance fees via the electronic system, you may not be able to use it anymore. I am not so sure if the NBI has continued its service when the provider was reportedly sacked a couple of months ago as reported in the news. To confirm if you can still use the said card, ask the information center booth on respective NBI branches and renewal centers or kiosks in malls.

New NBI Clearance Sample

One more thing, there are currently 2 types of clearance. The one colored light baige or light orange and the one colored light green. If you have the light orange or baige NBI clearance, it is the old one which means there is a certain procedure you should follow in renewing this type of document. On the other hand, if you have the newly released which is the light green colored document, then you will probably have no problem on your way to apply for a renewal. Those who received “hits” while verification process will also have special procedures to follow before renewing your document. For the application form, you can get it in all or any kiosks in malls or at the official NBI branches listed in their site –

NBI Clearance Renewal Card Sample


Step by Step Procedures in NBI Clearance Application Online

1. To use the NBI e-Clearance facility, first make the payment through your GCASH account. NOTE: You will be charged an additional Php 20 for this ePayment transaction.
Example: Local employment Php 115 + Php 20 = Php 135

Text “AmountMPIN” and send to 28829175638053. Ex. “135 1234” and send to 28829175638053

For those with no GCASH, pay through Globe Payment Centers

After the GCASH transaction, applicants will receive a Payment Reference Number via a text message. If payments are made through GLOBE’s PAYMENT CENTERS, the applicants will get the Payment Reference Number from the GLOBE PAYMENT OUTLET.

After the transaction, applicants will receive their payment Reference Number. Note: Save this Confirmation message.

2. Fill up the application form online. Provide the Payment Reference Number and mobile number. For over the counter payment indicate date and time of transaction.

After a successful online application, the QR code provided should be printed as proof of the application.

How to book an appointment: text “BOOK Reference# Location MMDDYYYY HHMM Name” and send to 09175638054.
Ex: BOOK AAAAAO NCR 11202011 0800 Juan Dela Cruz

For payments made via GCASH, provide Reference Number and mobile number used to make the payment.
For payments made through GLOBE PAYMENT OUTLETS, provide Reference Number and date and time when the payment was made as shown on the receipt.

To get to use the e-clearance lane, book your appointment by texting BOOK…..


Go to the e-CLEARANCE LANE of the NBI Clearance Center on the confirmed booking date. Bring printed QR code and 1 valid government issued ID supporting the personal information encoded on the online application Ex. Voters ID, Postal ID SSS, GSIS, Passport, Drivers License, Original NSO Birth Certificate, PRC.

4. The QR Code will be scanned.

5. Your biometric information will be captured.

6. The NBI Clearance and receipt will be printed.


December 1-30, 2011: NCR e-clearance lanes open for booking
January 1, 2012 onwards: e-clearance lanes available nationwide

7. Proceed to the booked Clearance Center on the schedule date and time as shown on the booking confirmation text message

Requirement Identification:

Voter’s ID, Postal ID, SSS, GSIS, Passport, Driver’s License, Original NSO Birth Certificate, PRC


Text your questions relating to payment fee, clearance location and GCASH payment to 09175638053.

Example: TEXT “HELP” and send to 09175638053.

For overseas text messages, please include your email addresses.
Note that the text center will only reply to LOCAL numbers. Text messages are free format and can be in English or Tagalog.

Click here for the FAQs about the NBI Clearance Online Application.

Disclaimer: Source of these procedures taken from the official NBI website at If you want to read it there, you can visit the source url or you can click the URL that we have provided above the list of procedures.

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20 Responses to “How to Apply for NBI Clearance online”

  • JASON says:

    PANO po ba kumuha ng NBI na computer lng gagamitin?
    saan po b mag fifill up?

  • JHUNEL PINO says:


  • kristal aringo says:

    hello po,
    tanong ko po kng pano ba kumuha ng nbi clarance habang andtu ako sa Kuwait kelangan ko po ba personal aperance o kelangan lng mag fill up through online … I have record already in nbi before nung kumuha ako pra sa passport ko… anu po requiremnts at anu po ba ang dapat kng gwin. please help me po what to do… I don’t have an idea what should I do.

    many thanks

  • rosemarie sibucao says:

    Apply po ako for renewwal

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