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Application for NBI Clearance



Application for NBI Clearance

Valid identification that can be obtained through the NBI Clearance Online has become increasingly popular over the years. In part, this is because the NBI Clearance is a government-issued document that is easy to obtain. The background check also serves as a proof that we do not have any “stained” criminal records, and is a basic requirement for most employers before they can hire us.

NBI Clearance Online applicants number in the hundreds of thousands throughout the Philippines every day. Having no idea how to apply is such an embarrassment.

The day has finally come. So that no one gets lost when applying for one, we will guide you through the NBI Online Registration process.

In order to apply for an NBI Clearance Online, it is necessary to learn the entire process and what to expect, so that when something happens, you will not be surprised or confused. The element of surprise will be eliminated to prevent disappointment and irritation experienced by most applicants. Let’s get started, shall we? Now let’s get started.

I am writing to let you know that the NBI is currently implementing the NBI Biometric Clearance systems. Therefore, the applicant’s ten fingerprints will have to be scanned in the new system. Now we don’t have to worry about having our fingerprints taken by a NBI employee who had messy ink on our fingers and then charged us two pesos for the ink tissue with alcohol. Computerized finger print scanners have been incorporated into the new system, making it very convenient for us to use.

It is no longer possible to renew your NBI clearance with the old one (the one with inked fingerprints). However, you can also refer to it during the application process.

Application requirements for NBI Clearance

Take all the necessary requirements for applying for your NBI Clearance with you before going to the nearest NBI Clearance Outlet. A valid ID and a passport are required by NBI. NBI Clearance Outlet accepts the following IDs:

  • Philippine Passport
  • Voter’s ID
  • Driver’s License
  • PRC License
  • SSS ID
  • School ID
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Philhealth ID
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Senior Citizen
  • Previous Copy of NBI Clearance
  • Postal ID

It is required at some NBI Clearance Outlets to present two (2) valid identification cards along with a Community Certificate or Cedula. At the time of writing, it is unknown whether cedula will affect NBI clearance. We may be being scammed by the government.

NBI Clearance Fees

It is important to know the fee to be collected on NBI Clearance applications based on the purpose of the application.

NBI Clearance Purpose of Application NBI Clearance Fees

Local Employment, Change of Gender, For Probation,

Correction of Birthdate, Enlistment AFP, For Promotion, Enlistment PNP, P 115.00

ID Purposes, Custom’s Pass ID,Student Visa, Lateral Entry, Seaman,

Seawoman’s Book, BID, CA, LTO, NSO, PNP,SSS, DND, DOT , Marriage and Other Requirement

Travel Abroad, Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Central America,

Europe, Hongkong, Libya, Micronesia, Middle East, New Zealand,

North America, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saipan, Singapore, USAP 140.00

South America, Taiwan, USA, Passport Renewal, For Deportation,

Self Deportation, Immigration Requirement, Visa Australia, Canada,

China, New Zealand, Visa Seaman, Seawoman,

Business Requirement , Change of Name, Permit to Carry Firearms,

Firearms License , Adoption NFA, POEA, PRA, SEC , NTC, ACR Requirement, P 415.00

Special Investor’s Residence VisaNaturalization, Cancellation of Alien Certificate Of Registration (ACR) , Repatriation

Our experience shows that an NBI Clearance Online can also be used to obtain local employment as part of a travel abroad requirement. In spite of this, an NBI clearance for local employment cannot be accepted for international travel.

NBI Clearance Outlets

NBI Clearance is conveniently available where you live. Make sure to dress appropriately before heading to your selected NBI Clearance Outlet. Guidelines for applying for NBI Clearance can be found here, as well as Proper Dress codes for applying for NBI Clearance. Listed below are the NBI Clearance outlets in Metro Manila:

Within Metro Manila

NBI Clearance Center – U.N Avenue, Ermita. Manila

Quezon City Hall – Makatarungan St, Diliman, QC

Montalban Rizal – Ground Flr., Municipal Hall

Muntinlupa City – Victory Shopping Center, Alabang

Mandaluyong City Hall – Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City

Las Pinas City – Las Pinas City Hall or SM Center Las Pinas (near and infront of Las Pinas City Hall)

Robinson’s Place – Basement 1 Ermita, Manila

Robinson’s Otis – Level 2 Guanzon St., Paco, Manila

Robinson’s Galleria – Basement 1 Ortigas Ave., QC

Robinson’s Metro East – Level4 Marcos Hi-way Pasig

Robinson’s Cainta – Level 2 Junction Cainta, Rizal

Robinson’s Novaliches,- Novaliches, QC

Ever Gotesco Recto – 3″‘ Flr Cinema 3 Recto Ave., Manila

Duty Free Fiesta Mall – Ninoy Aquino Ave., Paranaque City

Empire Mall – Edsa, Pasay City

Outside Metro Manila

Marilao Municipal Hall – Beside PNP Station, Marilao, Bulacan

Lipa City Hall – Lipa City, Batangas

Robinson’s Dasmarinas – Dasmarinas, Cavite

Ormoc Gaisano – Gaisano Capital Mall


Cordillera Administrative Region – Upper Session Road Baguio City


Ilocos Regional Office – Aguila Road Sevilla Norte San Fernando City

Dagupan District Office – A. B. Fernandez West Dagupan City

Laoag District Office – Brgy 10 P Gomez St, Laoag City


Cagayan Valley Regional Office – Government Center Carig Sur Tuguegarao City

Bayombong District Office – Capitol Compound Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya

lsabela District Office – National Highway Brgy Osmena Ilagan Isabela


Central Luzon Regional Office – Capitol Compound City of San Fernando Pampanga

Bulacan District Olftce – Capitol Compound Guinhawa, City of Malolos, Bulacan

Cabanatuan Dislrict Office – Llanera St Old Provincial Capitol Cmpd Cabanaluan City

OlongapoDistrict Office – 17 Kentucky Lane Upper Kalaklan Olongapo City

Tarlac District Office – Brgy Macabulos Drive San Roque Tarlac City


CALABARZON – Capitol Site Capitol Hills Batangas City

Cavite District Office – J.P. Rizal St. Kaybagal South Tagaytay City

Lucena District Office – NIA Compound Genes Aguilar St., Lucena City

Laguna District Office – Rizal Blvd Brgy. Tagapo City of Sta Rosa, Laguna


MIMAROPA – Sitio Cuadro Aguas Brgy Sta Isabel, Calapan City

Puerto Princesa District Office – Taft St., Brgy Liwanag, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan


Bicol Regional Office – Maria Cristina St.,Naga City

Legazpi District Office – Quezon Avenue Legazpi City

REGION VIWestern Visayas Regional Office – Duran St., Fort San Pedro Iloilo City

Bacolod District Office – Aguinaldo St. Bacolod City


Central Visayas Regional Office – Escario St., Capitol Site, Cebu City

Dumaguete District Office – Capitol Area Daro Dumaguete City


Samar District Office – Old Health Bldg., Capitol Site Catbalogan City


Western Mindanao Regional Office – 19 Corcuera St. Zamboanqa City

Dipolog District Office – Quezon Ave Sta Isabel, Dipolog City

Pagadian District Office – BALGU Bldg., Capitol Compound, Pagadian City


Northeastern Mindanao Regional Office – Capitol Compound Cagayan de Oro City

lligan District Office – IBP Bldg., Badelles St. Pala-o lliqan City


Southeastern Mindanao Regional Office – J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City

Tagum District Office – Door 5 Duson Apt. National Highway Visayan village Tagum


Central Mindanao Regional Office – 2nd Ftoor South Cotabato Gymnasium Koronadal City

Saranggani District Office – San Pecto St. lagao, General Santos City

ARMM – Governor Gutierrez Avenue. Cotabato City


CARAGA – 2nd Floor FCB Bldg., J Rosales Ave Butuan City

A complete list of all NBI Clearance Outlets in the Philippines can be found Here

Due to (1) our inability to monitor the volume of applicants per NBI Clearance outlet each day, and (2) the mere fact that you are able to obtain your NBI Clearance on your estimated processing time, we cannot say which outlet has the least applicants.

Monday through Friday, except on holidays, NBI Processing Centers are open.

The office hours of NBI Clearance Outlet vary from location to location.

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. is the operating hours for the offices of the regional and district governments, the local governments, and the malls of Ever Gotesco
  • From 10:00am until 7:00pm, NBI Clearance is available at Robinsons Malls
  • From 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Duty Free Philippines is open

Steps in Applying NBI Clearance

  1. Please submit your completed application form along with two (2) valid IDs to the Data Check Counter so that we can verify the data is complete and accurate. Make sure that you accurately complete your NBI Clearance Application Form, otherwise you may have to wait in line again for corrections. NBI Clearance Outlets find themselves facing long queues of applicants waiting to obtain a blank NBI Clearance Application Form and to present the completed Application to the Data Check Counter. Your best bet here is to wait patiently.
  2. At the Payment Counter, pay the NBI Clearance fee. To find out what fees are associated with your application, see the NBI Clearance Fee above. There is another line to fall in (after the Data Check Counter). Once again, you will pay the NBI Clearance Fee.
  3. Data entry or encoding counters will encode the application form’s data. In order to avoid repayment on their part and complaints against the encoder, Applicants are provided with a PC monitor to check for encoding errors. No action is required on your part. Each detail you have disclosed in your application form will be encoded by the NBI Clearance Personnel. The only thing you need to do here is write legibly. The NBI Clearance Personnel will not understand your poor handwriting.
  4. An applicant’s fingerprints will be scanned and pictures will be taken (Biometrics). There is no clear indication in the NBI Clearance Application whether beards and mustaches are allowed. We are unaware of the policy “No Beard, No Mustache”. It’s not for everybody, but if you don’t mind shaving, then go ahead. Do whatever you want if you don’t feel like shaving. Your thick beard or mustache caused the NBI Clearance to reject you. Feel free to do whatever you want. Finger printing is one easy task. We don’t have a business in your lives, so you can do whatever you want. The scanner only requires you to place ten fingers on it.
  5. A name search is performed on the Name Database at the Image and Biometric Counter to determine if the applicant has a namesake or not. The next step is to pray that you do not have a namesake. In that case, further verification would be required.
  6. On the day of application, one who does not have a namesake will receive their NBI Clearance certificate from the Printing Counter. A criminal history check is performed for those who have namesakes to determine whether or not they have criminal records.
  7. The Releasing Counter is recommended for those with namesakes. Your Official Receipt will indicate when you can claim your NBI Clearance. A “Hit” application must be returned to the NBI Clearance Outlet after eight (8) working days.
  8. If a criminal record is found, those who are found should be interviewed by Quality Control. If an applicant is not the offender, he must execute an Affidavit of Denial, while if he is the offender, he must execute a Court Clearance/Order.

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