NBI Clearance Online: how to get your clearance in 3 easy steps

Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner Up, Ariella Arida and Ms. Universe 2010 4th Runner-up, Venus Raj uses NBI e-clearance system.
Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner Up, Ariella Arida and Ms. Universe 2010 4th Runner-up, Venus Raj uses NBI e-clearance system.

MANILA, Philippines – Falling in line at the NBI office for almost a whole day is now a thing of the past. With the full implementation of its on-line registration, Appointment and E-payment System, securing an NBI clearance has become faster, easier and more convenient.

From a 6-step process, the new system has considerably reduced the entire process into three (3) steps:

  • On-line registration, appointment and e-Payment
  • Photo capture & fingerprint biometrics; and
  • Clearance printing

“The online registration, appointment and e-Payment system is the bureau’s response to provide a more efficient and convenient process of issuing NBI clearance. It is the solution to eradicate queuing at the NBI clearance centers, shorten both waiting and processing time,” said NBI Director Virgilio Mendez.

The improvements and innovations have made the experience of securing the NBI hassle-free and convenient thru the following:

Step 1: On-line registration, appointment, and e-Payment

First, register online at NBI Clearance website – clearance.nbi.gov.ph.  Complete the application form, secure an appointment date then pay the processing fee, which can be made through the following channels:


Online Banking– customers with local Internet banking access from banks such as BDO, BPI, Metrobank, RCBC, Unionbank, UCPB, Chinabank, PNB, MAybank, Sterling Bank and Eastwest bank can pay online using with real-time debit to their account.

  • Over The Counter (Bank)– customer can go to any participating bank (BDO, BPI, Metrobank, RCBC, Chinabank, EastWest Bank, Landbank, Maybank, PNB, Security Bank, Sterling Bank, UCPB and Unionbank) and pay over the counter.
  • Over The Counter (Non-Bank)– customers can go to any outlet of Bayad Center, LBC, and Robinsons Dep’t Stores
  • ATM and Debit Cards– For customers with ATM cards by BDO, BPI, Unionbank, Chinabank, Maybank, RCBC, PNB and UCPB can pay via ATM.
  • Mobile Payment– G-Cash

Step 2: Photo capture and fingerprint biometrics

On appointment date, the applicant may proceed to any  of the seventy two (72) NBI Clearance Processing Centers located nationwide for the Photo Capture and Fingerprint Biometrics (2nd step).

Step 3: Clearance Printing

Once you’ve cleared Step 2 all you need to do is to have your clearance printed and you’re done!

For applicants with no Internet access, the NBI, as an initial step, has set up computer workstations at its Main clearance processing center in Manila, free of charge. In so far as the Regional and District Offices are concerned, the same will be attended to very soon.

Atty Virgilio L. Mendez - NBI Director


Atty. Virgilio L. Mendez, NBI Director

Director Mendez said “the new NBI Clearance Processing system is a step towards improving the service the NBI provides the various publics. In fact, since the full implementation of the new system early this year, there has seen significant improvements and positive feedback”.

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