NBI Clearance is one of the easiest valid identification to obtain whether for business registration, change of name, travel abroad and visa applications, and especially for local or international employment.
Issuance of NBI Clearance proves that the person bearing the name on the clearance has no criminal record or civil cases and obligations. Applying for NBI clearance is now very easy and very convenient thru their online facility: Apply NBI Online. I used this online application service last year, 2012 for travel abroad and employment purposes.
NBI Renewal is not an option anymore for those NBI Clearance holders issued from NBI’s old system, this NBI green card from the previous contractor Datamex. You have to apply like a first time applicant. I suffered from these inconveniences when I tried to renew my NBI Clearance because of long lines and it takes a lot of time just to secure this requirement. I remember it was still a paper and pen application form back then in 2011, where the main office for application is in Carriedo. I have to come back after 2 weeks to get my clearance. Anyway, so much for the rant
Fast forward to these days, NBI application procedure has improved a lot. You can start the application in few clicks away, make a payment on your own without the hassle of staying in queue lines, and no more additional waiting again for data verification. A person applying for NBI Clearance online must only take care of the data he is entering in the NBI database. Simple mistakes in filling out the NBI Clearance form causes annoying and costly trouble.
Requirements for Application of NBI Clearance thru Online NBI System:
- Two (2) valid IDs (government IDs like SSS, GSIS, Passport, Voter’s ID, Driver’s License, and company ID)
- Payment of Fees thru:
a.) GCash – thru your Gcash account or the GCash payment center (For Gcash members, send the GCash payment to 28829175638053)
b.) Pinoy Pera Padala – thru PPP payment centers. This payment option have accepted payments since January 28, 2013.
- Your Reference Number
- Your Printed QR Code
NBI Clearance Online Application Procedures:
1. Pay the appropriate and exact amount of NBI Clearance according to your purpose of application in any of NBI’s accredited payment centers. NOTE: Payment in excess or shortage amount will NOT be accepted and is considered void and forfeited.
2. Keep the receipt of payment and take note of the Reference Number. If you paid via GCash, wait for the text message containing the Reference Number.
3. Register online and validate your payment by logging onto NBI online application.
For online registration of NBI Clearance, you need to provide the following details:
a. Enter and confirm your valid email address
b. Enter the Reference number from Globe ( with date of receipt ) or PPP ( with your date of birth )
c. Choose the purpose of NBI Clearance you are applying for from the drop down menu. Take note of the corresponding amount.
d. Enter the security code or Captcha.
e. Hit the Validate button. Check your email for the confirmation code from NBI eClearance.
f. You will be directed to the NBI online registration page if the details of payment you entered are valid and have selected the appropriate purpose. Fill out the registration form completely and accurately to create an account in NBI.
NOTE: Be mindful of typographical errors. A single letter mistake can cause a huge delay on your application and additional work to do.
g. Once you have completed the registration form, click “OK” to proceed to the PERSONAL INFORMATION/CLEARANCE APPLICATION page. Click “Cancel” if you do not want to continue with NBI Clearance registration.
h. Enter all the required details in the boxes provided. Click “Save to Clearance”. You will then be directed to the QR page. Click “Print”.
NOTE: http://nbi-online.com/ is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. It works fine on Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) but does not work on IE8 or lower.
4. Bring the QR code printout along with your valid IDs. You can book an appointment at the NBI Clearance center of your choice. It is available here. Present the QR code printout once you’ve arrived at the clearance center then proceed to the eClearance lane.
There is a Globe office located at the 4th Floor of the NBI Building for encoding, in the event that you just made the payment via Globe, did not completed the registration form online but you headed to NBI. You will have to come back after 2-3 days to get your clearance. But if you do not have the time to do so, you can ask the LBC located in front of the Globe office to send it by mail. You just pay P60 only to deliver it to your address. Delivery fees vary according to location.
Below is the list of fees for each purpose of NBI Clearance:
ACR Requirement P440 (Alien Certificate of Registration, and it is a form of identification issued to foreigners by immigration)
Bid Requirement P140
Business Requirement P190
Cancellation of ACR P440
Change of Name P190
Customs Pass ID P140
DOT Requirement P140
Enlistment AFP P140
Enlistment PNP. P140
Firearm Licences P190
For Probation P140
For Promotion. P140
ID Purposes P140
Immigration Requirement P140
Lateral Entry P140
LTO Requirement P140
Local Employment P140
Marriage Requirement P140
NFA Requirement P165
Passport Renewal P140
Permit to Carry Firearm P190
Other Requirement P140
PNP Requirement P140
POEA Requirement P190
PRA Requirement P190
PRC Requirement P140
Seaman’s Book P140
SEC Requirement P190
SSS Requirement P140
Student Visa P140
TBC for RTO P190
Travel Abroad P140
Travel to countries like Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, Europe, Singapore, New Zealand, USA, Taiwan, Middle East, Qatar, China, etc P140
Visa to countries P140
Note: Prices as of February 21, 2013. Prices Updates are available on NBI eClearance Facility.
NBI Centers in Metro Manila
NBI Clearance Outlet Address
a) NBI Clearance Center U. N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila
b) Quezon City Hall Makatarungan St. Diliman QC
c) Muntinlupa City Victory Shopping Center, Alabang
d) Mandaluyong City Hall Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City
e) SM SouthMall Alabang Zapote Rd, Las Pinas
f) Robinson’s Place Basement I Ermita, Manila
g) Robinson’s Otis Level 2 Guanzon St Paco, Mla
h) Robinson’s Galleria Basement I Ortigas
i) Robinson’s Metro East Level 4 Marcos Hi-way Pasig
j) Robinson’s Cainta Level 2 Junction Cainta, Rizal
k) Robinson’s Novaliches Novaliches QC
l) Ever Gotesco Recto 3rd Flr Cinema 3 Recto Ave, Mla
m)Ever Commonwealth 2nd Flr Cinema I Comm., QC
n) Duty Free Fiesta Mall N Aquino Ave Paranaque City
For complete list of NBI offices outside Metro Manila and regional offices as well as frequently asked questions, you may visit the NBI website directly, at http://www.nbi.gov.ph/nbcs/FAQ.pdf.