How to Apply for Your NBI Clearance Online (with Photos)
What is an NBI Clearance?
As its name implies, getting a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is an official assurance that you have no criminal cases filed against you in the Philippines. As such, an NBI clearance is an important document to have when you apply for a job, start a business, or if you want to work or study abroad.
The NBI clearance contains your name, address, place of birth, date of birth, date of issuance, and purpose for requesting it. It is only valid for 6 months to 1 year, which makes a lot of sense. While unlikely, there’s always a slim possibility that one could get tangled up in a criminal case.
Getting an NBI clearance used to take hours of waiting in line – but not anymore. Just last year, NBI implemented an online application system for booking appointments, which makes the whole process a lot more convenient. We’ll show you how to get an NBI clearance online in this step-by-step guide.
How to Apply for an NBI Clearance Online
It’s actually really easy to book your appointment using this new system. We’ll walk you through each step, complete with screen shots so you don’t get lost!
Step 1: Head over to the official NBI Clearance website. Set up an account, or sign into your existing one.
Step 2: Fill up all the necessary information, and then click on the button on the upper right to apply. You’ll be asked which ID you’re presenting during your appointment, and you can choose among the following:
- Voter’s ID
- SSS ID
- PRC License
- Postal ID
- Driver’s License
- GSIS UMID
- School ID
- Alien Certificate of Registration
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
- NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
- Senior Citizen Card
- Copy of Previous NBI Clearance
If the NBI clearance is one of your first IDs, you can present your birth certificate as proof of identification.
Step 3: Choose where and when you want to take your appointment, and the purpose for your request. This will determine how much you have to pay.
Here’s a neat trick: if you select Bayad Center Outlets as your mode of payment, you can actually pay for your NBI clearance with Coins.ph. We’ll show you how to do it in a bit.
For now, take a break and create a Coins.ph account. You’ll need this to pay your NBI clearance online!
Step 4: A reference number will pop up. Take note of this number along with how much you have to pay.
How to Pay for NBI Clearance Online with Coins.ph
Good news for Coins.ph customers. Now, you pay bills online with Coins.ph – including your NBI clearance! Here’s how:
Step 1: Open your Coins.ph wallet and click “Pay Bills.”
Step 2: Select Government for the type of bill, and choose NBI for the company.
Step 3: Enter your reference number and the amount you have to pay.
Now sit back and relax. Within 3 days, your NBI clearance will be paid for, and all you have to do is show up for your appointment. Easy right? #DoMoreWithCoinsPH