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So I just got my NBI Clearance renewed the other day and of course I wanted to share the whole experience with you guys. The NBI Clearance is a clearance issued by the National Bureau of Investigation, which is a staple requirement for employment in the Philippines. Here's how easy it went:

Simply go to www.nbi-clearance.com and sign up for an account by filling out a form, for those who haven't yet. For people who have already registered online, just enter your previously registered email address and password. Only one valid email account per user/applicant is allowed.




After saving your information, click on the Apply For Clearance button for the next step.


Indicate application type, whether if it's a new application, or renewal for those with 2014 NBI clearance certificates.  For new applicants, just provide a valid government ID. For renewal, enter your unique NBI ID number which you can find on your old NBI clearance certificate.


Mine was for renewal. After clicking the Apply For Clearance button, a small window asking for confirmation that I was to present my driver's license for verification popped out. I double checked if the driver's license number on the screen matched mine before I clicked on the I Agree button.



I chose Pick Up (they're still working on the Delivery option in the future, which I think would be amazing once implemented), the nearest NBI branch, clicked on an afternoon slot for the day (yes, you have to schedule an appointment to make a personal appearance at one of their centers), chose local for purpose, local employment for purpose detail, after which the amount that I needed to pay appeared. I then clicked Bank Over The Counter as my chosen mode of payment and took a photo of the reference number that was provided once I finalized the online renewal application.

Methods of Payment include:

  • Bank Over-The-Counter (BDO, BPI, Union Bank, please check the NBI website for updates)
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Payment
  • Bayad Center
  • MultiPay

By the way, the status of clearance applications can be verfied by clicking on the Transaction button found at the left side of the pane. 

I went to the bank and paid the amount of 115 pesos using the reference number of course, then straight to the NBI branch that I chose with receipt in hand. I arrived at the branch at around 1:30pm and there was like 300 applicants in front of me, waiting in line. Once it was my turn, I gave them the receipt which had the reference number I got from the NBI website and my driver's license. I had my picture and finger print biometrics taken next and got my clearance in a matter of seconds. The whole process just took less than 5 minutes.



The NBI branch (Robinson's Metro East) that I went to only had 2 windows to serve applicants, so even though the process was fast there is always a long line all throughout the day. I think more windows would do the trick. Other than that, getting an NBI clearance is pretty easy.

Reminders & Tips:
  • Scheduling of appointments for clearance applications are done online 
  • Walk-in applicants without scheduled appointments will not be entertained
  • You ONLY need a government ID and proof of payment as requirements (local employment - purpose)
  • Make sure to write down the Reference Number for payment, you don't have to print the whole transaction statement.
  • Settle payment before going to the NBI center.
  • Don't leave the line except for a toilet break. Even if you ask the person next to you to save your space, you might just find it gone if you leave it to have a meal.
  • Eat before you go to the NBI center, bring some snacks and water too. I was in line for 3 hours...

Did you just apply for an NBI clearance too? How was your experience? Shoot us a message by leaving a comment below.

References:
http://nbi.gov.ph/
http://www.nbi-clearance.com/

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  1. bakit po ang hirap mag apply ng nbi clearance sa online di po ba pwede kumuha ng nbi clearance kong walang apoinment sa online

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    1. By online appointment na po lahat ngayon e, they won't entertain applicants without it.

      Delete
  2. mag renew ako ayaw nung luma kong email .. bakit ganun

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same sentiments here. It says, " Email has already been taken." Syempre mag re-renew nga eh. So ano ngayon create a new email? Hahayy

      Delete
  3. meron na delivery option for renewal. does this mean I dont have to go to any NBI branch and my clearance will be delivered right at my doorstep? thanks

    ReplyDelete
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    1. That's also my concern. May I know if it already arrived in your stated address? I'm not really sure if I need to go to their branch for bio-metrics.

      Delete
    2. yung delivery option ay pinag iisipan pa ata. kailangan mo pa talagang pumunta sa nbi office kasi dun kukunan ulit ng pic at biometrixs kahit nakakuha ka na ng nbi from 2004-2006. sakin kasi sinabihan na bumalik sa certain date para makuha yung nbi after pagkakuha ng pic at biom.

      Delete
  4. HI ask ko lang po lano kung nawala na yung old nbi certificate then magrerenew nalang kaso di ko alam yung nbi id number ko dahil wala na yung personal copy ko.. Mag register nalang ba ko ulit? Thanks po

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If may record na po kayo sa website ng nbi, just log in with your email address and password to get a new copy/renew.

      Delete
  5. I am a new applicant and after i completed filling out the form and save the information, there is no option to edit or apply for clearance which is suppose to show at the upper right part of the screen. Please help me what to do. I tried to call NBI but their numbers are not working for some reason.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I paid 340.00 through LBC last January 13, 2017 for an express delivery of my NBI clearance. Since it is an EXPRESS delivery it should have been here already. What is the difference of your regular and express delivery if that's the case?

    I tried to call your hotline number but the phone keeps on ringing. Even your delivery details kept on showing session expired, relog - in eventhough I tried to log in and out already. Your CONTACT US tab is even down and blames my internet connection.

    I paid without any qualms and I expect to have my clearance without any delay as well.

    Respectfully,

    rizza

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. did you already received your NBI through express? . same situation until now i didn't received my NBI

      Delete
    2. Same situation here. I didn't receive mine, sayang 340 pesos

      Delete
    3. same here, I paid last Jan.27 in regular delivery but still waiting for nothing

      Delete
    4. anyone here na naka receive na ng delivery?
      meron kasi sa fb, 1 week after na receive na nya yung nbi nya.
      I've paid mine yesterday and nag expect ako na 2-3 days lang yung delivery since EXPRESS yung binayadan ko. :(

      Delete
    5. Saken din po wala pang nade-deliver. Feb 2 pako paid. Kahit confirmation sa email or mismong nbi account wala! Tapos may nakalagay dun sa for printing "Valid until Feb 17, 2017" Ano yon? Joke?! Ppnta padin ako for pic & biometrics tas saka idedeliver?!Useless ha!

      -newhiredgal

      Delete
    6. Haven't tried their delivery service yet, I got my clearance immediately on the day of my appointment.

      Delete
  7. do you mean you registered again and pay for another fee for nbi clearance? sayang...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wala na po bang need iprint after matapos ung steps for renewal?

    ReplyDelete
  9. hello, magrerenew po sana ako kaso hindi ko masundan un mga steps, after kc lumabas ng old application ko, wala ng iba ako makitang icons n pwede ko iclick para makita ko rin un mga pi-fill up pan. panu poh ba dapat gawin ang hirap na ngayon mag apply online

    ReplyDelete
  10. 1 buwan n mahigit wala p unh delivery ng nbi clearance cu ngbyad pa ako ng 340 pesos nung pumunta ko s nbi taft sinabi on process n yong nbi ko pero hnggng ngayon wla pa din

    ReplyDelete
  11. May nbi office satellite ba na open ng saturday? for renewal lang sana ung application o..

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello po, paano po kung nawala yung old nbi clearance? huhuhu

    ReplyDelete

Article published on September 8, 2016

24 comments:

  1. bakit po ang hirap mag apply ng nbi clearance sa online di po ba pwede kumuha ng nbi clearance kong walang apoinment sa online

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. By online appointment na po lahat ngayon e, they won't entertain applicants without it.

      Delete
  2. mag renew ako ayaw nung luma kong email .. bakit ganun

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same sentiments here. It says, " Email has already been taken." Syempre mag re-renew nga eh. So ano ngayon create a new email? Hahayy

      Delete
  3. meron na delivery option for renewal. does this mean I dont have to go to any NBI branch and my clearance will be delivered right at my doorstep? thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's also my concern. May I know if it already arrived in your stated address? I'm not really sure if I need to go to their branch for bio-metrics.

      Delete
    2. yung delivery option ay pinag iisipan pa ata. kailangan mo pa talagang pumunta sa nbi office kasi dun kukunan ulit ng pic at biometrixs kahit nakakuha ka na ng nbi from 2004-2006. sakin kasi sinabihan na bumalik sa certain date para makuha yung nbi after pagkakuha ng pic at biom.

      Delete
  4. HI ask ko lang po lano kung nawala na yung old nbi certificate then magrerenew nalang kaso di ko alam yung nbi id number ko dahil wala na yung personal copy ko.. Mag register nalang ba ko ulit? Thanks po

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If may record na po kayo sa website ng nbi, just log in with your email address and password to get a new copy/renew.

      Delete
  5. I am a new applicant and after i completed filling out the form and save the information, there is no option to edit or apply for clearance which is suppose to show at the upper right part of the screen. Please help me what to do. I tried to call NBI but their numbers are not working for some reason.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I paid 340.00 through LBC last January 13, 2017 for an express delivery of my NBI clearance. Since it is an EXPRESS delivery it should have been here already. What is the difference of your regular and express delivery if that's the case?

    I tried to call your hotline number but the phone keeps on ringing. Even your delivery details kept on showing session expired, relog - in eventhough I tried to log in and out already. Your CONTACT US tab is even down and blames my internet connection.

    I paid without any qualms and I expect to have my clearance without any delay as well.

    Respectfully,

    rizza

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. did you already received your NBI through express? . same situation until now i didn't received my NBI

      Delete
    2. Same situation here. I didn't receive mine, sayang 340 pesos

      Delete
    3. same here, I paid last Jan.27 in regular delivery but still waiting for nothing

      Delete
    4. anyone here na naka receive na ng delivery?
      meron kasi sa fb, 1 week after na receive na nya yung nbi nya.
      I've paid mine yesterday and nag expect ako na 2-3 days lang yung delivery since EXPRESS yung binayadan ko. :(

      Delete
    5. Saken din po wala pang nade-deliver. Feb 2 pako paid. Kahit confirmation sa email or mismong nbi account wala! Tapos may nakalagay dun sa for printing "Valid until Feb 17, 2017" Ano yon? Joke?! Ppnta padin ako for pic & biometrics tas saka idedeliver?!Useless ha!

      -newhiredgal

      Delete
    6. Haven't tried their delivery service yet, I got my clearance immediately on the day of my appointment.

      Delete
  7. do you mean you registered again and pay for another fee for nbi clearance? sayang...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wala na po bang need iprint after matapos ung steps for renewal?

    ReplyDelete
  9. hello, magrerenew po sana ako kaso hindi ko masundan un mga steps, after kc lumabas ng old application ko, wala ng iba ako makitang icons n pwede ko iclick para makita ko rin un mga pi-fill up pan. panu poh ba dapat gawin ang hirap na ngayon mag apply online

    ReplyDelete
  10. 1 buwan n mahigit wala p unh delivery ng nbi clearance cu ngbyad pa ako ng 340 pesos nung pumunta ko s nbi taft sinabi on process n yong nbi ko pero hnggng ngayon wla pa din

    ReplyDelete
  11. May nbi office satellite ba na open ng saturday? for renewal lang sana ung application o..

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello po, paano po kung nawala yung old nbi clearance? huhuhu

    ReplyDelete

 
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