UPDATED June 26, 2015: Getting NBI clearance used to be troublesome with long lines, many people and not comfortable environment. Now, we can say that it had greatly improved over time. Not only their facilities have improved but they also provide pilot offices and even online application.
Yes, NBI clearance can now be done online in the comforts of your own home. It used to take long hours, filling a lot of forms, ID pictures and crowded areas. For application and renewal online, all you need are two valid IDs, QR code, reference number and of course fee to be paid through Globe Payment Centers or GCash.
Starting Wednesday, April 1, the National Bureau of Investigation will no longer entertain walk-ins as it implements a fully online application process for NBI clearance.
“We are rolling out this new procedure to help our brothers and sisters get their clearances fast and in a most convenient way. Almost all of us are using the Internet, we better make use of them in transacting business with the NBI,” said NBI spokesman Nick Suarez said on Monday, March 30.
Head to Globe Payment Centers to pay the allotted fee for the NBI clearance application you are aiming for. If you know how to pay vis GCash, it will also be convenient. To use GCash, you must have the reference number of the one you are ending to. For paying for NBI clearance, key in <Amount> (space) MPIN and send to 28829175638053.
Once you sent the amount, you will receive the payment Reference Number thru a text from Globe. Write this in a piece of paper and do not delete the text. This is to make sure that you won’t lose it. If you paid in a Globe Payment Center, keep the receipt and the reference number because you have to present this. To validate and claim your clearance.
Next, you have to go to NBI Online Application. There you can fill in the form for the account validation. If you paid in a Globe Payment Center, you can use the date registered to validate, if you used GCash, key in your mobile number and reference number sent by Globe in a text.
Type in the Captcha. This is to know if you are a real human or just an automated robot. Recheck all the details you had put in before clicking validate.
There will be be a generated QR Code that will be shown once you are successful in validating your clearance. Print the QR Code then bring it in NBI eClearance. Check some Robinsons Malls near you if they offer this or you can check the nearest NBI offices Here: List of NBI Nationwide Outlets. You have to go there for your biometrics and photo capture. No need to fall in line to pass in the forms. Go straight to biometrics and photo capture. If your name has no records of criminal activities, you can wait for a few minutes for your clearance to be printed.
NBI clearance is easy to have and it is also accepted as an ID. Also, employers, colleges, universities, DFA, and SSS also require NBI clearance.