The year is 2021 and we are done with the traditional method of queuing and spending the entire day registering for the NBI Clearance. The government has now ensured that you can acquire your NBI Clearance online services from the comfort of your house. The process is long but do-able. While so many of our articles have touched on applying for NBI Clearance, we cannot get enough of sharing the knowledge.
One of the most searched for items in Google in Singapore is how to register for NBI Clearance online. Having an annual validity, registering for the NBI Clearance becomes compulsory for all Filipinos. The fact that you are reading this article means that you also have the same problem. Well, we will guide you through a step by step guide on how to tackle the whole thing.
Requirements needed for NBI Clearance Online Registration?
To register for your NBI Clearance online, you require the following:
- A valid email address
- A valid Identification Document
- An application fee
Before acquiring your NBI Clearance, you are required to submit a relevant document to verify your identity. The following government-issued documents are regarded as valid IDs when registering for your NBI Clearance:
- Voter’s ID
- Philippines Passport
- Driver’s License
- School ID
- Senior Citizen Card
- NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID
- Alien Certificate of Registration
- GSIS UMID
- Postal ID
- PRC License
- Social Security Service (SSS) ID
How Do You Register for the NBI Clearance Online?
We thought you’d never ask. The process is divided into six different steps. Each step needs to be followed strictly if you are to be successful in your quest. Nonetheless, nothing is difficult in the process. The only step where you might experience hitches is in the final step when you get a HIT Status. This is, however, explained in our article ‘NBI CLEARANCE HIT STATUS – Reasons of NBI Hit in Getting Clearance.’
Without further ado, here are the steps to follow
- Register for an NBI online account
- One Time Password
- Fill in the NBI Online Application Form
- Apply for clearance
- Payment for the Registration
- Picking up your NBI Clearance
Step 1: Online Account Registration
This process is similar for first-time applicants and subsequent applicants. The only difference between the two lies in the payment. The payment for first-time applicants is free while a small fee is charged for the subsequent applicants.
Fill in the personal information being asked for. If you are a new applicant, tick the ‘NO’ icon when asked whether you have a previous NBI Clearance issued between 2014 and present (as shown in the pic below).
If you have your old NBI Clearance, tick on the ‘YES’ box then proceed on to enter your old NBI ID Number. When done, click on the ‘SIGN UP’ or ‘PROCEED’ buttons to go on to the next step.
Step 2: One Time Password
A One Time Password (OTP) will be sent to your phone or email after clicking on the ‘PROCEED’ button. It is a six-digit figure code and it looks something like this.
Step 3: Filling in the Application Form
Once you are in, you’ll be taken to your account’s dashboard where you will be prompted to fill out an application form. Personal details being asked for include: full names, civil status, date and place of birth, parents’ names, occupation and religion among others. The information you fill in will reflect on your NBI Clearance. So make sure all of them are correct.
There is an ‘EDIT’ button after you click on ‘SAVE’. This allows you to change this information in case of an error. The only information that you cannot edit is the name, email address used and date of birth. All other information entered can be changed or edited.
When you’re done with this, click on the ‘SAVE’ button found at the bottom part of the page. You can now proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Apply for Clearance and NBI Online Schedule
The third step is to schedule an appointment online. We have an entirely different article on this- NBI Online Appointment. We have discussed it deeper in more detail. You can check it out for more information.
In this step, you are required to schedule an appointment online prior to visiting the NBI Clearance Branch. Click on the ‘APPLY FOR CLEARANCE’ button found on the right side of your desktop. Clicking it will pop up a confirmation window asking you the type of ID and ID Number that you’ll present to the NBI Clearance Branch. Fill the info and press ‘I Agree’.
You will be shown a long list of all the NB Clearance Branches in the country. Choose the one that is nearest and most suited for you. After that, pick a date and time that you will visit the NBI Clearance Branch. The dates available are colored in blue.
Step 5: Payment for the Registration
After scheduling the appointment, the next step is to pay for the registration. Note that your registration will not be complete without paying for it. There are six different method options to choose from:
- Bayad Center
- Pay Center Mobile App
- Payment Center Outlets
- Online Bank
Choose the easiest and most convenient payment option for you. Bayad Center is the most popular with the most number of branches spread across the country. 7-Eleven, on the other hand, is the fastest and easiest option.
After choosing the payment method, a small window will pop up. Press on its ‘Proceed’ button. Another window will once again pop up showing you your NBI Reference Number. Take note of this number as it is important. You will present it to the NBI Clearance Branch for your clearance to be processed.
Step 6: Picking your NBI Clearance
The last step involves you physically visiting the NBI Clearance Branch and picking your NBI Clearance. Here the processes include taking your photo and biometrics before being handed your NBI Clearance. The process is rather long and we have it detailed out in our article ‘NBI CLEARANCE QUALITY CONTROL INTERVIEW- HOW TO PASS IT!’
Congratulations! You have successfully undergone your NBI Clearance Online Registration process. There is nothing difficult about it. We strongly believe that you’ll not incur any difficulties. If this is the case, however, let us know in the comment section and we’ll be more than glad to help.