NBI Clearance renewal process is one of the fastest service that the Philippine Government has done. With the help of online appointment, a huge amount of time and hassle is saved; unlike before that you have to wake up very early in the morning to get an application form.

Today, you only need a few requirements for renewing your NBI Clearance. Most of the steps are made online by logging in or signing up to their website. This method greatly speeds up your NBI Clearance renewal process.

Renewing your NBI Clearance is similar to applying an NBI Clearance for the first time. On one of my post, I showed the fastest way in applying an NBI Clearance thru online appointment. This article will teach you the ins and outs of renewing your NBI Clearance with ease. If you still haven’t got an NBI Clearance, check out my post on how to apply for an NBI Clearance using online appointment.

So here are the steps for your NBI Clearance Renewal Application:

 1. Requirements

  • Old NBI ID Number (found in your old NBI Clearance)
  • At least two valid ID (Government Recognized)
  • A valid email address
  • A working internet (with strong connection)
  • Payment Fee (ranging from Php140.00 to Php170.00
  • Ball pen (If you wish to note something)
  • Bank Account which is linked online (Online Banking Payment)

These requirements are similar with the ones for applying an NBI Clearance except that one important document is needed which is the ID Number of your old NBI Clearance. See the photo below.


NBI Clearance renewal process

An old NBI Clearance

2. Register Online

Visit https://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/. On the REGISTER Section, check “YES” on DO YOU HAVE AN OLD NBI CLEARANCE? Fill out the needed information including your old NBI ID Number which is found on the top right of your old NBI Clearance. Once everything is filled, click on PROCEED to take you on the next step.

NBI Clearance Renewal website

NBI Clearance renewal website

3. Sign Up

The REGISTER SECTION will change asking for another information. Don’t worry if what you previously entered disappeared. It’s already recorded in the system. This time, fill out the necessary information again including your active email address and a strong password. Put check on the “I ACCEPT TERMS OF SERVICE” then hit SIGN UP!


Register your account with your old NBI ID Number

Register your account with your old NBI ID Number

4. Sign In

 After clicking Sign Up on Step 3, everything will once again be back to the homepage with all the information you entered gone. This is normal. Everything is already recorded in their website and your account is ready for access.

To continue your NBI Clearance renewal process, SIGN IN using the email address and password you used a while ago.

Signing in for NBI Clearance Renewal

Signing in to access your NBI Clearance profile.

5. NBI Clearance Renewal Appointment

You will be taken to your old account when you sign in. All your personal information is already in placed and you need not to enter anything. Everything here is taken from their database the last time you applied an NBI Clearance. Also take note that on the Application type, it says “RENEWAL”.

Application type: Renewal of your NBI Clearance

Application type: Renewal

However, if you wish to change some of the details below, you can do so by clicking “EDIT INFORMATION” on the top right corner of your dashboard. If you don’t want to edit anything or after you make the necessary changes, proceed to “APPLY FOR CLEARANCE” to set the desired ID to be presented, your appointment schedule and payment process.

If you had read my post on how to apply for an NBI Clearance, the next steps to finish are the same. But for the sake of this guide, I will show you the next steps- continuation, for your convenience.

4. ID Presented

When clicking APPLY FOR CLEARANCE, new window will pop up requiring you to choose a valid ID. You must present this also to the NBI Branch during your appointment schedule.

NBI Clearance Online Application - ID Presented

Nominate an ID that you will bring during the appointment.

After agreeing to the terms regarding the ID that you must bring, a new window will once again show up. This time, it’s an Important Reminder regarding your REGISTRATION CODE or REFERENCE NUMBER, NBI CLEARANCE FEE and PAYMENT OPTION.

5. Appointment Details

In this section, you will be asked to book your appointment schedule and venue for your NBI Clearance renewal. You have the freedom which branch you’re comfortable with going to, including the date and time of the day of your preference.


I numbered the image below for you to easily see it. Now I want to turn your attention to number 3- MULTI-PURPOSE CLEARANCE. Before, whenever we apply or renew our NBI Clearance, we always have so many options to choose from. We have purpose for local and abroad usage like travel abroad, school visa, for deportation, visa China, PRC requirement, Seaman’s Book, repatriation, etc.

NBI Clearance Online Application - Select Branch and other transactions

Selecting NBI Branch. Appointment Date. MULTI-PURPOSE CLEARANCE. Payment Option.

But now they’re gone. Our government decided to abolish those things and decided on one purpose only for our NBI Clearance and that’s MULTI-PURPOSE CLEARANCE. As what it says, you can use your new NBI Clearance for all purposes so you don’t need to get a new one for every purpose application like applying for a job, getting a seaman’s book or travelling abroad.

6. Payment Option

Each payment option has its own specific instruction. But rest assured that they are easy to follow and are similar with each other. Just remember your REFERENCE NUMBER so you can have a smooth transaction during payment.

NBI Clearance Online Application - Proceed to Payment

NBI Clearance Online Application – Proceed to Payment

In my case, I use Online Banking so that there won’t be a need for me to go out and queue up in lines. In short, it’s more convenient for me and I can pay down to the nearest cents.

NBI Clearance Online Application - Payment Option

Payment Option – Online Banking

Payment Instruction

You will be taken back to your Profile Dashboard after selecting a Payment Option and hitting “Okay”. Ont the top left corner of your NBI Clearance online application profile dashboard, click “TRANSACTIONS” Menu.

NBI Clearance Online Application - Transaction - Payment instruction

Payment instruction.

Click on the Payment Instruction if you want to see the detail method on how to pay your NBI Clearance Application. I haven’t paid it yet so it’s still pending.

NBI Clearance Online Application - Pending payment thru Dragonpay

Payment process thru Dragonpay.

As what advised before, take careful note of your Reference Number. You will use this to pay and validate the transaction.

Seafarers or seamen, OFWs, and every Filipino citizen can now use this service with ease. The improvement of having a MULTI-PURPOSE CLEARANCE, which happened just this year (2018) is also a huge benefit for all of us since we do not need to apply or renew a specific type of clearance anymore. MULTI-PURPOSE CLEARANCE serves as an all-purpose document that we can use for job application, visa seaman, license for firearms, travel abroad and many others.

8. Appearance

Once you pay your NBI Clearance to any method listed above, an email will be sent to you verifying the transaction. The transaction tab in your Profile Dashboard will also change from “Pending” to “Paid”.

NBI Clearance Online Application Payment Successful

Payment Successful.

You can now proceed to the NBI Branch that you nominated on that desired appointment date. Don’t forget the requirements including the one you chose during application.

Printing your online application form is not mandatory. In my case, I only showed the screenshot of that page including the Reference Number and I immediately got on the line.

Application form for your NBI

An accomplished application form for your NBI

Based on experience, the waiting time from you falling in line to biometrics and releasing is about thirty minutes- sometimes more or less depending on the time of the day.


Most of the government’s public services for processing documents can be done online. I also made  some tutorials on how to apply or renew your Seaman’s Book and a step by step guide in creating your POEA e-Registration profile including various errors and how to fix them.

May the winds be on your favor.

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