Steps on How to apply for NBI Clearance and finding the nearest NBI Clearance Branch

An NBI Clearance is one of the required documents for job application in the Philippines. In some cases, an NBI Clearance is also necessary to apply for a visa to travel to another country or to apply for employment overseas. The application process can sometimes be a hassle especially for first timers who do not have an idea how long they have to wait before their clearance can be processed and eventually issued. Normally, hundreds of people wait in line every day from as early as 6:30 am until 3 pm before they can complete all the necessary procedures to secure their clearance. Although the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already set up satellite offices that process Clearance applications, the volume of people that usually turns up can make the procedure long and arduous.

To help first time applicants and those who intend to apply for a renewal of their NBI Clearance, here are the steps that must be followed in the application process.

  1. Fill out the online form (downloadable from the website)*. Make sure you fill in all the necessary fields.
  2. Print out the accomplished form and take note of the Application Code.
  3. Go to any NBI Clearance processing center for image capture and fingerprint biometrics
  4. For “no hit” **applications, proceed to the Releasing Section for the printing and issuance of Clearance Certificate.
  5. For applicants “with hit”, wait for the advice of the Releasing Officer to know where to proceed. The Releasing Officer will write the schedule when your clearance may be claimed at the back of your Official Receipt (O.R) or he/she may instruct you to proceed to the Quality Control Section where a Quality Control Officer will interview and evaluate your records before you are cleared and advised when to return to claim your NBI Clearance.

*You may also walk in to any NBI Clearance Branch to fill out the application form in the absence of an online form printout. However, this will take more time as you still have to wait in line to get a copy of the application form.

** “No hit” means no derogatory record while “with hit” means may have derogatory record.

Below is a table of NBI Clearance application fees for Overseas Purposes:

NBI Clearance Table of Fees for Overseas Purposes.
NBI Clearance Table of Fees for Overseas Purposes.


NBI Clearance for International Purposes
Sample of NBI Clearance



Table of Fees for Local Purposes

NBI Clearance Table of Fees for Local Purposes
NBI Clearance Table of Fees for Local Purposes
NBI Clearance for Local Purposes
Sample of NBI Clearance



Applicants may also visit any of the following NBI Clearance Branch within Metro Manila and Rizal provinces:

  • NBI Clearance Center – U.N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila
  • Quezon City Hall – Makatarungan St., Diliman, Quezon City
  • Municipal Hall – Montalban Rizal
  • Mandaluyong City Hall – Maysilo Circle, Mandaluyong City
  • Victory Shopping Center – Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • SM Las Pinas – Las Pinas City
  • Robinson’s Place – Basement 1 Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila
  • Robinson’s Otis – Level 2 Guanzon St., Paco, Manila
  • Robinson’s Galleria – Basement 1 Edsa corner Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
  • Robinson’s Metro East – Level 4 Marcos Hi-way, Pasig City
  • Robinson’s Cainta – Level 2 Ortigas Ave. Ext., Cainta Rizal
  • Robinson’s Novaliches – Quirino Hi-way, Novaliches, Quezon City
  • Ever Gotesco Recto – 3 Flr Cinema 3, 1962 CM Recto Ave., Manila
  • Duty Free Fiesta Mall – Ninoy Aquino Ave., Parañaque City
  • Berma Mall – Baclaran, Parañaque City
  • Empire Mall – Edsa, Pasay City


For Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, visit any NBI Clearance Branch located at the following:

  • Marilao Municipal Hall – beside PNP Station, Marialo, Bulacan
  • Robinson’s Place Imus – Aquinaldo Hi-way, Imus, Cavite
  • Robinson’s Place Dasma – Dasmariñas, Cavite
  • New City Hall – Marawouy, Lipa City, Batangas
  • Calamba City Hall –Bacnotan Road Brgy. Real Calamba City, Laguna
  • JCentre Mall – AS Fortuna St., Mandaue, Cebu City
  • Gaisano Capital Riverside Mall – Ormoc City
  • NBI clearance center – Provincial Capitol Annex Bldg., Dao district, Tagbilaran City
  • NBI clearance center – Bansalan, Davao del Sur
  • NBI clearance center – Pueblo de Panay, Roxas City, Capiz


Here is also a list of NBI Clearance Branch in Luzon that process NBI Clearance applications:


  • NBI Regional Office – Aguila Road Sevilla Norte San Fernando City
  • Dagupan District Office – A. B. Fernandez West Dagupan City
  • Laoag District Office – Brgy 10 P Gomez St, Laoag City


  • NBI Regional Office – Government Center Carig Sur Tuguegarao City
  • Bayombong District Office – Capitol Compound Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya
  • lsabela District Office – National Highway BrgyOsmenaIlaganIsabela


  • NBI Regional Office – Capitol Compound City of San Fernando Pampanga
  • Bulacan District Olftce – Capitol Compound Guinhawa, City of Malolos, Bulacan
  • Cabanatuan Dislrict Office – Llanera St Old Provincial Capitol CmpdCabanaluan City
  • Olongapo District Office – 17 Kentucky Lane Upper KalaklanOlongapo City
  • Tarlac District Office – BrgyMacabulos Drive San RoqueTarlac City
  • Marilao Municipal Hall – Beside PNP Station, Marilao, Bulacan


  • NBI Regional Office – Capitol Site Capitol Hills Batangas City
  • Cavite District Office – J.P. Rizal St. Kaybagal South Tagaytay City
  • Lucena District Office – NIA Compound Genes Aguilar St., Lucena City
  • Laguna District Office – Rizal Blvd Brgy. Tagapo City of Sta Rosa, Laguna
  • Montalban Rizal – Ground Flr., Municipal Hall
  • Robinson’s Cainta – Level 2 Junction Cainta, Rizal
  • Lipa City Hall – Lipa City, Batangas
  • Robinson’s Dasmarinas – Dasmarinas, Cavite


  • NBI Regional Office – SitioCuadroAguasBrgySta Isabel, Calapan City
  • Puerto Princesa District Office – Taft St., BrgyLiwanag, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan


  • NBI Regional Office – Maria Cristina St.,Naga City
  • Legazpi District Office – Quezon Avenue Legazpi City


List of NBI Clearance Branch in the Visayas region:


  • NBI Regional Office – Duran St., Fort San Pedro Iloilo City
  • Bacolod District Office – Aguinaldo St. Bacolod City


  • NBI Regional Office – Escario St., Capitol Site, Cebu City
  • Dumaguete District Office – Capitol Area DaroDumaguete City
  • OrmocGaisano – Gaisano Capital Mall


  • Samar District Office – Old Health Bldg., Capitol Site Catbalogan City


List of NBI Clearance Branch in Mindanao region:


  • NBI Regional Office – 19 Corcuera St. Zamboanqa City
  • Dipolog District Office – Quezon Ave Sta Isabel, Dipolog City
  • Pagadian District Office – BALGU Bldg., Capitol Compound, Pagadian City


  • NBI Regional Office – Capitol Compound Cagayan de Oro City
  • lligan District Office – IBP Bldg., Badelles St. Pala-o lliqan City


  • NBI Regional Office – J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City
  • Tagum District Office – Door 5 Duson Apt. National Highway Visayan Village Tagum


  • NBI Regional Office – 2nd Floor South Cotabato Gymnasium Koronadal City
  • Saranggani District Office – San Pecto St. lagao, General Santos City


  • NBI Regional Office – 2nd Floor FCB Bldg., J Rosales Ave Butuan City



  • NBI Regional Office – Upper Session Road Baguio City


  • NBI Regional Office – Governor Gutierrez Avenue. Cotabato City


Note: Most of the NBI Clerance Branch/ Satellite Offices are closed on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).


For other inquiries, you may contact the National Bureau of Investigation Help Desk at (02) 526-1294523-8231 loc. 5499 or visit the NBI Clearance Center, NBI Main Office, United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

You may also inquire via email at [email protected]


See Article: How to Apply for an NBI Clearance Online

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