Renewal of NBI clearance can now be paid online, delivered

Published June 18, 2021, 10:05 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog

National Bureau of Investigation

The public can now pay online and have their renewed clearances either picked up or delivered, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) announced.

Last Thursday, June 17, the NBI announced its “NBI Clearance Online Quick Renewal Pick-Up and Delivery Service” that can be accessed at

“In the advent of 21st century technology such as the internet and introduction of Electronic Cash payments and ‘bayad’ (payment) centers, it is only natural for the Bureau to find ways and means to further make the NBI clearance easily accessible to the public at large,” NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric B. Distor said in his video message.

“Beginning with the first on-line application site set up by the Bureau’s ICTD (Information Communication Technology Division) we have now upgraded the NBI online clearance system with an IPAY Delivery Service,” he said.

“This innovation in our clearance service is further meant to lessen the troubles and inconvenience of the average Filipino from applying for renewal of his NBI clearance in person, as well as afford him the luxury of having his documents sent by courier service at the very doorsteps of his home,” he added.

Prior the launch of the “NBI Clearance Online Quick Renewal Pick-Up and Delivery Service,” he noted that “the current NBI clearance can be issued to a prospective applicant — barring problems of the occasional hit based on a common name — will be issued his clearance papers within an average of 15 minutes time.”

“With not less than 129 plus clearance satellite offices nationwide, a wider number of Filipinos are spared the time and expense in travelling far off cities or population centers to apply for their NBI clearance,” he added.