Starting Friday, NBI clearance can be done online


Posted at Jan 22 2014 06:53 PM | Updated as of Jan 23 2014 03:34 AM

MANILA -- The Department of Justice announced that starting Friday, January 24, applicants can apply for their National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance online through the agency's website.

In a press release issued Wednesday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said that the implementation of the new NBI system aims to eliminate queues and simplify the process of getting a clearance.

"Online application is the logical next step after the switch," she added.

The NBI system is now run by the DOJ, a first in the agency's history and substantially upgrades the old systems.

"This is just our third full week of operation under our watch but we expect significant progress in the coming weeks with the delivery of additional equipment and increase in personnel," said newly appointed NBI Director Virgilio L. Mendez.

He added that the Renewal Module will be implemented next.

The NBI Clearance System is a component of the flagship National Justice Information System (NJIS) to link and share information among justice sector institutions.

Applicants may complete an application form online at or at

After the online registration, applicants may proceed directly to any of the 55 sites nationwide for payment and biometric enrollment for the release of the clearance. A list of these areas is also available at NBI's website.