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Valid IDs Accepted in Applying in NBI Clearance

When applying for an NBI Clearance, you must present a minimum of two acceptable and valid identification documents (IDs) that include your complete name, address, age, and current physical appearance. If the photo on your ID is outdated, it is mandatory to update it to avoid complications. The same ID requirements apply to other transactions, such as opening a bank account or boarding a plane. Failure to present a valid ID at the NBI Clearance branch may result in the denial of your application, as it is a mandatory requirement. The list of acceptable IDs must be followed, and they should not be expired or reproduced.

The requirement is to provide any two (2) of the following valid Identification Cards:

PassportPRC Card
PhilSys ID or Philippine National IDBirth Certificate Authenticated by PSA
UMID or SSS IDVoter’s ID or Certificate of Registration
TIN ID (BIR)Certification from the Local Civil Registrar
Seaman’s Book and SIRVCertification – From Malacanang for Indigenous Groups, Tribal Membership, Foundling
MarinaSolo Parent ID
Driver’s LicensePolice Clearance – Issued by applicant’s local police station
Postal IDSenior Citizen ID
PhilHealth IDAlien Certificate of Registration
PAG-IBIG ID (Not the Loyalty Card)School ID together with current Registration Card
Company ID for Government Employees

Here the valid ID Document must be:

Issued by gov’t/schoolIssued by recognized government agency or school.
Original documentNot photocopied or scanned. Only original is valid.
Valid and currentNot expired, no matter how recent the expiration.
Applicant’s full nameMust show applicant’s full name as in official records.
Recent recognizable photoClear photograph showing applicant’s face and features.
Good conditionNo significant damage. Text and photo are clear and legible.

When applying for an NBI Clearance online, you may find that you lack some of the required documents. If you’re wondering where to obtain the mentioned valid IDs, allow me to assist you:

Type of IDIssuing Agency
Philippine PassportDepartment of Foreign Affairs
Voter’s IDCommission on Elections
Driver’s LicenseLand Transportation Office
PRC LicenseProfessional Regulatory Commission
SSS IDSocial Security System
GSIS UMIDGovernment Service Insurance System
Postal IDPhilippine Postal Corporation
School IDEducational Institution
TIN IDBureau of Internal Revenue
Philhealth IDPhilippine Health Insurance Corporation
Alien Certificate of RegistrationBureau of Immigration
Senior Citizen IDOffice of the Senior Citizens Affairs

How to Get NBI Clearance Without a Valid ID

If you don’t have a valid ID, you can still obtain an NBI clearance by providing alternative documents as proof of identification. Here are some alternative documents you can use:

  1. Postal ID
  2. Barangay Clearance
  3. PhilHealth ID
  4. TIN ID
  5. Police Clearance from the place of residence.

Is Voter’s Certification a Valid ID for NBI Clearance?

No, a voter’s certification is not considered a valid ID for an NBI clearance application. However, it can be used as a supporting document as it provides proof of identity and residency.


You are solely responsible for understanding and following the identification (valid ID) requirements for NBI Online and its policies. If you are unable to present an acceptable ID or if the validity of the ID is in question, you may be denied entry to an NBI Clearance Outlet. The NBI personnel have the sole discretion to determine the validity and acceptability of any ID presented for your application and for any other determinations regarding non-compliance with the valid ID policies.