How can I verify if my NBI clearance is fake or valid?

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NBI clearance online verification can be performed using the tool provided in the NBI Clearance website.

There’s no need to download an app to do it.

Simply go to the NBI Clearance Online Services website and scroll down towards the NBI Clearance eServices section.

From the three NBI Clearance eServices provided, choose and click NBI Clearance Online Verification.

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Upon clicking NBI Clearance Online Verification, a pop-up box should appear asking for your NBI ID number. This is a set of alpha-numeric characters you can find on your current NBI clearance.

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Alternatively, you can also scan the QR code on your NBI clearance (located beside your thumbprint) through your mobile phone (with camera). To do this, click the “Scan QR Code” button and take a snapshot of the QR code on your NBI clearance using your mobile phone camera.


If the system is able to retrieve your NBI ID number from its database, it will return a positive result as shown below, indicating that your NBI clearance is valid and authentic.

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Otherwise, you’ll get feedback that goes something like “The system cannot find the given NBI ID number,” which means that the NBI clearance you’re holding is fake and wasn’t issued by the National Bureau of Investigation.


Go back to the main article: How to Get NBI Clearance Online in the Philippines