How to Apply and Get a Police Clearance Online in the Philippines

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor January 11th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog 42 Comments

When applying for a job or having a valid ID, a Police clearance is one of the requirements. Police clearance will state that you have no criminal records as per the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) database. You can get a Police Clearance online, now.

Photo by LAUREN GRAY

Mostly, an employer will ask you a police clearance from where you have lived or worked before. So if you are applying in Quezon but worked before at Sampaloc, then a police clearance from Sampaloc would be asked.

How to Apply and Get Police Clearance Online in the Philippines1
Photo by PNP DIDM

When asked for a Police clearance though, you should not submit an NBI Clearance and vice versa. Though a police clearance offers the same details as the NBI Clearance it differentiates in the scope. The NBI has a much broader range (the whole Philippines) while the Police Clearance is only up to the scope of the region or municipality.

Here are the steps on how to get a National Police Clearance Online:

Steps In Applying for a Police Clearance Online Account

1. Go to this website

How to apply Police Clearance Online

2. Click register if you don’t have an account yet.

3. Read the terms and conditions, check the boxes and click next until you see the button “Agree”.

How to apply Police Clearance Online1

4. Type your details and click register.

How to apply Police Clearance Online2

Double-check it and click “save”.

Editing your Profile

1. Sign in using the e-mail address and password you entered

How to apply Police Clearance Online

2. Click “Edit Profile.”

How to apply Police Clearance Online3

3. Type your information.

How to apply Police Clearance Online1

4. Save Profile

Always review your profile, you need to do the whole process again in case you have a mistake in your printed Police Clearance.

Setting an Appointment

1. Click “Clearance Application”

How to apply Police Clearance Online3

2. Select the police station nearest to you or where you want to go.

3. Select the date of appointment – where there are vacant slots AM/PM

4. Select Payment Option

Land Bank of the Philippines which is Php 150.00How to apply Police Clearance Online2

5. Save AppointmentHow to apply Police Clearance Online4

Paying for your Police Clearance

1. Click “Click here to pay” button

How to apply Police Clearance Online5

2. You will be redirected to the land bank e-portal. Choose a payment option:

How to apply Police Clearance Online6

3. Your payment summary and transaction details will show-up. Check it and confirm your payment.

How to apply Police Clearance Online7

4. Take note of your reference number and print the official receipt.

Getting the Police Clearance

1. Prepare the following:

  • Police Clearance Reference Number
  • Official Receipt of Payment
  • 2 Valid IDs

According to the PNP website IDs to be valid must be: not expired,
original and not photocopied with clear photo and signature of the applicant and have the full name.

Listed below are the valid IDs to be presented:

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Birth Certificate
  • GSIS UMID
  • IBP ID
  • LTO Driver’s License
  • PNP ID
  • PRC License
  • Passport
  • Philhealth ID
  • Postal ID.
  • SSS ID/SSS UMID
  • School ID with Registration Form
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • TIN ID
  • Voter’s ID

2. Go to the PNP Branch on your appointment date. Remember to wear proper attire – no sleeveless, shorts or slippers.

3. Get your photo taken as well as your fingerprints scanned.

4. If you be “hit,” the processor will give you instructions, so please comply. If you are not, proceed to the next step.

5. Wait for your name to be called so you can get your police clearance.

FAQs on Police Clearance

1. How much is a police clearance?

The fee is Php 150.00 plus charges for transaction fees.

2. I haven’t paid my police clearance fee yet, what do I do?

Pay the fee within 2 banking days before your appointment or else your transaction will be canceled.

3. I already paid but want to cancel my transaction, can I be refunded?

No, your payment is already forfeited.

4. I failed to go to my appointment date, what do I do?

You need to schedule again and pay again as both are forfeited.

5. When is my national Police clearance Valid?

Your Police Clearance is valid for six months.

6. My police clearance has mistakes on my details, can I get it reprinted?

No, the PNP can’t reprint your clearance. You need to correct your data on the website and do the process again.

7. I only have one valid ID; what do I do?

Present your valid ID with a Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate with original Official Receipt. You can get one through the PSA website.

8. How do I know the Police Clearance is authentic?

You can go to the pnpclearance.ph and click “Verify Clearance.” Type the surname and clearance number, and you will see the details.

9. I was asked for a Police Clearance, can I submit an NBI Clearance instead?

No, please follow instructions on what to get.

Police clearance is now very easy to obtain. You can get an appointment online, and when you are there you could get your details captured, and you are done. You can do it in less than an hour. It is so convenient as this is a requirement for work, Civil Service Exams or going abroad.

I hope this How-to guide helped you in getting your Police Clearance. Check out our other How-to guides for Philippine Documents and How-to guides for obtaining a visa to travel abroad for Philippine Passport Holders!

Line seperator

Are you on Pinterest? Pin these!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

42 thoughts on “How to Apply and Get a Police Clearance Online in the Philippines

  1. Nakakadissapoint ng sobra yung police clearance online. Nagpaschedule ako ng appointment ngaun pra sa brother ko sa tarlac capas ppo then naset sya ng appointment dun today tpos pagpunta nya hindi daw pwede at applicable sa kanila. Imagine bumiyahe pa sya kagbi from bulacan tpos expected nmin mkakakuha sya sa tarlac dahil dun sya nka aapomtment tpos walang nang yari. pati pagkuha nya tuloy ng prof license sa tarlac nabalewala. sayang yung effort at oras ang layo pa nman ng biyahe. next time kung gagawa po kayo ng police clearance online kung hindi po pde dun sa lugar na yun wag na po ilagay sa choices! nakakadissapoint ng sobra eh… Tapos binayaran mo na din then balewala na lang yung binayad mo. Kanino mapupunta yun kung di nyo nireleasehan ng police clearance? ibubulsa nyo nlng?? Ayusin nyo po sana para sa susunod wala ng maabala ng ganito! Hayst!!!

  2. i have already registered but when i tried to sign in, it said that the email is invalid. My email is active, and i dont know what to do next.

  3. Napakahassle..nagkaroon ako NG ref number.ayaw tanggapin sa landbank.ayaw din sa bayad center..sa lbc hndi pde Kasi maxadong mahaba dw Ang ref number…sa halip n makatipid.mas nagastusan pa ako sa pagbalik balik.at hangang ngayon hndi pa ako nakakakuha.kasi dko pdeng ulitin Kasi may nakapending pa dw akong transaction

  4. Please investigate Angono Rizal as they seem overcharging for Police Clearance.
    My partner paid Php 115 for the Police Clearance then Php 210 for the processing fee. She only received cerificate and a layout of the ID printed i
    on the same paper. As I know it should only cost less than Php 200.

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER:Many of the articles on Two Monkeys Travel Group are guest posts by a number of Approved Contributors and are hosted by Two Monkeys Travel Group. Approved Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. This includes all text and images that they use within their own work. All contributors are instructed to follow internationally recognised copyright and intellectual property guidelines. Two Monkeys Travel Group takes its own responsibilities very seriously, so if you feel that any part of this work is abusive in any way, please send us an email so that we can investigate - theteam@twomonkeystravel.com


DISCLOSURE: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. So when you make a purchase we sometimes make a small commission, at no extra cost to you. The cost to you remains the same, sometimes even cheaper if we have negotiated a special deal for our readers.We use all of the companies we have listed here and that’s why they are in this list, but of course we need to keep Two Monkeys Travel Group running as well as it can, which is exactly what you’re helping with if you do decide to buy or book something through an affiliate link! If you have any more questions about the companies we use or any other companies you’re looking at, just email us and we’ll be happy to help.Please see our full disclaimer page for more information.

Written by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor

Two Monkeys Travel Group – Community Travel Blog is a travel blog and website. We quickly grew into a valuable source of inspiring travel stories, advice, itineraries and travel guides, with the aim of demonstrating how to live a sustainable life of travel, whilst living your own definition of success. If you'd like to contribute and write a guest post, contact us at kach@twomonkeystravel.com

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive tips on how you can live a sustainable long-term travel lifestyle!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Share via
Send this to a friend