How to Change Last Name in NBI Clearance for Married Women

July 10, 2018 8:45 am

In this tutorial, we’ll be sharing how to change last name in NBI Clearance for Married Women. If you just recently tied the knot and planning to renew all the valid IDs you have using your married name, you might consider to have your NBI Clearance changed first because it’s easier and cheaper compared to changing your name in your Philippine Passport. We have written a detailed tutorial down below on how to do it.

You may leave your question in the comments sections and we’ll get back to you. So without further ado, here it is!

Requirements for NBI Clearance Application

Before setting an NBI Clearance appointment, make sure that you have all the requirements needed before the appointment date that you’re going to set. If you missed the appointment you have scheduled, it will automatically be canceled.

The following are the NBI Online application requirements. You’ll notice that the requirements below are the same with the normal application.

Additional NBI Clearance requirements for married women who would like to change their Last Name.

  • A Marriage Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA
  • Old NBI Clearance (if available).

Once you have completed all the requirements, scheduled an appointment and paid the NBI Clearance Application in any of the payment options available, you’re good to go!

Change Last Name in NBI Clearance Process

Since our goal here is to change last name in NBI Clearance, the entire process is considered to be a new application. We can’t classify this as a renewal because there will be changes from our old NBI Clearance.

To start the process of application, create a new account in NBI Clearance website. If you’re wondering why you need creating a new one even if you have already an account in NBI Clearance, its because your old account have still carries your old name. Old name, meaning you still have your maiden name in that account and the website doesn’t allow us to modify it. You may use another email address you have to register.

How To Change Last Name In Nbi Clearance For Married Women

If you don’t have an NBI Clearance account yet, then there’s no problem. You may register using your name bearing the last name of your husband.

Complete all the needed personal information in the “Applicant Information” section.

How To Apply Nbi Clearance Online Nbi Clearance Applicants Information

After successful registration of your new account, schedule your preferred appointment date and time. You may choose from the calendar shown in the website.

The last step would be to pay your NBI Clearance in any of the Payment option shown in the screenshot above. On the list you have Bank Over the counter payment, Online Banking, Mobile Payment, Bayad centers, MultiPay, ECPay and lastly 7-Eleven Payment. Choose what’s more convenient for you.

When the appointment date arrives, make sure to appear in your selected NBI Clearance Branch. Please note that the NBI Clearance processing is strictly implementing the “No Appointment No Entry Policy” for NBI Clearance applicants. All NBI Clearance applicants are advised to register online and have their appointment date set in advance. So if you have no appointment there, then you don’t have a right to be there. Don’t beg the NBI Clearance personnel to accept you without an appointment, they don’t need to hear whatever reasons you have.

It’s a common knowledge that NBI Clearance have to queue applications due to volume. This always happen during biometrics and photo capture steps. Be patient and wait for your turn. There’s usually a queue line so you have to get in line.

IMPORTANT: You may need to inform the NBI Clearance Personnel who will verify all the information that you’ve entered that you’re going to change last name in NBI Clearance. Show them your married certificate as an evidence.

After data verification, photo capture and finger printing, you are now close to the last step which is claiming your NBI Clearance in the printing section. But before you celebrate, the NBI Clearance Personnel will provide you a feedback if you’re going to receive your NBI Clearance the same day. This is due to the HIT status you may encounter. If you’re not lucky, you may end up empty handed and asked to come back on the date they have indicated in your receipt.

To know more about the HIT status, you may read my other post “You’ve been HIT: Reasons why you can’t afford a One Day Processing NBI Clearance!

But if you’re lucky enough, then they will ask you to head down to the NBI Clearance printing section and claim it!

Overall, it was really quick and easy right?

You may be interested the latest article about How to Apply NBI Clearance Online.

Here are some (possible) questions you might ask while reading this tutorial.

1. Can I change my NBI Clearance to my married name even if it’s not yet expired? Yes, you can!

2. I have valid IDs under my maiden name. Do I have to change all of them to my married name? Yes but it’s not urgent and optional. But if you’re travelling and you’re going to use your Philippine Passport under your maiden name, then that’s a different story.

3. I just recently got married, do I have to change last name in NBI Clearance to my married name immediately? As I have mentioned above, no. But it’s really your call.

4. What if I don’t have a copy of my Marriage Certificate, is that ok? No, it’s best to bring a copy of NSO issued Marriage Certificate first before you change last name in NBI Clearance.

5. When I was single I have no hit but when I got married, I now got a Hit. What happened? Probably, you have a namesake. Don’t worry, if you didn’t do anything wrong that leads to a criminal case you don’t have a reason to worry.

Hope this tutorial was helpful to you! See you again in our next blog post.

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137 thoughts on “How to Change Last Name in NBI Clearance for Married Women

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  • Anna mae alfonso says:

    I have my valid ID but in my single name. Will they accept that or should I update and bring a valid ID with my married name? I have my marriage contract also.

  • Rubie benito says:

    Pde q po ba irenew ung old nbi ko nung single po aq


    Hello! I went to your NBi Branch in UN today with my appointment. I ask the personnel who assisted me why my last name still under my father’s family name and not in my husband’s last. He didnt ask for my marriage certificate to change it. He just told me to register again.But in your system, it still asking to put my maiden name for new applicant. Its so confusing.Hope you can help me. Thanks!

    P.S – I’ll be getting my NBI Clearance on Nov.9 because my father’s family name has a hit.

  • Marycris Dichoso says:

    Paano po pag sa islam kinasal at wala pang PSA di padin po pwede palitan ang apelyido sa NBI?

  • Jona says:

    Hi! Can i use again my maiden name even i used already my husband’s surename. Just wanted to know if i can back or use it again my maiden name before i get renew my nbi clearance.

  • Jhoanna Crizel says:

    Hi. I will just ask, upon registering po kasi ang lumalabas pa rin is my surname nung dalaga pa ako but i filled out the form correctly specially sa surname ng asawa ko pero ganun pa rin lumalabas. Sa print out ba surname pa rin nung dalaga ako ang lalabas? Thank you in advance for the answer..

    • Ivy Jalal says:

      Same here po Maam.just got it today. Namroblema nga po ako. Pero nka indicate po dun husbands surname. Answered na po ba yan issue nyo maam?


    I got married and I just recently got my PSA marriage cerrificate. I’m planning to get a new NBI clearance with my new surname.

    BUT ALL MY IDs are in my MAIDEN name. Can I proceed with the NBI clearance and just show my old ID with my maiden name and just present my marriage certificate?

    • Anna mae alfonso says:

      Hi answered na po b eto? Same case here

  • Maureen L.Torno says:

    Hi! Itatanong ko lang po. Yung friend ko kasi ngayon lang sya kukuha ng nbi and married na sya. Kaya lang nung nagsign up sya online ang lumabas sa last name nya is yung last name nya nung dalaga pa sya.

  • Joevelyn narciso says:

    Hi po sir / mam, ask q Lang po mag pa reniew po Sana ako Ng NBI q at gusto q po sna palitan Yong email address pwd po ba yan??

  • Joevelyn narciso says:

    Pano po mag palit Ng address sa NBI pwd po ba yan mapalitan

    • Jose lim y cabanlit says:

      Change of address for renewal of nbi clearance


    Hi po! I’m married po pero wala po akong id na surname ng asawa ko ang nakalagay, pag ike-claim po ba yung nbi okay lang na marriage contract po from PSA ang i present ko? Then sa pag-register ko po kasi ang lumalabas na surname ko parin is Dela Cruz instead na Mendoza pero sa may husband’s surname po Mendoza naman ang nakalagay. Pag ipi-print na po ba is Mendoza na ang lalabas na surname ko? Thankyou po!

  • Karen Apacible says:

    Hi Maam/Sir, Confirm ko lang po yung case ko, I only have my Company ID na married na ako. Makakakuha parin ba ako NBI if company id and marriage cert na registered sa city hall lang? Thanks

  • Maileen Lanot Labonete says:

    How to correct my surname in NBI registration? Thank you.

  • Brenda Ladinez says:

    i made a new account because i’m already married and would like to change my last name on my nbi clearance but it is still reflecting my old surname.i have correctly filled out what was asked in the form. help. thanks

  • Zelina Bernardino says:

    Pwede po ba mag change ng civil status sa NBI kahit hindi ayaw ko po ichange ang maiden name ko?

  • Erliza says:

    Ask kolang po pwde poba hindi na mag change status sa pag kuha nang nbi kahit marriage na kasi hiwalay naman na po kami ok lang po ba un?

    • Marissa Besana says:

      Pwede po ba kumuha ako ng NBI clearance na ang gamit kopo, na surname ang pagkadalaga kpo.,.kasi kasal po ako pero nalaman kpo na nullvoid kasi po dalawa kami pinakasalan ng napangasawa kopo.ayaw kona po gamitin ang surname nia?

  • Ninez Arlene Sambajon Ciego says:

    I am registering through online NBI application now. I just want to clarify on what is the right information to fill up in the middle name section when I am already married. I am confused because there is also an information to be filled up re: maiden name.
    Does this mean that in the middle name section, I will fill up my middle name when I was still single?
    Everytime I sign in after registering, my surname remains to be my maiden name and not my husband’s surname.
    Please help.

    • H says:

      Maam nasagot na po ba ito? Panu po gagawin?

  • Gian says:

    open po ba kayo ngayon?

  • Suzette A.palay says:

    Kumuha po ako kahapon sa city mall Imus ng NB I ng online po ako ang nakalagay po kc sa online q married eh noon makuha q na po ang nbi q ang nakalagay na annulled pwdi pa po ba iyon ipabago salamat po

  • mary joy lankin medialdia says:

    pwede po ba na hindi psa ang married contract

    • Miriam manzano says:

      I just get. Married Nov 2019.abroad then d pa registered sa pinas still working in it. So gusto ko po sa ang pabago ang passport ko using nbi clearance pra magamit ko ang apelyedo NG asawa ko ano pong dapat kung gawin marriage certificate lng sa abroad meron ako. Thanks for updates

  • shienna mae baylon says:

    I am married but i dont have the certificate of marriage.
    is It possible that i can get an NBI with my single name?
    not a marriage last name?

  • Cindy says:

    Admin please help me understand it. Do NBI accept valid ID like passport and Postal with my maiden name? I wanna get clearance from NBI with my husband’s family name. Can I show the NBI this valid ID’s with my maiden name?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes! Of course! Plano mo po ba gamitin na ang iyong married (last) name? Kung oo, kailangan mo lang magpakita ng marriage contract plus yung mga valid id na nabanggit mo. Tatanggapin po yan.

  • Romea lyn Zuniga says:

    Just got married but still want to retain my maiden name.

  • Jennina says:

    1year married. Tanong ko lang since 2 valid IDs yunh requirement, okay lang po ba if yung 1 valid ID lang yung updated using family name ng husband ko then yung isa po is under my maiden name(apelyido noong pagkadalaga)?

  • Micah says:

    Hi. Just want to ask if its okay na ang ipresent ko lang na MC is from LCR? But its not yet authenticated by PSA? Thank you.

  • Mary Ann Ayong says:

    hi ! pa help nmn po ? kumuha po ako ng nbi kanina sa berma mall baclaran . nagkahit po ako kaya sa jan. 20 ko pa daw po makukuha . mali po yung address na nalagay ko . paano ko po ba ipapabago ? salamat po .

    • Kat Delano says:

      Dapat po nung pinapacheck palang sayo ung personal information mo habang ikaw ay kinunan ng picture at finger print ay pinacorrect mo na. pag kasi pinabalik ka sa Jan 20, possible na pagbalik mo ay printed na ang nbi clearance mo at hindi na mapapabago.

  • RACQUEL says:


    Upon registration, I entered my married name as my last name. Then, as I signed in I noticed that my last name was still my maiden name. Is that okay? In my middle name what should I enter, my middle name when I am single or surname when I am single? I am a bit confused.

    Your kind assistance will highly be appreciated.

  • RACQUEL says:

    ito rin sana itatanong ko thank you sa sasagot

  • AA says:


    Upon registration, I entered my married name as my last name. Then, as I signed in I noticed that my last name was still my maiden name. Is that okay? In my middle name what should I enter, my middle name when I am single or surname when I am single? I am a bit confused.

    Your kind assistance will highly be appreciated.

  • Francheska says:

    Nagpa NBI fingerprinting na ako sa Embassy sa Hungary using my hypenated surname. Updated na rin passport ko with hypenated surname. Nung pinrocess ng mom ko sa NBI ayaw nilang sundin yung hypenated surname ko. Nilagay nila alias. Bat ganun. Sa passport naman walang problem bat sabi ng NBI di sila naghhypen sa surname. Im sure di lang ako ang pinay na merong hypen sa surname. What to do? Magkakaproblem kasi ako nyan if di match mga documents ko.

  • Christine P. Passarella says:

    Sir/ man,
    Good morning po.
    Possible po ba mag change name from married to single name?

  • Michelle says:

    How can I update my maiden name if I have lost my NBI number? Please help.

  • Jo says:

    Hi, I recently got married but haven’t changed my last name and civil status on my ID’s and in our company’s record. Can I still keep my maiden name and civil status(single) if I will get a new NBI clearance?

  • maria says:

    OFW po kami from dubai yun finillupan po namin na form sa Philippine Consulate sinulat po namin married name ko wtih my husband’s surname. Bakit po pagkuha ng mother ko sa NBI UN ave. branch sa manila ung maiden name parin po naka sulat. papaano po papalitan to married mag fifinger printing po ba ulit kami dito sa dubai. hassle nanaman po at papa alam nanaman po sa employer.

  • lara says:

    pwede po kaya ako kumuha ng nbi clearance gamit ang ibang name .. 2 kc po ang birth certificate ko at mgkaiba po pangalan pwede po kay kumuha ako ng nbi gamit ang isa ko pang pangalan

    • Jessa says:

      Yan din sana itatanong ko sis

      • Jessa says:

        Dalawa din po live birth ko pwede po kaya ako kumuha ng nbi gamit ang pangalan ko na may asawa na

  • Trina says:

    Question po can I get nbi clearance in my Maiden name even my old NBI clearance I used my ex-husband last name

  • D says:

    Pwede bang married status ang i-select pero retained ang maiden surname? Hindi kasi ako nagpalit ng surname when i updated my Civil status from single to married (sss, passport, philhealth) lahat ng id ko updated pero maiden surname. Magiging issue ba yun when requesting nbi clearance?

  • emejean avenida says:

    can i get a single civil status since i am now anulled?

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes of course. as long as you have the legal papers then you can declare that you are single already.

      • emejean avenida says:

        maam nbi personnel said my status is anulled not single…is possible to request single status?

      • Rose says:

        If im married i use my last name as a middle name?in my husband i use his last name as my last name ..what happen to my middle name i not use that anymore if i get NBI clearsnce or i still use that …for example remy peralta ferrer my husband last name santos….i use remy ferrer santos ?not including my middle name peralta of o get nbi?

  • Dhessa says:

    Hi I only have a one valid id on my husband’s name that’s my passport? And I still have a valid id my voters Id but that Id is on my maiden name? Can I still present my id with my maiden name on it? Thanks

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes ok lang po yun, dala ka nalang po ng marriage contract nyo as proof.

  • Anjelique P. Tolentino says:

    Hi. My husband just recently signed me up online in order to get NBI clearance for my pre employment. It just so happen that the name that appeared is my maiden name. Im about to pick up my NBI clearance tomorrow. Is there a way for me to change my maiden married name? Thanks.

    • Kat Delano says:

      Yes pwede po, ipapacheck po at ipapaconfirm sayo ang iyong NBI Clearance bago ito iforward sa printing section. Dun mo po sabihin na need mo ayusin ang pangalan mo.

      • Jennyrose Babadilla says:

        Ganyan dn po ngyari s online registration qohh..pno po xa papalitan..

  • Alysee Villaverde says:

    Ask ko lang po sana, what if po yung Philippine passport ko is still my maiden name and gagamitin ko po sya as valid ID requirement para sa pagkuha ng NBI clearance, pwede po kaya ito?

  • jhin says:

    Tanong ko lang po id’s ko xe single but merried ako hindi aq nag pchange stats xe ngkhiwalay kmi year after we merried but now widow ako pede ko ba gamitin yung surname ko ng single ako but widow ang stats..thank you