How to Change Last Name in NBI Clearance for Married Women


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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 Clearance 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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  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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)?

  • 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.

  • 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 .

    • 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.

  • Hi!

    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.

  • Hi!

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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?

      • 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?

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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


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