How to Change Last Name in NBI Clearance for Married Women


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?

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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    • Yes po, pwede po iyon sa kahit saang NBI Clearance Branch. Just let them know na magpapalit ka ng last name and present any valid IDs bearing your new last name.

      • Hi! Newly married po ako and tried registering as new applicant po, I noticed na ang nalagay sa last name po sa info sheet (which cannot be edited) is my maiden name kahit nainput naman po my husbands last name. Please advise re this matter. thank you.

  • good day! just confuse, for married women, i already input maiden name and my husband’s surname yet my maiden name only appears in confirmation..and note exactly say information can’t be revised after’s that?…is this system failure or misalign input box in your system?..sounds confuse…i need your opinion on this…

    • Same problem here, wondering if this is what is being instructed in the tutorial that you have to inform the personnel that you are processing/requesting for change of last name due to marriage …

      • Hi, same experince though O figured it out once I logged it to my new NBI account. Once you logged in to your NBI account you’ll see there your first name,middle name,last name, and husband’s last name. Even your status will show “married”.
        Hope this helps 🙂

  • Good day po, kung mag apply ako ng work, pwede po bang di muna baguhin ang status sa nbi clearance?Kasi 1 year pa bago makuha yung certificate of marriege para palitan din status ko sa NSO.




  • Ang gulo po ng application nyo! As in! Ang sakit po sa ulo! Useless magpabago ng surname kung married ka kasi ang mkukuha at mkikita mong information sa nbi clearance mo is ung maiden name mo, Un ang clearance na nkuha ko, un nga lang may husband’s surname sya at ang status is married but still ang last name and middle name na nkalagay is nung dalaga pa ako.. eh un nga dahilan kung bkit inayos ko nbi ko ksi gusto ko mabago ung last name dahil married na nga ako.. pero maiden name parin naman ang nakalagay.. pati dfa nung pinared ribbon ko naguluhan. Dahil kung kasal na daw ako dapat ung last name na nadun ay sa asawa ko, tapos ung middle name ay noong apelyido ko nung dalaga.. sinabi ko nalang “yan po binigay ng nbi ano po mggwa ko” sinubukan ko din baguhin sa accnt na ginawa ko pero hindi na nababago ung last name.. dahil maiden name nga ang pinick up ng system na last name ko..

    • nagpifill up po ako ngayon dito sa bahay para less gastos and makasave ng time. di po ako maituloy pag fill up yan din po ang problem ko, kasi di ko po alam kung anu din ifill up ko nakalagay kasi di na pwede baguhin once na mairegister mo un. i’m not sure sa ilalagay ko kasi baka magkamali ako hirap wala mapagtanungan. ang lumabas pa rin kasi na pangalan is nung dalaga pa ako. hayst.

  • The last name na pinipick up ng system automatically once nagsign up ka, is the maiden name. It’s misleading, if ever gusto namin magappear ang married name namin. Kaya ang profile ng married women here ay yun maiden name.
    Ganito ba talaga dapat? Maiden name ba ang kelangan ng NBI?
    i think it should not auto pick up the name para di maguluhan.

  • Sooo… I just made another account and wanted to change my last name since I just got married. I badly need a new ID with the new last name. How am I supposed to do that? I did what you wrote above. That I need to make a new account, filled out the section on your first instruction. Then I ended up having the same last name on the account that I made. Now I can’t delete the new account I made and I can’t edit the last name. So I have two accounts with the same last name. Please help. Thank you!

  • Hi po kumuha po ako ng nbi clearance this morning… Naguguluhan ako dahil gagamitin ko cya pra passport Peru bakit my meiden information ang hiningi sakin. Peru civil status ko married…ok lng po ba itu kung sakaling pass ko sa dfa?

  • Hi po kumuha po ako ng nbi clearance htis morning… Naguguluhan ako dahil gagamitin ko cya pra passport Peru bakit my meiden information ang hiningi sakin. Peru civil status ko married…ok lng po ta Tanggapin po ba itu kung sakaling pass ko sa dfa?

  • There is an option to change your status from single to married and option to add spouse last, first name and birth date. No need to create a new account

  • mag che-change ako ng status at last name. pero lahat kasi ng id ko maiden name pa ang gamit ko. pwede ko ba ipresent yun?. on going pa pagpapa ayos ko ng mga id ko eh..

  • Just a piece of advice: If youre a married woman, Your maiden name, married name, middle name, first name is what you need .

  • Do they accommodate walk in applicants since I already have an unexpired nbi clearance? Ipapabago ko lang sana to my married name?

  • Hello, are you familiar how that’s it go it’s my first time to get nbi under my married name is that consider as a new applicant or renewal Lng with name change.

  • My wife is in Canada and she would like to get an NBI Clearance. Could you please help me how to do it? What are the steps and how much?

  • Do I have to change last name in NBI Clearance immediately? Or pwede namang kung kelan ko nalang gustohin? Possible ba yun?

  • have you tried going to NBI Clearance Main Office in Taft Avenue? Nung dalaga pa ako, wala akong hit. Kuha agad ang nbi clearance. Nung nagpakasal ako, biglang nagkaron. Bakit po ganon? Sa Main office po ako nagapply.

    • Same case with me… Haist… There’s any chance n mas mapabilis ung process? Kasi march 1 ako nag apply tas march 18 ako pinapabalik…

  • Hi,↵↵Sbi ng brother ko kelangan p daw ng barangay at police cleareance tama b un? Tagal ko n din kc ndi kumukuha ng nbi cleareance eh.. Wla n ung old clearance ko so I assume n new applicant ako..

  • What are the requirements needed for changing my new married name from the old one? Thanks for your assistance NBI Clearance!

  • I already paid my nbi clearance but I noticed that the name indicated in my nbi clearance application is my old maiden name, what should I do?

  • Base sa pag kakabasa ko at pagkakaintindi ko sa nakasulat sa tutorial above, parang new application lang din pala to. Ang difference lang ay need mo ipakita ang marriage certificate mo as a proof ng marriage at magpapalit ka na ng name.

    • Misleading pa rin yung tutorial dito. To be clear, register ka as maiden name then pag punta sa NBI Office dapat dala mo yung marriage certificate mo para pakita sa kanila na gusto mo pa change ang surname mo into the married one? It was not clearly stated here if that was the case. Anyone pls help to clear out the confusion here. thanks

  • I don’t have any valid ids available aside from student Id, possible ba na tanggapin ang cedula?

  • Thank you for this helpful information! Mejo nahihirapan ako maghanap ng mga sagot sa mga tanong ko sa pagpapalit ng last name sa nbi clearance. Buti nalang nakita ko to 🙂

  • Pwede bang bayaran nalang ang NBI Clearance sa Cebuana o sa 7-Eleven? Mas madali kasi pag dun at malapit lang sa amin.

  • Good day, I just want to ask. according to the security guard in NBI Clearance Duty Free that 2 valid IDs are required. I do have 2 valid ID but the other one (Passport) is expired. Is it okay?

  • Do you have special lane for pregnant women? I’m planning to get one for me and I’m five months pregnant.

  • If I follow the instruction of the NBI Clearance personnel, I will put my married name in the AKA even if the “husband’s surname” is already stated there? Parang ang gulo nun


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