NBI Will Start Issuing a Multi Purpose NBI Clearance


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Multi Purpose NBI Clearance is live now! Yes, you’ve heard it right. Starting October 2, 2017, National Bureau of Investigation, the Philippine Government Agency in charge of NBI clearance Online are now  issuing a Multi Purpose NBI Clearance. That means a multi purpose NBI Clearance can be used for any transactions that is required both local and also in abroad. Just like the old NBI Clearance, the multi purpose NBI Clearance is still valid for one (1) year with a fee of Php115 per copy.

Through an issued memorandum dated September 7, the NBI Director Dante Gierran said that the National Bureau of Investigation has changed the format of its NBI clearance Form to bear the phrase “Issued for whatever legal purpose,” instead of the old version for specific purpose such as local or overseas employment and travel abroad.

This action from National Bureau of Investigation was in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to simplify all the government transactions. Fixing the NBI Clearance Online simplifies everything and addresses the red tape. The new Multi Purpose NBI Clearance aims to provide convenience to all Filipino who’s applying for NBI Clearance.

So starting on Monday, all the various types of NBI clearance being issued for specific purposes for example, a gun license, travel abroad, visa application and for job application will be gone.

The newly implemented Multi Purpose NBI Clearance will start to be issued at the price of P115, following a directive from Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

“All existing NBI clearance forms shall be utilized and consumed for this purpose using the NBI clearance printing program to be deployed by the ICTD (Information and Communications Technology Division)” Gierran said.

Gierran also instructed all NBI clearance processing centers nationwide until September 18 to post an announcement in “conspicuous places” of their respective offices about the implementation of the multi-purpose clearance.

An example was given by NBI – Information and Communication Technology Division Executive Officer Welerme Haplasca Jr. was an instance wherein an NBI Clearance applicant will apply for a local job and he/she was not hired. Previously, he/she can’t use it anymore but now, through the help of Multi Purpose NBI Clearance he or she can still use it.

It was also stated by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II that the Multi Purpose NBI Clearance system is the answer to the needs of the people who are facing the growing demands for record-keeping and civilian identification. After the Multi purpose NBI Clearance clears the applicant’s name, he or she can use it for any purpose they want.

Before, the applicants of NBI Clearance have to state the specific purpose of  their application. Also the fees varies according for each purpose.

Another change the National Bureau of Investigation has implemented was making the process for “HITs” more convenient and easier.  “HIT” is the term used by NBI Clearance if the applicant has a namesake, a pending case or his/her namesake has a pending case which requires the NBI Clearance to be verified further before released to its owner. There are 104 Million (and counting) breathing individuals in the Philippines. With that size of population, there’s a very small chance that you have a namesake who already applied for their NBI Clearance. It was also noted that this change is applicable both local and NBI Clearance in abroad.

If you have a pending case or if your namesake has an existing one, You only have to appear to an NBI Clearance Quality Interview to verify your identity  without having to pay additional fees.

According to NBI-Information and Communication Technology Division Deputy Director Atty. Jojo Yap,

“First, we need to know the case. During the interview, it will be determined if indeed it was you. If there is a doubt, you will need to secure clearance from the court, if there is a warrant, to prove that it was not you.”

If you’re wondering how to apply for Multi Purpose NBI Clearance, here’s how:

1. First, Register an account with NBI Clearance website.

2. Fill up the Application form in the NBI Online Registration website.

3. Set an appointment schedule and pick a branch we’re you will process your NBI Clearance.

4. Get the reference code for your NBI Clearance and pay NBI Clearance Application in 7-Eleven or in any payment option available.

5. Go to your selected NBI Clearance and present your Valid IDs as a requirement for Multi purpose NBI Clearance. You can use your Philippine Passport as a requirement for your Multi Purpose NBI Clearance Application.

6. Have your Photo and Finger print taken.

7. Go to releasing area to get the printed Multi purpose NBI Clearance of yours!

Read here for more detailed discussion on how to apply for NBI Clearance Online or a much recently updated guide on How to Apply for NBI Clearance.

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  • Hi. I’m a fresh graduate and would like to avail free nbi clearance. I’ve read an article saying that I only have to present 1 valid id (It’s from filipinohow.net). Is it true? I would like to know before I go to the nbi office, because I only have one valid id.

  • Tanong ko lang? 5years naba ang NBI Multi Purpose ngayon? Nagkuha ako kanina ng Multi Purpose NBI pero ang nakalagay is 1yr valid lang? Blue ang kulay, at may kakilala ako sabi 5yrs daw sa kanya. Same process lang kami. Pa sagot naman po.

  • Ask ko lng po kumuha kami ng aswa ko onLine ng nBi my reF. No. Na kaki dipa nmin bnbyaran sa 7/ 11 may nagsbe kc smin w/n 2weeKs pa makkuha kaya nung slot namin oCt. 08 sktO di rin kami nkpunta sa Qc hall para kunin kung sa mon. Po ba Nmin kkunin may makkuha na kami oH waLa pa Po ? Pls rePly Po

  • hello, ask ko lang po kung pwede pa bang papalitan ung naibigay saking form which is NOT VALID FOR ABROAD? hindi ko po kasi agad napansin na ganun pala kasi akala ko po ay MULTI-PURPOSE na po ito kaya napansin ko na lang nung nakauwe na ako.. kumuha po ako ngaung NOV 05 lang then releasing pa naman sa NOV 11. pa help naman po.

    may problema rin po ako sa email add ko kasi ibang tao po ang nag rereflect sa profile.

  • good pm po. ask ko lng po kung ano ung requirements pag ung kapatid ko ay ngppakuha ng NBI requrements for residency s New Zealand? pde ko rin ba online or need pumunta sa UN LRT NBI? Thanks po

  • hi.. hello po..Ask ko lng po….ngayon po appointment ko oct 11. .kaso hndi po ako nakabayad po ..kasi po naexpire na po yun akin payment transaction .. eto po yun reference number : NBEJJAPXX8….pakitulungan ninyo po ako…kung anu gagawin ko ?

  • Hi po, Ask ko lang po pagrenewal lang po b ng NBI bale 1 year expired eh pwede po b ako hindi n magpaset ng appointment thru online?pwede po b n dumiretso nako walk-in s dati kong pinagrenewan s Las pinas?last time kasi nakita ko kasabayan ko na mga renewal dumiretso lang at hindi sila nagpa-appointment ewan ko kung as of now eh ganun pa din thanks s makakasagot godbless…..

  • May price difference po na for travel abroad purpose? Sa website po Sabi multi-purpose pero dapat P140 instead of P115, Pero Kapag nag aapply ako online, P115 Lang plus service fee ang option na bayaran. Please help po kung paano ko masigurado valid for travel abroad inaapplyam ko, kailangan ko po for visa requirement. Salamat po sa tulong

  • I’ll be renewing my nbi clearance for my firearm permit. Will it not have any conflict if the particular states “Multipurpose” because I can’t change the said field. I believe the issuing authority for firearm permit is strict in this matter.

  • Hi po,ask ko lang po.kung pwede ko ipabago ng travel abroad ang purpose ng nbi ko sa mismong appointment ko?ksi ang lumabas po sa transact appointment ko is multi-purposes na dapat po is travel abroad.yong dti ko po ksi na application form na nkasave eh yon din po ang ni proceed ko,kya akala ko po ang lalabas sa purpose is travel abroad,eh hndi po pala..pwede po ba ipabago yon na travel abroad?thank you po.

    • “National Bureau of Investigation, the Philippine Government Agency in charge of NBI clearance are now issuing a Multi Purpose NBI Clearance. That means a multi purpose NBI Clearance can be used for any transactions that is required both local and also in abroad.”

  • Pwede po ba lumipat ng NBI Clearance center kung sakaling di convenient yung lugar na unang napili? Bayad na kasi eh.

  • Hi po ask ko lang po fresh graduate po ako ang nakakuha na po ako before ng NBI Clearance for my pssport kaso di ko na po alam kung nasan na ung old NBI ko papano po ako makakapag signup and makakapag appointment ng wala po ung old NBI Clearance ko??

  • I tried to registered on behalf of my son, try to follow instruction which is very simple and yet at a certain point I cannot proceed. Tried it again and was told the email address has already been taken, of course it is for I am re-repeating because I cannot continue at a certain point. I stop it is taking all the time I have. I give up.

  • Tanong lang po. What if may case ka before tapos na dismissed na. Tapos kapag mag apply kna for new nbi eh makikita po ba sa na issue na nbi sayo na may record/case ka before? Thank you in advance.

    • possibleng mag reflect ang dati mong case pero kung dismissed naman ito, pwede kang magsubmit ng kahit anong document na nagpapatunay na itoy dismissed na. Sa pagkakaalam ko, aalisin nila yun.

  • Tanong lang po. What if may case ka before tapos na dismissed na. Tapos kapag mag apply kna for new nbi eh makikita po ba sa na issue na nbi sayo na may record/case ka before? Thank you in advance.

  • Tanong Lang PO naka kuha na PO ako ng nbi clearance kaso lng PO advice po kasi na specific PO tlaga ung purpose travel to tawain…. requirements po Kasi….pude PO bha

    • Wala na pong iniissue na specific purpose to travel. matagal na pong itinigil ang issuance ng ganyan. Multi Purpose na po lahat ng NBI Clearance.

  • How can a woman who has recently been married and who will be using her husband’s last name apply for an NBI clearance using that name as well as first obtaining one using her maiden name?

  • Tatanong ko lang po.. Kung pede po bang ichange ko yung appointment ko sa travel abroad .. Nirenew ko po kc yung old local nbi ko.. Gagamitin ko po kc yun sa abroad.. Nabayadn ko na po kanina sa bayd center.. Tapos bukas po appointment ko na… Pano po kaya yun?? Salamat

  • nagpunta kmi dfa para i pa red ribbon d nila tinanggap ang nbi clearance kc ang purpose daw eh multi purpose , ggmitin ko un sa abroad dpt daw eh for travel abroad,, binasa ko kung ano ang under sa multi purpose ,, at isa sa mga kasama eh kung gagamitin ito as abroad, at hindi alam ng mga taga DFA yong bagay n un????

  • hello. nagpa-schedule po ako ng appointement ko nung December 11, 2018. sadly hindi ako nakapunta, pwede ko parin po ba ko pumunta sa nbi branch kung san ako may appointment kahit lapse na yung date.. please i need an answer. thank you..

  • Hindi po kaya dahil sa dati kong nbi kaya ako nagkaroon ng HIT? Before kasi dala ko lang yung dating NBI for renewal pero nung wala na raw walk-in, nag-apply ako online. Nabago ang NBI number ko at nagkaroon ako ng HIT. Last kong kuha ng NBI clearance ay Nov 2017 and yearly po ako kumukuha ng NBI. So for renewal na naman ako this year.

  • Hello po may multi purpose clearance na po ako tapos kukuha po ako ng passport counted ba yun sabe kasi nila dapat travel abroad po kinuha ko 😟 I’m so worried .

    • No. Lahat po ng NBI Clearance Online Application is Multipurpose NBI Clearance na. Ibig sabihin po ay kahit saang purpose ay pwede na po itong gamitin. Local man o abroad po ito.

  • Hi. Paano po kung nakaschedule at nakabayad na ako then hindi po ako makakapunta? Pwede pa po ba ireschedule or hanggang kelan valid yung application ko???

        • Wla na po pala category yung purpose ng nbi mam.. multi purpose nlang po lahat? Pwede rn po pala sa seamansbook yan man? Ksi po dti nilalagay nmin visa seaman yung purpose ng nbi nmin.

          • Yes po. Multipurpose nbi clearance na po lahat. Tatanggapin na po ang nbi clearance mo sa kahit anong pag gagamitan mo.


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