NBI Will Start Issuing a Multi Purpose NBI Clearance

September 5, 2018 9:56 am

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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  • Diana Tan Ng says:

    Magandang hapon po, Pwede po ba palitan yung NBI clearance ko po ng Local to Abroad? Hindi ko pa po naman nakukuha… Pwede pa po kaya yun ma Edit po? Salamat po.

  • Jovelyn Antolin says:

    Pano po pag yung old NBI ko ay expired na pwede po ba syang i.renew for multi-purpose clearance direct to the counter kahit Wala napong appointment?