Change the last name in NBI clearance for married women; this is a common problem most married Filipina women encounter in their NBI clearance application.

In other words, this article is for those married women applicants that want to renew their NBI clearance application. To fix this problem, they need to update their surname in all documents, IDs, and NBI clearance applications.

The NBI Clearance Online Application is essential, especially for those married women looking for a new job or business. This article will guide the proper process of changing the last name for married women.

Requirements in NBI Clearance for Married Women

The NBI Clearance requirements for married women and those new applicants are the exact requirements as expected. If the application is for the NBI Clearance Renewal, ensure that the old NBI Clearance No. is still stated in the lower-left part of the NBI clearance certificate.

However, the basic requirements for the NBI clearance application are necessary during the process. Especially for those already married who decide to change their surname during renewal or for a new application. Remember to bring the identifications or documents for married women who want to change their surname.

Basic Requirements for NBI Clearance

  1. Valid IDs – Bring at least two (2) valid government IDs.
  2. Online Appointment – Bring the proof of online appointment registered in the NBI clearance online application, save it on the mobile phone, or print it.
  3. NBI Payment – Succesful payment for the NBI Clearance worth ₱155.00. These are the details of the NBI payment method to know more ideas.

Additional Requirements

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


Let us say there are additional requirements to change the last name in NBI Clearance for married women; although the process is still the same, the process cannot consider applying for an NBI renewal application.

Consider that process also applied to renew the NBI application because the surname will carry with the old one. However, the last name declared in the old NBI clearance cannot be modified. It is better to apply and get a new NBI Clearance Application. It also helps to get the document quickly.

These are a few steps to change the last name in the NBI clearance application easily. Just create a new account on the NBI Clearance Online Application. It is much better to create a new email address account than to register again since it cannot use the old one.

1. Online Registration

On the website of clearance.nbi.gov.ph, register the NBI Clearance online account.

Sign up for a new application on the main page and check the “NO” box.

Then complete the details with the current information like “full maiden name” (Apelyido ng pagkadalada) and your husband’s surname.


2. One-Time-Password (OTP)

After that, a pop-up message appears during registration on the NBI Clearance website, providing the One-Time Password (OTP).

The One-Time-Password will send to the mobile number or email address.


Below is the sample of the One-Time-Password that will receive at the email address. Provide the active email address to avoid problems in the OTP code while sending.


Note: If ever the One-Time-Password (OTP) experiences a delay in generating the code. The NBI server traffic causes the common reason here. Check the email occasionally for the One-Time Password sent to the provided email address.

3. Profile Information

Complete all the details required for the new application. Ensure to enter the spouse’s surname and birthplace, including the contact details, family background, and full maiden name.


4. Appointment Schedule and Payment Method

Choose an appointment for the NBI clearance online application. After that, choose the assigned date and the six payment options.
It will show the availability on the right side of the screen. Choose a convenient one that fits the schedule.


5. Date of Appointment Schedule

When the appointment schedule has come, it is either morning or afternoon; bring all the requirements, including the official receipt for the NBI clearance payment.

6. Photo Capturing and Biometrics

If everything is ready, talk with someone and ask for assistance inside the facility of the NBI Clearance to assist in photo capturing and biometrics.

Do not forget that applying for a new application to change the last name has a chance that the application will show either “HIT” or “NO HIT.” To know why? Read the article here.

7. Releasing

If the application has no problems, they will release it immediately. After that, check everything in the NBI application if correct, like the full name, date of birth, complete address, and the purpose of the application before leaving the NBI clearance office.

That is it! Everything has changed, including the new surname for the NBI clearance document.


  1. ano po bang dapat ilagay family background ? sa mother and father name ? yung name ng parents ko or yung parents ng asawa ko ?nalilito po ako thank you poo

    • Can you try to change another computer or browser? Para mas malaman nyo kung system po ba ang problem or sa computer/browser lang.

    • Wala pong mali sa system. Kailangan nyo po muna talagang ilagay ang pangalan ninyo sa pagkadalaga para malaman ng NBI na nag-asawa na kayo. Sa Family Background, dun nyo po ilalagay ang surname ng husband and then when you click submit lalabas na po ang married name nyo. Hope this helps po.

      • so talaga po pala na sa Applicant Information ang nalabas pa din ay yung surname nung dalaga pa kahit na inilagay mo during registration yung Husband’s Surname? Ganun po kasi sakin ihh…

        • Pwede po kaya to? Im married pero d ko ginagamit surname ng husband ko. So I leave the husband’s surname blank (no asterisk naman so not required) para d mag appear sa name ko .

    • Pagkadalagang apelyido po muna ang lalabas sa itaas pero after nyo po ifill-out ang surname ng husband is lalabas po sa account nyo na ang full married name po. It is just a formality po for them to know your maiden name as well. Kailangan nyo po munang tapusin yung buong process, click submit and then makikita nyo na po ang result with your married surname already. It worked for me po. Sana makatulong po yung info.

  2. Gusto ko po sana kumuha ng NBI Clearancr using married surname but unfortunately wala pa po ako valid id’s na married po surname po. Pero meron lang po ako dito married certificate from PSA and CTC ng married certificatr issued by LCR. Ok na po kaya ito? Salamat sa makasagot.😊

  3. Tama nman po lhat ng info n nilagay q pero nung mgbabayad n aq s bayad center bkit ung apelyedo q nung dalaga ang lumalabas hnd ung apelyedo q n married???


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