Good News! Your NBI Clearance is now Multi-Purpose


Most of us know that the NBI Clearance is one form of requirement here in the Philippines. Whether you’ll use it for employment purposes or proof of identity, organizations will accept it. Before, the expiration of the National Buerau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance is just 6 months. Now, the government body was able to improve the system and extend its expiry date to 1 full calendar year. 

They call this new format the “Multi-purpose” and will be useful in many transactions. Furthermore, this multi-purpose clearance will change the face of identification; as it will no only serve for employment purposes, it can also be used for different kinds of transactions.

“This is in line with the present administration … to simplify the government process. Kasama ang NBI doon kaya ito ang resulta ng aming ginawang effort,” said Nicki Suarez, a public information officer at NBI.

The price of this multi-purpose clearance will be at PHP115.00/copy. In addition to that, according to NBI-Information and Communication Technology Division Deputy Director Atty. Jojo Yap, this multi-purpose clearance is renewable.

What uses can you make with this new multi-purpose clearance?

We all know that the main use of this clearance is for employment. With its new facility, Filipinos can now use the multi-purpose clearance in a variety of events. Moreover, Filipinos can also use this as proof of citizenship or identity abroad.

The NBI started releasing these multi-purpose clearances last October 2, 2017. Meaning, all people who would be receiving their NBI clearances later than October 2, 2017 will be subject to this change; yes, you will be able to experience the multi-purpose use of this clearance.

Read: How to Set Appointment for NBI Clearance Online

I was able to mention that the price of this will be Php115.00 per copy. However, I am not sure if you can request to have multiple copies if in any case you would need it for different events.

To be sure, you can contact the NBI @:

Call Tel: 523-8231 to 38 local 5523; 526-1294
Call or Text: 6:00am to 6:00pm
0917-9999421; 0920-4129999; 0999-5699964

NOTE: The process of securing this multi-purpose clearance did not change.

What do you think about this change? Would this be of aid to Filipino people? For more information, visit the National Bureau of Investigation’s website at

Read Also: How to Renew NBI Clearance

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