Application and Issuance of Ombudsman Clearance

A. Who May File?
  1. Any person may apply personally or through a duly authorized representative for Ombudsman Clearance (due to the community quarantine, a NO WALK-IN POLICY is being implemented and applicants are encouraged to file online their applications at (Key Services), also, OMB Clearances are released via mail or private courier, and personal pick-up is not permitted);
  2. Heads of departments, offices, agencies, bureaus, or their duly authorized representatives, with respect to their own personnel and under the terms of an existing memorandum of agreement with the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB);
  3. Chairpersons or duly authorized representatives of the Judicial and Bar Council, Commission on Appointments and other search and selection committees or bodies, as to their respective clients or nominees.
B. What are the Requirements?
  1. Duly accomplished Application for Ombudsman Clearance (OMB Form1) originally signed by the applicant or a formal letter-request addressed to the Ombudsman from requesting government agencies or institutions [one (1) original copy].
  2. Presentation of valid ID of applicant (any of the following) [one (1) photocopy to be compared with the
    original ID]:
    a. Government-issued ID with picture
    b. Company-issued ID with picture
    c. School ID for students
    d. Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  3. Payment of clearance fee of ₱150.00 per copy, except for indigents and first time jobseekers.
  4. One (1) photocopy of the service record (required only if there is a need for further verification)
  5. If the application pertains to a deceased person:
    a. One (1) photocopy of death certificate of the deceased person, and
    b. One (1) photocopy of marriage certificate / birth certificate to prove relationship to the deceased
  6. If application is filed by a representative:
    a. One (1) original  copy of authorization letter, and
    b. One (1) photocopy of valid ID of representative (any of the following) (photocopy to be compared with original ID):
    •Government-issued ID with picture
    •Company-issued ID with picture
    •School ID for students
    •Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  7. For first time jobseeker, one (1) original copy of barangay certification stating that the client is a first time jobseeker
  8. For indigent party, one (1) original copy of certificate of indigency from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (Regional/Field Office), the Municipal/City Social Welfare and Development Office or barangay certification of indigency.
C. When to File?
An application or request for issuance of Ombudsman Clearance may be filed at any time. However, for retirement purposes, the application shall be filed not earlier than six (6) months prior to the date of retirement of the applicant or at anytime after retirement.
Three (3) working days for simple transaction
Seven (7) working days upon receipt of payment
– For application made through mail, courier, or online;
– For application made in bulk (maximum of 10 applications per day per agency);
– For application made through any authorized payment facilities;
– For application filed in area offices (Iloilo City, Tacloban City and Cagayan de Oro City); and
– If with namesake or pending case that needs further verification
Twenty (20) working days for exceptional cases
 Application form for Ombudsman Clearance (OMB Form No. 1)
 Feedback form (OMB Form No. 8)
 Online Filing of Clearance
 Frequently Asked Questions on Ombudsman Clearance Application