How to Get Your Philippine Birth Certificate (PSA/NSO) Online

A PSA (NSO) birth certificate can be obtained through online and walk-in applications. Individuals may read this guide on how to get a copy of this important document.

If you still lack a birth certificate and desire an original copy but are unsure how to obtain one, you have come to the right place.

A birth certificate is a vital record that proves an individual's birth. Additionally, it can refer to either the original document proving the circumstances of the birth or a certified copy or representation of the birth's subsequent registration.

Original copies of birth certificates may also be used to get other government-issued identification documents, such as a passport, a postal ID, a voter's ID, or a driver's license.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), formerly National Statistics Office (NSO), is the sole government agency authorized to issue birth certificates in the Philippines.

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What is a PSA birth certificate?

A PSA (NSO) birth certificate is a government-issued document in the Philippines that contains a person's birth details, full name, gender, place of birth, date and time of birth, and basic information about their parents.

It can be obtained after a person is born since authorized individuals such as doctors and medical staff file a report with the local Civil Registry Office indicating that a birth has occurred. 

However, in most cases, parents are required to register their children's births at their local registry office in order to obtain a birth certificate for their child.

Where to get a birth certificate in the Philippines?

Individuals in the Philippines can obtain a birth certificate by visiting a regional or satellite office of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and submitting a walk-in application. If an individual is unable to visit a PSA office in person, they can have a representative represent them through the use of an authorized letter.

An online application procedure is also available through the 'PSA Helpline' portal for those who prefer to process their documents themselves. Through the portal, individuals can obtain their birth certificate and other documents such as a marriage certificate, a death certificate, and a CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage).

How can I get my birth certificate online?

To order a birth certificate online, visit PSA Helpline at https://psahelpline.ph/ and click the "Order Now" button. Following that, choose "Birth" from the options and click the "Continue" button. Complete the required fields, including your name, your parent's name, and your birthplace and date of birth.

After completing the form, you'll need to provide a delivery address and pay the correct amount via online payment or over the counter. You may also follow the steps below:

Step 1 – Launch your browser and go to https://psahelpline.ph/.


Go to https://psahelpline.ph/ in your browser. On the homepage, you will notice that you can easily access the online application procedure for obtaining a Philippine Birth Certificate. If you cannot access PSA Helpline, you can visit the e-Census website at https://www.psaserbilis.com.ph/.

Step 2 – Click "Order Now" and choose "Birth" from the options.


To begin the online application process, click the "Order Now" button on the PSA Helpline homepage. After clicking the "Order Now" button, you'll be presented with four certificate types to choose from: birth, marriage, CENOMAR, and death.

Select "Birth" from the list of options, then check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and Privacy Policy. To proceed, click the "Continue" button. On the next page, you will be asked: "Are you requesting for your own Certificate of Live Birth or for someone else?"


Choose "My Own Birth Certificate" and click the "Continue" button to proceed.

Step 3 – Fill out the required fields and then enter your delivery address.

You must now fill out the application form and provide the necessary information as follows after clicking the "Continue" button:

  • Complete given name (first, middle, last);
  • Father's full name;
  • Mother's full maiden name;
  • Birthdate (month, day, year);
  • Birthplace (city/municipality, province);
  • Regardless of whether you registered late or not. (If registered late, specify the year of registration.);
  • The purpose of your request (passport/travel, school requirement, employment, etc.); and
  • The requesting party's complete name and address.


After entering the required information, you must enter the address to which the birth certificate will be mailed. Once complete, click the "Continue" button to proceed to the next step.

Step 4 - Verify and review the details you provided.


Before completing the registration process, you must verify all of the details. After you've reviewed all of the information you provided, you can specify how many copies of the certificate you want (Php 365 for 1 copy).

To proceed to the final step, click the "Continue" button.

Step 5 – Pay the exact amount through your preferred payment channel.


To complete the online application for a birth certificate in the Philippines, you must pay the corresponding amount of Php 365 per copy through one of the available payment channels. You can pay online using a credit card, GCash, or Paymaya. Pay at a 7-Eleven, Bayad Center, or Palawan pawnshop. BancNet and DragonPay are two additional payment methods.

Once you've completed your payment online, you only have to wait three to four working days for Metro Manila residents and three to eight days for those outside Metro Manila.

How can I get my birth certificate via walk-in application?

If you want to save money and are unable to pay online, you can still obtain your birth certificate by visiting a PSA regional or satellite office near you. All you have to do is schedule an appointment using the PSA Online Appointment System.

After paying, you will be able to receive your birth certificate on the day of its release. You can do so by following the steps below:

Step 1 – Open your browser and go to https://crs-appointment.psahelpline.ph/.

Launch your browser and go to the PSA Online Appointment System at https://crs-appointment.psahelpline.ph/. You will select the date, time, and PSA Civil Registry Service Outlet or Office for your application on the portal.

Step 2 – Arrive at your scheduled appointment date.

On the day of your appointment, arrive at your preferred PSA office at the time and date specified. For validation, show the CRS Appointment Slip you received from the Online Appointment System to the authorized personnel.

Step 3 – Complete the required form for your birth certificate application.

Ask authorized personnel or the information officer for an application form and a queue ticket number. Fill out the application form for the document to which you want to apply (e.g. birth certificate, cenomar, etc.),

Step 4 – Present your documents and pay the required amount.

When you're finished filling out the application form, bring it to the transaction window with your valid IDs, authorization letter (if you're a representative), and all supporting documents for screening and payment.

If the documents are accepted, you will pay Php 155 for your birth certificate.

Step 5 – Go to the releasing area to obtain your birth certificate.

After you've made your payment, you'll need to wait for your birth certificate to be released. You may obtain a release schedule or obtain it on your appointment. Present and submit the official receipt, valid IDs, and other supporting documents to the releasing officer on the scheduled date and time of release.

Following that, you will receive your certificate. Verify the received document's accuracy and completeness.

Additionally, you may check the list below for additional civil registry documents that you can obtain through the PSA Helpline:


What are the requirements to get a PSA birth certificate?

An individual or their representative can obtain a birth certificate at the nearest PSA office in their area. They must have a valid ID for validation in order to do so. A letter of authorization from the owner is required for representatives.

Below is the list of valid IDs you can present upon getting a birth certificate:

  • Driver’s license;
  • Postal ID;
  • Employee ID;
  • NBI Clearance;
  • Passport;
  • Senior Citizen ID;
  • UMID ID;
  • GSIS ID;
  • IBP ID; and
  • PRC ID.

How much is the delivery fee for the PSA birth certificate?

Delivery fees vary; if you process your online application through the PSA helpline, the delivery fee is Php 365, whereas the delivery fee on PSA Serbilis is Php 330. You may check the table below for comparison:

Document PSA Helpline PSA Serbilis Walk-In
Birth Certificate ₱ 365 ₱ 330 ₱ 155
Marriage Certificate ₱ 365 ₱ 330 ₱ 155
Death Certificate ₱ 365 ₱ 330 ₱ 155
CENOMAR ₱ 420 ₱ 430 ₱ 210


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Philippine Birth Certificate

Is PSA and NSO birth certificate the same?

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is the new government entity authorized to issue birth certificates, while the predecessor, the National Statistics Office (NSO), has been absorbed by the PSA.

Can I get my PSA birth certificate on the same day?

Yes, you can get your birth certificate the same day you apply for it at a PSA office, especially if your data is already in their system. Meanwhile, first-time applicants may have to wait longer than a day to obtain their birth certificates.

Can I view a PSA birth certificate online?

There is no way to view your birth certificate online because, like other government-issued documents, it is a file that should be processed by a government entity. To obtain a copy of your birth certificate, you must submit an application online or in person.

How can I get my PSA birth certificate fast?

A walk-in application is the quickest way to obtain a PSA birth certificate. This way, if it's your first time getting a copy of it, you'll immediately learn of the date of its release. Meanwhile, those who have already taken a copy of it but require a new birth certificate can obtain one on the same day they processed it.

How do I obtain a copy of my birth certificate?

As previously stated in this article, you can obtain a copy of your birth certificate either online or in person. If you mean certified true copy, the birth certificate is already defined as such or a representation of the original birth record document.

Conclusion

Since the Philippines has embraced the digital age, processing documents such as birth certificates has never been easier. Individuals can apply for their birth certificate online by visiting PSA Helpline or PSA Serbilis. With this guide, we hope to help those interested in obtaining their birth certificate on how to do so easily online. —iTacloban
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