A good friend needed a copy of her authenticated birth certificate. Years back, she was able to get an authenticated copy in Davao City where her birth was registered. Though based in Manila now, she’s willing to go to Davao City for this.
Good news. You don’t have to go that far or wait long to get your authenticated copy. You can order online. If you don’t have online access, call (02) 737-1111 to order.
This online ordering system is a service of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which replaced the National Statistics Office (NSO) in 2013. The PSA stores copies of our birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates.
You can order authenticated copies 24/7 at PSAHelpline.ph for Php365 each.
You can easily pay by credit card, GCash, ATM card, or cash. Just go to 7-11 Stores, some Bayad Center outlets, Touchpay machines, Metrobank and Security Bank branches.
These fees cover processing and delivery, and the document will be sent to you via private courier.
Besides avoiding long lines, you don’t have to wait a long time. You will receive the document within 2 to 7 days.
The certificate will be delivered to the owner, spouse, parent, grandparent, child or grandchild. In any of these instances, the receiver should present a valid ID to the courier.
If the document will be received by other persons, they must present a signed authorization letter and an original ID of the owner, spouse, parent, child or grandchild. The authorized representative should also present an original ID.