You can order a copy of your NSO Birth Certificate online at PSA Serbilis and they will deliver it to your house through a partnered Courier company. It is more convenient on your part than to walk-in into the nearest Philippine Statistics Authority office.
OFWs can also request copies of their Birth Certificate online even when they are in Overseas. PSA will deliver it to their designated Foreign Address.
In this post, I will share with you the steps on how to request your NSO birth certificate online and have them shipped to your chosen address. You can pay for it via Online Banking, Credit Card, and Bayad centers too.
Why do you need a copy of your PSA/NSO Birth Certificate
A birth certificate is probably one of the most requested documents whenever you need to make transactions with government and private institutions. The reason is it’s the main document to determine your identity, proof of your age, nationality, and even your parent’s information.
Allow me to elaborate. From the time our parents apply for our baptism, a birth certificate is a requirement. Before we can enroll in preschool, elementary, or college, the respective schools will also ask for it. For our identity and also to know our age group.
After we finished studying at university. Assuming we completed a regulated profession such as Engineering, teaching, and accountancy. PRC requires us to provide the original and photocopy of our PSA birth certificate before we can register for a licensure examination.
The list goes on from student permits for driver’s licenses, passport applications so we can travel overseas, and any sort of government ID acquisition. Now, when we are about to get married, one of the civil wedding ceremony requirements is a PSA birth certificate.
If you open a bank account some institution requires you to provide the said document, if you do not have other valid identification cards.
How to Request for PSA Birth Certificate Online
These are the 5 simple steps to request your birth certificate online and have it delivered to your house. So basically, if you have a bank account, you can choose to pay it online. Alternatively, is to visit a BAYAD center.
Step 1: Go to www.psaserbilis.com.ph to request your birth certificate
You can browse the website to get familiar with its feature. Or you can proceed straight to getting your PSA documents. Hover your mouse to the Request tab or Request Now Link.
There are two options to request for your documents. The first is to hover your mouse to the “Request” tab and then select “online application” in the drop-down menu. The second option is going to the “Request Now” link. Either will lead to you the “Terms and Conditions.” You can read in the T&C that covers the payment amount, refund and cancellation, and order fulfillment policy of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Afterward, go to “I Accept.”
Step 2: Fill Up the Contact and Delivery Information
In this part, you need to fill out the requester’s name, and delivery address complete with zip code, contact details, and email address. You can also input your tax identification number but this is just optional.
There is also an option to have your documents delivered to a different embassy in Manila. Such as the Australian Embassy, Consulate General of Spain, US Embassy, and UKVI Embassy. Afterward, proceed to “Next.”
Step 3: Request the PSA Birth Certificate
This is the part where you need to select the documents that you want to request to NSO. There are 4 available documents. Select the birth certificate tab. Once you are done filling out the details, confirm the information. Proceed now to submit your request.
Step 4: Pay for Your Document
Fortunately, PSA has so many available payment options for you. You can pay using your credit card, BDO branches via over-the-counter, BDO online banking, and ATM.
Union bank account holders can pay online and over the counter. Assuming you do not have any bank account, you can go to Bayad Centers near your location to pay for your request.
To pay for your requested documents, you need to provide the batch reference number. If you choose to pay for multiple documents at the same time.
If you choose to pay only your birth certificate, then provide the specific reference number on the given space.
Continue with the different payment processes with respect to your bank. The above photo is an example of a complete payment transaction.
Step 5: Receive your PSA / NSO Birth Certificates via Delivery
If you, your parents, spouse, direct descendant, or legal guardian (for minors) will be the ones that will receive your document, you can just present your valid ID for verification.
Otherwise, if an authorized person will receive it. The latter needs to provide your signed authorization letter and your valid ID that shows your photo and signature. Your representative also needs to provide his /her valid ID with a photo and signature.
Based on my experience, PSA Serbilis delivered the documents less than a week after I complete the payment. I do not know why it is fast but I am satisfied with it.
Frequently Asked Questions when getting a Birth Certificate in NSO/PSA
How much is the fee to get a copy of the PSA Birth Certificate
The cost of getting a copy of your PSA birth certificate is 330 pesos. For overseas destinations, the fee for a Birth Certificate is $20.30 per copy or equivalent to 976.65 pesos.
You can pay for the processing of your documents using major Credit Cards (VISA, MASTERCARD), BDO Online banking, Banco De Oro ATM, and different branches.
Another payment option is via UninBank online banking, ATM, and branches. If you do not have a bank account, then proceed to Bayad centers to pay for your requested certificates.
When is the Delivery of the PSA Birth Certificate?
According to the PSA Serbilis website, the estimated delivery time of the birth certificate is 3 weeks for Luzon and Metro Manila Residents. The counting of days starts after you finished the payment transaction.
The estimated delivery of the birth certificate for Visayas and Mindanao residents is 4 weeks after the payment. There is no estimated time for overseas delivery destinations.
Can I Refund or Cancel my request for a PSA Birth Certificate?
Make sure that you are decided to request the documents and that the information that you input is correct. Cancellation and refund are not allowed once you are done with the payment.
How to write an Authorization Letter to allow your representative to receive the NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
This is the sample authorization letter to allow your representative to collect the PSA document, Birth certificate, and Marriage certificate on your behalf.
To Whom It May Concern;
I authorized Mr/Ms (name of authorized persons), my (state relation to the person), residing at home address, to collect the following birth certificates and marriage certificate that I requested via PSA Serbilis (online) service:
Birth certificate of (name of person)
For I wouldn’t be able to collect it personally as I am currently living in (location / country) with my family. I also provided a scanned copy of valid IDs and certificates for reference.
Thank you very much.
(your signature here)
Your complete name here
There you have it! I hope this post will be able to help you order your PSA birth certificate online and have it delivered to your home.