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How to get a PSA Birth Certificate, Requirements and Steps

How to get PSA Birth Certificate

How do you obtain a PSA Birth Certificate? What are the most recent procedures and requirements?

In this blog, we’re providing step-by-step procedures for getting a PSA birth certificate (previously an NSO birth certificate) with requirements in the Philippines, both online and in person. 

What is a PSA Birth Certificate?

The PSA gives out and confirms PSA Birth Certificates to Filipinos. These certificates show details like birthdate, birthplace, parents’ information, birth attendant, local civil registry number, and birth registration number.

Requirements for PSA Birth Certificates

  • Application Form (the PSA provides this form)
  • Certificate Fee (P155)
  • Valid ID for both the owner and requester of the document
  • An authorization letter and ID of the document owner together with the ID of the requester are required if the requester is not the following: document owner, parent, spouse, direct descendant, legal guardian/institution in charge, if minor

How can you Obtain a PSA Birth Certificate?

In the Philippines, there are three ways to obtain a PSA birth certificate:

Procedures for Obtaining a PSA Birth Certificate at a PSA Branch

Step 1:
psa appointment page

Minors are not permitted to make appointments, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

The party making the inquiry is a properly authorized representative; they must present the original version of the authorization letter and a valid identification.

Step 2:

Select the PSA location where you want to make an appointment. Select your PSA branch and region, then click the “next button.”

choose branch
Step 3:

Fill out the online form with your name (first, middle, and last). Make sure you have a valid email address and a working phone number. Then, click the checkbox.


When making a schedule for someone else, include their contact information. Remember that all reminders and requirements will also apply to them.

NOTE: Use your own personal information and contact information if you’re requesting someone else’s birth certificate.

Step 4:
Step 5:

Fill out the application form and choose the type of certificate you require (in this case, a Certificate of Live Birth).

application form

You can also make another request for a certificate (including a different type) for another person. After you’ve completed your document requests, move on to the next field.

Step 6:

The page will now show a calendar where you may choose your preferred appointment day and hour. The dark-colored boxes will indicate some available slots. When you select a date, the time and available slots will be displayed.

Step 7:

Your birth certificate request and schedule will be displayed on the page.

Before you confirm your appointment, take time to review the details of your appointment. Please be aware that your reservation is non-transferable.

Step 8:

Your Civil Registration Service Appointment Slip, which includes your confirmed booking and QR code, will arrive shortly. You’ll need it when you go to your appointment, so save a digital copy or print it off.

Here’s a list of application forms for the different types of certificates you’re requesting:

To speed up your visit to the PSA outlet, you may print out these forms and fill them out before going to your appointment.

Step 9:
Step 10:

The following step is to pay the application fee at the cashier. The current price of getting a PSA birth certificate is P155 per copy.

Step 11:

Wait for your certificate to be released on the PSA branch’s planned release date. To the Releasing Section, present your valid ID and official receipt (OR). Before you leave the area, double-check your certificate for any errors or corrections.

How to Obtain a PSA Birth Certificate Online?

These websites recommended by the Philippine Statistics Authority are the best places to get your certificate online. We recommend dealing with them only if the PSA has authorized them. Learn more about them. These are the following websites: 

Online Procedures for Getting a PSA Birth Certificate

Step 1:

Visit any of the above-mentioned certified PSA online websites. Select the ORDER button and fill out the form to get your PSA-issued Birth Certificate.

Step 2:

You must pay the processing fees.

The price for a PSA birth certificate via online transaction is P365 per copy. It’s worth noting that the online birth certificate pricing is higher because it includes shipping and service fees.

You can pay with your credit card online or through an ATM. Retailers accept GCash, ECPay, PayMaya, 7-Eleven shops, Palawan Express, and Dragonpay as payment methods.

Step 3:

Your document will be sent anywhere in the Philippines within 3 to 4 working days after payment confirmation inside Metro Manila and 3 to 8 working days outside Metro Manila.

How to Obtain a PSA Birth Certificate at PSA Accredited Centers?

Procedures for Getting a PSA Birth Certificate in any SM Business Center.

Step 1:
Step 2:

Pay the required fees. The price of PSA-issued birth certificate requests through SM Business Center currently costs P155 each copy plus a P25 service fee per request.

Step 3:

SM Business Services’ releasing part is where you can claim your birth document. If you have a representative, remember to bring the receipt, your valid ID, and an authorization letter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding PSA-Issued Birth Certificates:

How much does a PSA Birth Certificate cost?

The PSA birth certificate price can vary depending on where and how you are applying. If you are applying within the Philippines, the cost can range from PHP 150 to PHP 330. If you are outside the country, it would cost around $20.

Can I renew my PSA Birth Certificate?

A PSA birth certificate has lifetime validity and does not explore. You can only renew your certificate if the one under your possession is either lost or damaged.

Can I get a Certificate if I’m under 18?

No, all applicants must be of legal age in order to obtain their certificate. If you are below 18, your parents or legal guardian should obtain the certificate on your behalf.

Closing Thoughts

You have now learned that a PSA-issued birth certificate is a credible document and proof of identity that can be used in many cases. For job searches or personal validation, you can obtain these certificates in the method you are most comfortable with. Applying for a document has never been simple and convenient. – WhatALife!

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