If you need a copy of your marriage certificate, here is a detailed tutorial on obtaining a PSA marriage certificate online via PSAHelpline.ph.
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Following your marriage to your partner, your “single” status becomes “married” once you exchange vows. Therefore you’ll need a marriage certificate to enable the change in status and serve as a legal document recognizing it.
Detailed instructions are provided here if you require a copy of this civil register document.
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What is a Marriage Certificate?
A marriage certificate is proof of a social union or a binding legal agreement that establishes kinship. Matrimony is another name for this connection, frequently made official through a wedding ceremony. The general definition of marriage is a social pact between two people that legally, economically, and emotionally ties their lives together.
A marriage certificate is a document that includes all pertinent information about the union and is signed by all parties involved.
How to Acquire a PSA Marriage Certificate online?
You can acquire a copy of your marriage certificate online if you don’t have the time to go in person and complete the application. The PSA has granted PSAHelpline.ph permission to issue PSA marriage certificates online, and this portal aids in the application process.
PSA Online Application Procedure
Step 1. Please press the “Order Now” button on the right side of the screen on the homepage of PSAHelpline.ph. You may also use the “Order Now” option found in the header.
Step 2. Select “Marriage” from the menu on the following page by checking the box at the bottom. Click “Continue” when finished.
You’ll see a page with two choices. Pick “My Own Marriage Certificate” if you’re ordering your PSA marriage certificate; if you’re ordering for a friend, family member, or someone else, select “For Someone Else”; then click “Continue.”
Step 3. The data that PSAHelpline.ph will need from you will be shown on the page. Before beginning the procedure, be sure that you have the required information on hand before clicking “Continue.”
From the screen, you will be given a form to fill out, which will ask for details like your sex, civil status (if you’re a woman), first and last names, birth date, and the kind of ID you have a government granted that. Click “Continue” after completing the form.
Step 4. Enter the information for your spouse, including first, middle, and last names, on the next page. Click “Continue” when finished.
The screen will ask you to enter your wedding date. Click “Continue” after providing the information.
Step 5. On the next page, choose the nation, province, and municipality where your marriage took place to identify the location of your wedding. Click “Continue” when finished.
You’d be asked on the next page if you registered your marriage late. If so, select “Yes, it was registered beyond the deadline,” and if not, determine “No, it was registered on time.”
Step 6. If you want a copy of your PSA marriage certificate, a page will appear asking you to explain why you need it. Select “Continue” after having made your decision.
Indicate on the next page if you have engaged in any legal action about your marriage. Click “Continue” when finished.
Step 7. On the next screen, it will need your delivery address, phone number, and email address.
Additional things to remember:
There are things to remember when completing the PSA online application form:
- Verify that the data on your ID matches up, especially your name and birthday. Please note that you must show your ID while receiving your PSA marriage certificate.
- Use a location where you may directly get the PSA paper you’ve requested.
- If the authorized person is under 18, you are not permitted to ask for a copy of someone else’s marriage license.
Fees and Payment Options for Online Applications
After completing the PSA birth certificate online application form, you will be given a Reference Number, which you may use to verify the payment alternatives available. PSAHelpline.ph’s current payment partners are:
- The Palawan Express
A PSA marriage certificate is Php 365.00 to purchase in one copy. You can pay using any of the following methods:
You may pay for your request at a 7-Eleven using a CLIQQ machine.
If you prefer to pay with a Bayad or TouchPay machine, see the list of Bayad shops.
PayMaya e-wallet users may use the app to make payments for free.
- Credit card
For real-time payment posting, you can use a Mastercard or Visa card. As of this writing, JCB and American Express cards are not supported.
Go to a BancNet ATM to pay for your online application cost. Then, to settle the payment, select the Bills Payment option. Depending on the bank, payment posting may take a day or two.
If you have a GCash account, you may pay using the e-wallet option for a simple transaction.
By clicking the “Check Status” button in the header and entering your 10-digit reference number, you may immediately determine the status of your request.
- Within Metro Manila, delivery takes three to four working days. If the recipient’s address is outside Metro Manila, your document may arrive within three to eight working days.
- You will be asked to produce one valid government-issued ID to the courier upon delivery of your requested PSA document.
- You must physically receive the PSA document. Even with an authorization letter, the courier will not distribute the order to anybody else. If you are not accessible on the delivery date, don’t hesitate to contact PSAHelpline.ph at (02) 8737-1111, Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays), from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at PSAHelpline.ph.
- All papers that have not been delivered after two tries will be returned to the PSA after 30 calendar days, and any payments received for the documents will be forfeited. You can place a fresh order at PSAHelpline.ph.
How soon after getting married may a couple apply for a Certificate of Marriage?
It is advised that the request for a marriage license be submitted after the posting period. The posting period typically lasts one to two months if the wedding occurred inside Metro Manila. However, the posting process might take two to three months if you live outside Metro Manila.
My name or my spouse’s names are misspelled on the marriage certificate. What should I do?
You must submit a petition for the rectification of entries to the LCRO, where your marriage certificate was recorded. There will be a filing fee for the petition, which will be assessed by the District or Circuit Registrar or the City/Municipal Civil Registrar. –WhatALife!/Brix