Having an official copy of your PSA birth certificate is important, especially if you’re applying for a passport, claim your SSS benefits, or any important applications you might do that require a special document to confirm your identity.

Like a lot of official documents, getting an official NSO/PSA birth certificate copy used to involve long lines, a lot of effort, and almost an entire day of work. But thanks to technology, getting one is much faster and can be done at the convenience of your home.

That said, here is a step-by-step guide on how to order a PSA birth certificate online. Plus, all the other things you need to know for getting one.

What is the difference between PSA and NSO birth certificate?

Short answer: they are the same. The National Statistics Office (NSO) was merged with other agencies of the government. So, you’d now be getting your official birth certificate through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

How much is the fee when getting PSA birth certificate online?

Ordering a birth certificate online from the PSA will cost Php365, wherever you are in the Philippines.

Can I order a PSA birth certificate online for my children or parents?

Yes. The Philippines Statistics Office allows Filipinos to order a copy of the birth certificate for themselves, their child, or their parents.

What are the requirements for getting birth certificate online?

  • Your name, sex, birthday, and valid government-issued ID
  • Your name as it appears on your birth certificate
  • Your mother’s name
  • Your father’s name
  • Your birthplace
  • The purpose of your request
  • Your delivery address and contact information
  • Late registration (if applicable)
  • Legal proceedings (if applicable)
  • Php365 fee

How to get NSO/PSA birth certificate online?

Step 1: Visit the PSA Helpline website. Click “Order Now.”


Step 2: Choose the certificate you want to order. In this case, you have to choose “Birth”. Then, click the checkbox in the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Once done, click Continue.


Step 3: Choose if the birth certificate you want to get is “My Own Birth Certificate” or “For Someone Else”.


Step 4: It will show all the information you need to have before proceeding. That includes the name that appears on the birth certificate, mother’s and father’s name, birthplace, late registration, legal proceedings if you have one, and more.

Once you have all the information ready, click continue.


Step 5: Fill up all the information being asked. Finish a page by clicking “Continue”, fill up the next page, until you reach page 9.


Step 6: Scroll down and choose how many copies you want to order. One copy costs Php365 and you can order up to 10 copies for Php3,200. Then, click the “I confirm” checkbox and click Continue.


Step 7: Choose your mode of payment. Then, you’d be directed to the webpage of the merchant of your choosing. Complete the payment process and you’re done. All you have to do is wait for your birth certificate to be delivered to the address you’ve provided.


Mode of payments for ordering PSA certificates online

  • GCash
  • PayMaya
  • Visa/Mastercard
  • BancNet
  • BDO
  • Metrobank
  • 7-Eleven
  • Bayad Center
  • Palawan Pawnshop/Palawan Express

Can I pay for my PSA birth certificate online order later?

Yes. Once you reach the payment step, you can close the web browser. You will receive an SMS text message and email with a link to settle the payment and continue the process from there.

How long before my PSA birth certificate will be delivered?

PSA certificates, including the birth certificates, will be processed and delivered within 3 to 4 working days if you’re living in Metro Manila and 3 to 8 working days for those who are outside of Metro Manila.

The PSA notes that delivery time may be longer due to possible localized lockdowns.

Why does my PSA birth certificate delivery take so long?

There are cases where the PSA certificate you’re requesting needs manual verification, which may require additional seven working days to be processed.

What does late registration mean for birth certificate?

This essentially means that your actual birth date is different from the date your birth certificate was registered. If you’re not sure if your birth certificate was registered late, you can still continue with the online ordering, but the PSA notes that it may cause a delay.

Can I order a PSA birth certificate from abroad?

Yes. However, there are guidelines that need to be followed to do so. You need to contact the PSA via email or chat for more information.

Well, that’s it. Let us know if you have questions in the comment section below and we or someone from the community will try to help you.

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